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Winter winging gloves?
« on: November 25, 2021, 02:11:41 PM »
Having decided to stick around for a longer period this winter I realized Glacier Gloves is no longer a viable option. It used to be the case I could get the model I like around $20 on Amazon but prices more than doubled and 3 pairs per season is an expensive proposition.

Any recommendation for a good winter winging glove that would last more than a season?
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Re: Winter winging gloves?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2021, 03:22:17 PM »
It depends on how well your hands stand up to the cold.  I've surfed through eight NH winters often in below-freezing temperatures. I occasionally have Raynaud's syndrome and my hands are always the first thing that gets cold.

In 25 to 45 degrees F, I can usually get away with Xcel 5mm lobster mitts. If needed, I also have some 7mm full mitts.

This will be my first winter wing foiling. Both my Xcel mitts seem to work fine for holding the wing.

I've tried a lot of brands and one thing I've noticed is that most mitts are so tight on my fingers that they restrict the blood flow. Your hands can not get warm if the blood can't flow through them. If possible, try before you buy. If you buy online make sure you can easily return them.


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Re: Winter winging gloves?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2021, 05:28:35 AM »
I've settled on neoprene mittens(NRS).  They are the only hand gear that will keep my fingers warm here in Maine.  Using a boom becomes even more critical since grabbing handles with mitts is a fair bit more awkward.  Even the thinner mitts are warmer than the thicker gloves.

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Re: Winter winging gloves?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2021, 07:20:32 AM »
I've settled on neoprene mittens(NRS).  They are the only hand gear that will keep my fingers warm here in Maine.  Using a boom becomes even more critical since grabbing handles with mitts is a fair bit more awkward.  Even the thinner mitts are warmer than the thicker gloves.

I've settled on those as well. Didn't have an opportunity to try it yet but they sure feel awkward. a friend sold me his Kokatat 2mm mittens, These are really good. could not find it anywhere.
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Re: Winter winging gloves?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2021, 10:40:35 AM »
I've settled on neoprene mittens(NRS).  They are the only hand gear that will keep my fingers warm here in Maine.  Using a boom becomes even more critical since grabbing handles with mitts is a fair bit more awkward.  Even the thinner mitts are warmer than the thicker gloves.

I've settled on those as well. Didn't have an opportunity to try it yet but they sure feel awkward. a friend sold me his Kokatat 2mm mittens, These are really good. could not find it anywhere.
I'm interested in your opinion on those to mittens. I really like my kokatat mittens (one size larger than normal) but they have some room for improvement.

I lost one of my Ride engine gloves and I found it impossible to find a good comparables replacement without shopping over seas for a size  large. Those Ride Engine's were about perfect.
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Re: Winter winging gloves?
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2021, 07:20:05 AM »
I just got the kokatat inferno mitts and have had them out 4 times in 40 or below temp, they are warm, I still get forearm cramping, and have to stop and shake them out, but itís not to bad. They have started to wear already between the thumb and finger, so I am trying a modification of cementing in an old bicycle inner tube in that area add a bit more to stop the wear.

I did use hyperflex oven mitts last year and they were pretty good, they also were pretty much shot after a couple months, but they were cheap, so I didnít mind. I canít find my size now, so I went the much more expensive route of kokatat.
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