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Brent Mahan
(thenerb)

Locale: Southern New Hampshire
SUL and cheap rain mitt on 03/28/2012 08:43:52 MDT Print View

Saw these today. Look perfect for a cheap and SUL rain mitt. Could use these in conjunction with a rubber band around the wrist to lock out rain. Add in fleece liners for warmth.

Only issue is they have to be purchased in a case of 1,000!

Anyone seen these elsewhere in smaller quantities?

http://www.cstore1.com/store/item.asp?ITEM_ID=29&DEPARTMENT_ID=69

SUL "Diesel Gas Mitt"

Edited by thenerb on 03/28/2012 08:45:59 MDT.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: SUL and cheap rain mitt on 03/28/2012 08:57:24 MDT Print View

I once saw a guy riding his bike with dishwashing gloves on. Looked odd, but I bet it works great.

Your idea is interesting but not so good on the sustainability side. Great CYA backup.

Rusty Beaver
(rustyb) - F

Locale: Presence
Re: SUL and cheap rain mitt on 03/28/2012 09:07:20 MDT Print View

"Only issue is they have to be purchased in a case of 1,000!

Anyone seen these elsewhere in smaller quantities?"

Yes, the gas/diesel pump. Just help yourself to a pair next time you fill up. Consider it your bonus for supporting the oil companies.

Not all pumps have these but I have seen and used them before.

Rusty Beaver
(rustyb) - F

Locale: Presence
Re: Re: SUL and cheap rain mitt on 03/28/2012 09:19:59 MDT Print View

Another idea while it's on my mind: One could purchase a pair of ~$15 Tyvek hooded coveralls, make a rain/wind jacket out of the top and a pair of mitts from the left over bottoms.

Ben Wortman
(bwortman)

Locale: Nebraska
Salon Mitts on 03/28/2012 10:13:59 MDT Print View

Here are some Salon mitts. I'm not sure on the durability though.

https://www.theindustrysource.com/content/opi-expert-touch-salon-mitts-100-ct

Inaki Diaz de Etura
(inaki) - MLife

Locale: Iberia highlands
Re: Re: SUL and cheap rain mitt on 03/28/2012 15:02:05 MDT Print View

I've used those as well as the dish washing gloves. Both work but I eventually went for something else (silnylon mitts). The thin plastic ones are too flimsy, and they tend to ride up. The dish washing ones don't have those problems but they're a royal pain to put on and take off, particularly with wet hands.

The vapor barrier glove/mitt is a great idea, hands don't sweat much if its cold (if it's not, just let them get wet). I now use some badly designed silnylon mitts I made myself that can be worn on their own or over an insulating layer. Much better in every aspect.

Edited by inaki on 03/28/2012 15:23:57 MDT.

M B
(livingontheroad) - M
myog on 03/30/2012 15:55:51 MDT Print View

MYOG tyvek mitts, dirt cheap, less than 1 ounce.

Jace Mullen
(climberslacker) - F

Locale: Your guess is as good as mine.
Cheap Rain Mitt on 03/31/2012 09:51:15 MDT Print View

At the gear shop near me they have these little "kits" that are free. They are supposed to show how good goretex is.

Anyways, inside one of them is a gortex mit, as soon as I go grab another one I will be using it as a rain glove. I might need a little work on them.

Best of all? Free!