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Ralph

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Re: Waterproof gloves
« Reply #15 on: 13:23:09, 11/01/18 »
Just purchased a pair of the Merino liner gloves from Aldi  for 5:99.  The quality seems good and the price is great. Had a look at the ski gloves at 9:99, look & feel very good. Well worth checking out if you need waterproof gloves.

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Re: Waterproof gloves
« Reply #16 on: 14:29:24, 11/01/18 »
Another couple of Gore-Tex overmit options that may be worth considering.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genuine-Surplus-Goretex-Weather-Leather/dp/B00FZMCPYC/
https://www.amazon.co.uk/GENUINE-GORETEX-WATERPROOF-EXTREME-WEATHER/dp/B00AFDGRLS/
https://www.amazon.co.uk/German-Issue-Goretex-Lined-Mitts/dp/B0041KZN16/

Being army surplus they may need a wash in Nikwax Tech Wash and reproofing with Nikwax TX Direct before use to get rid of the smell that all army surplus stuff seems to have but at this price they definitely won't break the bank!

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Re: Waterproof gloves
« Reply #17 on: 17:15:23, 11/01/18 »
Another couple of Gore-Tex overmit options that may be worth considering.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genuine-Surplus-Goretex-Weather-Leather/dp/B00FZMCPYC/
https://www.amazon.co.uk/GENUINE-GORETEX-WATERPROOF-EXTREME-WEATHER/dp/B00AFDGRLS/
https://www.amazon.co.uk/German-Issue-Goretex-Lined-Mitts/dp/B0041KZN16/

Being army surplus they may need a wash in Nikwax Tech Wash and reproofing with Nikwax TX Direct before use to get rid of the smell that all army surplus stuff seems to have but at this price they definitely won't break the bank!


yes the ex army mitts seem to work pretty well. I actually got some of the German lined ones from that link. They arrived quite badly stained with black gun grease which I thought was a bit off. However they really are waterproof for long periods.

I washed mine in proper detergent to remove the stains and old DWR and the proofed them with 303 Fabric Guard, which seems to work a fair bit better than Nikwax in the longer term. They bead like crazy now.
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Re: Waterproof gloves
« Reply #18 on: 09:04:41, 12/01/18 »
I've never managed to find a pair of waterproof gloves - I think partly because there are so many seams, but mainly because the water manages to find its way in by the wrist.  I was skiing in the rain (yuk) last week for a day and my goretex gloves were soaked after a couple of hours, as were all the gloves in my party.  I carry overmits as they add a layer of windproofing which can, at least, aid with warmth. 

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« Reply #19 on: 10:24:37, 12/01/18 »
I've never managed to find a pair of waterproof gloves - I think partly because there are so many seams, but mainly because the water manages to find its way in by the wrist.  I was skiing in the rain (yuk) last week for a day and my goretex gloves were soaked after a couple of hours, as were all the gloves in my party.  I carry overmits as they add a layer of windproofing which can, at least, aid with warmth.


It would appear that waterproof gloves are especially hard to make work with waterproof socks coming a close second.


As for water getting in at the wrist, depends on the gloves and your sleeves. With the army overmitts, they go quite a way up the sleeves, and my waterproof jacket has long sleeves that cover most of my hands. That keeps out the rain pretty well....except when using poles. All that hand movement with your forearms horizontal seems to be a recipe for wet cold hands.




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Re: Waterproof gloves
« Reply #20 on: 09:51:15, 13/01/18 »
Mountain Warehouse have a couple of comfy gloves that are supposedly both waterproof and windproof. 29.99
Generally I find that they all fail.
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Re: Waterproof gloves
« Reply #21 on: 21:40:57, 18/01/18 »
I tend to take 2 or 3 pairs with me, 1 liner glove, 1 snowboarding glove and another warm glove. At least you can put a dry pair on if the others are wet.

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« Reply #22 on: 23:22:20, 18/01/18 »
Not many gloves, mitts are fully waterproof. Had plenty in my time. Nowadays I use marigolds under my mitts/gloves etc. Just make sure your hands are dry and warm before togging on marigolds or they will stay cold.

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« Reply #23 on: 10:20:48, 19/01/18 »
I recently bought a pair of Sealskinz Dragon Eye. Wore them in pretty bad weather yesterday. VERY cold, rain, snow etc.
I found them to be warm and dry. (So far)
Also got a pair of 'knitted waterproof, windproof' gloves from Mountain Warehouse. Very comfortable and warm.
How a knitted glove will cope with 'waterproof' is yet to be tested.

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Re: Waterproof gloves
« Reply #25 on: 16:06:02, 20/01/18 »
My expensive Collunbia inner heat reflective Goretex gloves filled with water during my recent Spine Race after prolonged continuos rain. I could believe that the Goretex had been compromised, and have since found the answer. The wide cuff does not have Goretex and this was only partly covered by my jacket sleeve cuff, thus allowing water in and running down inside each finger. Something to be aware of when buying in the future.

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Re: Waterproof gloves
« Reply #26 on: 10:22:29, 23/01/18 »
I wonder why Paramo don't make gloves?

You'd think it would work quite well given it's not sensitive to seam leakage.

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Re: Waterproof gloves
« Reply #27 on: 11:04:15, 23/01/18 »
I was in Cotswolds, in Bettws Y coed. yesterday morning, and they have a very extensive glove section.
Thinking about it, they seem to have far more choice than a few year's ago, and many of them were waterproof ,both glove and overmitts.

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Re: Waterproof gloves
« Reply #28 on: 11:05:57, 23/01/18 »
I was in Cotswolds, in Bettws Y coed. yesterday morning, and they have a very extensive glove section.
Thinking about it, they seem to have far more choice than a few year's ago, and many of them were waterproof ,both glove and overmitts.


Yeah but there's calling something waterproof and then it actually being waterproof and with gloves and socks especially, there seems to be quite a difference. 

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« Reply #29 on: 11:10:16, 23/01/18 »
That's certainly true, so the best solution, is to get high quality waterproof overmitts, and wear them over your normal gloves.
The best quality ones ive seen, are made by the Motorcycle equipment firm, Dianese,  a motorcycling friend has a pair, and he is very impressed with their performance.
I recon most people would not mind wearing motorcycling overmitts, especially when their performance in poor weather, is magnificent.
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