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cold water gloves

Postby ironben » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:19 pm

What glove do you use/recommend for really cold days?
I think i have 6 different kind but still did not find the perfect one.
5mil(xcel), finder or mitt, are so stiff my hand get tired fast.
Mystic dry finger are great but when water get in, u get cold fast.
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Re: cold water gloves

Postby winter234 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:00 pm

Dakine Cold Water Mitt

Keeps your hands toasty!!!
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Re: cold water gloves

Postby ironben » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:11 am

are they comfortable to were? how thick?
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Re: cold water gloves

Postby anderson » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:30 pm

I love the mystic gloves. The most important aspect in choosing the right glove besides the insulation is the pressure it applies to your fingers. This can make your forearms tired very fast. The mystic gloves prevent that by having the pre-formed fingers. Just bought a pair for my wife from Bob (Madison).
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Re: cold water gloves

Postby adseguy » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:01 pm

anderson wrote:I love the mystic gloves. The most important aspect in choosing the right glove besides the insulation is the pressure it applies to your fingers. This can make your forearms tired very fast. The mystic gloves prevent that by having the pre-formed fingers. Just bought a pair for my wife from Bob (Madison).


i agree. I've been through 3 pairs now and the mystic that I have now are the best I've had. If you get tired hands like I did then this should solve it. They are warm and if you tuck them in correctly (dual layer) you won't even get water in them. PLUS I used to usually get new ones every year due to the glove getting destroyed from the pinch of the bar. Not these. I'm on the first full year and they still look like they have 4 years left. These have really stood up. I got them from Bob Cook at Kiteriders (link to gloves included)

This could turn into the wetsuit recommendation thread, where everyone swears by their suit and like 5 brands were "the best". I think they all work fine, just stay away from the bad ones I guess. These gloves are my best pick
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Re: cold water gloves

Postby grimace » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:09 pm

I do like the Mystic Dry gloves... got the 3mm pair and they work good. Only complaint I have with them is I though they wore fast... my thumbs haves holes and the inner sleeve has rips from it sticking to the outer cover. The grip on them is alright also..
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Re: cold water gloves

Postby snowball » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:46 pm

Xcel makes a nice product i just ordered too thick 7 mil is nice for surfing but not kiting
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Re: cold water gloves

Postby ironben » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:22 am

tx for the info.
Mystic is my preference too, however, now when is super cold i think they not enough.
i think 5mm with nice soft rubber will work the best.
so what else do we use around here?
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Re: cold water gloves

Postby West » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:50 am

I adhere to the 40/40 temp rule..........3 mil gloves will keep your forearms from cramping and will give you ample protection from the elements up to 40/40 in my opinion..........if you need 5 mil, either it is below 40, the wind-chill is EXTREME, you are out for more than 2 hours at a time, OR IT IS TOO DAMN COLD!!! Remember, if your hands are getting cold, how is the water going to be if you have to swim in to save your life....if your hands or forearms go, it is mighty difficult to swim............I would NEVER wear a drysuit, if you need a drysuit the temps are TOO COLD for safety....try swimming in a drysuit in waves.....get a rip or a tear and you are DONE!!!! just my two cents.....ONEILL, 3mil gloves....used to use the DA KANE mittens, OK but no use of fingers in an emergency....SAFETY FIRST!! :wink: Ben, if you have found a set of 5 mil gloves that won't cramp your forearms then great, but I would make damn certain about that; Greg and I have never found a pair of 5 mils that work when kiting.......keep it safe and wait for the snow when the BIG LAKE gets too cold for kiting.....COLD WATER is a KILLER!!
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Re: cold water gloves

Postby ironben » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:18 pm

after looking and talking to some local rides i went with hyperflex mittens 6 mil. they fell super warm and my hand dont get so tired. yes 5 fingers give you more feel but these gloves are not bad, super strachy rubber and they are cheap.
It felt good to be warm and comfy!

http://hyperflexusa.com/product/oven-mitt-6mm-glove/
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