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SGT Rock
2011-01-12, 13:26
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&productId=202021244&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=202021244&cm_mmc=shopping-_-googlebase-_-D25X-_-202021244&locStoreNum=702

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/7b/7b7788e7-691a-47c2-be4a-cc0386e5365e_300.jpg

Lightweight polyester gloves with nitrile coating. I was putting snow chains on my truck the other day and started off wearing my wool gloves I use for hiking. Of course they started getting wet, and I got a repeat performance of numb, wooden fingers like I had trying to pack up in the Smokies last friday during the big snow. I didn't want to mess up my good wool gloves, so I grabbed a pair of these and put them on figuring that I didn't care if they were not warm, my fingers were frozen anyway.

But to my surprise my fingers started getting warm almost immediately. I went and got a "clean" pair yesterday to try out. Looks like it could work.

Cuffs
2011-01-12, 13:30
I use them for rose gardening... thorns dont penetrate the surface, I dont get hurt.

Hikerhead
2011-01-12, 13:33
How much do they weigh :) They look too heavy.

Big Mac
2011-01-12, 13:36
I use them for a lot of things around the house, but haven't worn them for hiking. I guess I thought they wouldn't be warm enough. I'm not sure what the weight is, but they are very lightweight.

Superman
2011-01-12, 13:36
I use them for getting firewood. They are heavier that the northface gloves I use for hiking.

Lugnut
2011-01-12, 13:41
What's the inseam?

D'Artagnan
2011-01-12, 13:54
We use them here at the shop for handling aluminum. They give some measure of protection against sharp edges.

Hikerhead
2011-01-12, 13:57
What's the inseam?

One size fits all, you might have to use a belt. And are they dual purpose...like can you wear them as a hat also?

Big Mac
2011-01-12, 14:03
What's the inseam?

I'm not allowed to talk about inseams anymore. :angel:

Oh wait, that's over at that humorless website.

Hog On Ice
2011-01-12, 14:03
One size fits all, you might have to use a belt. And are they dual purpose...like can you wear them as a hat also?

they must be at least dual purpose - for example I can think of one use for a sock that these gloves would also provide

Hikerhead
2011-01-12, 14:04
they must be at least dual purpose - for example I can think of one use for a sock that these gloves would also provide

I could have used these saturday night when I had to take a wee wee. :)

Lugnut
2011-01-12, 14:35
they must be at least dual purpose - for example I can think of one use for a sock that these gloves would also provide

And you could use it 5 times. :angel:

SGT Rock
2011-01-12, 15:12
36 grams

stonemark
2011-01-13, 03:29
I have seen it before just one time, but have no idea and memorization of it~

Gray Blazer
2011-01-14, 09:05
I shoulda gone to Home Depot. I went to the outfitters last night to get some gloves for standing out in this 20 degree weather. I got the North face for 12.95 and with them some glove liners. My fingers were still a little cold. I'm definitely gonna pick up the HD gloves. For 1.99? Are you kidding?

Gray Blazer
2011-01-14, 09:13
I admit it. I'm a dirtbagger.

Hikerhead
2011-01-14, 09:15
I recieved a pair of mittens for X-mas that the top half of the fingers has a hood over them that hinges back to expose them when you need to. It's held open by little small magnets. The thumb has a slot that allows the same thing. They worked fine except when you really needed to do something fast like unzip and dig for your cell phone when HOI calls. There's not a tag nor name on them, can't tell you who makes it.

GGS
2011-01-22, 18:24
As a person with sweaty hands, my first though of these is my hands will soak inside these and thus be wet and cold. Do they breathe?

atraildreamer
2011-01-25, 16:18
I have a pair. Mine are called "Therm Plus X" made by the Bass Company. The nitrile coating is slightly breathable, and the backside is a elastic weave material that is breathable. They are very warm, but my hands don't sweat up when using them, due to the breathability. I use them as my winter gloves.

I have seen similar gloves sold as "garden gloves" and work gloves. I even saw a pair used on an episode of CSI Miami.

They might be useful when rock scrambling on a hike to protect your hands and to get a good grip, especially in wet conditions (especially for older hikers...we are all slowly losing our grip! :smile:)

taildragger
2011-01-31, 10:38
My palms will sweat with them.

I'll stick with wool, usually doesn't bother me even when my hands get wet.

Wise Old Owl
2011-02-09, 23:15
I'm not allowed to talk about inseams anymore. :angel:

Oh wait, that's over at that humorless website.

Wow you said it, Recently I have been wondering what is really going on over there.

Wise Old Owl
2011-02-09, 23:17
SR try this instead

https://www.uplanders.com/home.php?dr=products&fn=product_details&pr_id=GLOVE-49&gclid=CPvwjIvQ_KYCFcfe4Aod22SxHw

erin
2011-02-10, 21:05
I use them for gardening and no they don't breathe. But sounds like a good idea for wet and slushy conditions, maybe with silk liners inside?