It is officially glove season. Depending on where you live, the season can be either non-existent or seemingly never-ending. In NYC most of the time gloves are not required, but during most of the colder months I only need to deploy a lighter, more phone functional pair of wool fingerless gloves. Since I am not cleaning snow off a car, fingerless-ness generally isn’t a big deal. But when the weather turns bad (like the forecast is predicting for this week) and full coverage is needed, I opt for these very nice knit deerskin gloves from Newberry Knitting in Schenectady.
Classic looks, warmth and they’re comfortable – everything you need in a basic pair of gloves. In the past I’ve experienced some pretty poorly made ragg wool gloves which tend to shed the leather patch. Luckily, these gloves are of better quality and do not suffer those same issues. Hard to argue with for $22 and made in New York State. [Available at Kauffmann Mercantile]
Comments on “A Winter Well-Gloved.”
Great recommendation – cause it IS hard to find them where the leather palms don’t quickly shed!
As I was sledding down the hill at Edgewater Park in my newly adopted hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, USA last week, my hands got awfully damn cold. I began to search for a pair of waterproof gloves that were suitable for skiing but weren’t made in the Far East. Any recommendations? The only USA produced gloves I could find were leather work type gloves. Cheers!
Hmmm… you may have just given me an idea for a great valentines present for my man.
Had a pair of these for two years now. They last i like em
Steve… If your serious about the whole USA mandate I cannot help you, but based on your stated interests it sounds like you want a pair of goatskin ski racing mittens from reusch. Unfortunately the colors are a bit obtrusive this year, but they are a phenomenal piece of textile, I’ve had mine since 2002.
Great post about serious winter requirements. We are in for some intense winter weather coming this week, so I’ll take your recommendation seriously.
From an loyal Canadian reader up here near Toronto.
great for the price, any bobbling?
what about a decent hat
Maybe try the Arcteryx ski gloves. I believe they are made stateside, or by our neighbors to the north! Wonderful gloves, very durable. I would also look at the Outdoor Research gloves. The OR may be made overseas, but then again they may still make them in Seattle. Just my thoughts!
@Steve try beaver fur gloves with moose hide palms from Fur Armour in Bemidji, MN… Waterproof, warm, durable and made here in Minnesota.
Going to have to go against the grain on this one. I received these as a Valentines gift from my sweetie (a faithful ACL lurker such as myself). Well made and extremely comfortable, but useless when the temps dip below 30. The wind just whisps through the knitting making me feel like I’m practically gloveless. Very disappointing. Now I have to find a shell that I can wear under the gloves in order to make them work.
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