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Old 21 February 2006, 18:54   #11
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Can you still get those gloves on when your hands are wet ?
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Old 21 February 2006, 18:58   #12
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With a bit of a struggle yes. It all depends on how you take them off; if you take thrm off in a hurry and all the fingers go inside out then odviously you have to turn them around. In the cold and wet this can be a bit of a pain. If your careful though you can take them off without this happening. Apart from that I would say they're not too bad as far as wet gloves go!
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Old 21 February 2006, 19:00   #13
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Just don't expect to hold on to anything made from stainless steel when you're wearing neoprene gloves - they become more slippery than slippery things! Even if they have the non-slip stuff on the insides of the fingers and palms.
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Mine have little rubber dots on them. They're not too bad.....
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Old 21 February 2006, 19:06   #15
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There's only one for proper protection for me, neoprene wetsuit mitts. Get ones with single sided neoprene so the rubber is the outer surface because they give you excellent grip. They are supple enough for you to pop switches and press buttons without having to take them off.

They last for ages. I've had mine more that 25 years and they're still ok. Excellent for washing the car in the winter too.

They're not cool in appearance so I guess that'll rule them out for most of you southerners.
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Old 21 February 2006, 19:13   #16
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Get ones with single sided neoprene so the rubber is the outer surface because they give you excellent grip.
Ahh... makes sense - mine are fabric on the outside (yes, and "dots")
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I've had mine more that 25 years...
Standard supply on the Ark, Noah?
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For my money the best option are the Rooster Winter Pro sailing gloves
They are fully waterproof, very warm, and have a really rough material sewn on to the palms so that you've really got the grip when you need it.

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http://www.roostersailing.com/mercha...v&Store_Code=1

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Old 21 February 2006, 22:58   #19
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Codders, you're experienced winter ice climber aren't you?

What did you find worked for you scaling the frozen waterfalls? Same scenario, tested waterproof glove to the limit...
Main problem I have found is the thicker the glove the colder my hands get due to lack of circulation. If you are working hard enough you glow all over like a ready brek advert!!!

When ice climbing your hands tend to be above your head most of the time so nothing gets into the gloves. Most of the goretex gloves with leather type palms are ok.

Remember once being caught in a blizzard and my gloves were ripped and soaked through - hands started to suffer big style so I had a cunning plan - got the bread bags my sarnies were wrapped in - on over each hand and 2 elastic bands - a lifesaver!!!
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I have a pair of fleece lined Musto offshore HPX mittens with very long cuffs - ok so you need to take them off for anything fiddly but for driving boat and having nice warm dry hands in all weather they rock... the other way is to buy a pair of white surgical gloves from boots (v cheap) and wear under a pair rubber gloves (also cheap) - this works well, warm and dry.
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