Thin winter gloves for chaining

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Laroah, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. Laroah

    Laroah Bobtail Member

    Nov 14, 2012
    Here and there
    I apologize if this has already been covered, but haven't been able to find a thread on this one specifically.

    I am LTL, driving over the blues every night. Just wondering if any drivers out there who regularly throw chains in the winter have any recommendations for an ultra thin waterproof glove to keep the hands dry while throwing iron. Bulky gloves are just fine if you're not throwing chains multiple times a night, multiple days a week. But they tend to get in the way if you're using them more often than not. Thinner is just easier if you're messing with them multiple times a day.

    I usually use my mechanix gloves, then toss them up on the dash to dry out between chaining. I know some guys that buy a box of rubber gloves, like doctor gloves. Only issue there is no insulation against the cold.

    I thought there might be some drivers on here with experience using specialized gloves. Like maybe a thin ski glove, or even a scuba diving glove? I saw some decent looking gloves on Amazon but I thought I'd see what some other folks had to say about it before I just buy some gloves online.
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  3. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    just throw singles on the outside. couple of bungees. bend the end hooks. so regular gloves would work
  4. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    I just buy weatherproof gloves from walmart or something.

    They're thick. But water resistant and insulated. They keep hands warm and dry.
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  5. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    Ive used thinsulate gloves for a very long time.

    However, enter the fairly recent mechanix gloves. They wont hold up very well to really bad cold ice, snow, rain etc. Back to the weather proof thinsulate gloves. Keep a spare pair always in your tractor. Your life and limbs plus fingers might depend on it.

    Its not bullet proof against any winter temp. Anything that is like -45 on down is really dangerous and we are very careful with trip planning, fuel in particular and carefully decide when to leave the warm tractor. (Which is usually only about 60 degrees when its really bad out.)

    If you are lucky, you wont have to chain hardly at all. It depends on paying attention to the mountain passes via websites with various DOT, Arizona comes to mind among others like Oregon DOT. And understanding when it's clear to roll over them even if it means waiting a short time until it's cleared.

    Chain is good but its a last resort.
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  6. TequilaSunrise

    TequilaSunrise Medium Load Member

    Feb 3, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    We are in the PNW and chain quite a bit.

    I use the boxes gloves with thin stretchy knit gloves underneath. It works great to keep dry and warm.
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  7. TequilaSunrise

    TequilaSunrise Medium Load Member

    Feb 3, 2016
    Seattle, WA

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  8. bonder45

    bonder45 Medium Load Member

    Oct 2, 2011
    Williston, ND
    I throw chains up to 12 times a day on certain jobs. I have different gloves for each type ( warm, cold, ice, snow and mud )

    My preference for cold + wet snow is an impact glove.

    The leather stops 1/2 of the wet ( you will still need to dry them out ) and when they are dry then work perfectly for cold.

    Specialty Impact Mens Gloves

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  9. Knucklehead619

    Knucklehead619 Medium Load Member

    Mar 11, 2014
    Flyover Country
    These seem to work really well if you’re looking for disposable gloves that don’t suck. Amazon and Walmart have them. C1FF8748-7F2B-4A44-8E8B-0CD53B94BF1B.jpeg
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  10. MM71

    MM71 Medium Load Member

    Jun 28, 2008
    Commercial fishing gloves. Stormr. Glacier. high seas. Atlas.

    They all make #### good neoprene or PVC gloves for somewhat reasonable prices.
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  11. Snow Monster

    Snow Monster Medium Load Member

    Feb 9, 2019
    I bought gloves from this company that I really like.

    CLC Work Gear
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