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Stay Warm and Cosy With Thinsulate Winter Gloves

When it comes to winter gloves, thicker is no longer better. New technologies in smart fabrics have paved the way for lightweight, thin gloves that provide maximum protection against the cold. One such smart fabric is Thinsulate, developed by 3M. The promise is this: Stay warm and cosy without the bulk.

Winter gloves made using Thinsulate are essentially equipped with high-tech microfibres (very fine fibres) that are designed to trap air molecules between your hands and the outside cold. The more air is trapped in a space‚ the better it can insulate you from the chilly air outside. Thinsulate’s extremely fine fibres—which are much finer than what is currently used in natural and synthetic insulation materials—traps much more air in much less space. This makes it a better insulator.

The best thing about Thinsulate winter gloves is that they provide warmth without the usual bulk. They also tend to be affordable, as Thinsulate itself is a low-cost material (definitely much less expensive than down, but just as effective).

Thinsulate winter gloves are breathable and moisture-resistant. Best of all, they are low-maintenance. You can wash them in the machine or have them dry cleaned without destroying their fibres.

Different manufacturers of winter gloves do not use Thinsulate in their products. Some manufacturers have been able to incorporate extra features, including anti-odour, stretch recovery, and even flame resistance. You can find a wide range of Thinsulate winter gloves online at great prices.

Thinsulate is not only used in gloves, but also in jackets, boots, and many other applications. It is even used for home construction, bedding, and in drapes. 3M is constantly investing in and developing the Thinsulate brand, so you can expect to see it being used in more parts of our daily lives—maybe even in the electronic and digital tools we depend on daily. In the meantime, you can readily enjoy the superior insulation benefits of Thinsulate winter gloves.

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Gloves For All The Family! Our Top Winter Picks

Harsh winter weather can be tough on your hands, so shielding them with a pair of warm gloves can ensure that dry, chapped skin is a thing of the past. With a range of top quality designs for men, women and children, Universal Textiles has everything you need to keep hands both big and small protected. Check out our top picks for winter gloves below!

Whether you’re hitting the slopes or heading out to build a snowman, these Mens Waterproof Thinsulate Ski Gloves will definitely keep the cold at bay, with a thermal barrier and fiberfill insulation helping to keep hands warm. Those looking for something a little more stylish should look no further than these FLOSO Leather Gloves, with their genuine sheepskin build and knitted cuff providing a sharp, chic look whilst offering effective warmth at the same time.

For women, these Ladies Plain Gloves With Bow make for an elegant choice, with their sleek, plain build complemented by the subtle wrist detail. With their traditional patterned design and soft, knitted build these Ladies Fairisle Winter Gloves make for another comfortable winter option, and the thermal build of these FLOSO Thinsulate Knitted Gloves are perfect for those seeking to lock heat in for longer.

Social media addicts are also well-catered for, with our range of touch screen gloves allowing people of all ages to stay connected whilst on the go this winter. With special metallic-fibre infused into their fingertips, these FLOSO Mens Touch Screen Magic Gloves are the perfect choice for any tech-savvy shopper, allowing full access to smartphones and tablets without the hassle of removing gloves. For women, these Ladies Touch Screen Gloves offer similar benefits, and even boast a special non-slip palm grip, perfect for keeping phones in place.

With their soft, high-stretch build, magic gloves are a great choice for growing kids. These Girls and Boys magic gloves come in a range of cute styles, with their patterned detail also offering added grip against slippery surfaces. These FLOSO Kids Hi Vis Thinsulate Gloves are also perfect for those looking for gloves with added thermal warmth, with their reflective Scotchlite banding helping to keep kids visible in dark and misty conditions.

To browse our full range of winter gloves and much, much more, please visit the Universal Textiles homepage!

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Children’s Gloves – Must Have Winter Items for Protection Against Cold

Your kids can bravely take on the snow with the right children’s winter gloves. Keep their hands toasty when the temperatures drop by shopping for gloves that blend style with function.

Children’s winter gloves come in a variety of colours, materials, fits, and styles, from cosy little mittens to thermal insulated gloves. It makes sense to buy multiple pairs every year or so, as kids tend to wear out and soil their gloves fast.

Your children will have no trouble building snowmen in gloves that protect their hands and allow complete mobility. Your job as a parent is to look for gloves with stretch. Those with articulated finger designs are ideal especially for older children, as it allows the fingers to move, grip, and bend easily. Does your child like to stay active during the winter, enjoying snow sports? Then gloves that are designed with grip palms for better traction are best.

