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« on: February 14, 2015, 06:39:11 PM »
I just made the switch to wearing mittens outside when it cold.   Ever since about October I've been having bad circulation in the middle finger (yes, that one) on both hands.   It started with just the right, but now it's both.  My DR doesn't seem to have a clue as to why its happening.    When I'm in the cold, the fingers get cold real fast and start to hurt.   In short order it becomes unbareably painful and I need to get them warm.    Wearing mittens allows the warmth from the other fingers to keep the middle finger warm and thus, no pain. 

The only problem is doing things where fingers are required, but I'm managing.    Pulling the starter cord on the chainsaw or the Woodinator processor is a challenge, but I'm getting better at it.

I also had to look far and wide for decent mittens.   Almost every review recommended a Carhart style.  The problem was almost everyone is sold out and they are on backorder.   I went through 11 pages of Google search before I found a place that had them in stock.  I boought two pair!     They are EXCELLENT!!!    Keep my hands very warm even in the coldest weather.  When I'm working they make my hands sweat.   They are rugged and waterproof.

So, who else wears mittens and why?
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2015, 07:19:06 PM »
when I was a kid a friend of my dads gave me a pair of mittens he got from the army said he was tired of seeing me with nothing on my fingers in the winter   those things was great   that's probable why I have to where gloves now(hands got soft )  and they are the kinko pig skin  cant do any thing with mittens on  ;D

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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2015, 07:58:26 PM »
 

  these with hand warmers when it get's this cold I spent to many years changing fuel filters on froze up truck's
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2015, 08:20:53 PM »
I too get cold fingers, they will go bout flat, they are cold and hurt.  It only happens when they get wet, or touch a cold object without gloves when cold.   I have been told it is Ran odes syndrome if the spelling is correct.  A auto nerve issue that's hereditary.  Not sure bout all that but I sympathize with you,  it is a pain to deal with through the winter months.   Keeping dry is of the utmost importance for me.  Now wool glove seem to help, even when they get damp. 
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2015, 08:38:45 PM »
Yep, Raynaud's phenomenon, or raynaud's syndrome.  Doctor always told me when they didn't know what caused a problem they called it a syndrome.

Cold and vibration will cause it.  I changed chainsaws, worked at keeping my hands warm.  Still feel it all the time but doesn't cause a problem anymore. 
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2015, 08:55:45 PM »
If plowing snow where I'm just riding tractor, I use wool liners in leather choppers (i.e. mitten).

If working in the cold, I wear jersey cotton gloves (change to dry pair when/if they get wet).

For white finger tips, I stroke the finger to force blood into the ends. Once the white goes away, then they are good for awhile.

Good variety of heat packs available now, even ones for the toes.
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2015, 10:22:07 PM »
i would lean towards your getting your circulation reduced from your shoulder and neck region. colder weather a persons posture slumps more bringing your shoulders forward without even realizing it, kinda a hunch look,that reduces the blood flow leading to numbing fingers
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2015, 10:42:47 PM »
I have a few pair of choppers but I can't bring myself to wear them as I'm almost always needing to use my fingers when I'm out and about so gloves it is.

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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2015, 06:54:51 AM »
I just got a new pair of mittens (from the Military Surplus store), like the ones Goose is showing above.

I still have the old ones that I was issued sometime in the 20th century!  ;D

The old ones have wool liners and the new ones have a quilted liner, but the outer shell is the same on both pairs!
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2015, 08:57:50 AM »
I've never worn mittens but it seems like I remember seeing some one time that were gloves with a mitten cover pouch for the fingers that could be pulled out of the way so you could use your fingers. If not, I may have just given away my million dollar idea.  :D
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2015, 09:04:44 AM »
Mittens like Goose and Chuck pointed too
(I think mine are 20th century issue also  :D ) for tasks when snow removal is involved like Snow blower work
I also like Chainsaw mitts,
use a glove liner too, they help if your work
isn't really labor intensive but keeps you in the cold.

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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2015, 09:24:35 AM »
I take people on guided fishing trips for the past 22 years, before that I framed homes. I work out side year round. Both jobs have not been at all easy to do with gloves on. Lucky for me I must have super circulation to my hands, because I almost never wear gloves. I found that if you put on and take off gloves that your hands get colder faster. I often encourage my customers in the boat to take off their gloves an acclimate their hands to the cold. This is after picking hooks out of their gloves a few times. Most get use to the cold, some never do.

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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2015, 10:34:58 AM »
These three fingered style might work for you when you need to do fine work.We sell them at the shop to fallers and tree guys.

http://www.watsongloves.com/products-single-item/?cat=at-work&sub=winter&pid=841
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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2015, 11:58:07 AM »
  If I'm operating an open cab piece of equipment I wear mitts of some sort.  The last two winters I've been wearing insulated snowmobile mitts running the Bobcat.  I've always got two pair of cotton mill gloves in my Carhart pockets if I need to use my fingers  :)  They do a good job of keeping my hands warm as long they're dry.  I wear them if I'm running a chainsaw.  I've got a couple pair of Kinco pigskin insulated gloves too.  I usually wear them running the firewood machine but my hands will get cold in them if they're not moving like when running the Bobcat.
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2015, 12:45:54 PM »
Leather work Gloves, Just as soon as they get wet I change them. Some days I go through 6 pair. I throw them on the floor in front of the wood stove. Next day there dry ;D
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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2015, 04:43:26 PM »
 I wear "Glomitts", when you need only occasional use of fingers, they come in a variety of styles, full finger length and 3/4 length fingers. Cam-mo hunting Glomitts even have a pocket on the back to hold a heat packet.
 When handling fire wood or other times when your prone to get wet from snow and need to use your fingers, Wells' Lamont with rubber coating. When working on greasy projects, I wear latex gloves, in the winter I slide them over a pair of thin cotton gloves. SHWMBO says I have enough hand ware to last 2 life times.. :D :D

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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2015, 08:28:06 PM »
These three fingered style might work for you when you need to do fine work.We sell them at the shop to fallers and tree guys.

http://www.watsongloves.com/products-single-item/?cat=at-work&sub=winter&pid=841


Now those look pretty handy (no pun intended).  Are they available in any waterproof version?  Wool sucks up a lot of wetness.
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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2015, 12:00:19 AM »
I use gloves when I'm working with my hands outdoors, and ski mitts when I'm just sitting out there in the cold (as in, plowing snow).

I have seen 3-fingered mitts in the form of a leather shell that you can wear over the woolen liners (if it's real wool, it should be water repellent).

If you are getting white fingers, you could have Raynauld's disease or Raynauld's syndrome. See a doctor. Raynauld's syndrome is a secondary effect of some other disease or condition. Quite often it's the first symptom you'll see of the underlying disease, so it's really worth getting it checked out.

One common cause of Raynaulds syndrome is excessive exposure to vibration in the hands (as in chainsaws, impact tools, etc.) -- it was originally known as "white-hand disease". My brother has it and has to be very careful being outdoors in the cold. Even if his hands are protected, if his body gets cold the circulation in his fingers virtually stops. The damage is cumulative and irreversible.
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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2015, 11:54:23 AM »
DR_Buck,

here is a link to a one finger leather winter glove that might be what you are looking for or google "one finger gloves"

http://www.watsongloves.com/category/winter/

I saw Marks had a one finger glove that appeared to be waterproof.
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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2015, 02:36:54 PM »
Paul_H those look like some nice gloves/mitts. Might just have to get me some. :laugh:


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