Heated gloves

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  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    i'm thinking about buying a set.
  2. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    Has anyone tried a set of these? They look like there a bunch of different brands now.
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  3. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
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    Those are expensive and you'll need a lot of batteries, most are plugged into 12v supplies and they can burn down a cycle battery if not careful.

    I would first look into mittens used for snowmachines like in Alaska.
    Or ask the Canadians what they use out in the tundra.
    That's what I have, snowmobile mittens, granted you ain't getting no work done wearing them.
  4. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    i have raynaud's syndrome due to C.

    minnesota can be tough on me.

    pack gloves arn't always practical

    I really don't care what they cost.... To a point anyway
  5. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I would rather have a pair of ac gloves for summer. if they exsisted that is
  6. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
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    I understand it gets cold in Minnesota...
    But you can't get warmer gear than what they wear in the arctic regions, the north and the south pole, the tundra, alaska, cold is cold.

    Generally speaking motorcyclists wear heated gear, again it's going to be between that and snowmobile outfits, some are battery powered others plug into the machine's power supply (and you need an amp or voltage meter). They last a certain amount of time, then you have to shut down or it will drain the vehicle's battery (yes, even with the engine running), the ones that are battery powered to begin with probably run about 15-20 minutes.

    They don't make gear suited for Pluto, what they don't wear in the Himalayas they don't make, it can't get warmer than that.

    In a lot of cases heated gear doesn't stay running, you turn it on and hope it gets warm enough to keep you going for a bit.
    I forgot to mention, this type of gear is not cheap but nothing prevents the cold from getting through eventually, in extreme cold you have a time limit you can spend outside, so much time outdoors and you need to find yourself back in or you'll pay for it.

    Ski gear as well, I can't tell you which kind to buy, there's a lot out there, just trying to point out some of the directions where I would start looking.

    Maybe check into heat packs as well.

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  7. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was frostbitten severely in the late 80's and my hands are killing me still. When I have to spend the day out and the temp is 70 and above, it's a toss up because I don't like gloves.

    When it gets cold I use wetsuit gloves. Your hands sweat which insulates and warms them. Give them a try. Oh wait. There are two drawbacks. You DO NOT WANT TO REMOVE THE GLOVES UNTIL YOUR DAY IS DONE!!! Once the gloves get cool or your hands cool off they don't work. If you eat lunch, have a spare dry pair or eat with your gloves on.
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  8. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I saw something much cooler on one of the discovery/learning channels. It was vest with heating pads at key spots to warm your center. When you get cold your body pulls the blood back to the center to protect its self the negative is your feet and hands freeze off. But when the body feels warm it continues to send blood and heat to the extremities. In the tests this product allowed guys to do mechanic work in minus 20-30 degrees with no gloves at all and keep all their dexterity one would expect at 70 degrees.
  9. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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