Thursday, 2 December 2010

New gloves

When it comes to buying equipment, nothing beats a personal recommendation.  So we were all ears when Lesley from Caxton told us about her perfect boating gloves, as she helped us down the Farmer's Bridge Locks.  Gloves are difficult: woollen ones get wet, but waterproof ones often stick to your windlass, making it difficult to wind paddles up and down.  Lesley recommended Grippi Waterproof gloves, so while we were iced in at Tixall Wide we looked them up on the internet.  They were two pairs for the price of one at the time (not any more, apparently), and the two pairs could be different sizes.  They arrived yesterday.  Perhaps the eight inches of snow in the garden means that today is a good day to try them out.

4 comments:

Neil Corbett said...

Brilliant. I've been wanting some waterproof gloves for ages and a boaters recommendation is better than a label telling you they work.

I'll put them on my Christmas list.

Halfie said...

I have found the "wetsuit" route works best. I use a pair of (cheap) fleece gloves which keep my hands warm even when wet. Being fleece material they can be wrung out, and they dry very quickly. The downside: occasionally having to put one's hands into sopping gloves when re-emerging from the cabin. But they soon warm up!

Captain Ahab said...

They sound just the job - I tend towards Harfie's solution with wringable and dryably thinsulate gloves.
I'll get some and compare them.

Nb Caxton said...

I hope you are both pleased with these gloves - my name will be mud if you're not!!!
Lesley