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Old 08-16-2019, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Leminole, FL
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My almost 13 year old grandson just moved to Fairbanks (from a snowy, cold climate but NOT with the intensity of Alaska!)
I am concerned about him keeping warm and I am trying to research winter gear for him. He is already wearing men's sizes.
Being a kid still, he will probably lose a glove or two so I am not "investing" in $120 Sealskinz, but would these
[OZERO Deerskin and Polar Fleece] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RSBFMYM...ter_B07RPTB23F

be enough protection? He plays the saxophone, guitar, piano - I want to keep those talented fingers safe!


My other question is - are there any stores in Fairbanks one could recommend that I could contact to get a gift certificate to winter gear for him?
I need to "steer" his Dad to the right stuff - the man who bought an old front wheel drive convertible just before moving to Alaska

Thanks!
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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Does he participate in outdoor activities in the winter, or does he just need gloves to get from Point A to Point B?

We have a Sportsman's Warehouse and an REI that I'm sure you could easily get gift certificates from.
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Does he participate in outdoor activities in the winter, or does he just need gloves to get from Point A to Point B?

We have a Sportsman's Warehouse and an REI that I'm sure you could easily get gift certificates from.
Good points, riceme
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Old 08-16-2019, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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My almost 13 year old grandson just moved to Fairbanks (from a snowy, cold climate but NOT with the intensity of Alaska!)
I am concerned about him keeping warm and I am trying to research winter gear for him. He is already wearing men's sizes.
Being a kid still, he will probably lose a glove or two so I am not "investing" in $120 Sealskinz, but would these
[OZERO Deerskin and Polar Fleece] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RSBFMYM...ter_B07RPTB23F

be enough protection? He plays the saxophone, guitar, piano - I want to keep those talented fingers safe!


My other question is - are there any stores in Fairbanks one could recommend that I could contact to get a gift certificate to winter gear for him?
I need to "steer" his Dad to the right stuff - the man who bought an old front wheel drive convertible just before moving to Alaska

Thanks!
Riceme already pointed out a couple of national chain-stores in Fairbanks.

In relation to winter gloves, mittens tend to be the warmest because most of the fingers (four in each hand) stay in close contact with each other.

Here is the webpage for the local Sportsman Warehouse:
https://www.sportsmans.com/clothing-...th/c/cat139691

https://news.sportsmans.com/how-tos/clothing

Search for winter clothing, for gloves, and for mittens.
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Then we have local stores that specialize in outdoors clothing in general (clothes, boots, gloves, face masks). For example, Big Ray's.

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Old 08-16-2019, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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Riceme already pointed out a couple of national chain-stores in Fairbanks.

In relation to winter gloves, mittens tend to be the warmest because most of the fingers (four in each hand) stay in close contact with each other.

Here is the webpage for the local Sportsman Warehouse:
https://www.sportsmans.com/clothing-...th/c/cat139691

https://news.sportsmans.com/how-tos/clothing

Search for winter clothing
I agree about the mittens. I have a couple pair of this brand which seem to be difficult to find online, but I usually find them at Big Ray's or Prospector. I love these, but I do have a hard time finding the heavyweight ones small enough for my own hands.

https://ganka.ca/t/departments/motor...ns%5D%5B%5D=55

There are different levels of Thinsulate, so that it is something to pay attention to. Here's a little spiel on that:

https://www.superiorglove.com/blog/w...l-should-i-use
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Old 08-16-2019, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I agree about the mittens. I have a couple pair of this brand which seem to be difficult to find online, but I usually find them at Big Ray's or Prospector. I love these, but I do have a hard time finding the heavyweight ones small enough for my own hands.

https://ganka.ca/t/departments/motor...ns%5D%5B%5D=55

There are different levels of Thinsulate, so that it is something to pay attention to. Here's a little spiel on that:

https://www.superiorglove.com/blog/w...l-should-i-use
Those look quite good. By the way, my wife has very small hands, and last winter I found some mittens at Big Ray's that were perfect for her, but expensive at around $90.00. The outer layer is made of a waterproof and very elastic leather, with Thinsulate inside.
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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These are the mittens I bought for my wife at Big Rays, except that these ones are for men:
The Polar Mitt Men's - Gordini

The ones for women look exactly the same. Keep in mind that these aren't work mittens, since the leather on the palms is very thin and playable. But they are nice and warm.

Amazon has some of them, and I imagine that the ones around $90.00-$100.00 should be of a similar design (water and windproof, deerskin palms, etc.).
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=gordini+w...ref=nb_sb_noss

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Old 08-17-2019, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Interior Alaska
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These are the mittens I bought for my wife at Big Rays, except that these ones are for men:
The Polar Mitt Men's - Gordini

The ones for women look exactly the same. Keep in mind that these aren't work mittens, since the leather on the palms is very thin and playable. But they are nice and warm.

Amazon has some of them, and I imagine that the ones around $90.00-$100.00 should be of a similar design (water and windproof, deerskin palms, etc.).
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=gordini+w...ref=nb_sb_noss
Oh, those are nice! My mom has Raynaud's disease, and she wears those! She is teeny-tiny (4'11"), so I'll have to ask her if she has an easier time finding these that fit her. She often buys gear in boys' sizes, because, as I have probably mentioned before, finding good gear in women's sizes can be tough.
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Old 08-17-2019, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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An audacious move for a 13 year old kid on his own. Good luck to him.
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Old 08-17-2019, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Leminole, FL
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An audacious move for a 13 year old kid on his own. Good luck to him.
No, no, he is with family. He is a pretty gutsy kid and very excited about the big adventure of Alaska, though!
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