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    Posted: 01 Feb 09 at 8:36am

Not sure if this is the best part of the forum to put this on and I am sure that it has been discussed before but I couldn't find anything.

 

Was out dinghy sailing yesterday and I found that the only part of me that got cold was my fingers.


What would you recommend for winter dinghy sailing gloves?



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I wear a pair of the Gill winter neoprene ones, and they work perfectly. keep my hands nice and toasty, will probs only last one or 2 seasons though!

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I know alot of people will tend to use the orange builders gloves, there is a thermal version (as well as a version by gill (?) ) Will find a link when i get back from sailing!
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Don't buy the gill version, they are no better and about £5 more a pair!!
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These are the best i've ever had, only had them 1 season but they still look like new!yhey are much better than the other gill gloves with only about £10 more.

http://www.sailboats.co.uk/Catalogue~Gill_Extreme_Winter_Glo ves~p_7770~c5214.html

ps these kept me warm while sailing in that snowy weekend when it was about   -5!



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i used to wear glass cutters gloves good grip and your fingers are covered but they did not seem to be everyones cup of tea.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lukepiewalker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Feb 09 at 11:01am
Don't be afraid to consider layering gloves. A pair of Marigolds under a pair of full fingered gloves.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ross Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Feb 09 at 2:17pm
Originally posted by Gladys

These are the best i've ever had,
only had them 1 season but they still look like new!yhey
are much better than the other gill gloves with only
about £10 more.


e_Winter_Gloves~p_7770~c5214.html">http://www.sailboats.c
o.uk/Catalogue~Gill_Extreme_Winter_Glo
ves~p_7770~c5214.html


ps these kept†me warm while sailing in that snowy
weekend when it was about†† -5!



These gloves were good when I was a topper squaddie
training all year round, keeping my tiny 14 year old
hands nice and toasty. They're a right bugger to put
back on if they're wet though! I need at least the thumb
and index finger open ended when I'm crewing.
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Gloves when its cold, um interesting one.

I had a pair of Blue Gill neoprene ones were ok but didn't keep your hands that warm.

Had a pair of the Rooster ones, wasn't impressed by those, the stitching dug into my fingers when holding rope/tiller and they didn't keep my hands that warm.

I wear the normal sailing gloves with the finger and thump cut, got the Gill ones and find that as long as I am constantly moving the fingers they are ok, you have to forget about the cold and concentrate on sailing. (mind over matter!)

(comes from he who hasn't sailed for a month or two)

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no need for gloves.... I never wear gloves unless crewing then just use the showa thermo version. I find I can keep my hands quite warm without any gloves on most of the time and when they do get cold my crews hands are just as cold with thermo gloves on.

anyone else tryed sailing this time of year without gloves?? apprently some latex gloves under the builders gloves work well.
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I prefer sailing without gloves too. It sounds silly, but providing you don't actually get your hands wet (which is easier then it sounds) your hands don't suffer from the cold that much. As well as constant moving of your hands - aids in circulation and helps warmth.

Problem with wearing bog-standard gloves during the winter, is as soon as they get wet they just provide constant cold water next to your hands, making the problem worse.
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