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#149206 - 04/13/11 10:28 PM Re: Cold hand dilemma [Re: Paul]
Al Paca Offline
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Registered: 10/11/10
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I'd say I never really have a problem keeping my core warm. I'm also pretty active so I don't see why my circulation would be lacking. Reynaud's seems like it has some simple solutions to combat so I'll give those a try and see how it goes.

For now though I'll try a new combo of Smartwool liners, Fox River wool mitts and MLD rain mitts. Soon I'll be heading off on a trip and will spend the last three weeks on the GR5. Good ample testing grounds I suppose.

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#149268 - 04/15/11 12:06 PM Re: Cold hand dilemma [Re: Al Paca]
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My wife has Reynaud's, a side effect of lupus. She's tried using a standard glove "system", light liners, fleece inner, and a good shell mitt. The liners didn't work. Her hands stayed warmer without the liners. Liners may restrict circulation. I like liners in that you can remove outer layers for delicate tasks, I'm going to get her a loose-fitting pair of liners and see if that helps. She may have to go to an all mitt solution, with the liner, insulator and shell being mitts.


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#149667 - 04/27/11 08:36 PM Re: Cold hand dilemma [Re: Frankendude]
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maybe try wristies.com???


Edited by spike (04/27/11 08:41 PM)

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#155675 - 10/11/11 02:14 PM Re: Cold hand dilemma [Re: Al Paca]
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Alpaca,

Great name, I love alpaca wool. Try wearing a hat. A wool or capilene type watch cap works well especially while sleeping. Your hands are cold probably because you are slightly underdressed and the blood flow in your extremeties is impaired.

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