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Looking to Improve the Glove Market!

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

I'm somewhat new to this site so please forgive me if I should've posted this thread somewhere else, anyways here it is. Hey! This is SnoFish! I am working on a project for school in which we have to identify and solve a problem. The problem we chose to tackle was cold hands and we have many ideas. Yes, we know there are heated gloves and many other options but we believe that we can market something far better than any of the current solutions. If you would all please be willing to take this survey(https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2QK3L7B) it would be extremely helpful. If any of you would also be willing to help us with our project along the way so that we may be able to bounce some of our ideas off of you to get swmoe more professional opinions that would be fantastic. If you are willing to help please PM me and I can send you our research so far. Thanks ed515dbff23a0ee3241dcc0a601c9ed6.gif 

 

Mod Note: This survey has been approved. 

post #2 of 13

A couple of issues with the questions...

 

-- Question 1 - only in the winter? or on average over the whole year?

-- Question 3 says "Heated Gloves/Mittens" on the scale when the question doesn't seem to be about heated gloves

-- Question 6, likewise, should probably say "If using heated gloves... would you need..."

-- Question 9 - is the assumption that each thickness is equally warm? Or are you asking about trading thickness for warmth?

 

One last tip - putting more effort into clear questions will get you MUCH more accurate and correct data. This seems to not have quite enough thought behind it. I want to help out, but I wasn't sure what to answer in some cases (I tried to leave a couple blank, but it wouldn't let me).

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thank you! the survey has been updated and yes I totally agree that our questions needed to be smarter. We had run through them with our professor multiple times and I guess we had made assumptions that our audience knew our project haha. It is fixed now though, thank you. Anyone should be able to tell the goals of our survey and should be able to take the survey without questions.

post #4 of 13

What is the result of the answers of the poll?

post #5 of 13
You asked about Gloves but when it's really cold I need mittens!
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by cbtbakkes View Post

You asked about Gloves but when it's really cold I need mittens!


Maybe they'll fix that :)  Nobody likes to wear mittens!

post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by GTski View Post
 


Maybe they'll fix that :)  Nobody likes to wear mittens!

 

Mittens rock on cold days because they are so much warmer than gloves. At the end of a Ski Magazine review of gloves they said the most expensive gloves they tested weren't as warm as the cheapest mittens they tested.

 

Mittens are more convenient if you have clip in poles like Leki poles. With regular poles it is a hassle to put pole straps on with mittens after every chair ride. Clip in poles totally solve that problem. They are always more convenient but especially when wearing mitts.

 

Gloves have better dexterity but gloves that are thick enough to be warm on cold days are just about as useless as mittens for getting things out of pockets. Mittens shine here to because you can get you hands in and out of mittens faster than gloves. I just pull my hand out, get the job done faster with the excellent dexterity of bare hands and then I quickly get my hand back into the warm mitten. If bare handing for a moment is unacceptable, you can wear thin glove liners inside of mittens.

 

Also, with mittens it is easier to ball up your hands for more warmth. There is less room for this in gloves. 

 

This season two people on chair lifts complained to me that their electric gloves were no warmer than regular gloves. No one said they like their electric gloves. Based on that, I suspect those little heat packs work better than electric gloves.


Edited by dtraub1 - 4/13/16 at 1:59pm
post #8 of 13
I'd sure like to know the brand of those gloves that didn't work I've been looking at a pair of chaperalls for 2 years
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by cbtbakkes View Post

You asked about Gloves but when it's really cold I need mittens!


Maybe they'll fix that smile.gif  Nobody likes to wear mittens!

I do. Hate gloves. Bulky. Only own them for walking the dogs. Not even sure why I use gloves for that. All that stuff between your fingers keeping them spread apart bugs me.
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Originally Posted by levy1 View Post

I'd sure like to know the brand of those gloves that didn't work I've been looking at a pair of chaperalls for 2 years

 

Sorry but I don't remember which brand of gloves they had but I remember that the gloves were about $300.

post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by dtraub1 View Post

 

This season two people on chair lifts complained to me that their electric gloves were no warmer than regular gloves. No one said they like their electric gloves. Based on that, I suspect those little heat packs work better than electric gloves.

 

There are electric gloves and then there are electric gloves.  I have a pair of Therm-ic gloves and they worked just fine, never once had cold hands this season.  I detest mittens, but the 3-finger things are OK.  I might buy a pair of OR Lucent gloves next season.

post #12 of 13

In case anyone happens to be looking, I just noticed that REI currently has the OR Lucent Heated Mitts at 50% off (about $175).

(Apparently many others that don't care for mitts either).

post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by jdleuck View Post
 

In case anyone happens to be looking, I just noticed that REI currently has the OR Lucent Heated Mitts at 50% off (about $175).

(Apparently many others that don't care for mitts either).

 

REI is sold out of all sizes except Large. Amazon has both the Lucent mitts and gloves on sale.

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