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I found these gloves,
OR PL 400
and picked them up. Great gloves, but I'm looking for a windproof shell. Preferably waterproof as well, but not as much of a concern. Any opinions?
Considering a mitt as an option also.
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I never go out in the winter without bringing two pairs of gloves as one with most certainly get wet and soaked and frozen.  These OR gloves will get wet and soaked too so just remember this and either get a second pair or another pair of something else.

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Solid advice. I actually do have a second pair. Similar warmth, but less dexterity.
I don't suppose a waterproofing spray would have much affect past a drizzle on gloves would it?
I was hoping to find a shell that would compliment both.
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PostIcon Posted on: Nov. 25 2012, 10:16 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I have a lot of those type of gloves. If you wear a shell over them you will just sweat into them as they are heavy-weight fleece. I bring two pair of those on every trip, just like Walter.

I just wear them as is. If it is snowing there may be some wetting from melting but my body heat dries them too. In camp if it is snowing I switch to a waterproof pair, usually mittens.

No idea where to find just a shell, they normally come as a two-part system.


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Sounds like I need to give them a few rounds in the snow and see what happens.
It may be just enough for me, as I have a pair of waterproof gloves also.
Thanks for the tips.
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My base layer for gloves is always a pair of those $1 stretchy gloves. Then a pair of those $3 fleece gloves. Then a pair of coated nylon mitten shells that I've had since Judas Priest released 'Killing Machine' after that. I bring backups. Those cheap fleece gloves are practically flammable. But it's an inexpensive, affordable hand protection system. Wait, did I just say that?

Basically, you do what you do on top: A tight-fitting synthetic base layer, a looser fitting insulation layer, and then a wind/waterproof outer layer.


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OR also makes waterproof mitten shells.  They're on their website.  
I have OR down mittens that came with waterproof, breathable shells but I haven't tried using them over fleece.


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OR also makes waterproof mitten shells.  They're on their website.  
I have OR down mittens that came with waterproof, breathable shells but I haven't tried using them over fleece.

I've used them over fleece with great success.

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Not that long ago, i remember seeing some OR waterproof-breathable gloves at Sierra Trading Post.
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with the quest for the perfect gloves, here is what I ended up with.

1. Eddie Bauer guide gloves lite --- For mild ~30-35F temps.
2. Eddie Bauer guide gloves --- For anything below 30F
3. REI taped mitts -- Water proof mitts for my neck of the woods. PNW
4. Mountain Hardware power stretch --- Summer/shoulder season
5. Costco head something touch screen compatible glove --- for home and office use.
6. OR windstopper gripper gloves --- all other usage.
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