women's wool gloves

Leather or suede gloves, despite the density of the material, unfortunately, do not always provide comfort to the hands. The reason for this may be insufficient insulation inside, and a small size that will not allow you to create an air gap. Women’s woolen gloves today provide warmth not only due to the outer material itself, but also the inner insulation, which, by the way, can be completely different.

Types of women’s wool gloves

  1. Cashmere gloves. Cashmere is still one of the most valuable and noble types of wool in the world. Its threads are thin and soft, so the products made from them are pleasant to the touch, weightless. Of course, for most of the Chinese factory gloves that flood the market today, cashmere is not of the highest quality. It depends on many factors: the habitat of the goats, the thickness and length of the fibers. To check how good the material is, you can stretch it slightly (the fabric should return to its original shape), pay attention to whether the product shines through. It is also better to choose not too fluffy models – then they will not roll.
  2. Alpaca gloves. Another valuable type of wool. Its fibers are lighter in weight than those of a sheep or camel, more straight, smooth and silky. Has hypoallergenic properties. Another advantage is that products made from alpaca wool, due to the structure of the fiber, are resistant to pollution.
  3. Yak Down Gloves. The yak, a Tibetan bull that lives in the Himalayas, sheds its fur only once a year. It is believed that this yarn has good healing properties, can relieve musculoskeletal pain, as well as in alpaca, being hypoallergenic. Like any other wool, yak down is highly hygroscopic and perfectly retains heat.
  4. Camel hair gloves. This type of yarn is also considered healing, since it contains the maximum percentage of animal wax of all – lanolin, which is a natural antiseptic that reduces swelling. Insulated women’s woolen camel gloves stimulate blood circulation, perform a kind of hand micromassage.
  5. Sheepskin gloves. Soft, pleasant to the touch. In principle, they have all the same properties as other types of wool, but to a lesser extent.

Inner material

To make beautiful women’s woolen gloves even warmer, some of them are made with a special insulation or lined inside. One of the most common now is thinsulate – a synthetic material that consists of very fine microfibers, 50-70 times thinner than a human hair. Air molecules linger between the fibers, which create a kind of “air cushion”. The beauty of the material is that Thinsulate is significantly lighter and takes up less volume than other insulations, so wool gloves on Thinsulate will look more neat.

As a lining fabric, manufacturers usually use fleece or terry. The first, by the way, is not only synthetic, but also 100% wool. Terry is always organic, made from cotton, linen or bamboo. Which of these options will be more to your liking is up to you.

In-ear gloves

Another option to achieve insulation is to use wool liners in gloves. On sale they are presented in different compositions: from 100% wool to semi-synthetic composition – with acrylic, lycra, polyamide or polyacrylonitrile. Such inserts can be worn under any other gloves – from disposable or rubber workers to leather or suede.

Some cold resistant gloves come with wool liners. They come unfastened, which allows them to be washed separately and replaced with lighter or, conversely, warm ones.