The warmest winter gloves for freezing temperatures are constructed with three layers for maximum warmth. The gloves should have (1) an outer shell that is waterproof, (2) a great insulation layer, and a lining with moisture-management features. When it gets really cold, you want to make sure that your children’s gloves have elasticized wrists to keep the warmth in and the wind out. The elastic also ensures that their gloves stay on their hands as they play and go about their day.

Will you be taking your kids with you on a ski holiday? Then they need special gear. For added warmth in the snowy slopes, choose children’s gloves with waterproof outer shells (not just water-resistant, but waterproof). You should also choose ski gloves made with quick-drying fabrics. The best ski gloves are ergonomic, with a pre-curved fit that feel more natural on the hands.

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Buying Cotton Socks and Gloves to Protect Your Feet from Sunburn

Outdoor activities may be tough on the hands and feet. However, there are practical accessories that you can wear to protect your extremities from the strains and stresses of your everyday activities. Whether you are out skiing, gardening, or engaging in some extreme sport, you will need the proper type of gloves and socks to protect your hands and feet from the elements.

Gloves are pretty basic and you will find many practical styles, designs, and materials to fit your requirements, whatever the season. You can choose from ski gloves to work gloves made out of different blends of textiles and fabrics, each type offering protection from different elements. Cotton gloves, for example, are excellent for use when doing light mechanical work, driving or, if you want to keep your hands warm during slightly cold days. Cotton is also a common choice of material for casual socks, since they absorb sweat and saturate quickly. Cotton socks protect your feet from sunburn while making light outdoor activities more comfortable.

Socks also come in a wide variety of styles and types. Just like gloves, there are very specific sock styles for every activity. Athletic socks or multi-sport socks range from traditional white gym socks made out of moisture-wicking fabrics to technical athletic socks that are designed for running and cross training. Most athletic socks are made with sole cushions, but are kept thin to reduce the overall bulk and increase comfort.

Running socks, on the other hand, are thin liner socks that have light padding and dense cushioning in the ball of the foot and the heel. While some runners prefer to have less padding, others prefer more to add cushioning and reduce foot fatigue. Walking socks provide cushioning and offer moisture-wicking properties, ideal for long walks and fitness walk.

Lightweight socks for hiking are also available. Designed especially for the needs of hikers, these socks offer moisture wicking properties and modest cushioning to maximize movement. There are also backpacking and mountaineering socks, which are heavier than common hiking socks.

Ski snowboard socks offer padding in the shin and underfoot areas to provide additional warmth and protect the pressure points of the feet. Casual socks can be easily distinguished by their casual styling, colors, and designs. They are often made out of performance fabrics, like merino wool, or more lightweight fabrics like cotton.

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Choosing High Quality Winter Ski Gloves

You don’t want numb fingers and frozen palms when you are out skiing. To enjoy your ski trip to the fullest, invest in a good pair of ski gloves that will keep your hands warm and agile for those swift swerves and sharp turns. Here are some helpful tips when choosing high quality, durable ski gloves:

1. Go for waterproof varieties. The best ski gloves are totally waterproof, but are made out of breathable fabrics that allow sweat from your hands to escape. When buying ski gloves, go for ones that are waterproof but won’t trap sweat inside, making your hands uncomfortable, and affecting your grip. Some gloves are simply water-resistant, and while they can keep water out for a certain amount of time, they are no good when you plan on soaking in the snow the whole day.

2. Feel the warmth. While gloves offer less insulation than mitts, they still offer warmth by trapping your own body heat inside. Some varieties even have removable layers so you can adjust warmth according to the environment.

3. Choose a good material. The material used both inside and outside the glove is also an important consideration. Ski gloves should have enough insulation inside and a good grip outside, and while you want hand gear that offers warmth, you don’t want a glove that is so thickly padded that you can’t move your fingers freely for control.

4. Check the closure system. You also want a glove with an efficient closure system that won’t easily come off even when you are going very fast on your skis.

Whatever type or style of winter accessories or clothing you may want, Universal Textiles offers you a wide variety of clothes, ranging from thermal underwear to winter style clothes, footwear, and even fashionable designer clothing for men, women, and children, all available at affordable price points.

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Childrens Gloves – A Must Wear During the Cold Season

It’s not hard to shop for winter gear, especially when you know what you are looking for. When shopping for children‘s gloves, there are many options that you can choose from, whether you are shopping for quality, durability, style, comfort, or a combination of all these criteria. Children have active lifestyles, especially during winter days when they have to constantly be in motion to keep the cold out. Children’s gloves come in a wide variety of styles, designs, and fabrics to serve different purposes and functions, from protecting their hands from cold puddles of melted snow to keeping them warm while playing outside.

