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GLOVES , self heating ???Help

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GLOVES , self heating ???Help

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Hello Snowheads,

My wifes hand get really cold when we go skiing so have been looking at getting some more gloves, saw these



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8727773719&fromMakeTrack=true



ones on ebay, dont know if anyone has used these or has heard anyone who has used them??

Please can anyone help.

Thank you
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Hi mobsta007, they are from Decathlon - their gear's normally pretty good and if you can get to a store they'll cost you £9,95 instead of ebay's £19.95.

I saw someone with them when I was in Canada last year who thought they were pretty good.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Cathy,

Thank you very much will have a look.

Appreciate your advice.

Mobsta

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the little packs you can buy (cheapest in France) that heat up when unwrapped and exposed to air (oxygen) are excellent. Like fat teabags. They fit in the palm of your hand - can wrap them up again in polythene and keep to use again the next day, up to total of about 8 hours. Then chuck out. Keep them in pocket and use if it gets cold.
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Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Quick question... what does she wear on her head?
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and I'll second WTFH's question with another, has she tried wearing sweatbands over her wrist?
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mobsta007,

I get really cold hands. Just go for some really high quality gloves, should do the trick. I'm a bit sceptical of the self heating system, seems a bit gimicky...
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
My OH has these and amazingly they do work - but only for a few mins - good for warming your hands on the way up lifts though... aj xx
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You could try Zainer heated gloves (scroll down this page for info). Good for skiers with cold hands, but very expensive.
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I also get really cold hands - have to wear ski gloves to drive to work - in nottingham rather than somewhere nice and snowy - and the best answer that I have found is goretex mittens - mid-priced ones (about £40) from EB - with a pair of glove liners and those little tea bag like packs inside - have coped fine with -25 in banff. Also use the same little warmers in my boots as they don't seem to take up much room
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Generally, mittens will keep your hands warmer than gloves. When I've experienced really low temperatures (on a par with k's -25) I've worn thin silk inners, which work well.

The tea-bags full of iron filings work well, also.
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And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
Mrs lbt likes the mitten approach too. It seems like her fingers benefit from being cuddled up rather than having individual little sleeping bags rolling eyes
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Not being funny but a pair of £20 gloves aren't going to solve anything. If your wife suffers so badly with cold hands splash out on a decent pair £80+. It may sound expensive but she AND YOU will enjoy yourselves much if you are nice and toasty.

Many cheaper gloves aren't as breathable as more expensive ones, and moisture will be the maor factor in cold hands.

I would say that Hestra gloves are top notch, but there are not so common in this country. They do some which are mitten/glove cross things where the index finger and thumb are seperate whilst middle to little finger are in a mitten like space. The result is the freedom of gloves but cosyness of mittens. Downside - your hands look like alien hands in them lol! http://www.hestrausa.com/product.php?id=2 see these in french resorts alot
Ellis brigham sell these hestra gloves which a friend of mine had last year and thought they were great http://www.ellis-brigham.com/cgi-bin/psProdDet.cgi/316420||@cSki%20Gloves@bHestra|0|user||3|

Another suggestion would be to get gauntlet style gloves, as they come higher up the forearm and most have a toggle strap to tighten around the arm keeping the warmth in.
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
Mrs Gordyjh suffers from cold hands - they get too hot, make the liners damp and then get cold. We found Level Multy gloves with a fairly high-tech looking liner worked well last winter. The other solution we have found is to have at least 1 spare pair of liners so you have always got dry ones on.
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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
FastCarver, absolutely agree!

The way I see it is: some cheap gloves *may* be well made and do the job.
All expensive branded (ski/outdoor brand, not fashion brand) ones *will* work.

And they'll last.

Having a cold/sad OH is a great way to have less skiing Smile
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