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Old 16 December 2007, 17:11   #1
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Gloves

After getting very cold hands today when out for just a couple of hours I decided I need some good gloves cause the sealskins I have at the moment are crap for keeping you warm.

Found these on ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CREWSAVER-SPEE...QQcmdZViewItem

Anyone got experience of these?

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Old 16 December 2007, 17:15   #2
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Or these?

These Gul one look they might be good too and perhaps more water resistant?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GUL-HELMSMANS-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 16 December 2007, 18:06   #3
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Not exactly the one's you're looking at, but I have a pair of neoprene gloves, which are awful as they are uncomfortable and are extremely slippy on anything stainless steel. I also have a pair of Gill Helmsman's gloves which sound similar to the Gull ones... they're lovely when you first put them on, but once they get wet they are horrible... the leather palms soak up water, the stitching leaks the water into the gloves and the lining soaks it up. Your hands become very cold and very heavy!

Best solution I've found so far is washing up gloves - they are 100% waterproof and 100% windproof, and you can grip stuff easily. Hunt out the ones in blue
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Old 16 December 2007, 18:24   #4
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gil helmsmans gloves

hi,
I was about to reccomend these to you when I saw some feedback about them above.
I have used these for years and have experienced no ingress at all, the seams on mine don't leak and the leather has never let water in???

I have got 3 pairs on the boat and nobody has ever had cold hands so I'm wondering if those ones which are failing on the seams might be worth a letter as this seems odd.

re the rubber gloves, my local chandlery Whitstable Marine sell the fishermen the heavy blue gloves (only a few quids) and they love them. we used them on the boat for customers and they loved them so may be worth a look?

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I had a pair of crewsaver speed gloves. They were ok, warm with good grip, however they are weak where the fingers are glued on, and they came apart in a couple of places. But this was after alot of hard use!
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Hi, i used to use the Gill gloves as mentioned above. I also found them to be cold and not waterproof.
I have been using Head ski gloves for the last three winter seasons and have found them to be both waterproof and warm. At only £10 from costco they have to be the best gloves i've ever had.
Ok not as trendy in a marina
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re the rubber gloves, my local chandlery Whitstable Marine sell the fishermen the heavy blue gloves (only a few quids) and they love them. we used them on the boat for customers and they loved them so may be worth a look?
Combined with a thin pair of fleece inner gloves, these are the most effective solution that I've found so far. Not the most elegant, but they grip well and keep you hands warm. They are also very easy to get on and off which is handy if you need to press any buttons!

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Old 17 December 2007, 12:22   #8
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I've just started to use these. Nice and warm and easy to get on and off. Oh and very cheap. Only available in black though.

http://www.allgadgets.co.uk/ag/produ...pf%5Fid=AG2045
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Combined with a thin pair of fleece inner gloves, these are the most effective solution that I've found so far. Not the most elegant, but they grip well and keep you hands warm. They are also very easy to get on and off which is handy if you need to press any buttons!

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same here, and not expensive - what a novelty for boat stuff!!
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hander warmers

If my hands or feet get cold i just use some of these inside the glove or boot

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-20-HANDWAR...QQcmdZViewItem
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