Fleece and cotton mitts are great choices for infants. Not only will this hand wear keep their little hands warm—they can also protect their face and body from accidental scratches. Stretch fabric winter gloves made from a blend of acrylic and spandex are also great choices for small children when temperatures are not freezing. They are breathable yet they provide enough heat so your kid’s hands stay warm. Stretch fabric gloves are the most versatile when it comes to style and design, as they can be printed with fun drawings and patterns. However, if you want the best insulation, go for fleece gloves with thermal linings and several layers of heat trapping materials. This way, your kid can stay warm even during the harshest of winter weather. Fleece gloves are extremely comfortable and they come with adjustable straps to fit all sizes. Some even have palm grips and flexible designs so as not to restrict movement. You might also want to consider ski gloves if you plan to go on active outdoor adventures.

Universal Textiles carries a wide range of winter gear and stylish thermal clothing for the entire family. We support over 316 different brands, giving you access to the best quality clothing that are fashionable, stylish, and durable at the most affordable prices.

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Shop for the Perfect Christmas Break

Planning on escaping the seasonal chaos and getting away this Christmas? We’ve got hundreds of products to suit every type of winter break. Whether you’re jetting off for some winter sun or skiing in the Alps, Universal Textiles has everything you’ll need.

Shopping for swim wear during the colder months can prove to be difficult on the High Street, here at Universal Textiles we still have a range of Bikini’s, Swimming Shorts and Beach Towels available all year round. Our Animal Print Bikini Set is perfect for swimming and sunbathing in style. For Men, we have a wide selection of trunks like these Hawaiian Print Fade Beach shorts, available in 3 different colours, which would make an excellent addition to your holiday wardrobe.

For those of you choosing ski lifts over sun beds, we’ve got all of your last minute essentials at affordable prices. We have a huge variety of thermal ski accessories for you to choose from, the FLOSO Mens Heavy Ski Thinsulate Thermal Fleece Gloves with Palm Grip are some of our warmest and most practical gloves. If you’re taking the kids, our Owl and Bear ski hats with ears are warm, fun and great for keeping an eye on them in the Snow.

We also have a wide selection of children’s beach towels, ranging from favourite football teams, celebrities, cartoon characters and television shows. This Bart Simpson Beach Towel Poncho is super soft and easy to carry, ideal for children who’d rather run around than dry off.

Whatever the destination, check out Universal Textiles for all your holiday essentials.

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Winter Survival Kits

Winter Kit Banner Blog VersionGet ready for the Cold Snap with Universal Textiles’ Winter Survival Kits.

With the temperatures set to plummet, we have put together a collection of low cost Survival Kits to help you through the cold.

Kits include Thermal Underwear, Gloves, Hats, Scarves, Fleeces, Jackets, Socks, High-Visibilty Vests and Bags.

To view the full Survival Kits and read more about the products and upcoming weather, click here.

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Premium Winter Gloves

As Winter Clothing Specialists, here at Universal Textiles we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality range of cold weather clothing. This includes our excellent selection of Winter Gloves. With an extra 50% off many of our gloves (plus further discounts for newsletter subscribers next week), there has never been a better time to stock up on these winter essentials.

Gloves make up a key part of the premium FLOSO range of Winter Clothing, available exclusively from Universal Textiles in the UK. This high quality winter clothing is made to provide the ultimate warmth and comfort. Made with the latest in thermal technologies allowing for the maintenance of warmth and the removal of moisture, a great example of this is the FLOSO Men’s Thermal Thinsulate Knitted Winter Gloves.

Due to the high quality of our gloves, they can be worn for sustained periods in the coldest of conditions. The FLOSO Padded Thermal Ski Gloves are one such pair. Great for winter sports and outdoor working, they have an adjustable Velcro strap for a more secure fit. Suited to all conditions, the gloves are waterproof and also have gripped palms.

For a sharper looking glove equally suited to the commute and weekend walks in the country, we have the FLOSO Men’s Thinsulate Lined Genuine Leather Gloves. Made from quality sheep skin leather, these warm lined gloves are both warm and comfortable.

We also stock a choice of Fingerless Gloves, including these Ladies Fingerless Magic Gloves. Magic Gloves are made to stretch to the size of the wearer’s hand, always providing the perfect fit. These extremely warm gloves come in three striped designs and have grip to provide more security in icy conditions.

Magic Gloves are also ideal for kids, growing with them and saving you a few pennies! These Boys Football Design Magic Gloves are a great example of this. In three fun designs, they are great for running around the sports field this winter or keeping warm on days out.

Lastly we have these Girls Capped Fingerless Patterned Gloves. Capped Gloves are a brilliantly versatile winter garment, able to be worn as both fingerless gloves and mittens. The chunky knit patterned gloves are lovely and warm and would make a great accessory for the winter.

To view our full selection of Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Gloves, follow the links.

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