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sussamb

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Gloves
« on: 15:27:56, 21/11/18 »
After a good pair of winter gloves, anyone got any recommendations?
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NeilC

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #1 on: 16:23:16, 21/11/18 »
After a good pair of winter gloves, anyone got any recommendations?


Do they need to be gloves? Because mitts are way warmer.


I've got loads of gloves from basic fleece cheapies, Lidl ski gloves (actually really quite good as long as it's not too wet), Sealskinz waterproof gloves (OK in wet and coldish weather), and some German army surplus goretex furry-lined mitts (best in very wet and cold conditions but could be better).


I hear great things about Buffalo mitts and they're on my Christmas list so if I'm lucky maybe I'll get some.

sussamb

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #2 on: 16:25:15, 21/11/18 »
Preferably gloves yes, but mitts aren't completely ruled out  ;)
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NeilC

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #3 on: 16:39:37, 21/11/18 »
https://www.decathlon.co.uk/trek-500-overgloves-black-id_8396272.html
Preferably gloves yes, but mitts aren't completely ruled out  ;)


Well in case they're of interest, and I'd understand if they're not given what they look like!, these are the mitts: http://amzn.eu/d/6V2VoXx

If really cold I wear these under them: https://www.decathlon.co.uk/trek-500-liner-gloves-grey-id_8390724.html so I can use my phone for GPS without exposing my hands entirely.


Hmm, whilst getting the link I notice Decathlon now selling waterproof overmitts for a tenner: https://www.decathlon.co.uk/trek-500-overgloves-black-id_8396272.html - they could be great over some normal fleece gloves to deal with wind and rain.
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Re: Gloves
« Reply #4 on: 16:57:51, 21/11/18 »
I use skiing gloves that have a goretex liner.  If you can, get some with wrist loops, saves having to manage them when you take them off temporarily.  My current ones are made by Matt but most brands are good.  If it gets really cold I wear silk liners.
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Re: Gloves
« Reply #5 on: 18:00:52, 21/11/18 »
I hear great things about Buffalo mitts and they're on my Christmas list so if I'm lucky maybe I'll get some.

I bought some last year, mainly because they are very lightweight (mine are 75g), and available in olive green which I like. They're said to remain warm if wet but I emailed the maker to ask if they can be proofed. This was their reply:

"If your garment is new then it will be fine to use the Nikwax TX Direct Spray on without first washing.   Please take care not to get the Nikwax TX on the pile lining as this should not be proofed."

I treated them but so far I have avoided wearing them in rain. Do be careful with the sizing if you buy them online. I seem to remember there was a size guide based on the circumference of your hand, or something like that, which indicated Medium for me, but I've found them to be a fraction short for me and I think Large would have been better.


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Re: Gloves
« Reply #7 on: 19:13:17, 21/11/18 »
Cheers Phil  O0
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