Jun 27, 2013 at 10:05 pm #1304714
Max DiltheyBPL Member
Does this exist?
I'm looking for a raincoat for my hands. A waterproof/breathable rain mitten that has a Windstopper layer, or is reasonably windproof. I will pay more if I have to, but I would love something like the old Marmot Precip mitts (Which I can no longer find.)
Any tips?Jun 28, 2013 at 5:27 am #2000456
Nathan WattsBPL Member
Zpacks WPB cuben mitts
Edited to add that, unlike the MLD mitts, the Zpacks ones are waterproof right out of the box. That was what made the decision for me as to which ones to purchaseJun 28, 2013 at 5:28 am #2000458
Stephen MBPL Member
@stephen-mLocale: Way up North
I would look at Mld events offering.Jun 28, 2013 at 5:49 am #2000462
Dharma DogBPL Member
@dharmadogLocale: The Louisiana Swamp
These are the best…Jun 28, 2013 at 6:09 am #2000464
Brad RogersBPL Member
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
Extrimities Tuff Bags
Halofs Gram Shell
Lukes Ultralight has some tooJun 28, 2013 at 7:05 am #2000469Jun 28, 2013 at 7:13 am #2000472
For $19 these are a real bargain:
Dan Durston lent me these when my thin fingerless paddling gloves weren't proving to be adequate during our Pukaskwa packrafting adventure last month. The gloves seemed great, I just picked up a pair myself.Jun 28, 2013 at 7:22 am #2000475
Adam RothermichBPL Member
@aroth87Locale: Missouri Ozarks
CAMP Windmit'n – 15 grams for the pair, windproof but not necessarily waterproof, but only $30. Those are the cheapest ones I've seen.
I actually keep a couple of dog-poo bags in my hipbelts to use as impromptu windshells or shoe liners. They last long enough for one trip and are free to replace when they wear out (just swing by your local dog-park or Petsmart parking lot). Admittedly they leave something to be desired in the fit and breathability departments. But a rubber band works well to keep them in place and are similarly free if you work in an office. They pair well with my Driducks rain jacket for just-in-case rain protection. If I knew I was going to be spending prolonged time in the rain I'd take a real rainjacket and pony up for a decent pair of shells from MLD or Zpacks.
AdamJun 28, 2013 at 10:41 am #2000530
Dan DurstonBPL Member
Yeah the MEC Cloudraker mitts are great if you're looking for an affordable shell. All the weight is in the shell materials, so it's as durable as it can be for weight. Tough to argue with $19 – just go a size down because they're sized for winter layering. I'm normally a medium and a small is plenty big on me.Jun 28, 2013 at 11:27 am #2000543
Max DiltheyBPL Member
I like those MLD E-Vent mitts! Those look perfect! Thanks, everyone!
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