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post #1 of 9
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For some reason, when i take a brake, i notice the inside of my gloves are soaking wet from sweat. They are good rossi gloves that are warm. is there something i can do or should i get some less warm gloves?
post #2 of 9
probably not a function of warmth but rather, breathability. I see you're in Maine so I am going to assume that conditions are wet and cold. Most of the glove manufacturers will tell you how well they breath and how warm they are, to be honest it's a bit of trial and error...oh yeah personal preference too. I might suggest avoiding an all leather glove as leather really isn't that breathable. I've seen great success with Marmot gloves, I use Hestra, OR make some really good gloves too
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
ya my gloves are leather palmed....hmm
post #4 of 9
Get some gloves that have GoreTex XCR or GoreTex Pro (these are the most breathable types of GoreTex). That's the only way you can be sure they will breathe and still be waterproof, in my experience. I've had non-waterproof gloves that made my hands sweat just because the fabric or materials was not breathable. My Marmot Randonnee XCR gloves never get moist and they are rated waterproof even when dunked in water.
post #5 of 9
Originally Posted by skibum185 View Post
For some reason, when i take a brake, i notice the inside of my gloves are soaking wet from sweat. They are good rossi gloves that are warm. is there something i can do or should i get some less warm gloves?
Do you let the brake cool down before removing it from the vehicle?
post #6 of 9
I'm approaching this differently.

I'm not sure if you're wearing glove liners or not but this might be a sign that everything is working properly. I wore gloves with a liner and just switched to mittens with a liner (fingered). The liner wicks the sweat away from my hand and to the inside of the shell.

I skied today from 0930 until 4 with one break for 20ish minutes. I spent more time in line for the lift and on the lift than actually skiing. With the windchill this morning it was around -2 F; at least in the morning. The wind was wipping on the lift. My hands were warm the entire time but when I got home, I noticed the inside of my mittens were soaked! The liners were dry though. The liners might have dried out before I checked them

I have several pairs of liners should the liners get wet but the entire time I was wearing the mittens, I thought my hands were dry.

I'm just going to make sure I put the mittens on the boot dryer once my boots are done.

BTW. EMS mittens with a finger liner on sale for $28 Reg $40. Goggle scraper and nose wipe.
post #7 of 9
If you hands are sweaty, then the rest of you is probably too warm. I am constantly opening and closing my jacket to regulate heat. I just bought a new jacket with pit zips for an upcoming trip because last year, I was overheating.

I have had the sweaty gloves problem in the past; while my hands still sweat, I do a better job of moisture management and switched to mittens so now it is not a problem. I have mittens that are a nylon cloth and vinyl shell that have removable fleece liner gloves. Most every run, I take off the shells to air them out. Grab the tips in one hand and the cuff with the other and play them like an accordion to move dry air in and moist air out. While this is going on, the liner is getting a chance to dry. Somewhere along the ride up the lift, my hands cool down and the shells go back on, things stay pretty dry. By the end of the day, they are still getting damp but it is very easy to remove the liners and turn the shells inside out to dry over night. Sure, it is a bit of a hassle.

If it is really cold out, then this is not necessary since I'm not likely to be sweating, but I find that the mittens keep my hands warmer. If it is going to be cold, wear the fleece; if it is going to be warm, wear polypro liners; and if really cold, wear the polypro with the fleece.

I also have problems with my feet sweating so before my socks go on, I spray my feet with anti-perspirant.
post #8 of 9
right-guard on the palms
post #9 of 9
I recently switched from Drop waterproof gloves with a synthetic palm to Grandoe goretex gloves with leather palms and my sopping glove problem diminished quite a bit. Breathability is definitely key. There is also a brand of antiperspirent made just for hands (for tactical shooting) which you can use when all esle fails.
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