We’ve in the shop all year round. Since the shop isn’t heated, our fingers generally feel like icicles during the cold months. Maybe this year we’ll try out Revco’s Cold Snap line of insulated mechanics gloves.
For the most part, they’re standard mechanic’s gloves; they have a standard grip palm and textured fingers, but they’re lined and insulated against cold. The downside: you still lose a bit of control because of the extra padding. Still, they don’t look overpadded like so many winter gloves we’ve considered for the shop. They look like they’d work for most shop tasts, as long as small screws — or super-fine motor control — aren’t a requirement.
Hey — I’d rather wear snow mittens than stop working in the shop. Street pricing starts at $35.