glove liners in bed
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Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
glove liners in bed on 12/10/2013 23:34:08 MST Print View

I've found that wearing thin glove liners in my sleeping bag in winter is more comfortable than "cool bare hands". And this still allows enough dexterity to work zippers and hood cords.

Anyone else ever worn light gloves to bed in the winter?

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: glove liners in bed on 12/10/2013 23:40:27 MST Print View

I wear fingerless wool gloves because they make working a zipper easy.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: glove liners in bed on 12/11/2013 00:32:40 MST Print View

Not needed. Use the fly in your base layer as a multi-use item :)

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: glove liners in bed on 12/11/2013 06:04:31 MST Print View

Anyone else ever worn light gloves to bed in the winter?

Absolutely yes! Any time the expected temp is expected to dip towards 35F or lower. Cold fingers, toes and nose are the last barrier to sleep for me

If REALLY cold I'll wear slightly heavier gloves even if I have to take one off to operate zips/drawstrings ... can always tuck it into my waistband to keep it found.

Regarding Nick's suggestion ... not the fly but hands tucked in waistband keeps my arms from sliding off the pad when lying on my back

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: glove liners in bed on 12/11/2013 07:11:24 MST Print View

I use fingerless mittens. They're even more useful in the morning when I'm heating up oatmeal, coffee, tea.

Mike Gervais
(MikeG) - M
In the house, to prevent finger splits on 12/11/2013 08:18:18 MST Print View

Not really on topic but...
I HATE lotion on my hands and wont use it ever. But here in arid Utah onset of winter weather = a further drop in ambient humidity and painful, distracting, split skin on the fingertips.

This winter I've taken to wearing liner gloves to bed every night and the problem is solved :-)

One of those "age brings wisdom" things I guess.

Edited by MikeG on 12/11/2013 08:19:13 MST.

Ben Crocker
(alexdrewreed) - M

Locale: Kentucky
Glove liners in bed on 12/11/2013 09:05:26 MST Print View

"Not needed. Use the fly in your base layer as a multi-use item"

The real reason Nick likes to solo backpack. :) Sorry, Nick, I couldn't resist.

Roger Dodger
(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: Wess Siide
fingerless glove to sleep on 12/11/2013 09:31:43 MST Print View

if the night temp is around 40F, I wear fingerless bicycle gloves to sleep, the same that I wear with the trek poles in the day. I like the dexterity of fingerless gloves for zippers, wristwatch buttons, picking smurfs out of my nose.

for 20F and below, I put on the full liner and gauntlet glove.

Mitch Chesney
(MChesney) - F
Target C9 running gloves on 12/11/2013 09:51:27 MST Print View

Target (http://www.target.com/p/c9-by-champion-men-s-easy-touch-gloves-assorted-colors/-/A-14726240) has some stretch-nylon running gloves. They're great for around camp and sleeping.

Tjaard Breeuwer
(Tjaard) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota, USA
Yes on 12/16/2013 11:56:09 MST Print View

For true winter conditions I'll wear powerstretch tights, top, balaclava and gloves. Covered with insulated socks, pants and parka.