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Old 12 January 2007, 17:19   #1
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Which gloves suit Rib driving best

I am taking delivery of my first rib in 4 weeks and am just woundering which gloves suit rib driving best. What are the pro's and con's of driving with gloves etc

Have been looking at these don't know if any would suit.

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Old 12 January 2007, 17:27   #2
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Gloves are essential in the winter. I have several pairs but you don't really need anything fancy. I find the best ones are windproof fleece - still warm when wet but not so bulky you can't function normally.

I have tried to buy the http://www.sealskinz.com/ gloves but haven't found them yet locally.

I also have some neoprene wetsuit style gloves - don't find them much good unless you are in the water all the time - they aren't very warm in the wind!!!

Once when out in a blizzard in the mountains I saved myself from frostbite by using 2 plastic bags over my hands - kept the wind out a treat - useful to remember in an emergency!!!
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Old 12 January 2007, 17:31   #3
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I nearly always use gloves, mine are "Thinsulate" ones nice and warm in the wind though they aren't waterproof, but they are fine for most days. Still quite warm even when drenched through though, just impossible to get back on when wet!
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Old 12 January 2007, 17:38   #4
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I got some sealskinz from millets of all places !, they are definately waterproof but are not the best at insulating.

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As already said gloves are essential for winter ribbing - pretty handy during the summer too.

If its dry enough I use full fingered Thinsulate ones when Iím driving. With my console I can get away with these most of the time.

Otherwise I use a pair of neoprene diving gloves. Tons more grip when itís wet, great for handling ropes etc. They do tend to cut off the circulation a bit though and I find my hands start to feel cold in them after prolonged use - I find them warmer than wet Thinsulate though.
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I used to wear a really good pair of ski gloves which worked pretty well - but now normally use diving gloves - which are slightly bulkier and harder to get on off but really warm especially when wet.
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If it gets really cold I've got a pair of these:-

Frank Thomas Blast Gloves

Very warm and waterproof. You won't appreciate how good they are unless you use them.

Bike gloves, obviously-but they get a lot more abuse on my bike than in my boat.
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The trick with Diving gloves to help get them on and off, and also keep the chill away, is to wear a pair of the disposable gloves as per filling station forecourts
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Otherwise I use a pair of neoprene diving gloves. Tons more grip when itís wet, great for handling ropes etc. They do tend to cut off the circulation a bit though and I find my hands start to feel cold in them after prolonged use - I find them warmer than wet Thinsulate though.
I got a pair of those but that was the problem I had - after ten minutes I have to take them off as my fingers need some more blood!
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As already said gloves are essential for winter ribbing - pretty handy during the summer too.

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Gloves during the summer? How cold does it get over there on the water in the summertime? Weather is weird, I think we get much colder winter temperatures than you gents, but no one would ever wear gloves around here from may to october.
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