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Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
OR/Cuben Rain Mitts on 01/19/2006 15:17:00 MST Print View

I was looking through a box of old backpacking gear and I think I found a pair of OR Shells maybe Rain Mitts. they look like I never used them. They are size large and weigh 3.03oz for the pair


I am going to make a pattern for a pair of Rain Mitts. Then I will make a pair out of Cuben and see how much they weigh and they work out.

Edited by bfornshell on 01/19/2006 15:21:00 MST.

Ryan Faulkner
(ryanf) - F

Locale: Mid atlantic, No. Cal
Re: OR/Cuben Rain Mitts on 01/19/2006 15:29:00 MST Print View

cool,

cant wait to see what you come up with

will breathability be a problem?

mabey you can put a zipper on one of the seams wich opens up to some no see um mesh or something?

Edited by ryanf on 01/19/2006 15:33:51 MST.

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
OR/Cuben Rain Mitts on 01/19/2006 15:59:35 MST Print View

Ryan, You are correct and I may try sewing in a mesh insert (vent) like I will have on my VB Cuben pants and shirt protptype. I think wearing a light pair of liners might work as well. My main concern in the rain is staying warm and not always staying dry.

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
OR/Cuben Rain Mitts on 01/19/2006 20:03:00 MST Print View

This is getting to easy. I may even have the first Cuben Mitt done tonight. Here is my pattern test.

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
OR/Cuben Rain Mitts on 01/19/2006 23:38:12 MST Print View

The material for the Cuben Rain Mitts/VB Mitts will weigh 0.155oz. pair. These are the same size as the OR item in the first pictures.

I am thinking about adding a full draw cord around the mitt opening and a short draw cord across the top of the wrist area.

I would use a small flat cord and mini cord locks. This would add 0.197oz per pair.

The total weight for the pair would then go to about 0.36oz or 0.37oz per pair.

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: OR/Cuben Rain Mitts on 01/20/2006 00:24:10 MST Print View

Bill,

Good job. Already halfway there - so fast. Did you think that perhaps you might want to make crab claw mitts for a bit of extra dexterity. Or, did you go with full mitts for more warmth?

Ryan Faulkner
(ryanf) - F

Locale: Mid atlantic, No. Cal
Re: Re: OR/Cuben Rain Mitts on 01/25/2006 15:22:29 MST Print View

whats the latest, you done?

cant wait to see the final product