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  • cowboy7
  • Super Waygook

    • 282

    • October 05, 2010, 01:47:27 pm
    • Seoul
Gloves that are thin but warm?
« on: December 12, 2012, 03:37:11 pm »
Currently I'm using leather gloves and I have snowboarding gloves too. Neither pair allow great finger dexterity nor do they fit nicely into my jacket pockets.

I am writing here in hopes that people will turn me on to the under armour of the glove world.  I'd like something light and compact but still able to provide warmth and mobility.   

Which route have you guys gone?  Those hiker gloves?  Actual gloves made my under armour? 


  • Swinny
  • Adventurer

    • 58

    • August 29, 2012, 09:32:26 am
    • Chuncheon
Re: Gloves that are thin but warm?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 03:45:16 pm »
I'd like to add to this, I wear two pairs of gloves but I have bad circulation to my hands and they still get really cold. I have a standard pair on thin woolen gloves on the bottom then a pair of snowboarding gloves on top. Any better combo's or tips that anyone knows of?


  • wgensel
  • Adventurer

    • 44

    • June 24, 2011, 07:38:21 am
    • Gumi, South Korea
Re: Gloves that are thin but warm?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 04:48:56 pm »
I haven't gotten a pair of Uniqlo's heattech gloves yet because they have been sold out (a good sign?), but I have a heattech scarf and beanie and they both are very light and warm.


  • 001bautista
  • Adventurer

    • 57

    • July 02, 2012, 01:54:23 pm
    • Hadong, South Korea
Re: Gloves that are thin but warm?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2012, 11:19:13 am »
I bought the thinner heattech gloves from Uniqlo for about 15,000.  About a couple of weeks later  it ripped in the webbing between the index and middle finer.  It was also kind of hard to use it on my phone even though it says it's touch capable.  Not that warm either.   

That being said . . . I'm also looking for some new gloves.  I'm going to try looking through gmarket today.  (Cold) fingers crossed.


Re: Gloves that are thin but warm?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2012, 02:08:38 pm »
If you're looking online (gmarket included) look for the ones with Thinsulate (by 3M) or any similar product. I think that's the best you're going to get in thin vs warm.

My solution? I have thin smart phone gloves that I wear under my thick suede/fur gloves.
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  • hwana
  • Expert Waygook

    • 562

    • September 29, 2010, 09:19:04 pm
Re: Gloves that are thin but warm?
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2012, 02:18:46 pm »
I picked up a pair of North Face "Etip Pamir Windstopper" gloves last year and they're pretty good. Not heavy and they do keep my hands warm on all but the coldest days. The tip of the index finger and thumbs work with touchscreens, although it takes a bit of getting used to; writing a text message is nigh on impossible but browsing the web is fine.


Re: Gloves that are thin but warm?
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2012, 06:01:09 pm »
I bought the thinner heattech gloves from Uniqlo for about 15,000.  About a couple of weeks later  it ripped in the webbing between the index and middle finer.  It was also kind of hard to use it on my phone even though it says it's touch capable.  Not that warm either.   

That being said . . . I'm also looking for some new gloves.  I'm going to try looking through gmarket today.  (Cold) fingers crossed.

I bought the same gloves from Heattech and the first time I (carefully) put them on I already saw a gap between the thumb and index finger.  The hole hasn't gotten *much bigger and they do keep my fingers kind of warm considering how thin they are.  But they're not constructed very well so I'd find something else if you're not already stuck with them.

As a side note, though, I do recommend the Heattech leggings/tights that come in a bag. They work pretty well.  However, make sure you know your size in cm because 1) Heattech S, M, L are different sizes in cm depending on the type of legging :huh: and 2) you can't exchange them even if you didn't open the bag.  I luckily had a manager take pity on my sorry situation and let me exchange it "this one time."