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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec. 7, 2001
    Cullowhere?, NC

    Default best winter work gloves?

    Anyone have a favorite? Not for riding, but for barn chores.

    One of the horse gear places? Duluth Trading? LLBean? Lowes/Home Depot? Tell me how you get your fingers thru winter.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep. 7, 2009
    Lexington, KY


    I have waterproof ski gloves for water associated work. Or I pull a pair of latex (you know the kind for dishwashing) over my regular gloves.

    For barn work, with the frigid temps, I have a pair of skinny winter gloves with wool gloves over top. When I need dexterity, I pull off the wool gloves. I keep everything in my coat pockets to keep them warm (keep the Durasole or Thrusbuster in my pocket too). I look like an Eskimo, but I really don't care. It works for me.

    I have small hands and I haven't found anything else that works. Saw some neoprene gloves that look interesting, but a large just doesn't cut it.

    Has anyone used cold water diving gloves? I wonder if they would work.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov. 20, 2008


    For water work or rainy days (outside picking paddocks) I have the neoprene gloves-they are fantastic! I bought them from LL Bean for about $20.

    For regular barnwork, I love the SSG Ranchers! They don't slip when doing stalls, they aren't bulky and they're very warm.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun. 4, 2009


    I have a pair of Heritage gloves from Dover. While they are just thin enough and have the finger padding for riding they are plenty warm enough for barn chores. I believe they are also entirely waterproof. Heritage makes multiple kinds of gloves though. I paid about $35 for them a year or two ago and they've held up well and are all I need to keep my hands warm.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr. 8, 2010
    Ocala, FL


    SSG lined ranchers. Very warm

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul. 1, 2008


    LOVE the feel of the SSG ranchers, but they just don't last long enough...I can maybe make it a month before holes start opening at the fingertips. However, they are in HEAVY use since I am in the barn full time. I also keep them on when I ride.
    They are so comfortable that I debate whether its worth it to just buy them every other month through the winter. I have yet to find any others that are warm and easy enough to work/ride in that I don't wear through quickly.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar. 6, 2009

    Default Thanks for the SSG Ranchers information ~

    Thanks for this thread

    Going to try the SSG Ranchers this winter ~
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr. 2, 2009
    North Carolina


    To add on -- can anyone recommend ones that last more than three months??? I have tried SSG, I have tried Mtn Horse -- both fell apart in the index fingers and thumbs before winter was even out. I wear them for all barn work and I am sick of gloves falling apart!!!!!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May. 14, 2009


    I use winter cycling gloves, very thin but amazingly warm-the wind doesn't go through them. Look for fabrics-Thermo Roubaix, Thermo Wind.

    I wear a womans 7, buy these in xs
    Purchase on Ebay when I can find them.
    First pair lasted 2 seasons, moderate use.

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