A good pair of work gloves are useful all year round—when you’re shoveling your car out of the driveway, when you’re building a playground in your backyard, and when you’re moving piles of yard refuse from one corner of the lawn to the other. Investing in the right gloves will make winter way less of a hassle and cold weather less debilitating. This is especially true if you’re someone who works in construction or engages in outdoor winter sports. But which gloves can you trust with the task of protecting those precious paws? We’ve created a list of some of our favorites to get you started in your search.