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Hot hands....

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Does anyone know of a pair of good, solid, ski gloves that do not have a lot of insulation and that breath VERY well?

My hands get too hot in every pair of gloves I own. Of course, when they get that hot, they get sweaty/wet and I hate it.

I have the same problem with my feet in ski boots. I can't find a pair of socks that keep my feet cooler. By the end of my shift, my gloves and boots are soaked!

I know this is a strange request, but I need help! Anyone?
post #2 of 16
For the gloves, consider the Cloudveil Troller. I think the insulation packs out too quickly, but in your case this might be uniquely appropriate. Also look at the Marmot Work Glove and Exum and the Black Diamond King Pin. Those all are mostly tough leather gloves with thin insulation.

The only suggestion I have for your feet is to wear thin synthetic liner socks.

Also, you should wear less clothing over your core. If your body is cooler it will pump less heat to your extremities, leading to less sweating.
post #3 of 16
Spring gloves. I use them for BC hiking in the warmer weather when you still want protection from snow. Should be cool enough for Minnesota
They're cheap and you should buy 2 pairs in case you sweat in one, you'll have a dry fresh pair.

As far as boots go, warmth is probably in the "comfortable" liner. Plugs or thin liner race boots would fix that and give you higher performance.
post #4 of 16
I have these:

http://www.amazon.com/Grandoe-Viper-.../dp/B000BYP5AK

I get hot sweaty hands too, and the key is to get gloves with a removable liner. On most days at Mammoth I just wore the shell portion of the glove (which does have a slight liner of it's own)
post #5 of 16
Check out the work gloves at a local hardware store. There are some great ones that are tough and have some insulation, but not like ski gloves. They're lots cheaper than ski gloves too. Buy two or more pair and keep a fresh set with you.
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks, typically I wear a poly base layer and a patrol vest down to +15, then I break out my patrol jacket, which is just a shell. If it drops to -20 or lower, I'll add a microfleece layer.

Patrolling is tough. If you're busy and working hard, you sweat like a pig. Then you're all wet for the rest of your shift while you're sitting on the chair or taking a few cruisers.

I do wear synthetic socks. Still have the sweaty feet. I have to remove my boot liner after every shift and sometimes during!

Pardon my ignorance Cirquerider, but what are "plugs?" I assume that race liners are thinner liners that can be used in my existing shell? Do they make them for all boots?
post #7 of 16
Check out the OR Vert Glove--soft shell Schoeller fabric and soft leather palm and fingers. No insulation other than a thin layer of soft fleece backing inside.

http://www.backcountry.com/store/ODR...rt-Gloves.html
post #8 of 16
Plug boots refer to shells with relatively thick plastic and usually a thinner liner. They are intended by be fit by grinding and punching the plastic and have a reputation for high performance and being cold. Zip fit liners can be used to replace your stock liners IF you have a very good shell fit. They are a high performance lace up inner boot and contain form fitting foams, but not in the quantity you usually see in a consumer boot. That said, if you are on your feet all day, a plug boot is not what you want. In my experience the AT type boots which are ideal for working, then transitioning to skiing, are relatively warm.

Just out of curiosity, what boots are you using?
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
I'm currently using a Tecnica Vento. They're very comfortable, but just a bit warm. I have very warm hands and feet. It's a curse.
post #10 of 16
Drill some air vent holes into those boots. ::
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
Yeah, nothing like drilling a hole in your brand new ski boots.....

Great advice! Thanks!
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by mnskibum View Post
Yeah, nothing like drilling a hole in your brand new ski boots.....

Great advice! Thanks!
No, no, please. No need to thank me, I'm just doing my job. Glad I could help. If you need any other advice, look me up.
post #13 of 16
Marker Spring gloves

$49.95 and most places you can find them for less.

The only Gloves to get for hot hands. I love them.
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by eblackwelder View Post
No, no, please. No need to thank me, I'm just doing my job. Glad I could help. If you need any other advice, look me up.
Since your "boot" advice was sound, I was wondering if you could give me some marital advice??
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by mnskibum View Post
Since your "boot" advice was sound, I was wondering if you could give me some marital advice??
Yeah, don't do it. You will get waaaaay more skiing in if you don't get married. On that note, become a ski bum now before it's too late.
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
Sorry, already pulled the trigger on the marriage thing....another fallen soldier!

She's actually very supportive of all my skiing. Between patrolling at two resorts, taking long trips out east or west, and those Sunday morning "Chruch" sessions on the hill....

I'll keep her for now!
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