I have been searching for a while but haven't found much that fit what I am after. I want a glove that is almost pipe glove-ish in terms of thickness, but also one that is gore tex/water proof. Any recommendations?
check out hunting and fishing stores and websites. most spring gloves and park gloves are only waterproof to a low point, but a lot of the stuff hunters use is around the same thickness with much better waterproofing. not as steezy or comfortable, but very waterproof. cabelas would be a good place to start
Get wool mittens. Those things aren’t waterproof but they are stupid warm even on the coldest days. Mine are the flip up ones (there’s not a full coverage that’s “sealed” over your hand) and they are still the warmest glove I’ve ever used. They literally looked like someone’s grandma knitted them lol but those things instantly would warm my fingers after being frozen off when I change my music on my phone.