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Old 04 February 2016, 14:04   #21
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If it's really Parkie...you'll not beat the chemical hand warmers placed inside you're gloves.
I've had tried loads of Glove Types/Brands over years,best solution I've found is to take at least a couple of pairs!!
If it cuts up rough and or rains on longish passage ...being able to change into a dry pair or two will help..A lot!

Keep you're Head Hands and feet warm as poss...(Ghecko worn with a thin technical Balaclava,also,with a neck warmer is best solution I've found)
Quality Footwear ( I use Musto HPX warm but a bit short IMO) and decent if poss Murano socks ..(..foot warmers work too) and try to keep Hands warm ...BEFORE they get cold..AND ALL as DRY as possible,to lower wind chill.
Best I've found but always looking to improve things!
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Old 04 February 2016, 14:06   #22
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Has anyone tried heated gloves/mitts?
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Old 04 February 2016, 14:17   #23
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Warm as toast except for Andy with no gloves 🤔 gave him some sealskins and he was still frozen
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Heavy duty rubber gloves like fishermen wear, Showa 660 for instance.

About a fiver a pair, easy to put on and take off, waterproof and wind proof. They are cotton lined, and you can add thin thermal gloves underneath if it's really cold.
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Warm as toast except for Andy with no gloves 🤔 gave him some sealskins and he was still frozen
And what kind of gloves have you on in the pic Mick?
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Heavy duty rubber gloves like fishermen wear, Showa 660 for instance.

About a fiver a pair, easy to put on and take off, waterproof and wind proof. They are cotton lined, and you can add thin thermal gloves underneath if it's really cold.
Funny you should say that Boss, 'cos I was thinking about an old fishing friend who swore by woollen gloves with rubber gloves over the top.

That said, he also used to say: "there's only one day a year when it's cold enough to wear gloves - and it's not today"
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And what kind of gloves have you on in the pic Mick?

Cheap ski gloves fine for dry weather
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Waterproof ski gloves with thinsulate.
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Personally I'm a big fan of some neoprene diving gloves I got (I think from Lidl or Aldi but there are many similar ones around). I've never been cold with them on even holding my s/steel steering wheel on days with ice and snow on the ground. The downside is they offer very little dexterity.

I have seal skins I use on the bike and they work well, but I wouldn't put my hand in the sea with them on and expect to remain warm.

My son uses some really thin (1mm?) neoprene gloves for kayaking where his hands are constantly wet and thinks they are great, I've noticed some places selling fishing ones similar to this recently with a couple of fingers that can become "fingerless" for tying knots etc.
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Back in my diving days when topside in winter i used Arco coldroom gloves, wool lined waterproof outer, warm as toast an 100% windproof. I dived all year round and mostly way out west of scotland.
I remember being under the mull of kintyre lighthouse in december in a dry suit, large thermAl high vis jacket, two hats and a pair of the aforementioned gloves.
No problem surface air temp -5!
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