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Old 09-29-05, 10:21 AM   #1
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Rain gloves?

I have good gloves for cold and light rain, but if it's peeing down, and my gloves get soaked, they stay wet for hours. What do you folks do? Does anyone have any experience with Sealskinz gloves?
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I have good gloves for cold and light rain, but if it's peeing down, and my gloves get soaked, they stay wet for hours. What do you folks do? Does anyone have any experience with Sealskinz gloves?
Gardening gloves, not the leather ones, but PVC ones with a cotton lining inside. I think they're sold specifically to work on roses and not get pricked. I must have paid a tenner for them years ago, they're very nice to keep my fingers warm under cold rain.
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ppc's idea is interesting and I may try it. Last winter, I used a pair of polar fleece gloves, unlined, about $15 at a sporting goods store. They kept me warm down to 20 degrees F. When they got wet, they retained some insulating ability, and they dried very quickly.

Another option is for cool weather, say 40 to 60 degrees F. I buy cotton work gloves with many rubber "dimples" for gripping traction. (I call them my "spiderman gloves.") I buy them at a hardware store, usually 10 pairs for $5 or $6. On a rainy day, I take several pairs in my backpack or pockets. When one pair gets wet, I just switch it for another pair. They are big enough to fit over regular cycling gloves.
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Wool insulates wet and doesn't stink when dirty. Cheap too, I picked up six bright red pairs w/ optional fingers for $3 each.
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