Re: Gloves--What's your preference??
I have an old pair of wool fingerless gloves. I like them because they shed water and retain some warmth even if wet. I also have a fleece pair with the fold-over mitten feature. They were cheap at the feed store. I like them because the pocket on the back that the mitten folds into can also hold the one of the handwarmers nicknick recommended. A hat is also a good idea. Keep the rest of your body warm helps.