Wool Knitted Gloves are an essential winter staple to keep hands warm and protected from the elements.
They come in a wide range of styles and colors to match any outfit and are great for cold weather activities like skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and snowmobiling.
Types of Wool Knitted Gloves
When it comes to making gloves, there are a lot of factors that go into choosing the right pair for your needs and the environment you're in. First and foremost, you should look for the materials used in a product - whether it's 100% wool or an abrasion-resistant blend of wool with synthetic fibers.
A blend of wool and nylon is one such option as it gives the product more strength and durability in comparison to models that are entirely made from wool. For example, the SmartWool Ridgeway Glove is made of a blend of 70% wool and 30% nylon for extra durability (although the product can also be made from a pure wool design).
You should also consider the size of the gloves and how well they fit your hands as an important factor in ensuring that you get the most out of them. Ideally, the fit of your gloves should be bulk-free and allow for proper hand movement without affecting comfort or warmth.
The thickness and amount of layers are also a very big factor in the choice of your wool gloves or mittens. Thicker models with a higher number of layers like the Ojbro Vantfabrik 4-layer Merino Mitts, Dachstein FOUR PLY Extreme Warm Mittens, and Fox River Double Ragg Extra-Heavyweight Mitts are usually more comfortable than thin liner gloves weighing 30-55 g (1 oz to 2 oz) as they have more insulation in them which means they'll keep your hands warm for longer in harsh conditions.
There are also a few other important factors to take into consideration such as the construction of a glove, materials used in the manufacture, and the quality of stitching. All of these factors are a major deciding factor when it comes to the overall quality and functionality of a glove.
Because of the natural ability of wool to trap air, it's an ideal material for linings and insulating gloves. Moreover, wool is an excellent wicking fabric that helps to transport excess moisture away from the skin and prevents it from causing discomfort or rashes.
Wool is a natural fibre and it dries relatively fast in comparison to some man-made fibers such as polyester. However, the quantity of water absorbed by the fabric is also an important factor in drying times. Thus, thinner wool liners tend to dry faster in comparison to thicker and heavier gloves and mittens.
Having plenty of dexterity to hold tools and other gear, operate electronics, or do other fine motor tasks is vital for your safety and the success of your adventures. The most important thing is to choose a good pair of gloves that will allow you to do these tasks in a safe and efficient manner.