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Old 21 February 2006, 13:29   #1
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Well,

Got out today, wasn't as bad as I thought but seemed very cold after a nice meal at the Mary Mouse 2.

Nearly lost it coming out of Bembridge when we got caught with wind under the hull but other than that not as bad as the weather forecasts would make you believe.

By the way can anyone recommend a good glove. I've tried three different types and haven't come across the perfect type yet.

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Try some of the winter thermal motorcycle gloves if you don't mind spending the money-gonna set you back at least £40 for a pair but you won't ever get cold or wet hands unless they go underwater.
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Old 21 February 2006, 15:13   #3
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Great Idear the motocyle gloves
Try TK Max if there is one near you they sell the Ski gloves (Snow type)
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Old 21 February 2006, 16:01   #4
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What we are finding is that however hard you try you are always gonna get your hands wet at some stage. Maybe its whilst launching or checking the depth sonar. You take your glove off. But then once its wet its damn nigh impossible to get your glove back on.

And because you can't get it back on correctly you just end up getting more water in. And today that water is cold.

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've got fingerless racing yachting gloves which are ideal for summer.

And I've got Gill Offshore cruising gloves which are lovely and warm, but they don't stop the water getting in down the cuffs.

And the waterproof and offshore gloves are a nightmare to put on when your hands are wet.

Any one got any better ideas..
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Old 21 February 2006, 16:14   #5
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I've got Gill Offshore cruising gloves which are lovely and warm, but they don't stop the water getting in down the cuffs...
I've got a pair of those too, and I think that the stitching leaks too! I keep a couple of pairs of washing-up gloves on board. They're blue, not yellow though 100% waterproof, windproof and won't soak up water.
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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.

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Has anyone tried the sealskinz range of gloves and socks - supposed to be fully breathable - wicking on the inside and yet waterproof.

http://www.force4.co.uk/ProductDetai...5-82c8103c7a63

http://www.sealskinz.com/cgi-bin/psProdSrch.cgi
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mechanics rubber gloves on under the woolie gloves works for me if I remember to wear any
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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...
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Has anyone tried the sealskinz range of gloves and socks - supposed to be fully breathable - wicking on the inside and yet waterproof.
I've had the socks. They were about £30 for a pair. Worked really well to start with but they're really not very durable. They lasted about 3 months (wearing them two afternoons a week) before the rubber stuff inside broke and they started leaking. I would recommend wearing them with anther pair of socks over the top to make them last longer.

I wear Crewsaver neopreme gloves. They work pretty well. A pair of fleece gloves over the top makes them really good as it keeps the wind off. I believe the RNLI use neopreme gloves too....
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Can you still get those gloves on when your hands are wet ?
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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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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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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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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...
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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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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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