Re: Project: STAY WARM
Sounds like fun!
I've spent a lot of time outdoors working and playing. The trick for me, especially if I need hands that work, is to over layer my core.
Consider more thermal underwear, progressive layers, fit a hooded sweatshirt in there so you can close the gap between your head and body. The idea is to overheat your core so your extremities stay warmer.
You can always remove layers but if you get the right balance to your activity, you can maintain some cooling through your hands(as excess heat escapes through them), to allow using them without too cumbersome a pair of gloves.
You may find a good balance of warm working hands with little covering them.
Just be sure to watch your bodies thermostat, peel layers and or head gear to prevent sweating. Good luck!