Gloves/Lining Gloves
Started by Voodoo1976 in Ski Chatter - 27 Replies
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Okay okay....I'll go to the Doctors!

Doesn't negate the fact I want to find some warm gloves as whetever the inherent issue is I doubt I can fix it in 18 Sleeps as that's when I'm off to Obergurgl!

I think it may be a case of MTFU and some slightly thicker liners, the silk ones were fine last year in January so hopefully I'll get by this year too unless it's seriously cold.

The pain I mentioned during other activities was MTB in -3 with wet hands (fell off) and Road Cycling in -6 with bog standard long fingered cycling gloves all in the UK in the last few weeks.

Thanks, once again, for all the advice.

There's no business like snow business!
Easy, buy the gloves there they will have a better selection of warm gloves, bought the Hestra ones for my daughter in Kirchberg at the Ski rental shop.
Edited 1 time. Last update at 20-Feb-2012
My son wore mittens when he spent 3 months in Canada last season learning to be an instructor. Temperatures were often below -15. When it is that cold he was advised it was the best option. The theory being that separating out your fingers in gloves they are more likely to get cold; whereas keeping them together in a mitten they help to keep each other warm.
I can see my house from here...
I have never felt the cold until this year and i looked at glove liners. In the end i decided against them as they really bulked out my gloves as you suggest.
Next year if they feel the cold again i am going to buy some mittens, they say they are warmer as all you fingers are in one pocket.
Skied: Arinsal, La Plagne, Alpe D'huez, Flaine, Les Arcs, Morzine, Les Gets, Avoriaz, Sauze, Courchevel, Val Thorens
I used to have cold hands. I was told that my gloves were too tight. In my mind they were a good fit, which was true. But I learnt that a good snug fit doesn't equate to good insulating properties. I bought slightly larger, less snug gloves, which appear to keep my hands warmer.
I have Reynauds too, natural therapies such as a capsule each of Starflower oil and Cod Liver oil a day, plus good gloves seem to work okay. Had cold hands once or twice this season but it was -20 degrees....

I did try mittens too for the first time and was very impressed!!
Up there for thinking, down there for skiing...
I find mittens make things difficult - unzipping things, taking top off hip flask, unbuckling lid, tightening lid, opening sweets etc

The Northern Monkey. Jan '18 ADH Mar'18 Les Arcs
Try acupuncture. I know 2 people who fixed serious circulation problems with this. And the effects begin immediately and seem to be permanent - so it's money well spent. One person had nearly totally lost the pulse in her foot and the other had Reynauds in her hands - both fixed after a few sessions.

Topic last updated on 23-February-2012 at 10:33

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