I am interested what other people wearing in rainy on their hands I am just bit disappointed with my sealskinz gloves ... they were fine in rain for couple of hours, but got wet latter anyway and they are drying so long.
Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
Smartwool liner gloves and Mountain Laurel Designs eVent overmitts. The overmitts do have to be seam sealed. The great thing about the separate rain mitts and insulating gloves or mitts is that they are so much easier to dry if the inevitable happens. In addition, I can grab a hot pot with the wool gloves--try that with synthetic gloves and they'll melt.
I also have a pair of fleece mittens for really cold weather when more than one insulating layer is desirable. Fleece dries really fast, but don't use them as a pot holder!
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Smartwool liner gloves and Mountain Laurel Designs eVent overmitts. The overmitts do have to be seam sealed. The great thing about the separate rain mitts and insulating gloves or mitts is that they are so much easier to dry if the inevitable happens.
Thank you! MLD eVent overmitts is definitely sth what will buy in future they looks awesome, but exists some budget or emergency solution? I was thinking about some plastic gloves/mitts used over woolen gloves?
if coarser wool doesn't bother you, regular "ragg wool" gloves that you can get at a workwear store will work fine too. I use these, and they're cheap.
having said that those are just insulation. in the winter I use a pair of gore-tex overmitts, but outside of that I normally don't bother, or I'm just wearing a pair of mechanics gloves (leather and nylon) while I hike - I'm ok with my hands getting wet (as long as I don't get cold) So I may be a bad example for you..
I'm a fan of the convertible mitten/gloves. I use the Hot Hedz brand http://www.hotheadz.net/pogl.html and found them durable and warm, even when a bit wet. I fish all winter down to 0 F, and they still keep you warm. I also use them working (I'm a builder) . They're in my backpack ready for a trip right now. I use to use Dachstein Mitts of felted wool, but they seem impossible to get now, though they use to be the hot ticket in the 70's. For rain, I throw a cheap overmitt over them, and you have the option of warmth of the fleece mitt on or off under them. If you take the mitt off you have the option of full dexterity immediately. At times, since my shell is a little long in the sleeves, I've let my fingers exposed and tightened the cuffs around my palms. My hands stayed warm, as they are protected and warmed to the knuckles by the glomitts. It's a pretty cheap and effective modular system for me.