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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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