What Fleece Gloves Are Right For You?

Basic information on the functionality and thickness of many types of cotton/polyester fleece blends""with its focus centering on the right kind of fleece for winter gloves.

Fleece gloves are often considered a staple of the winter because of their warmth, durability, and functionality.Fleece provides excellent insulation against cold air and snow, and it comes in a multiplicity of colors so that you will not have to wear the same look throughout the coldest months of the year.More importantly, fleece comes in a variety of textures and blends, and just about any look or design that you desire can be found at your local fleece retailer.Since there are a plethora of fleece wools that derive from animals, and these fleece types are not best suited for gloves, the fabric referenced here refers to polyester/cotton fleece blends.

Basic types of fleece are polar fleece, micro fiber fleece, standard fleece, and faux sherpa skin fleece.Polar fleece is thicker and fluffier than the standard fleece.This type of fleece is best used for jacket linings, blankets, and indoor sleeping bags.The micro fiber blend of fleece makes the polyester and cotton strands incredibly tiny""so that your garment will have a snug and slim fit.Micro fiber fleece is the most common type of fleece used in gloves, hats, and scarves.In contrast to the thick qualities of polar fleece, and the slim and trim design of micro fiber fleece, standard fleece is the most common fleece used in shirts, pullovers, sweat suits, and other products.Standard fleece is often called performance fleece or it is simply referred to as fleece.Finally, faux sherpa skin fleece is designed to look like the fuzzy and somewhat lumpy hair of Sherpas.This fleece is often used as linings and decorative embellishments for clothing.

With these basic types of fleece in mind, now you need to decide which type of fleece you want for your gloves.Obviously the latter mentioned sherpa skin fleece would not be used for the bulk of your gloves' construction.Instead, this fleece would be an additive to your gloves""for a decorative touch that will also provide an added barrier from cold air assaulting your hands.As for the other three main categories of fleece, the polar fleece would not be the best option for gloves.This fleece is thick and fluffy, and while it provides air pockets to prevent cold air from circulating it is not suited for hand wear.Small children might enjoy polar fleece mittens, but individuals needing to use their fingers (and the full movement of their hand) should avoid the polar fleece glove.The standard fleece is somewhat thinner than the polar fleece, but once again you might find it a bit too thick for gloves.These types of gloves would be best for extra warmth on a particularly cold night, when skiing, or for outdoors work (with the fingers cut off for flexibility).The final type of fleece to be discussed, and most versatile kind, is micro fiber fleece.


Micro fiber fleece is best suit for gloves because of its thinness, flexibility, and durability.All fleece types are rather durable, but micro fiber lasts a bit longer because it is less likely to leave "large" lint drops in your dryer, less likely to get caught on jewelry and clothing parts, and less likely to be left in the bottom of a drawer and forgotten about.Micro fiber, like all fleece, comes in a variety of colors, and the ability to manipulate this fabric for an attractive design is astounding.Designers often attach sherpa cuff links to micro fiber gloves""to give them a spark.Additionally, micro fiber fleece is often used to line leather gloves.

These are just a few examples of the types of fleece that you can easily find at any clothing or specialty shop, and when you shop for fleece gloves this winter just keep these tips in mind.After all, the most important aspect of your fleece gloves is their functionality for you, your lifestyle, and your look.

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