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Re: Calling cold water kiters! - Glove me.

Postby zerogee_ca » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:55 pm

Beardytello wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:06 pm
Hey men,

I'm looking for advice on some as thin as possible, precurved gloves. They don't need to be the warmest but they have to be thin, I get really bad arm pump otherwise!

What do you have / recommend?

Thanking you in advance!
Define your idea of "COLD".

For me, 2mm gloves are pointless. Thats bare handed weather to me.❄🤠

I use the NRS mitts when it gets cold. No other gloves I have used can compare.

Precurved and good fit is a must to limit arm fatigue and blisters while maximizing comfort and warmth.

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Re: Calling cold water kiters! - Glove me.

Postby jonysan » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:38 am

Beardytello wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:05 pm
Flyboy wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:02 pm
jyka wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:45 pm
I don't buy any gloves any more what are not precurved!
I agree. I had, for many years, a pair of thin not pre-curved neoprene gloves. They were not that warm & caused forearm fatigue. I now have a pair of relatively thick gloves that are seriously pre-curved. They are very warm & create minimal forearm fatigue.
A hook to hold onto the bar would be best! Like a pirate. I bet pirate hooks don't get cold.
But most pirates sail on warm seas, so their hooks wouldn't get too cold, if I can think of some cold water pirates, I'll ask them

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Re: Calling cold water kiters! - Glove me.

Postby Slappysan » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:57 am

NP Surf 3 Finger Mitts can't be beat for both warmth and arm pump. I can log 4 hour winter sessions in them.

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Re: Calling cold water kiters! - Glove me.

Postby Beardytello » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:02 am

Thanks guys!

I've ordered some ION precurved ones, the ride engine ones look amazing but I can't find any for delivery to me :-(

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Re: Calling cold water kiters! - Glove me.

Postby dragnfly » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:19 pm

These - in XL, so they are really baggy - put them on before your wetsuit, and pull your wetsuit on over them. If it gets REALLY cold, put some very thin glove liners under them. ... or-gloves/

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