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Offline strandman

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mittens
« on: December 10, 2013, 05:35:49 PM »
Bd Mercury mitt..the warmest mitten around ???

I need WARM

Offline perswig

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Re: mittens
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 05:51:58 PM »
I bought these years ago for Sara in an attempt to convince her to ice-climb with me.
Didn't work, although I'm pretty sure it wasn't the mittens' fault.

They are well worth the price, though, if you're spending extended time out-of-doors.
Highly recommend.
Dale
If it's overhanging, I'm probably off-route.

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Re: mittens
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2013, 05:58:05 PM »
Thanks dale- it was -24 this morning

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Re: mittens
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 09:34:37 PM »
I have been using them for a few seasons now and they are great but not that waterproof. Working with wet ropes and they wet out by the end of the day.

But yes, they are very warm!
Ice has two purposes in life: climbing and watering down bad scotch!

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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2013, 09:49:38 PM »
Thanks dale- it was -24 this morning
John, you're from NE
That's beach weather in Quincy.

Sorry Dude, didn't see the minus. Damn that's cold. Anywhere.


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Don't Climb

Offline Smear

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Re: mittens
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2013, 06:14:51 AM »
Super warm John.
Problem is they are so warm my hands sweat in them.
I have not had them on in that temp though  ;)

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Re: mittens
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 09:29:11 AM »
I'm a lot more cold sensitive now after the heart stuff..these sound like the way to go. At the price,they better be

Offline steve weitzler

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Re: mittens
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2013, 01:14:43 PM »
Stay inside John and use the money for the mittens on a bottle of Scotch. Guarentee your hands won't get cold!! ;D ;D

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Re: mittens
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2013, 03:55:23 PM »
Shit !  $115 won't even get me a bottle of Middleton

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Re: mittens
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2013, 05:06:01 PM »
I have a ancient set of my fathers boiled wool double layer mittens. I remember him carrying them often on our winter excursions but never wearing them. A couple years ago I got a deal on a set of water proof shell's that fit them. I tried them last year snow blowing; I could not tolerate more than 5 minutes in them they are like a furnace! Now I know why they were in such good shape. They are going in the climbing pack this year.
Ed Matt
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Re: mittens
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2013, 05:40:20 PM »
^^
I also have a pair of wool mitts and good shells that go with me on Mt. Washington and occasionally into the notches on stupid-cold days.  Bulky and not esp dexterous, but oh-so-nice to swap into at a belay or when you stop moving for a bit.

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If it's overhanging, I'm probably off-route.

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Re: mittens
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2013, 05:51:51 PM »
Dachstein ?  i used to HIKE with those...quite  few years ago.... i think i even ice climbed with them so a while ago

The days before shells i guess