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Glove liners / other solutions for COLD sweaty hands?

 Poster: A snowHead
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Hi

I've got Hestra gloves similar to these: https://hestragloves.com/sport/en/gloves/alpine/32552-gauntlet-sr/260260/

I also wear Icebreaker merino glove liners.

I got a those Hestra gloves as they are meant to be highly breathable.

Yet, as I have sweaty hands, the liners get wet, then the gloves get wet and once wet they get cold and my hands are then freezing!

Would silk liners be better?

Any other solutions.

Thank you
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Those gloves have a PU grip palm, which I suspect won't be that breathable.

IMO. You are better with Leather, but without Goretex....so something like the Hestra Army Heli
https://hestragloves.com/sport/en/gloves/alpine-pro/30572-army-leather-heli-ski/560/

So I suspect it's nothing to do with your liners.

IMO. Merino is better than silk...but silk is not bad, if you need something very thin.

You may also find that unless it's very cold, you wouldn't need glove liners with the Helis.


Last edited by Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person on Tue 27-02-18 23:18; edited 1 time in total
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IMHO: Silk liners can't be beaten (I'm also in the sweaty hand brigade), particularly as they are pretty tactile if you need to take your outers off to fiddle with things without exposing your skin. You can get them pretty cheap on eBay

Sometimes you can have cold hands after lunch if you let the gloves/inners cool down, so worth stuffing the inners inside your fleece etc, and also consider carrying a spare pair of dry outer gloves for the afternoon.
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I use silk liners and take a couple of pairs out each day. If it feels like the hands are getting sweaty I swap out the liners before the main gloves get damp. I use the Hestra army leather gloves and went for goretex too thinking they'd be more breathable but they didn't seem much different to other non goretex gloves. But swapping liners works for me.
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Your hands are sweating because they're hot

Get some gloves with no liner
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Your hands are sweating because you're hot!

@rossyl, moving water vapour is one thing, you're not going to get rid of sweat no matter how breathable your gloves are. Your body uses your extremities as its first resort to get rid of excess heat so basically you are too well insulated for the amount of effort you're putting into your skiing. You have two choices:
1) get better at layering with light layers and be proactive open zips etc. when resting, riding lift or just standing around to cool your core temperature before your hands start sweating. ( it's a bit of a balancing act at first till you discover which bits of kit will work to do this)
2) wear thinner gloves with a short wrist to allow cold air over exposed veins/arteries.

I have exactly the same problem and have found that light winter work gloves (with thininsulate) are perfect and as I board, a second pair fit a pocket with ease. If it's really cold I have some light windproof overmits in my pack.
The other secret is to have your gloves loose so that air can move around your fingers and hands and out of the cuff taking warm moist air away before it soaks the lining replacing it with cold dry air to cool your hot hands. When you move or hold your poles it acts like a pump to move air around.

Before you shop the ski outlets, have a gander in B&Q etc.
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