May 10, 2010 at 4:33 am #1258761
@leighbLocale: Northeast Texas Pineywoods
I normally wear a very lightweight glove liner, but need a lightweight shell over them when it's raining. I've found some old posts but nothing recent. Any suggestions?
LeighMay 10, 2010 at 4:35 am #1608252
MLD eVent mitts or if you don't mind ordering from Europe, Extremities Tuff Bags.May 10, 2010 at 4:43 am #1608253
Haglöfs Gram. My size 8-9 weigh 54 g.May 10, 2010 at 4:48 am #1608254
Are these seam taped? Where you can you get them?May 10, 2010 at 6:01 am #1608262
I second Chris' recommendation of the MLD eVent mitts, I am happy with mine. If you want anything lighter, MYOG is the way to go.May 10, 2010 at 7:00 am #1608279
OR Endurance shells – 4oz, seam taped paclite, grippy tough palm, durable shellMay 10, 2010 at 7:13 am #1608281
I tend to use seamsealed MLD eVent mitts for (UK) three season use, switching to the heavier and more durable Extremities Tuffbags in the winter (where I'm more likely to be holding an ice axe, struggling with snowshoes/crampons and falling over more).
I like the system, you can stick on a load of thin layers under them if you want, though I find using them without any liner a bit of a moist experience in the summer.May 10, 2010 at 8:10 am #1608312
nitrile/latex works as well. I can ge tmore of my sleeve in a nitrile. Nitrile is alot stronger, latex is really too weak.May 10, 2010 at 8:28 am #1608321
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
I've been using MH Tempest SL gloves that have a Conduit shell, reinforced palm and micro fleece liner. They are like rain shells for your hands and perfect for hiking in cold rain with poles. Of course they don't make them anymore, but they do have an Epic shell version. About 4oz.
Mitten shells do seem to be a great MYOG project— trace your hand, sew around the perimeter, seam seal, and turn it inside-out. Ugly, but light.
I saw a guy riding a bike in downtown traffic in the rain one day, with bright yellow dishwashing gloves. Cheap and easy to come by! Playtex makes some disposable ones that are $4.5/30 — not a fan of "disposable," except they must be lighter.
IMHO, Sealskinz are the best for really cold/wet wear. http://www.sealskinz.com/cgi-bin/psProdDet.cgi/KJ751||~@c~@b|0|user|1,0,0,1|53|
Found them on sale in the US at http://www.greatoutdoorsdepot.com/seal-skinz-gloves.html I haven't dealt with this vendor — got mine in a thrift store for $3 :)May 10, 2010 at 9:56 am #1608340
@magrenellLocale: New England
MLD eVent MItts are pretty awesome, I have to say.May 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm #1608421
@barbaraLocale: So Cal
Also see Dynamic Endeavors:
http://www.d-endeavors.com/rainmitts.htmMay 10, 2010 at 4:21 pm #1608457
I made myself a pair of rain mitts a few weeks ago with 30d silnylon and elastic wrists. Easy to do and 16g (0.6oz) for a pair.May 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm #1608463
How durable are the MLD mitts?? I am looking picking up a pair for my wife and I, but just wondering how they might hold up to grabbing onto rocks in boulder fields or pulling on alders and what not. Do they come seam sealed? Are they easy to put a hole in. Ideally I would like to run some lightweight fleece gloves inside of these while its raining and cold. In theory they seem like a great ssytem, just qustion the durability of the eVEnt mitts. Hopefully they are fairly robust.May 10, 2010 at 7:35 pm #1608523
@davecLocale: Crown of the Continent
Luke, others will have to comment about the MLD mitts.
If you want something burly, the OR Endeavor Goretex Mitts are very nice. Seam taped, and in my experience quite waterproof. They were great skiing all winter, and have proven themselves this spring for rainy hiking and while canoeing. The palm material in particular is holding up very well.May 10, 2010 at 7:53 pm #1608532
…Do they come seam sealed? Nope. Turn them inside-out, stuff with newspapers to hold shape, and 'Do It Yourself'.
…just wondering how they might hold up to grabbing onto rocks in boulder fields or pulling on alders and what not.
These are lightweight shells, with naked eVent on the inside. I use them for XC skiing, and cold weather trail hiking with poles. I don't think they will hold up very long against granite. They might do OK for a season against branches etc.
I love my MLD shells for wet/cold protection. I just think bashing/scrambling will require something much more robust.May 10, 2010 at 7:56 pm #1608533
@jeff-kLocale: New York
I just got my MLD Event Mitts and am about to seam seal them. You mentioned you turned them inside out, but the instructions on the MLD website don't mention this.
Did you do this a different way? Do you have any tricks? I tried to stuff them not inside out and the seems appears to buckle and it might be tough to apply an even bead of seam sealer.
Any tips would be appreciated.May 10, 2010 at 8:06 pm #1608535
I didn't turn mine inside out. They now look absolutely horrible! (of course, I also did a lousy job of seam sealing them). Bought another pair when they were on sale and haven't bothered seam sealing them.May 10, 2010 at 8:10 pm #1608537
To avoid a hijacking, I sent you a PM of tips and tricks.May 10, 2010 at 8:18 pm #1608540
I seam sealed mine according to the MLD instructions, and found it extremely difficult to get a good even bead of sealer. Bear in mind that I worked for years doing "Inside Trim" working massive amounts of caulking and silicone into long even lines. It's difficult, which is no doubt why they don't come pre-sealed.
That being said, it's merely an issue of cosmetics. I love the mitts, they're effective.
I do however recommend letting them sit for more than 24 hours, hanging apart from each other. Just letting them seal overnight as per the instructions, before putting them together in my pack for a hike, I ended up with seam grip stuck together on various points that made my seam job look even worse after prying them apart.May 11, 2010 at 4:35 am #1608623
@jkrew81Locale: White Mtns
I will second the OR Endeavor mitts. I use them skiing, 4 season backpacking, shoveling the driveway or to clean the gutters. Can't beat that combo in a durable 4oz mitt.May 11, 2010 at 4:42 am #1608625
@jeff-kLocale: New YorkMay 11, 2010 at 2:18 pm #1608847
Are these seam taped? Where you can you get them?
Yes, they're seam taped. Sorry, I don't know who distributes Haglöfs in the US.
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