I have some Chota neoprene preformed gloves and hate them. They are stiff and are supposed to be like a wet suit in that they absorb water but my hands apparently don't generate enough heat to ever warm that layer of water.
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have you tried pogies?|
Posted by: femedic on Dec-19-13 11:11 PM (EST)
If the air temp is cool I prefer pogies. If it is colder I use thin to medium insulating gloves with pogies. NRS hydroskins are comfortable.
Posted by: abz on Dec-19-13 11:23 PM (EST)
Posted by: kayamedic on Dec-19-13 11:22 PM (EST)
I have a waterproof pair that is so handy for subfreezing.
Glacier Glove - Ice Bay|
Posted by: suzanneh on Dec-20-13 9:03 AM (EST)
Like kayakmedic, I really like the Glacier Glove - Ice Bay model. I am surprised that she considers these to be waterproof and dry though.
Another Glacier glove user...|
Posted by: holmes375 on Dec-20-13 12:22 AM (EST)
my preference is this model:
GG to the rescue|
Posted by: Marshall on Dec-20-13 7:15 AM (EST)
In addition to watery pursuits I was using them to deal with snow during the single digits and positively pleased at yet another use for my Glacier Gloves.
Glacier Glove Kenai All-Purpose are what|
Posted by: Yanoer on Dec-20-13 8:30 AM (EST)
I use. They have enough flexibility and dexterity for me to use single blades or double blades.
Dont ask me which model I actually|
Posted by: kayamedic on Dec-20-13 8:44 AM (EST)
have! They are eight or nine years old and going strong..probably discontinued.
Posted by: bartc on Dec-20-13 8:47 AM (EST)
They work, but once wet they can get cold in really cold weather. I used them when the air was 32 degrees and the water in the high 40s, if that helps. They do not interfere with your sense of the paddle, which is quite nice.
No need to spend a fortune.|
Posted by: magooch on Dec-20-13 10:12 AM (EST)
I probably have a dozen pairs of gloves and mittens that I've tried and the gloves that work the best for me are Thinsulate. They say they are waterproof, but I think that means they are water resistant (the outer shell is nylon). I rarely paddle when the temperature is below freezing, but when it's in the thirties, these gloves work very well. And the good news is that they are often on sale for around $6.95.
Pogies for bike riding?|
Posted by: Yanoer on Dec-20-13 12:47 PM (EST)
They make more sense to me for bike riding, than for paddling.
They don't fit the bars|
Posted by: pikabike on Dec-20-13 6:58 PM (EST)
At least, mine don't. The holes intended for the paddle shaft aren't big enough to accommodate mtb bars, or more correctly, the grips over the bars.
Posted by: tsunamichuck1 on Dec-20-13 10:01 AM (EST)
I line them with exam or surgical gloves for really cold, below 10F, You can get Nordic Blues as well
NRS Toaster Mitts.|
Posted by: steve_in_idaho on Dec-20-13 10:17 AM (EST)
I like some of the Glacier Gloves too - but the articulated style that I like with no finger openings seems to have been discontinued.
Same GG that Holmes Uses|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Dec-20-13 11:31 AM (EST)
I use my Sealskins in most of my paddling, but when it's low 40's down I get my GG's out of my 30l dry barrel that I use in the winter.
Posted by: johnysmoke on Dec-20-13 11:47 AM (EST)
Work fairly well until it gets really cold, such as low 40's or the 30's for water temp. Then I'll add in the pogies.
Glacier Gloves again|
Posted by: pikabike on Dec-20-13 12:31 PM (EST)
These are the ones I use too|
Posted by: Kocho on Dec-20-13 1:28 PM (EST)
The 3mm model is definitely warmer and more durable than the 2mm version. The pre-shaped fit is very nice for paddling too. Not waterproof after a couple of uses though - a bit of water will come in, but good for me until about freezing water. Bought a few pairs on sale last year for about $15 each, which I thought was a great deal, considering I would still buy them at their usual price of about $40. The 2mm versions I could not get more than a season from them due to tears b/w my thumb and forefinger, but I am on my second season with the 3mm and they are still good, without visible wear.
Level Six Mitts|
Posted by: Kudzu on Dec-20-13 7:59 PM (EST)
The mitts are wet and warm. Nordic Blues are dry but awful for the putting on and the taking off.
Glacier Gloves. End of story.|
Posted by: dong on Dec-21-13 2:39 PM (EST)
Posted by: shiraz627 on Dec-21-13 8:56 PM (EST)
Are the ones you want.
Has anyone ever tried, and possibly...|
Posted by: canoeswithduckheads on Dec-21-13 10:20 PM (EST)
NRS Toaster mits|
Posted by: redmond on Dec-22-13 10:05 AM (EST)
Worked well for me for most weather. If it got really bad, I'd put on pogies.
Hey Jim ...|
Posted by: jackL on Dec-22-13 1:27 PM (EST)