ABOUT
US

Challenges

  • Loss of dexterity and performance due to cold hands.

  • Loss of dexterity and performance due to bulky gloves.

  • Impaired hand performance can lead to accidents.

  • Impaired hand performance can lead to loss of efficiency and accuracy.

  • Keeping thermal hand warmer in place during outdoor activity.

Solutions

  • Eliminates need to buy special glove to hold thermal pack that may not match your activity.

  • Comfortably holds thermal pack of your choice on back of hand.

  • Eliminates further interference with hand performance.

  • Allows you to wear glove better suited for your activity.

  • Keeps thermal pack directly off of skin per manufacturer’s directions

We are a working ranch family in Northern Colorado, raising cattle and sheep.   In addition, John works full time in commercial construction.  On any given day, Colorado winters can be cold, and we need dexterity while working with our hands in these conditions. Recognizing this need, led to the idea for Top Hands.

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HOW IT WORKS?

Keeping hands and fingers warm and effective in cold outdoor activities is a challenge. There is no shortage of gloves to help overcome this challenge.  Ergonomic studies have shown that dexterity can decrease 52-55% in temperatures starting at just 52 degrees F. Dexterity can be further decreased due to the use of a bulky glove. Top hands takes a different approach to solving this challenge by positioning and securing the thermal pack on the back of the hand instead of in the palm or using a special glove with a pocket designed into it that may not be suitable for your specific activity. The finger and wrist loops keep the pocket and thermal pack inside the pocket, in position when taking gloves on or off. Top hands pockets with fit comfortably under most types of gloves and is intended to be used in conjunction with the gloves you already own and use. Below is a home based trial using top hands. 

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FIELD TEST

Working outside in 11 degrees F for 30 min with light pair of leather work gloves.

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BASELINE

Both hands begin at 85 degrees F.

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No Top Hand Pocket or thermal pack. Finger temperature 51 degrees F.

With Top Hand Pocket and thermal pack. Finger temperature 66 degrees F.

RESULTS

Hand with Top Hand Pocket and thermal pack 15 degrees F warmer than hand without pocket and warmer

COLORADO RANCH FAMILY INVENTION