Mar 28, 2012 at 7:43 am #1287951
@thenerbLocale: Southern New Hampshire
Saw these today. Look perfect for a cheap and SUL rain mitt. Could use these in conjunction with a rubber band around the wrist to lock out rain. Add in fleece liners for warmth.
Only issue is they have to be purchased in a case of 1,000!
Anyone seen these elsewhere in smaller quantities?Mar 28, 2012 at 7:57 am #1860402
Dale WambaughBPL Member
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
I once saw a guy riding his bike with dishwashing gloves on. Looked odd, but I bet it works great.
Your idea is interesting but not so good on the sustainability side. Great CYA backup.Mar 28, 2012 at 8:07 am #1860409
Rusty BeaverBPL Member
"Only issue is they have to be purchased in a case of 1,000!
Anyone seen these elsewhere in smaller quantities?"
Yes, the gas/diesel pump. Just help yourself to a pair next time you fill up. Consider it your bonus for supporting the oil companies.
Not all pumps have these but I have seen and used them before.Mar 28, 2012 at 8:19 am #1860416
Rusty BeaverBPL Member
Another idea while it's on my mind: One could purchase a pair of ~$15 Tyvek hooded coveralls, make a rain/wind jacket out of the top and a pair of mitts from the left over bottoms.Mar 28, 2012 at 9:13 am #1860434
Ben WortmanBPL Member
Here are some Salon mitts. I'm not sure on the durability though.Mar 28, 2012 at 2:02 pm #1860572
Inaki Diaz de EturaBPL Member
@inaki-1Locale: Iberia highlands
I've used those as well as the dish washing gloves. Both work but I eventually went for something else (silnylon mitts). The thin plastic ones are too flimsy, and they tend to ride up. The dish washing ones don't have those problems but they're a royal pain to put on and take off, particularly with wet hands.
The vapor barrier glove/mitt is a great idea, hands don't sweat much if its cold (if it's not, just let them get wet). I now use some badly designed silnylon mitts I made myself that can be worn on their own or over an insulating layer. Much better in every aspect.Mar 30, 2012 at 2:55 pm #1861646
MYOG tyvek mitts, dirt cheap, less than 1 ounce.Mar 31, 2012 at 8:51 am #1861832
@climberslackerLocale: Your guess is as good as mine.
At the gear shop near me they have these little "kits" that are free. They are supposed to show how good goretex is.
Anyways, inside one of them is a gortex mit, as soon as I go grab another one I will be using it as a rain glove. I might need a little work on them.
Best of all? Free!
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