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Old 12-15-2008, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We will be heading to Alberta soon and they typically very low temperatures. I know from last season that my old Grandoe ski gloves will not do the trick. My dilemma now is whether or not to purchase new gloves or a new pair of mitts.

I've heard of some brands being better for overall warmth; I have some arthritis in my hands so keeping them warm and protected is very important. Advice would be appreciated.

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p.s. I've heard of the following brands: HESTRA, SWANY, LEVEL, GRANDOE. Any specific references to these products would be most helpful.

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Old 12-15-2008, 12:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Mittens are a lot warmer and work well with glove liners. You can also buy mittens in which the top fold down and there are finger covers inside. Not as warm though.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i wear liners with goretex gloves and i like em alot, nice and toasty. but the warmest will definetly be a good pair of mittens and liners are only going to help..
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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warm- gloves

cold- mitts

see the other glove thread for a link for kick-ass rei mitts that are bombproof for $50.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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mandreas mitens.
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I was thinking about mittens last year, but then i got these: Pow Assault (in black) and frankly, a lot of the time I don't even need the liners. Not sure that I rode below 10F after I got them last year though.

20k waterproofing definitely made me love life tho.
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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definitely mittens. I used to have gloves and always screwed up my hands/wrists when I crashed. With mittens, its much easier and quicker to make a fist and my hand injuries have basically disappeared. However, I would suggest a pair of mittens with a zipper so you can still use your fingers if needed.
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You shouldn't fall on your hands regardless of what you're wearing. Although, I'm sure a plaster cast will keep your hands nice and toasty.
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i NEED wiggle room for my fingers and toes. mittens and tight boots are a huge irritation for me
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