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I wear good quality gloves, insulated from the water and snow outside (surface layer of "breathable" textile/composite), good grip (leather insert on the down side of the palm), and good but not so thick thermal insulation layer (my current gloves uses 3M Thinsulate).|
Be carefull not to buy fakes, where "branded" insulation layer is replaced with cheap "polar/PET" - it is no good.
I never use the "hand warmers" even in -20C (that can last in Poland for over a month during the winter time). Instead - in really cold weather I keep an extra pair of gloves kept in warm pocket (close to the body).
When one pair of gloves is wet (sweating, melting snow), I change it, letting the other one to dry, or I keep the other pair in the sealed bag untill I'm back home (to dry it later).
One and only kind of "warmers" effective in extreme situations is the chemical one - but not to warm the hand, but to place it on the chest.
In "normal situation" also the best way to keep war is to put the warmer (hot bottle, anything...) on the chest (near the heart).
Because it worms the body near the heart, and then it is quickly distributes all over.
Warming the hands only wit any "fuel based" warmer is dangerous, because it is affective when the warmer work, but then... when the warming ends, widened (by hot) capillaries helps to... cool Your hands (and body) down.