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11/03/2018 10:53PM
I like to hear what you guys are using for shoulder season paddle and camp gloves. I had some issues with my choices on my last trip with keeping my hands warm.
 
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NotSoFast
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11/04/2018 07:41AM
Fleece mittens with a removable (flip-back) finger section. The fleece is somewhat effective even when damp. Being able have my fingers out helps with lighting stove, etc., around camp.
 
DanCooke
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11/04/2018 11:35AM
I use thin poly knit gloves, switching to fleece mitts if the finger get cold. I take 3 set of poly gloves and change out if they get soaked from waves and splash. I bring 2 sets of fleece mitts. In camp same but add a leather chopper over the fleece mitten for grip and durability. close fitting Leather gloves are nice for wood gathering and processing.
 
justpaddlin
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11/04/2018 02:45PM
I have a pair of fingerless NRS Guide Gloves that I have come to like since the weather has turned cooler. I much prefer fingerless gloves if I can get away with them and these are a big step up in warmth from normal fabric bicycle-type gloves. For me they were too warm in the summer. They also keep your hands dry if you briefly touch something wet. These gloves would certainly not be your ultimate solution for truly cold weather. Just FYI, normally a Large fingerless gloves fits me perfectly but with these the XL feels just right.

https://www.nrs.com/product/25013.04/nrs-guide-gloves
 
Jaywalker
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11/04/2018 02:48PM
On a cool and wet October trip a couple years ago i got frustrated with my leather gloves getting wet while portaging, so got a pair of Mountain Hardware uninsulated, waterproof shell gloves. I sized them so I can wear alone or if needed with a pair of poly liner gloves. They've worked well for me in spring and fall, and on warmer winter days snowshoeing.
 
brotherbear
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11/04/2018 04:00PM
Just picked up a pair of these from Sierra Trading Post. Haven't used them paddling, but just did a hike with them yesterday (about 18 degrees and mildly windy) and they kept me nice and warm! Neoprene should do the trick for keeping your hands warm even if they get wet. Views from my hike yesterday :)
 
11/04/2018 08:58PM
I use neoprene divers gloves, they aren't waterproof but are warm even when wet. They have textured grip but I've found carbon paddle handles are especially slippery in cold weather so I tend to use wood paddles when it's cold enough to need the gloves.
 
JackpineJim
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11/04/2018 09:48PM
OR Arete These work great. Water proof, warm and good grip.
 
JackpineJim
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11/04/2018 09:48PM
OR Arete These work great. Water proof, warm and good grip.
 
11/04/2018 11:13PM
Dan and Jaywalker, can you give specific models for your poly gloves? when I google poly gloves I get anything from a latex type glove to a neoprene type glove.
 
andym
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11/05/2018 05:58AM
For wet suit type gloves meant for paddling, see NRS (nrs.com). They have a variety.
 
MattM
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11/05/2018 08:20AM
I just picked up a pair of these gloves.

Not cheap, but they seem like they should last a long time.
 
BobDobbs
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11/05/2018 08:38AM
I'm still a leather glove guy - even when wet, they block the wind which to me is what keeps my digits 'warm enough'.
 
Jaywalker
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11/05/2018 01:02PM
minnmike: " Dan and Jaywalker, can you give specific models for your poly gloves? when I google poly gloves I get anything from a latex type glove to a neoprene type glove."
Not sure if Dan and I are using and describing the same things or not, but I was referring to a synthetic liner like this. I've used them for years as they're pretty cheap, small, easy. I could see trying the merino wool ones though, as mine usually wear out when I touch something hot like my stove and get holes.
 
paddlinjoe
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11/05/2018 04:35PM
I just use old grey fingerless wool gloves.
 
DanCooke
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11/05/2018 06:17PM
Jaywalkers link is typical of the type I use. Mine are OR brand and about 10 years old, and they may be similar to what they call PL150 sensor Gloves, mine do not have a sensor fingertip. I also use these winter camping- either by themselves or inside a mitten/Chopper.

This summer I used these to keep the tops of my hands from excessive sun as I was at 3500-8000 feet for 30 days. They made a difference, and di not seem to be hot or cold and they dried quickly.
sunscreen fingerless glove
 
ozarkpaddler
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11/06/2018 10:09AM
I have some of those fingerless wool gloves I'll send to anyone for the price of postage if you want? As I've aged, I need "Full coverage" for these fingers (LOL)!

I have some thin, probably 1-2mm "Off brand" gloves I use most of the time and the thicker "Glacier Gloves" for when it gets colder or if my thinner ones get saturated and my hands get cold. PLUS I keep an extra pair of fleece gloves for around camp and as a backup. Add to that, 3-4 packs of hand warmers. I don't tolerate cold hands, as you see (LOL)!
 
SevenofNine
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11/06/2018 06:49PM
I use a glove liner made of polypropylene or a wool only version for paddling. If cold, then I bring mittens with a fleece liner for paddling. Cheap leather only gloves for firewood around camp.
 
Wvevans.
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11/07/2018 01:17AM
Hi Mike. Just spent 5 days in the park in wet and cold weather. The only solution we found to having dry and warm hands is multiple pairs of gloves.. And we invested in decent waterproof gloves before we left.
 
ParkerMag
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11/12/2018 01:48PM
Fingerless ragg wool. Like that I can fish wearing them too.
 
11/16/2018 12:00AM
Thanks everyone for your input. Turns out I hadn't planned wrong for my fall solo trip this year. Just unusually bad weather that couldn't have been foreseen.
 
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