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Don't ski, but am out a lot in the cold. I prefer mittens. I haven't found a glove that will keep my fingers warm. Warm is worth the loss of dexterity for me. The gloves in the picture don't look like they would last long doing actual work outdoors.
Manzella's. Got introduced to them on a USCG Icebreaker, working north of Barrow. Been a fan ever since. They can be almost too warm on some days. Working on boats in the winter, nothing keeps the wet out all day, but wear a pair of latex gloves under and keep the wet off your skin, helps you stay warmer in wet gloves.
Sheepskin mittens. Best in a variety of temperatures. Since I go out when it's 0 to walk pooch, warmth and durability supersedes all. The dumb supposedly tech friendly synthetic glove liners don't work w my cameras below freezing so I just use bare fingers then put back in warm mittens. Gloves are for city people. I was cross country skiing at 5 below w wind galore last year and we used some Burton synthetic mittens w liner gloves, but that was mostly because they slid more smoothly around pole handles, had loops, etc so were easier not to lose when taking them off. Also we generated some heat moving so the wimpiness of synthetic mittens mattered less. If one is going to be wet (when we're in Scotland or a dank New England winter rain or on a winter boat? Heavy wool that is warm when wet. But if I had only one pair for real cold? The sheepskin ones. Ditto for hats in extreme weather.
For hand work in cold, I use these cheap fingerless gloves. They are cheap enough to just toss if ruined. In wind, when not handling tools, they need a wind block. But in extreme cold, they work well with mittens. They keep just enough warmth right on your hand to permit your body heat to concentrate in keeping the fingers working.
Neoprene with close knit sides and leather palms turned out best when some 25 years ago, I had to spend a couple days lead lining pier faces in the Aleutians. Just had to protect against wind if I was not reaching into the water for a bit. Yes, it was high summer with air temps in the 40s.
Living in Oklahoma, skiing is a rare luxury and adds up to an expensive vacation. I've been three times, and am actually going to Crested Butte in a couple of weeks. All of my ski gear, including skis, were hand-me-downs or bought second hand, so I'm not picky. My clothes look ridiculous, but fortunately the skis are pretty good, even though they are old.
Every time I've skied I've gotten way too hot to wear much clothing. Staying dry is more important than keeping warm.
I've worked as a trim carpenter in the past, and not matter how cold it gets you can't wear gloves when working with power tools. It's an easy way to lose fingers.
I like these. I have two pairs: mittens and mittens with fingers inside. Usually, I just wear wool knit gloves with rubber palm side grips. Cost about $8. If it gets cold enough for the big mittens I don't plan on working outside.
When I was living in NE, I had some mittens w down inside. Excellent for keeping out the cold. Like Bird Dog says, good hand coverings are useful regardless of activity. They need cleaning. Would dry cleaning do?