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Andrew Urlacher
(anarkhos) - M

Locale: Front Range CO
Quick Liner Glove Question on 02/16/2013 07:17:47 MST Print View

Has anyone noticed a major difference in durability between wool and fleece liner gloves? I'm thinking along the lines of wear and fraying on the palms from using trekking poles.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Quick Liner Glove Question on 02/16/2013 13:21:19 MST Print View

Oh yeah! The light synthetic liner gloves lasts us a whole lot longer.

Cheers

Ozzy McKinney
(PorcupinePhobia) - F

Locale: PNW
synthetic on 02/16/2013 19:47:19 MST Print View

+1 for synthetic. I have a cheap $1 pair from a gas station that weigh .8oz and have lasted years. Good investment!

jeffrey armbruster
(book) - M

Locale: Northern California
"Quick Liner Glove Question" on 02/16/2013 19:49:30 MST Print View

Merino and velcro are mortal enemies. Merino loses.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Quick Liner Glove Question on 02/16/2013 21:02:42 MST Print View

Synthetic is going to much more durable than thin wool. I have a pair of wool gloves as my main hiking gloves, but I chose fingerless. The fingers are the first thing to bust out. The palms don't wear out very fast.

Randy Martin
(randalmartin) - F

Locale: Colorado
Re: Re: Quick Liner Glove Question on 02/16/2013 21:06:54 MST Print View

The other problem with wool liners are they don't grip anything well. Fingerless are a good option in summer if you want something to grip poles with.