Work and ride all win­ter long in gloves made for the ac­tiv­i­ties you love.


Help­ing hands

A durable work glove de­signed for max­i­mal dex­ter­ity, the Ladies Dex II (sug­gested re­tail, $25.99), from Carhartt, is made with tex­tured, breath­able span­dex re­in­forced with leather over the palm and across the knuck­les. An elas­tic cuff is se­cured with a hook-and-loop clo­sure. In blue dusk or brass, in sizes S to L. Visit www.carhartt.com.

Wa­ter­proof and breath­able, the Win­ter Rid­ing Glove (sug­gested re­tail, $34.95), from No­ble Out­fit­ters, is made with a ribbed cuff and Pri­maloft in­su­la­tion to keep out the cold. The stretch shell fab­ric is re­in­forced with a syn­thetic leather palm, thumb and rein path to help keep a firm grip on the reins. In black, in sizes 5 to 9. Visit www.no­ble­out­fit­ters.com. De­signed for show jump­ing, dres­sage or ev­ery­day rid­ing, the Dig­i­tal Win­ter Lined rid­ing glove (sug­gested re­tail, $41.95), from SSG Rid­ing Gloves, is fleece-lined for warmth with a tex­tured sur­face to in­crease dura­bil­ity and grip. In black, in uni­sex sizes 6 to 10. To find a dealer, visit www.ss­grid­ing­gloves.com.

For all forms of recre­ational rid­ing and driv­ing, the Win­ter Trail Glove (sug­gested re­tail, $44.95), from Her­itage Gloves, is made with gen­uine sheep­skin leather for a soft and nat­u­ral grip on the reins, with a po­lar fleece liner for warmth. A “rein cut” de­sign re­duces bulk be­tween the ring and pinky fin­gers. In black, brown or tan, in sizes 6 to 13. Call 800-9393101 or visit www.Her­itageGloves.com. The Ev­ery­day Show­er­proof Po­lar Fleece rid­ing glove (sug­gested re­tail, $14.99), from Dublin Cloth­ing, is made of fleece for warmth and com­fort, with a mem­brane to block out wa­ter. The fin­gers are re­in­forced for grip, and an ex­tended knit cuff helps keep the wrists warm. In sizes S to XL. Visit www.dublin­cloth­ing.com.

“The bri­dle reins hang loose in the hold of his lean left hand; As the tether gives, the horse bends brows­ing down to the sand, On the pom­mel the right hand rests with a smok­ing briar black, Whose thin rings rise and break as he gazes from the track.” --- Thomas Heney, “The Boundary Rider”

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