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    Rob Mcrae
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    @emptyman

    Locale: the other, big Ontario

    Hey all,
    just wondering if you have any good DIY or cheap ideas for rain mitts, since I don't have time to order really good ones (like the MLD eVent mitts).
    I am thinking about dish gloves (don't laugh, it might work) or those heavy waterproof work gloves (but I would like lighter.)

    Would love to hear your ideas, from a guy who gets cold hands and hates it.

    rm

    #1430472
    D G
    Spectator

    @dang

    Locale: Pacific Northwet

    Go down to the post office and pick up a few large priority mail envelopes. They are free (at least they are supposed to be free if you are going to use them for mailing). They are made of tyvek. They should be fairly waterproof, or very rain resistant. They might also be slightly breathable. You can sew the material or probably even glue it.

    Dan

    #1430473
    Brett Peugh
    BPL Member

    @bpeugh

    Locale: Midwest

    Bread bags for just when you need it. Waterproof but not breathable. Cheap. Covers.

    #1430475
    todd
    BPL Member

    @funnymo

    Locale: SE USA

    Newspaper bags work just like bread bags (some are more durable than others) – not only for hands, but for feet in bad cold, too.

    #1430484
    Roleigh Martin
    BPL Member

    @marti124

    Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group

    I swear I saw a link for using the Propore 3m Material to make mitts out of them somewhere — maybe at some ultralight fabric web site. One can buy the DriDucks rain gear sometimes at $10 (I bought a complete jacket/pants for $10 at latest sports show). That material could be used to make many such breathable, waterproof, ultralight mitts. Does anyone else know the link for the pattern for making your own rain mitts?

    I think the link might be here:

    http://www.questoutfitters.com/patterns-hat,sock,glove.htm#HAT,%20SOCKS,%20GLOVE%20PATTERNS

    The pattern for SHELL OVERMITTS.

    #1430491
    D G
    Spectator

    @dang

    Locale: Pacific Northwet

    http://www.ula-equipment.com/mist.htm

    ULA makes some that look like they are made from the propore material or something similar. They are only $20, seems like a good deal.

    #1430523
    Richard Lyon
    BPL Member

    @richardglyon

    Locale: Bridger Mountains

    I reviewed the ULA Rain Mitts for BackpackGearTest.org. I (and the other testers) thought they were great – breathe well, keep the bugs off, waterproof, lightweight, and only $20.

    #1430524
    Roleigh Martin
    BPL Member

    @marti124

    Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group

    The ULA link was the one I was originally trying to remember. Thanks for the link. I just ordered a pair from ULA this morning.

    #1430525
    John S.
    BPL Member

    @jshann

    1. silnylon rain mitts at thepacka.com
    2. ula propore mitts mentioned above
    3. bread sacks or newspaper sacks
    4. tubular silnylon stuff sacks like the ones for thermarest
    5. food server gloves at dollar tree
    6. latex/rubber gloves at dollar stores

    #1430526
    Miguel Arboleda
    BPL Member

    @butuki

    Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan

    If you want to make it really simple, do what the Tibetans have done for centuries… elongate the sleeves of your rain jack and pull your hands inside. When not using the elongated ends of the sleeves, fold them over. Simple and effective.

    #1430534
    Jonathan Ryan
    BPL Member

    @jkrew81

    Locale: White Mtns

    That seems like a great method Miguel. If the sleeves were shaped correctly I bet you could still use trekking poles as well. I have an older Arc Teryx paclite shell with super baggy sleeves and it increase the overall breathability of the jkt tremendously.

    New Wish List item: sub 10oz eVent anorak with a sleeve design like this.

    #1430543
    Rob Mcrae
    Member

    @emptyman

    Locale: the other, big Ontario

    John,

    thanks for the pretty much exhaustive list.
    Yet another reason why I always bring at least 5 various sized plastic bags when camping. Whether for feet or hands or garbage or repairs, they really do come in handy.

    thanks.

    #1430544
    Frank Deland
    Member

    @rambler

    Locale: On the AT in VA

    Do not skimp on this very important piece of gear. Even on the AT in NC this month, my hands were almost useless for small motor tasks around camp in the rain and not even very cold. Any thin waterproof covering can do wonders to keeping the hands warm and nimble.

    #1430608
    Dondo .
    BPL Member

    @dondo

    Locale: Colorado Rockies

    Here's my choice.
    Tough,cheap,and light. The copy says water resistant but I would say at least highly water resistant. I've worn these through several rain and snow squalls without my liner gloves getting the least bit wet. 1.4 oz. for the pair.

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