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Ray-S

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Heated gloves?
« on: 16:03:49, 03/01/21 »
Does anyone use heated gloves?  I suffer badly (always have and at 66+ it seems to be worse) and have tried various options other than heated gloves but there is a huge variation in price from reasonable to omg how much!   Looking for recommendations please.

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Re: Heated gloves?
« Reply #1 on: 17:48:59, 03/01/21 »
Does anyone use heated gloves?  I suffer badly (always have and at 66+ it seems to be worse) and have tried various options other than heated gloves but there is a huge variation in price from reasonable to omg how much!   Looking for recommendations please.


I got my wife some a while ago as she has Reynauds. They work but she found charging them a pain and they were quite bulky and heavy with the batteries. Ended up not using them.


Have you tried pile mitts like Buffalo or Montane etc?

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« Reply #2 on: 17:57:28, 03/01/21 »
I used to have heated gloves when I was a motorcyclist, they were great a few years back on my rides back and forth to London.

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« Reply #3 on: 18:15:40, 03/01/21 »
My partner tried ones that have pouches in the wrists to hold heat pads (the kind you reset by putting in hot water then activate by clicking). They were OK, but as the glove itself was just fleece they got wet very easily. Might have worked as a liner glove.
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Ray-S

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Re: Heated gloves?
« Reply #4 on: 18:24:41, 03/01/21 »

I got my wife some a while ago as she has Reynauds. They work but she found charging them a pain and they were quite bulky and heavy with the batteries. Ended up not using them.


Have you tried pile mitts like Buffalo or Montane etc?


I think I could have a touch of Raynauds. Certainly had white finger quite a lot recently. Never tried mitts as until a few years ago I cycled 50 miles a day to work and back so had to have fingered gloves and tried all sorts. Was thinking mitts might be the answer but just trying to avoid buying something that didn't work and heated gloves sounded good.

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« Reply #5 on: 18:28:14, 03/01/21 »

I think I could have a touch of Raynauds. Certainly had white finger quite a lot recently. Never tried mitts as until a few years ago I cycled 50 miles a day to work and back so had to have fingered gloves and tried all sorts. Was thinking mitts might be the answer but just trying to avoid buying something that didn't work and heated gloves sounded good.


Mitts are significantly warmer than gloves, especially for fingertips, and pile lined mitts seem another level up again. The wife swears by them.

Ray-S

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« Reply #6 on: 18:38:22, 03/01/21 »

Mitts are significantly warmer than gloves, especially for fingertips, and pile lined mitts seem another level up again. The wife swears by them.


Ok thanks. I'll have a look at and try mitts. Lots to choose from so will do a bit of research and report back when I have tried them out.

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« Reply #7 on: 18:49:38, 03/01/21 »
Raynaud's sufferer, what works for me:


- Gloves gloves gloves.  They don't have to be amazing but you need them to be dry.  Minimum I wear liner gloves + something else and then take 3 sets with me (set of liners, 2 proper sets of gloves), if it's likely an all day Scottish winter trip I take between 4 and 6 sets (2 liners, 2-3 standard sets, 1-2 set of super warm mittens).   
- Get some heat packs you can slip inside your gloves.  The ones with special places to put these are useful but you don't need them, just use a thin pair of liner gloves.
- Keep well hydrated
- Time release Niacin tablets (which acts as a vasodilator)
- Don't bring coffee in your flask, try a hot sugary drink (hot chocolate, hot ribena, whatever you like) since caffeine doesn't help
- Keep your core warm, which keeps blood flow to hands and feet from shutting off if you catch a chill.  Annoying in normal people but for people who have vaso constriction issues this can stop my hands working entirely
- Keep some snacks handy to keep your blood sugar consistent


If none of this works and you have serious need for your hands to work properly, for example you're into winter climbing where hands 100% need to perform or it's a safety issue, then I'd consider seeing an allergies specialist who can help you with figuring out if it's a diet issue which acts as a catalyst for your poor blood flow by causing inflammation.  About £300 or thereabouts for a reasonable run up. 

Ray-S

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Re: Heated gloves?
« Reply #8 on: 19:11:24, 03/01/21 »
forgotmyoldpassword.     Thanks for the detailed reply. Will investigate the Niacin tablets but might need to consult my GP first as recently been put on Tamsulosin tablets to help with passing urine due to enlarged prostate and best to check for reactions.


Walked up Catbells on Saturday and my body was almost overheating and my finger tips were frozen. Wasn't until the last steep rocky bit which got my heart rate up to 165 that my fingers warmed up and they were ok from then on.


I did have coffee in a flask so will avoid that in future although by the time I drank some I was at the top and toasty.

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« Reply #9 on: 20:01:43, 03/01/21 »
I keep my hands and fingers warm by wearing a thin pair of gloves inside my mittens.

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« Reply #10 on: 21:15:21, 03/01/21 »
Hi, my other half suffers from Raynauds and a couple of years ago i got her some battery operated gloves for about £40, no good at all, only heated the back of the hands.After lots of (expensive ) experimenting she has found the perfect combination of Rab silk liner gloves inside some Extremities winter gloves. In warmer weather she wears Mountain Equipment gloves, and apart from the warmest days in summer she still needs to wear her Rab liner gloves.
Hope this helps  ;)

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« Reply #11 on: 21:40:07, 03/01/21 »
Hi, my other half suffers from Raynauds and a couple of years ago i got her some battery operated gloves for about £40, no good at all, only heated the back of the hands.After lots of (expensive ) experimenting she has found the perfect combination of Rab silk liner gloves inside some Extremities winter gloves. In warmer weather she wears Mountain Equipment gloves, and apart from the warmest days in summer she still needs to wear her Rab liner gloves.
Hope this helps  ;)


I use a similar set up, i use Extremities mitts with merino wool glove liners, works very well.

When i stop for lunch or to have a pee, i can leave the glove liners on so my hands retain some warmth.

Also if your hands get sweaty you can still take the mitts on and off very easily due to having glove liners on.

When it isn't as cold and i don't need the mitts i use Montane Prism gloves over the glove liners. This is a very light and comfortable set up and still fairly warm. I prefer this set up to the mitts but when it is very cold and raining then the mitt set up is easily the best.

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« Reply #12 on: 21:47:26, 03/01/21 »
I suggested mitts to her but she smokes like a chimney and cannot hold a cig with mitts. She has been told that stopping smoking will help with the raynauds but she has no willpower >:( >:(

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« Reply #13 on: 21:50:06, 03/01/21 »
I suggested mitts to her but she smokes like a chimney and cannot hold a cig with mitts. She has been told that stopping smoking will help with the raynauds but she has no willpower >:( >:(
With mitts she won’t need willpower  :D  You could buy some with laces like boxing gloves. These would keep her hands warm and help her give up smoking.

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« Reply #14 on: 21:55:25, 03/01/21 »
With mitts she won’t need willpower  :D  You could buy some with laces like boxing gloves. These would keep her hands warm and help her give up smoking.


Thought of that, wouldnt work she would suffer very cold hands , and at the end of the day i've got to live with her, and i like a quit life  :-\