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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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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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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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Children’s Stocking Fillers from Universal Textiles!

With Christmas just around the corner, you’ll be looking for those extra stocking fillers for the kids this Christmas. Featuring many of their favourite characters and brands at prices you’ll love, find great Christmas gifts at Universal Textiles. Choose from a wide range of Children’s clothing and accessories, including Onesies, Bedding, Sweaters and much more. Below we review a select few of these products.

A real favourite amongst kids, this Angry Birds Hat, Gloves and Scarf Set would make a great stocking filler. Featuring the star characters of the original Angry Birds games, this warm winter set will be great for wrapping up on the cold walks to school in the new year.

We have a large selection of Kid’s Onesies in multiple colours and designs. Always a hit on Christmas morning, our range of high quality Onesies include these Fireman Sam and Barbie design Onesies. Made from a snug fleece fabric, these Oneises both come in two designs. With a zip through front and ribbed cuffs, these Onesies are both warm and comfortable.

One of our most popular ranges is our selection of Children’s Character Bedding. This high quality bedding can be found at some of the cheapest prices online. One set in this range is this Toy Story Bedding Set. This set includes a single duvet cover and pillowcase and has a reversible design, giving them twice as much Toy Story to enjoy!

Lastly, prepare them for the new school term with one of our lunch boxes. This Moshi Monster Lunch Box has proved to be a hit with Kids as well as parents due to its easy clean design! The lunch box has a strong fabric handle and a name tag on the back.

So avoid the last minute rush this Christmas and do your Christmas shopping on Universal Textiles today.

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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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