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 Post subject: Gloves for the skin track
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:26 am 
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Anyone have a suggestion for some good gloves while skinning and transitioning?

I picked a pair of BD pilots but those blew up after about 10 days. Just bought some Grenade "Pipe" gloves. They were on sale for cheap. Been out one day on those. I think they might last one more before the first hole shows up. Even tried various cycling gloves. Looked at some Ice Climbing gloves, but they don't seem like they are going to breath very well.

Is it too much to ask for? A glove that can handle some work, and breaths on the skin track? Please don't tell me I need to develop my own gloves too...


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 Post subject: Re: Gloves for the skin track
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:38 am 
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I have some leather work gloves that do the trick. They are reasonably water resistant, dry out quickly breath alright and don't have any built in insulation. So they work well as a shell and are just big enough to accept glove liners for extra warmth. I find I wear them more than my hat but still take them off occassionally when it's really warm out. In addition to their moderate warmth they provide much better protection than many other winter style gloves for things like camp chores and rope work. I bought a pack of 3 at costco for under $30 and would easily buy 3 more packs as they are have lots of use outside the snowboard piece of my life.


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 Post subject: Re: Gloves for the skin track
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:52 am 
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websherpa wrote:
I have some leather work gloves that do the trick. They are reasonably water resistant, dry out quickly breath alright and don't have any built in insulation. So they work well as a shell and are just big enough to accept glove liners for extra warmth. I find I wear them more than my hat but still take them off occassionally when it's really warm out. In addition to their their moderate warm they provide much better protection than many other winter style gloves for things like camp chores and rope work. I bought a pack of 3 at costco for under $30 and would easily buy 3 more packs as they are have lots of use outside the snowboard piece of my life.


I was eying some all leather gloves in Home Depot yesterday. Decided against them as I thought they might not breath very well and hold water. I guess I need to reconsider. The price is right though. :thumpsup:


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 Post subject: Re: Gloves for the skin track
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:32 am 
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Besides the spare pair of light warm gloves in my pack, I use Burton AK gloves for going down and in real cold ascents. Typically I use an old set of light duty/liners by 4Square for the ascent, but now one of the fingers is starting to blow out. If it's really warm enough I'll even get down to bare hands (I run on the warm side for sure.)
Getting back to the thread, I just picked up a pair of camel leather work gloves that are made in the USA for $5.99 from the local hardware store and was pretty stoked to get something that fit decently for such a deal. Unfortunately the dog ate them last night :(


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 Post subject: Re: Gloves for the skin track
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:13 pm 
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These:
http://www.burton.com/mens-powerstretch%C2%AE-liner-glove/275600,default,pd.html?start=51&cgid=mens-gloves-mitts
or these:
http://www.burton.com/mens-pipe-glove/275598,default,pd.html?start=14&cgid=mens-gloves-mitts
in black cover most bases for me on the uphill.


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 Post subject: Re: Gloves for the skin track
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:25 pm 
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I've tried leather work gloves, but just seemed like you could never wax them enough to keep from getting saturated.

I've been using Komperdell Alpine Merino gloves for the last couple years and have found them to be the best as far as water proof and dexterity for cameras and transitions. REI usually has some on display to try on.

http://www.komperdell.com/en/gloves/alp ... 401_02.php

Komperdell has a few different gloves that look like they'll do the trick.


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 Post subject: Re: Gloves for the skin track
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:31 pm 
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I'm a big fan of the AK Tech Glove.
http://www.burton.com/mens-tech-glove/2 ... oves-mitts

If its too warm for that, I'm usually bare handed.

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 Post subject: Re: Gloves for the skin track
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:53 pm 
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my local shop sells these BD liners for $10 every yr, during the month of Dec.

http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en ... /midweight

I usually pick up 2 each year and burn through them, in time for the next year's sale.

I love them - for everything!

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 Post subject: Re: Gloves for the skin track
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:14 pm 
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Marmot basic work gloves:

http://www.rei.com/product/784973/marmo ... 1b2166becc

I've tried several different kinds of pipe gloves, and nothing works as well as these Marmot 'work' gloves. Also they are super cheap so I keep a couple pairs handy. Keeps your fingers nice and dextrous for fiddling with bindings, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Gloves for the skin track
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:56 pm 
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acopafeel wrote:
my local shop sells these BD liners for $10 every yr, during the month of Dec.

http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en ... /midweight

I usually pick up 2 each year and burn through them, in time for the next year's sale.

I love them - for everything!


I've got the heavier fleece liners, so far I'm loving them, about 3 days skinning with them and I've started wearing them in the resort too:
http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en ... eavyweight

I did pay 35 bucks and now I'm thinking for the same price the Marmot work gloves might have been a better deal. We'll see how long these last.

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 Post subject: Re: Gloves for the skin track
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:04 pm 
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I use something like this

http://www.watsongloves.com/catalogdeta ... gh_Guy.htm.

you can get a three pack for under 20$. not the best in high winds, but good for most skinning needs.

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 Post subject: Re: Gloves for the skin track
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:13 pm 
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Tried a few different cheapies, then settled into these......LOVE them.

Nice durable leather where you need it, cut the wind really well and they're quite thin/offer good dexterity

http://www.outdoorresearch.com/en/or-ge ... loves.html


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 Post subject: Re: Gloves for the skin track
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:12 pm 
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Thanks everyone. That's a good assortment to choose from. I'm leaning towards the OR Verts or the Komperdell.

I also saw theses from Mountain Gear:

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Men%27s ... lt,pd.html

and when I talked to them, they recommended one of these Ice Climbing gloves:

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Men%27s ... lt,pd.html
http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Men%27s ... lt,pd.html

Now to go find these locally to fondle.


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