Gloves or mittens are the ones we look for when there is a dropped temperature out there in winter. The coverage of the hand makes a huge difference for the whole body. It is quite crucial to choose the correct gloves to avoid bad experiences of cracked skin, redness, or rashes.
Types of winter gloves
Merino wool gloves: These liner gloves lock the body heat and keep the hands stay warm in cold temperatures. Look for the knit pattern at the back of the palm to give an extra edge to the glove. Touch-enabled merino wool gloves will allow touching the phone screen while wearing gloves.
Waterproof gloves: These gloves are more useful for outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, and snowboarding. It will keep moisture from getting in from the outside. A good pair of waterproof gloves will keep your hands from going numb in freezing weather and stop the cold air from entering the hands when it starts raining or snowing. Look for a glove with a nylon ripstop outer shell with soft Bemberg lining and a flocking patch at the back of the thumb to wipe the sweat off your face with great ease. Gloves with single-hand draw-cord allow fastening at the cuff and granite grip palms offer extra durability to navigate through the snow, and an elasticated wrist cuff prevents loss of heat.
Power stretch gloves: These gloves are lightweight and dry very quickly. It can be used as a liner glove or as a layer under the outer glove. It provides extra comfort for hillwalking in moderate conditions. These gloves have low bulk cuff construction with lycra edging and designed with colored embroidery.
Waterproof Finger mittens: Waterproof mittens usually are of nylon fabric with fleece finish inside. These gloves are water repellent, windproof, and have pre-curved fingers to maintain dexterity. Mittens having the synthetic leather patch on the palm, index finger, and thumb provide a better grip while hiking. Waterproof finger mittens are all-weather gloves and best suited for long-distance hikers who test their physical and mental limitations for months on hikes. Snow repellent, water repellent properties of these gloves provide comfort in all terrains of hiking.
Required features in gloves:
1. The dexterity of the glove depends on the level of flexibility with which the glove is more workable.
2. Durability or long lastness of the glove depends on the material of the glove. Choose a more durable material like merino wool for long lastness.
3. Water repellent material used in making gloves can keep the hand dry and breathable.
4. Touch screen enabled gloves to make you use your phone even in chilly weather.
5. Warm lined gloves keep the hand toasty with insulating material.
Size and fitting of gloves:
The perfect fit of the gloves can be checked by making a fist and the fit should not be too tight or restrictive. Choose the correct size of yours for liner gloves and one size more for outer layer gloves. In this way, you will be able to do your activities with good blood circulation and great comfort.
Tip to avoid freezing of fingers:
1. Don’t forget to wiggle the fingers of the hand more frequently to increase blood circulation.
2. Handwarmer pockets are another great way to warm the cold fingers.
Kosha is a family’s ultimate go-to winter & travel wear solution. Designed and manufactured in India, Kosha’s collection of online winter wear caters to men, women, kids, and toddlers. The designs are available in sizes XS to 3XL and we also provide plus size winter wear – because travellers come in all shapes and sizes. Kosha ships internationally and within India.
UNIQUE TRAVEL WEAR WITH FEATURE RICH KOSHA DESIGNS: Our collection is technical in nature – designed without compromise on quality, features that enhance comfort and performance during travel. Jackets for Skiing with an in-built ski pass pocket on the sleeve and powder skirt to keep the snow out. Ski pants with in-built gaiters. Advanced socks that have a cushion on the pressure points of the feet and arch support, ideal for walking tours and treks. Garments that have an optimum weight to warmth ratio. Clothing that is multi-functional like jackets with underarm vent zips. PufferJackets that get packed in a pouch, hence it is out of your check-in bag, giving you more room to pack other essentials. Stylish Trench Coats for Business Travel. Classic Pullovers in cotton and wool. Rain pants and Rain Jackets with seam sealing. Shell Layer or jackets made with technical fabrics that have a waterproof as well as breathability rating. Our line of sweatshirts and bamboo fiber pullovers are loved in places of light winter wear like Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Gujarat. Kosha is a preferred choice for Indians travelling overseas as we have vibrant colours and sleek designs. Avoid your fingers from freezing with screen-friendly gloves. From accessories like stoles, beanies, mufflers suitable for special occasions to Sweatshirts to wear at the airport and Hoodies for the AC in the office; we have something for everyone.
SHOP ONLINE KOSHA TRAVEL WEAR THAT IS REAL LIFE TESTED: Tested in over 60 countries and counting. Waterproof warm pants have kept travellers warm on the cruise to Antarctica. Breathable jackets are worn by the Indian Air Force on their summit to Mt.Vinson in Antarctica. Specially designed smart clothing and technical gear by Kosha for temperatures ranging between -20°C to 20°C.
LEARN HOW TO LAYER RIGHT WITH KOSHA: Kosha designs and collections keep the winter layering system and the traveller’s comfort at the heart of their products. Kit yourself from head to toe at one place and travel hassle-free. Usually, all layers purchased from any other travel wear company would amount to INR 50,000+. Kosha offers a bundle of all layers for INR 15,000. This also makes Kosha the right choice for those planning to immigrate to Canada, Finland, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia or shift base to colder regions. Options include men’s sweaters, women’s winter accessories, bamboo sweaters, thermals, technical socks, snow proof pants, waterproof jackets, touch-enabled gloves, beanies, mufflers, and much more. Learn more about special layering needs for Mount Everest, Chadar Trek, Switzerland and more. Shop your layering needs online at www.kosha.co
TRAVEL THE WORLD WITH KOSHA: Kosha’s layers for winter, insulated jackets have given travellers a beautiful experience watching the Northern Lights without a worry about the cold. Parkas for Finland, Sweaters for Poland, Trench Coats for Germany, Waterproof Jacket for London, Thermals & Kosha Base Layers for Canada, Merino Wool Socks for Switzerland. Students going to study in New York, Chicago, London, Australia, pursue medicine in Russia. Outdoor enthusiasts and adventure lovers going for the Chadar Trek, Kedarkantha Trek, Roopkund Trek, Everest Base Camp, Valley of Flowers Trek, Great Lakes Trek, Alps, Himalayas. Explorers travelling for holiday or newlyweds going for their honeymoon to Gulmarg, Jungfrau, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Scotland, Aurora Borealis.
This article is written by Team Kosha member: Aamina Tasmia
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