my vote for pogies vs mittens
Posted by: FrankNC on Jan-14-13 12:00 PM (EST)
Most pogies I've used can be set to slide along the paddle shaft easily. This works for me on all my paddles except for my Greenland Paddle. The barely pogies fit around it, but do not slide. OK for just paddling but if you want tpo slide your grip you must let go first.
I used mittens one winter and the level 6 mittens were really nice and warm and worked great with any paddle, but you may need to need to take them off to seal your skirt and then you can lose them.
So if your the kind of Greenland paddler that is trained to never exit the boat with your ocean cockpit and absolutely bombproof list of rolls, then I think mittens would be great.
If your the kind of white water or surf paddler that would never ever let go of your paddle as long as you are coonscious then pogies would be great.
I've never tried pogies with gloves. The coldest water I paddle is in the 40's and I've never needed more than the pogies.