In the depths of this miserable winter in New York, I’ve come to appreciate a great pair of gloves. I have a bin at the foot of my bed that contains an assortment of hats, scarves, gloves and mittens. In that bin are no less than twelve pairs of gloves (I have cold hands, okay?). After testing out several different gloves this winter the six above have won out. Each with their own distinct purpose.
From 12 o'clock clockwise.
These tan leather gloves were a birthday gift and are what I consider my workhorses. They are pretty warm, especially if I’m moving around, they are best on shoots (I can press the shutter release on my camera with them on). They work for those times you actually have to use your hands, but want to wear gloves. Not the warmest pair I own, though.
These fingerless gloves (also a gift, do I complain about my hands being cold all the time?) with the mitten flap were my everyday wear in the beginning of winter, but below about 35 degrees Fahrenheit they don’t really keep my hands warm enough. What I love about fingerless gloves is being able to use my phone.
from Kate Spade last year (this year’s here)
Yet another gift are these fleece gloves. They work for higher temps and lots of activity. I can exercise or take photos and carry things, but again, not great under 35 degrees.
probably from REI
The next two come as a combination. The mittens are from ASOS, their pom poms long lost. I wear the mittens over my black $3 drug store gloves and find the combination unbelievably warm. I also like that I can take off the mitten and have almost full use of my hands and then slip the mitten back on when I get too cold.
from Rite Aid and ASOS last year (similar)
This final pair, if you can believe it, were also a gift. These are snowboarding mittens and good for snowball fights, sledding and snowboarding. They aren’t great for really anything else as you completely lose the use of your hands, but are the best bet for sustained periods outdoors.
I’ll leave you with one of the Internet’s greatest gifs: Kitten Mittons