WALKING - Gloves &
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.
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
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.
- 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.