Betting I'm not alone on this, invariably my thumbs (not fingers) get cold, even in my very warm mitts. Any suggestions on this?
Do they make just thumb warmers?
My thumbs get cold. On the chair I put them in with the other fingers.
Of course you and I also have hand warmers in there, right? The little tea-bag warmers. Cheaper by the box.
On the most cold of cold days, I use two hand warmers in the mittens.
Still sometimes have to put the thumb in with the fingers on the ride up, when it's below 0 F.
get even warmer mitts? and swap your mitts at lunch for a new dry pair.
Iff LL Bean gets enough requests for Thumb Warmers, they will develop a product--like their Wicked Good Toe Warmers, only smaller, to wear in gloves and/or mittens. So if everyone who suffers cold thumbs sends LL Bean a request, they'll start making Thumb Warmers.
I've had several days of skiing recently with high temps for the day being in the low single digits. Then there's the wind on top of that.
I've gone from two hand warmers per mitten to three.
The third warmer is for my thumb. I fold it lengthwise, and slide it into the thumb of the mitten. This is a bit awkward as it wants to crumple up.
Then I wiggle and force my thumb in. I can then mess with the outside to get the hand warmer to cradle my thumb evenly.
When I take my thumb out, a hollow remains. For the rest of the day everything fits perfectly.
The folded warmer protects my thumb almost all the way around. Today was particularly cold with wind chill values below zero, which went down farther when skiing fast.
On the underside of each thumb where the hand warmer did not reach, I felt the cold, but it wasn't intolerable.
Otherwise, the inside of the mittens were toasty, like sitting in front of the fire on a cold day.
Which I am now doing. Very nice.
Here's another idea re cold thumbs:
HotHands makes a Toe Warmer that's much thinner than their pouches made for hands.
They have an adhesive on one side that will adhere to one's liner thumb, making for easier insertion into your outer mitt/glove.
Not rated to last quite as long as the hand warming variety, I've still found them to be quite helpful when snowblowing.
Stuck onto my liners' thumbs, the whole rig slides nicely into my Dachstein wool mitts.
As with the hand warmers, any that aren't 'used up' can be stored in ziploc for further use(s).