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Velcro® Mitten Attachments

To keep your gloves snug against your coat sleeves
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Somehow, however snugly I tuck my gloves into my coat sleeves on these Arctic mornings (currently 13°F or so in NYC), they constantly pop out.

So I propose standardized Velcro® attachments on gloves and coat sleeves. When you put the gloves on, they will lock into place, sparing you the indignity of cold wrists and constant fussing.

I'm not entirely sure which way round they should go (i.e., whether the tape should be outside or inside the glove, and inside or outside the sleeve), but either way, your skin should only come into contact with the soft furry side.

DrCurry, Jan 28 2003

lbow's http://www.lbow.com/
These should work. [skinflaps, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Magnetics rather than Velcro http://www.halfbake..._20External_20Walls
Was this what you were thinking of [po] - shameless elf-referencing. [PeterSilly, Oct 05 2004]

no, [PSilly] it was this one http://www.halfbake...0fastener_20spacing
[po, Oct 05 2004]


       Idiot mittens,i was forced to wear these things whilst living in Canada,the only problem was everytime you waved at someone you would slap yourself in the face with the other mitten.   

skinflaps, Jan 28 2003

       Yep. Inside the sleeve.
RoboBust, Jan 29 2003

       Velcro is good, but tends to snag on things unpredictably. If there were small, alternating permanent magnets in the glove cuffs, and corresponding electromagnets in the coat sleeves, the two could be commanded to bond or release at the touch of a button, to predetermined locations (the electromagnets would also have alternating polarisations, causing them to "key".
8th of 7, Jan 29 2003

       I've seen coats with mittens that attach to the sleeves with zippers, but they're kinda, you know, for kids.   

       Sounds to me like you need to get your sleeves lengthened.
waugsqueke, Jan 29 2003

       But then he would have to bend down to scratch his knees, shirley ?
8th of 7, Jan 29 2003

       hmm, I have seen that magnet idea somewhere else, hmm.
po, Jan 29 2003

       While the idea sounds great, there is no way I want Velcro on my coat ever again. Every time I would wear a nice sweater or scarf it would get snagged. Zippers on the other hand... that's an excellent Idea !!
crabbie, Jan 30 2003

       You could have a fleece liner in the cuff of the jacket with a thumb hole in it that came down and went under the mittens, thus preventing a gap. Baked on some fire-fighting coats.
oneoffdave, Jan 30 2003

       maybe you could have a jumper with arms that have no holes for the hands..... hey presto....built in gloves and no gap.....just dont try doing anything beyond basic caveman with your hands
mikee, Jan 30 2003

       Do you think that you could place Velcro(R) on the outside of each mitt in such a way that they can be attached together? Prevents losing "the other" mitt.
andrewm, Jan 30 2003

       well, when i was a kid, the mittens were attached together by a long cord. so, first you put on the mittens, and then the coat, and your mittens stayed on. i should probabally go back to this method, having lost a couple pairs of gloves this winter ....
pearlzenith, Mar 30 2003

       I was just designing (in my head) a coat that had gloves on the end of the sleeves instead of a hole for your hand to poke out of and (after recovering from my disappointment that other people had had this idea) my solution to the 'caveman hands' problem, outlined above by mikee, was to have a flap on the palm side of the glove. Just unpop the attachments and you're into hands-free mode.
DrBob, Nov 29 2010


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