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.
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.
Tru : April 14, 1996 - March 14, 2011
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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.
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!!!!!