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Windproof Mitts - Do They Exist ?

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Nov 2013
10:07pm, 28 Nov 2013
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I get painful Raynauds, and I've got a couple of long-sleeve tops that have bits on the end of the sleeves that you can cover your hands with. It's like a little pouch that sits just inside the sleeve - and when you need it, you can tuck your hand into it. It's not too tight that you couldn't stretch your hands out if you fell, but it's cosy enough to help.

I've got a pair of Gore Windstopper gloves, but would also like it if they made them in fully-fledged mitten style.
Nov 2013
10:08pm, 28 Nov 2013
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PS I've tied the Raynaud's group to the thread.
Nov 2013
10:16pm, 28 Nov 2013
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sealskinz come up tight, not a problem but you need a bigger size.
Nov 2013
11:13pm, 28 Nov 2013
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I'll be looking into getting a pair of these as well. Sub-zero temperatures and I will be running in shorts. Same scenario with Ron Hill gloves on and the hands freeze (more painful after you get home and they start thawing out).
Nov 2013
9:02am, 29 Nov 2013
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I have the same problem. Tried all kinds of gloves but nothing seems to help. Mittens seem like a good solution but they're just too bulky.
Nov 2013
9:06am, 29 Nov 2013
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Nick Cook
I've got golf mittens. Very warm. I don't use them for running though, much too hot for me!
Nov 2013
9:24am, 29 Nov 2013
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Mrs Jigs (Luverlylegs)
Sports pursuit has sealskin mittens on offer for £11.70 at the moment, I am going to order a pair :)
Nov 2013
9:35am, 29 Nov 2013
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K5 Gus
Mrs J - those ones at £11.70 have individual "fingers" inside the mitt outer. The ones at £19.80 are a "true" mitten, ie your fingers can touch each other.
Nov 2013
9:45am, 29 Nov 2013
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I have Raynaud's too - the Sealskinz mitts are excellent and saw me through Fellsman and The Bear 100 this year, both of which were hitting temperatures of -9C

My top tip though is buy some decent arm warmers, it's made a HUGE difference to me. Keep the blood warm on the way down to your hands :-)
Nov 2013
9:54am, 29 Nov 2013
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I also find that having enough layers on my arms and upper body is almost as important as having decent handwear, especially when cycling. I get Raynauds too, though never when running provided I don't have to stand around.

I love my little Nike glittens, but the best thing about them isn't the windproof cover itself (which is OK but nothing miraculous), it's that the pocket on the back of the hand that the windproof cover tucks into when not in use is just perfect for carrying two or three wrapped toffees to keep my mouth entertained on long runs.

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I suffer from cold hands running in the winter, or more precisely cold fingers.

Tried loads of gl...

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