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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 04:49 PM
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Man if Dakine Mittens are getting too hot, I am pretty sure that you would be roasting with Hestra lobster gloves. I generally try to get the heli glove and generally speaking Colorado is one of the cold places in the states. Mostly due to the high altitude. The Heli glove usually works for me well over 90% of the time. There are some rare days where I have to go mitten, but we are talking one or two days out of a 50+ day season I get.

You might look at the Heli Glove instead. Keep the Dakine mitts for the days when it's really cold. In fact you might look at a slightly lighter insulated glove from Hestra. I've got a pair of Guide Gloves I bought two seasons ago from Hestra that are still rocking. They have become my glove of choice for splitting actually. Leather, well insulated, good dexterity once broken in. Holding up great so far. I think I'll get this season out of them, which I rarely get more than one season out of gloves most years.
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I prefer mittens to gloves for a style reasons.

I've been doing it since 1996 so I don't know why anymore.

Although I'd love to get a set of tiger gloves but no one makes a good set that I've been able to find.

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I prefer mittens to gloves for a style reasons.

I've been doing it since 1996 so I don't know why anymore.

Although I'd love to get a set of tiger gloves but no one makes a good set that I've been able to find.
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I am also looking for a pair of mittens, i usually do a lot of spring time riding because im in las vegas and it never gets that cold here but i have poor circulagtion in my hands and they are always cold. I spent 120 bucks on a pair of level pipe gloves and wish i would of gotten mittens.

So now i am looking for a pair of warm mittens. How much warmer are they compared to a standard pair of gloves? I've never had mittens before so not sure what kind to get.

So on a scale of 1 to 10 for warmth and level pipe gloves are like a 5.... What is an average mitten? an 7,8? and the warmest mittens being a 10?
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I have worn a similar mitt by dakine to the baron in the past and liked it just fine, but since my family got me DAKINE Dakine Titan Mitten - Men's | Backcountry.com I use them as my every day glove at the resort unless it's warmer, and then use gloves or an older version of Burton Spectre Mitten - Men's | Backcountry.com that I found for $15 locally. I have terrible circulation in my fingers or something and find that I more or less have to use mittens to keep comfortable.

To answer your question Warlord, I'd say in my case the nicer mitt is like a 7 (minus the liner) and the pipe glove is more like a 4 if I'm not wearing the liners with them (which I never do).

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