I've always used a nifty kind of glove-mitten, the name of which I cannot
remember! They're warm lined wool mittens with sort of half-gloves inside.
The top part of the mitten folds back, allowing your fingertips to be bare
for operating binos or camera. Amazingly, exposing only the top couple
inches of your fingertips to brutal cold is entirely tolerable for a good
while, and when they do get too cold, you can fold the lined mitten top
back over them and they will warm up pretty quickly. You can also put a
hand-warmer packet into each mitten top to speed the warming.
Trying to remember what they're called, I Googled "mitten-gloves" and up
popped a large number of similar things, though much more expensive (up to
$30 or so) than the $8 or $10 I paid for mine many years ago. I think I
found mine at that old Army-Navy surplus store that used to be in
Brattleboro, but I also saw them elsewhere and bought a second pair
somewhere or other.
Good luck, and much sympathy!
On Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:18:01 -0500, Ann Curran <[log in to unmask]>
> Winter Birders,
> I'm in need of gloves to keep my frozen fingers warm while I look for
> winter birds. Gloves that will also let me maneuver the focus on my
> binoculars. Every time I've bought a pair of gloves that looks perfect,
> I've been disappointed.
> So, I turn to you for suggestions, and you're welcome to reply to the
> since there are probably others with the same problem.