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Old 01-03-2013   #1
 
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old man hands need gc gloves

i need a bit of sage advice from the experienced.

getting a bit older these days (hate to admit it) and the hands just get cold quickly. we have a 23 day grand trip coming up in march and i need to come up with some new gloves to row with.

in nasty weather, for the last 25 years, i've been using regular old leather gloves that costco sells. they get wet but still have kept my hands more or less warm and have always given me a good grip on my old wooden oar handles. i've tried some of my friends "rowing or paddling" gloves but most seem to have poor grip on the oars (open oar locks) or once they get wet they make my hands even colder from the evaporation factor.

the last 8 years i've been using cataract oars (rubber handles) and that's what i'll be taking on this trip.

any one have any recent experience with some of the newer gloves on the market or maybe a combo of glove and liner that has worked well for them.
i need something with a good grip and warm when wet.

as far as $$$ go you know how that is. when your at the bottom of the ditch and you need it bad you wish you would have spent the couple extra bucks to get the good stuff.

thanks,

bob

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glacier glovers! NRS hydroskin or crew are damn near as good and nrs has a close out for crews. 15 bones. I've used them all i like glacier but 15 dollar crews would most likely rock. good luck down there.
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NRS has a new oar pogie.
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These fleece lined neoprene gloves work well for me. $45

Cascade Outfitters Whitewater Rafting Equipment: GG Fleece Lined Neoprene Gloves
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These fleece lined neoprene gloves work well for me. $45

Cascade Outfitters Whitewater Rafting Equipment: GG Fleece Lined Neoprene Gloves

Thems those glacier gloves. I love them too.
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Thick fleece first layer. HD dishwashing gloves on the outside. Yup. It looks a little odd, but it works.
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Thick fleece first layer. HD dishwashing gloves on the outside. Yup. It looks a little odd, but it works.
WOW, old school! and you know what, it does work. Nice job on digging up the past.
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With a rubber band to hold the end closed at the wrist
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What I like about this instead of a single glove solution ( which I also have ) is that you can take two or three pairs of fleece gloves for super cheap and change them out during the day if wet.

I haven't used a neoprene glove yet that doesn't have significant temp loss after wetting due to evaporation. Glad I could old school cool on you. I turned 50 last year so I guess I qualify.
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Nrs rapid glove is my cool weather glove, and the warmest pair i wore in the grand last march.
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