NEClimbs.com forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Reading the forum on your cell phone? There's an easier way. We've enabled a Tapatalk app that makes browsing the forum a whole lot easier. Check it out in the iPhone or Android store if you don't own it already.

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: In the market for new ice gloves....  (Read 697 times)

xcrag_corex

  • NEClimbs Senior Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 381
In the market for new ice gloves....
« on: December 12, 2012, 05:23:35 PM »

warm waterproof dexterous gloves.... who's got suggestions?
Logged
-Jeremy Ballou

"know how to rock, ain't afraid to roll"

DLottmann

  • Guest
Re: In the market for new ice gloves....
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 05:56:10 PM »

BD Ice Glove is my go-to, though I spend most the day leading in BD Torques and save the Ice Glove for descents...
Logged

triguy

  • NEClimbs Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 110
Re: In the market for new ice gloves....
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2012, 07:58:20 AM »

BD punishers are super warm and have enough dexterity to lead with. May be a little too warm above 20* IMOP.

Anyone have experience with the BD Arc or Glide? They seem nice also....
Logged
Ice has two purposes in life: climbing and watering down bad scotch!

ELM

  • NEClimbs Senior Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 333
Re: In the market for new ice gloves....
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2012, 08:11:33 AM »

I just looked over my gloves and I will be starting my third season on a pair of First Ascent Guide gloves. I have never been cold in them...even when other parts were freezing solid. The leather fingers and palms make tying knots and other tasks easier. They have worn amazing. I have over 100 days in them and they have some wear but I have no doubt the'll make it through this season. I do spray the leather twice a season with water proofer. I have never gotten wet in them but the leather was getting moist so I do it as a precaution.
Logged
Ed Matt
" I release my attention: because of you now I am in danger!!! " -Champ

fresh

  • NEClimbs Junior Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 89
Re: In the market for new ice gloves....
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2012, 09:54:59 AM »

kinkos insulated gloves, or any work gloves from home depot. when I'm climbing a lot, gloves last two seasons at the most. it's not worth it to me to pay $80 when you can get just-as-good gloves for $12. kinkos insulated gloves are the warmest gloves I've ever used. never needed to waterproof them myself, it's usually cold enough that it doesn't seem to be a problem I guess. (plus the waterproof treatment would wear off pretty quickly anyway.)
Logged

JBrochu

  • NEClimbs God
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1047
  • Doing God's work
Re: In the market for new ice gloves....
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2012, 11:41:52 AM »

I haven't ice climbed in years but recently was shocked to see ice gloves selling for over $150.00 in the Mountain Gear catalog.
Logged
Have a quiche, now, or maybe a tort.  You deserve it!
-bristolpipe

I like to keep things simple, even if it's faaaken painful and miserable.
-Stoney Middleton

This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord intended a more divine means of consumption.
-Friar Tuck

DLottmann

  • Guest
Re: In the market for new ice gloves....
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2012, 12:54:59 PM »

I haven't ice climbed in years but recently was shocked to see ice gloves selling for over $150.00 in the Mountain Gear catalog.

How about $400?

http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12565743&cp=3707807.11308435
Logged

Admin Al

  • NEClimbs Administrator
  • NEClimbs God
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 7078
  • Climb 'till your forearms turn to jelly!
    • NEClimbs
Re: In the market for new ice gloves....
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2012, 01:40:42 PM »

I haven't ice climbed in years but recently was shocked to see ice gloves selling for over $150.00 in the Mountain Gear catalog.

How about $400?

http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12565743&cp=3707807.11308435

now that's just CRAZY!
Logged
Al Hospers
____________________________________
my music
 https://www.facebook.com/BlackMountainRamblers

web hosting, design and software programming:
 http://www.cambersoft.com

JBrochu

  • NEClimbs God
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1047
  • Doing God's work
Re: In the market for new ice gloves....
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2012, 02:13:05 PM »

Yeah I used to purchase waterproof shells and use heavy wool gloves for a liner because the thought of spending $50 every two years for fancy gloves would piss me off.
 
 
Logged
Have a quiche, now, or maybe a tort.  You deserve it!
-bristolpipe

I like to keep things simple, even if it's faaaken painful and miserable.
-Stoney Middleton

This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord intended a more divine means of consumption.
-Friar Tuck

xcrag_corex

  • NEClimbs Senior Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 381
Re: In the market for new ice gloves....
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2012, 06:22:15 PM »

I haven't ice climbed in years but recently was shocked to see ice gloves selling for over $150.00 in the Mountain Gear catalog.

How about $400?

http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12565743&cp=3707807.11308435
I think these are just what i need......said no one ever....hahah. thats crazy for gloves!!!!
i was looking at the Punisher gloves...look dece :) thanks for the suggestions guys!!!
Logged
-Jeremy Ballou

"know how to rock, ain't afraid to roll"

DWT

  • Guest
Re: In the market for new ice gloves....
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2012, 07:53:27 PM »

kinkos insulated gloves, or any work gloves from home depot. when I'm climbing a lot, gloves last two seasons at the most. it's not worth it to me to pay $80 when you can get just-as-good gloves for $12. kinkos insulated gloves are the warmest gloves I've ever used. never needed to waterproof them myself, it's usually cold enough that it doesn't seem to be a problem I guess. (plus the waterproof treatment would wear off pretty quickly anyway.)

+1 for the Kincos.  6 pairs and a cool one at the Moat.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.135 seconds with 23 queries.