During Ernest Shackleton’s first expedition to Antarctica from 1901-1903, he and his crew experienced scurvy, snow blindness, and of course frostbite. We’ll never truly be able to understand just how bad things got for team Shackleton (and they got very bad, proof here), but we will be damned if there aren’t days where our fingers feel like they could just snap off at any moment. Yes, it’s hyperbolic to compare our average icy conditions to Antarctic extremes, but we don’t think many of us are venturing to the south pole anytime soon, so for those of us that brave the standard “below-freezing-but-still-not-cold-enough-to-turn-your-thumb-black” weather here are some gloves to keep your fingers free from frost this winter.
Comments on “Implements of Winter (Hand) Survival.”
Where are the touchscreen gloves ?
Those who can’t leave their phones alone deserve the ignominy of having to use their nose.
ToucheÂ´ Rudolph !
I’ve owned all sorts of gloves and found that the only ones that keep my digits warm for long periods, are mittens–which are a rare commodity for men unless you venture to the sports/camping departments.
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