Durable, dexterous, and comfortable, Youngstown's Waterproof Winter Plus feature a soft and insulating microfleece liner, a waterproof/windproof inner membrane, and a form-fitting outer shell. This highly functional winter glove is ideal for any number of winter activities--from heavy duty work like chopping wood or clearing snow to recreational activities like ice fishing or skiing. This version comes in large, and it's also available in small, medium, X-large, and XX-large.
The Waterproof Winter Plus has a terry cloth thumb that's great for wiping sweat and debris or even your nose. The palm side is extensively reinforced with non-slip reinforcement to enhance grip while providing lasting durability, and the supportive neoprene cuff with Velcro closure locks out the cold and snow. Machine washable for easy care.
Youngstown's waterproof technology separates this glove from other winter gloves. Numerous winter gloves in the market are simply "lined" but do not offer a moisture barrier membrane. Lined gloves are fine in dry conditions, but once precipitation is present, lined gloves lose their effectiveness--once your hand is wet it gets cold much sooner.
The Waterproof Winter Plus gloves feature a membrane that's waterproof, windproof, and breathable. This specialized membrane blocks the water from reaching your hand, keeping your hands warm and dry. At the same time, the membrane allows for your sweat to escape to help regulate comfort and temperature inside the glove.
Youngstown's focus has always been in the performance work glove realm, and its gloves are built to be as durable as possible while still maintaining dexterity and comfort. However, customers find unexpected uses for Youngstown gloves, such as biking, rock climbing, scuba diving, obstacle courses, horse riding, and more. This dual functionality of work and sport is extremely prevalent in Youngstown's winter models, with hunting, ice fishing, skiing, and snowboarding just some of the winter activities that this glove has found its way to.
A Note On Warmth
Temperature is subjective from person to person, and Youngstown have had users comment that their gloves didn't keep their hands warm and others say the glove was too hot. Youngstown designs its gloves to be as dexterous as possible while still providing warmth and waterproof technology, so different hands will have different reactions.
Additionally, your level of body movement can also determine your comfort level. If you are working and moving your core temperate will stay higher and as a result your hands will too. However, if you are sitting in freezing temperatures watching a ball game or not moving, your hands are more likely to get cold. Should you need protection in extremely cold temperatures, Youngstown recommends its Waterproof Winter XT and the 200 gram Thinsulate. However, if you are in cold, wet temperatures and doing work that requires dexterity and durability you will really appreciate these Waterproof Winter Plus gloves.
Sizing Your Glove
Use a cloth tape measure on the hand you use the most, and measure from crook between your thumb and index finger straight across to the base of the pinky and then all the way around back to where you started. Based on the circumference of your palm (excluding the thumb), here's a general guideline to sizing:
- Small: 8.0 to 8.5 inches
- Medium: 8.5 to 9.0 inches
- Large: 9.0 to 9.5 inches
- Extra Large: 9.5 to 10.0 inches
- Double Extra Large: 10.0 to 10.5 inches
Each customer has a different belief for the life expectancy of their gloves. Furthermore, it is not uncommon that the glove you have selected is not a match to the job you are performing. Because of this, Youngstown Glove offers its unconditional guarantee: If you are not satisfied with your gloves, Youngstown Glove will replace the pair or work with you to get you into the right model.