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Craig Shelley
(craig_shelley) - F

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Nylon Shell Mittens on 11/26/2005 08:46:05 MST Print View

I know, this is related to other posts but it is different too.

Many hiking books, such as Don Ladigin's "Lighten Up!" recommend using a lightweight nylon shell overmitt.

I generally use Black Lightweight Patagonia Capilene glove liners. I find that they keep my hands plenty warm when I'm active down to the 20s or even 10s F. The advantage is I can easily use my camera, GPS, etc. without the glove getting in the way.

A very lightweight nylon shell overmitt for when it starts snowing, wind blowing, etc. seems like a good method to keep my hands warm. (I know, I can't use the camera but under these conditions I probably would use it less or little anyway.)

I have never found any source for a nylon overmitt shell. Has anyone ever bought these, have them, had experience with this method, or made their own?

Craig Shelley

Craig S Stewart
(cstewart) - F

Locale: Southwest Germany
Nylon Shell Mittens on 11/26/2005 09:09:43 MST Print View

I have had the same problem finding a UL glove/mitten shell. An UL Event shell may be coming out this spring, if you can wait. See this link.

http://www.ryanjordan.com/weblog/2005/11/the_death_of_ra.html

Craig Shelley
(craig_shelley) - F

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Make your own Overmitt on 11/26/2005 13:23:13 MST Print View

Interesting, I haven't checked out Ryan's blog until recently and didn't notice the blog entry on Overmitts before.

For this winter, I think I will make a pair. It will give me a little experience with a simpler sewing project.

Tony Burnett
(tlbj6142) - F

Locale: OH--IO
Re: Make your own Overmitt on 11/27/2005 10:53:32 MST Print View

Make sure you sew together a few mock-ups before you cut the real material. I was surprised at how difficult it was to get the pattern correct for a "simple" pair of shell mits.

Edited by tlbj6142 on 11/27/2005 10:56:31 MST.

Tony Burnett
(tlbj6142) - F

Locale: OH--IO
dup on 11/27/2005 10:55:27 MST Print View

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Edited by tlbj6142 on 11/27/2005 10:55:59 MST.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Re: Make your own Overmitt on 11/27/2005 11:41:42 MST Print View

Thru-hiker has instructions for making simple fleece mittens. You might find them to be a useful starting point.