When the temperature start to drop you need to seriously think about what types of gloves you are going to wear to keep the chill out. Long gone are the days of knitted woolen mittens and leather gloves being your only option. Modern construction techniques and advanced fabrics now allows a wide range of thermal gloves and mittens to be manufactured to suit different climatic conditions. Fabric membrane technology not only produces totally waterproof gloves, but also ones that breath, allowing your hands to stay dry and warm even in the most hostile of environments. Soft shell jacket fabrics have also been successfully integrated in to thermal gloves, making them not only windproof but also light and very flexible. These features are often partnered with synthetic thermal fibres and fabrics, allowing lightweight gloves to be made that trap heat without being too bulky.