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or6
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Best gloves for kiting

Postby or6 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:55 am

Hi all,

Our winter season has started, and I find myself with cold hands again. I'm using open palmed gloves, because all of the closed gloves I have used in the past made my underarms cramp up.

So, which gloves do you use, and how do they work for you?

The three fingered firebomb gloves, discussed in the zipless wetsuit thread got me thinking again...I love my ripcurl booties.

Looking forward to some input, regards, or6.

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Re: Best gloves for kiting

Postby ChickenD!ken » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:04 am

Hope this helps: http://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2398143

I’m going for three-finger mitten this winter here in Denmark. So far so good..

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Re: Best gloves for kiting

Postby Kemperman » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:11 am

- Mesh helps for windchill but the durability is shorter.
- Thickness helps, but to much gives cramp.
- Gloves with bended fingers helps an lot for cramps in de underarms

I always go for a mesh glove or mitten where the fingers are bend.

The NPX mitten is the most warm glove I've had.

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Re: Best gloves for kiting

Postby ble » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:24 pm

Using these in Baltic sea, +3c +8c temp
https://www.magicmarine.com/product/glo ... ved-glove/

also from this company use vest for safety and some windstopper
https://www.magicmarine.com/product/buo ... eur_d7d7d9

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Re: Best gloves for kiting

Postby matth » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:02 pm

Kemperman wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:11 am
- Mesh helps for windchill but the durability is shorter.
- Thickness helps, but to much gives cramp.
- Gloves with bended fingers helps an lot for cramps in de underarms

I always go for a mesh glove or mitten where the fingers are bend.

The NPX mitten is the most warm glove I've had.

Image
Love them :D :D :D :D

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Re: Best gloves for kiting

Postby or6 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:22 pm

Thx guys, some useful information. I think I'll look into getting my hands on these NPX mittens.

Still sceptical, though. I had some preformed claw mittens....last winter. Gave me cramps in half an hour.

Thx! If I find a glove to love, I'll let you know.

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Re: Best gloves for kiting

Postby pj sofine » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:34 pm

matth wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:02 pm
Kemperman wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:11 am
- Mesh helps for windchill but the durability is shorter.
- Thickness helps, but to much gives cramp.
- Gloves with bended fingers helps an lot for cramps in de underarms

I always go for a mesh glove or mitten where the fingers are bend.

The NPX mitten is the most warm glove I've had.

Image
Love them :D :D :D :D
Me too!

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Re: Best gloves for kiting

Postby revhed » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:43 pm

Latest Pro Limits are well used here but never really cold.
https://www.prolimit.com/product/gloves-polar-2-layer/
R H

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Re: Best gloves for kiting

Postby EricSanders » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:30 pm

matth wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:02 pm
Kemperman wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:11 am
- Mesh helps for windchill but the durability is shorter.
- Thickness helps, but to much gives cramp.
- Gloves with bended fingers helps an lot for cramps in de underarms

I always go for a mesh glove or mitten where the fingers are bend.

The NPX mitten is the most warm glove I've had.

Image
Love them :D :D :D :D
Awsome gloves, but they erode quickly. I had holes in them after one season, patched them up with neoprene cement, used them end of this year and time for more patching. That being said, they are worth the effort to patch up.

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Re: Best gloves for kiting

Postby Kehler » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:34 pm

RIP CURL FLASHBOMB 5/3MM 3 FINGER WETSUIT GLOVE
To date the best gloves including for freestyle. They are very strong compaired to NP.

Use Them here in DK, now the Temp. is 4 degrees.


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