Originally Posted by Biggles
I've got totally waterproof gloves that when fitted properly cut off the circulation to my hands and after a while give me cramp.
I thought drysuit gloves were the answer, but your hands get wet anyway because the gloves aren't breathable. They are also a bastard to get on unless they are completely dry, and take ages to dry. They actually worked quite well once the drysuit seal was cut off, but that seems a bit extreme!
I reckon that you should give up on keeping your hands dry, and concentrate on keeping them warm. Fleece gloves still work quite well when they are wet, especially if you can keep the wind off.
Richard's rubber gloves are not as silly as they sound (although heavy duty gloves as worn by fishermen, rather than washing up gloves, are probably better), and worn over thin thermal inner gloves or cheap fleece gloves are probably as good as you'll get. They are cheap, keep your hands warm, and because you can take the liner out they dry out easily overnight.