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Gloves and Mittens for Lakeland walking WALKING - Gloves & Mittens

MittensMittens are far better than Gloves for the protection off the hands with brush wool mittens being excellent and also those made with fibre-pile or fleece lined nylon. These are not waterproof but are windproof and when wet will retain much of their insulation.

If you like to wear gloves instead of mittens avoid gloves that are made from leather as they don't have very little insulation especially when they are wet. Wool or fleece gloves are good, as are thin gloves made from thermal-underwear material, having the advantage that they can be used for liners in mittens. Also being useful in the need off tying knots and taking pictures.

Fingerless gloves, shooters-mitts or flip-mitts where the top half of the fingers/hand can be opened across the knuckles to give access to the fingers.

MittensWaterproof thermal mittens are available, but these are more expensive, you could purchase a pair of thin thermal gloves or woollen mittens and a pair of overmitts which are both waterproof and windproof which would be more cost effective and more adaptable. This combination is excellent in winter conditions, especially if you are doing winter mountaineering.

The type of mittens or gloves you decide on making sure there is no restriction of movement so therefore the flow of blood is not restricted so keeping your fingers warmer and helping to prevent frostbite or frostnip in the winter.


Disclaimer - Climbing, Fell Walking, Mountaineering, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Watersports and other Activities can be extremely dangerous and can result in permanent disability or even loss of life. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own involvement and Lake District Let's Go can not be held responsible. Always seek advice and information.


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