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Yesterday, Wed the.. by simon3   (Show all posts)
mcrtchly
2010-12-02 11:03:23
Gloves
I use a variety of gloves depending upon conditions and regularly use one of at least six different pairs that I own. I am prone to getting cold hands and gloves are essential even in summertime when it can be wet and windy. A thin pair of wool gloves is a starting point, these can be used on their own but also as liners for other gloves. Using a liner helps if you have to take off your outer glove to say take a photograph. I have Smartwool liners but any thin wool glove (ideally merino wool) would do. Wool also stays warmish even when wet. I do have a thin Berghaus windproof glove which I use in the summer but this is useless when wet. Normal winter wear is either a insulated glove or mitt (with Primaloft or down insulation) and leather palms. These are Gore-Tex waterpoof, although an occasional application of Niwax glove proofer helps. Typical makes are Black Diamond, Marmot, North Face, Snowlife etc. Typical cost of these is 50 to 100 per pair but I brought some Marmot and Snowlife gloves in TKMAXX for about 35. At the extreme end I use Outdoor Research Alti gloves. These are double insulated mitts meant for extreme cold at high altitude and cost about 150. Finally, for climbing and Via Ferrata I use fingerless Kevler reinforced gloves.

I suggest that your best option to save cost would be to get some thin woollen gloves as liners (maybe from Lidl or TKMAXX) and look for good qaulity Gore-Tex gloves in TKMAXX.
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