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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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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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Great Reductions Across Our Range of Scarves

As with our Hats and Gloves, our range of Winter Scarves has also been reduced by up to an extra 50% in anticipation of the cold weather. Plus next week newsletter subscribers will receive a further 15% off our entire range of Scarves and Hat, Gloves and Scarf sets. Below we look at a few of the products available in this offer.

From the premium FLOSO brand we have a great selection including the Mens Fleece Thermal Winter Neck Snood and the Mens Plain Thermal Polar Fleece Winter Scarf. Both are made with a warm fleece fabric which will keep you warm in even the coldest of conditions. Ideal for winter sports and everyday wearing, the snood can also be adjusted depending on the temperature and the preference of the wearer.

Next, from Sweater Shop, we have this fantastic Unisex Dogtooth Scarf. At an incredible 50% off, this British made scarf is made of a rich cotton and wool blend. Never compromising on quality, this long scarf would make a great accessory or Christmas present this winter.

As well as Scarves, our Hat, Gloves and Scarf sets are also reduced. One such set is the Ladies Spots Fleece Thermal Winter Scarf, Gloves & Hat Set. The stylish leopard design with give you a striking look, whilst the thermal fleece fabric from which they are made will keep you warm.

Reductions can also be found on our Children’s Scarves and Sets, this includes the Girl’s Hooded Winter Scarf. This soft knit scarf will keep both their face and neck warm and comes in five different colours. Buy for under £5 this week.

We also have a great selection of Children’s Hat, Gloves & Scarf Sets from many of their favourite characters including this Boys Angry Birds Hat, Gloves & Scarf Set. Made from high quality warm fabrics, these sets are in designs they’ll love at prices you’ll love.

To view our full range of scarves, 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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How to stay warm in winter

There are 10 rules for dressing in winter, and if you follow these, they will allow you to stay warm when the temperature drops below freezing.

  • Wear lots of layers – the more layers you wear, the more air will get trapped in between them and as air is an excellent insulator it will keep you warm. It’s better to wear too many layers as they can be taken off. Layers such as t-shirts will work perfectly.
  • Buy a good pair of boots – Boots are a winter essential, they keep your feet warmer than shoes and usually have better grip for icy conditions. Boot liners are also available for more insulation.
  • Wear winter socks – Wool or thermal socks are ideal as these draw the moisture away from your feet keeping them warm and dry.
  • Invest in a good quality coat – the thicker the better, choose fabrics such as wool or  a synthetic ski jacket for maximum warmth. We have a wide range of winter coats.
  • Thermal Underwear – a base layer is really helpful for keeping you warm, a thin layer close to the skin traps the air, and also draws away your sweat.
  • Hats – these are essential, heat rises and we lose most of our heat through our heads to try and a hat keeps it in. We have a wide variety of hats for everyone in many different colours and styles here.
  • Gloves and mittens – your hands are an extremity and are most susceptible to the cold so its important to keep them wrapped up. Even a thin glove is better than nothing but thick, insulating gloves are best. View our range here.
  • Wear two layers on your legs – long johns for men or tights/leggings for women under your work trousers really help to keep your legs warm, often people wear 5 layers on the top half and forget about their bottom half.
  • Stay dry – being wet in cold temperatures lowers your core temperature dramatically so wear waterproof clothing or base layers which draw the moisture away from your skin.
  • Wear a scarf – A thick scarf really makes a difference, especially in keeping your neck warm, choose fabrics such as wool or thermal fabrics and these are warmest against the skin. Browse our range of scarves here.

 

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Leather Gloves for Winter

Leather gloves are both stylish and practical. They are also suitable for both men and women. Leather gloves are often limited in colour choices due to the nature of the material, but they always look good no matter what outfit is being worn. Wearing leather gloves in winter means hands stay warm and the natural materials also means the skin can breathe easily too.

Men’s leather gloves for winter are available with a half elasticated wrist cuff, meaning they fit more snugly, are more secure on the hands and remain warmer for longer. They are made from 100% leather and have a 100% polyester lining. The leather used is sheep skin. Another style in the men’s leather gloves range includes a pair of leather gloves with a Thinsulate lining that offers added comfort and warmth for the wearer. These are made from 100% sheepskin leather and the lining is 65% polypropylene and 35% polyester.

Women’s leather gloves are also available in similar styles.  The 100% leather gloves come in a choice of black or brown and have a button fastening at the wrist to ensure a comfortable and more secure fit for the wearer. The lining is 100% polyester.

Leather gloves are extremely practical and can be worn during all seasons if required. They are ideal to be worn as driving gloves too as they have a more natural grip. Leather gloves are often thought of as very expensive, but this is not the case. Leather gloves can be purchased at a very reasonable price. They are hardwearing and will last longer than cheaper gloves.

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Children’s Winter Gloves – Choosing the Right Pair

Convincing children to wear gloves in winter is a challenging task, but keeping their hands warm is essential, particularly for very young children.  For young children, the solution is mittens. Mittens are easy to put on, but they limit the hand’s movement and it can be hard for the child to grip drinks and other items.

One option for children’s winter gloves is the thermal fleece glove.  Fleece is a very soft fabric created from synthetic fibres.  It is used for cold weather garments and is designed to recreate the effects of wool.  The fabric can be produced at very little cost to manufacturers resulting in a lower cost to consumers for the garment. This is ideal for children’s gloves, because if there is one item each year that a child is bound to lose, it is at least one of their gloves. Now replacing them will be inexpensive.  The fleece glove is also available with a palm grip.

Children’s winter gloves are available in a wide range of styles and colours. Padded thermal ski gloves are perfect for children who like to be out playing in the cold and snow. The gloves are water resistant, so they are ideal for snowball fights.  These have a high thermal rating for wearing on even the coldest days. The gloves are fashionable enough for both boys and girls to be happy to be seen wearing them.

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