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Old 11-10-2013   #1
 
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Pogie questions

lookin to get a set of pogies now that its gettin colder, which ones are best?



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Old 11-10-2013   #2
 
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I have the NRS Mambas, they keep my hands plenty warm, but are tricky to get in and out of. The cuff is a little small for my drysuit.
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Snapdragon hot hands, easy in and out and warm.
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Bomber Gear pogies are still my favorite. 3 reasons:
- easy in and out (critical if you're paddling whitewater)
- double velcro seal so they don't come off in violent conditions or if you misplace your paddle (big problem with IR pogies)
- sub-screen lament helps to keep them from getting water logged and therefore warmer (minor benefit I think)
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I'm with Kevin. I have had a couple different kinds of pogies. Including the NRS ones and the Bomber Gear ones are by far my favorite. it is truly impressive how tight they fit to the paddle and they seem to be the easiest to get in and out of quickly.
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What temps are pogies usually good for?
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I'll add that the snap dragon pogies are literally the only ones that I can fit my hands into, and I'm only about 6' tall.

I couldn't find them in stores once after I lost one and needed to buy a new set, so I bought the largest ones I could find in the store, which were the IR pogies. They seemed like they would work in the store, but I couldn't get my hands into them on the river when they were wet. I've tried the bomber gear ones, too, and had the same problem. I don't know if I have abnormally large hands (I don't think so), but I think size is really only important factor with pogies because they are all made with neoprene and velcro as far as I'm aware.

And if you think about it, they mainly work just by limiting evaporative cooling by keeping the wind off of your hands.
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Bomber.

I second Kevin et. al. on the Bomber Gear. My hands were kept warmer than I thought they'd be this day. I was actually rather comfortable.

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And if you think about it, they mainly work just by limiting evaporative cooling by keeping the wind off of your hands.
I notice on mine that they act like a mitten in that your fingers are in contact and I also warm the paddle shaft which holds a bit of heat for thermal inertia.
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