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Re: Do you use the "idiot cords" on your gloves?

Postby radson » Sun May 06, 2012 6:24 am

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I'm a big fan as well, I can be quite idiotic with our without hypoxia :)
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Re: Do you use the "idiot cords" on your gloves?

Postby ExcitableBoy » Sun May 06, 2012 2:47 pm

DukeJH wrote:I use them too. Hypoxia turns me into an idiot sometimes.

I'm simply just an idiot.
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Re: Do you use the "idiot cords" on your gloves?

Postby edvin » Mon May 07, 2012 4:54 pm

I don't use them on my thin climbing gloves but I do have them on my thick belay gloves. Really helpful when you have to take them of to sort something out like taking your partner of belay, grabbing a snack etc. But I never use the stock ones, just some 4 mm bungy-cord with a tight slipknot and a stopperknot to avoid overtightening them. Less parts to break, way more secure and much faster to get on and of. What's not to like :)
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Re: Do you use the "idiot cords" on your gloves?

Postby Hotoven » Fri May 18, 2012 3:15 pm

I use them whenever its windy out. I don't want my $50.00 gloves flying away from me. They have actually saved my gloves twice. Well worth the hassle and inconvenience of getting caught on gear sometimes.
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Re: Do you use the "idiot cords" on your gloves?

Postby Marcsoltan » Fri May 18, 2012 4:06 pm

borutbk wrote:I admit having mostly stuffed "one glove in the jacket", as long as wearing a harness.
The idiot cord came in account on more serious gigs. It would be a cord running from one glove to the other, inside the jacket, along the arms and in the back. It can be efficient then also without the jacket, or when using an other one.
And I'd always stick to the Gaston rule of having one extra glove (as well as one piton) as a golden reserve.


I have used this exact system many times and found it very comfortable and secure. But, I once lost my foam pad to the wind on a winter ascent in The Sierras. The next three nights were COLD to say the least.
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Re: Do you use the "idiot cords" on your gloves?

Postby ExcitableBoy » Fri May 18, 2012 6:00 pm

borutbk wrote:
Hotoven wrote: Well worth the hassle and inconvenience of getting caught on gear sometimes.

If you have one cord for both gloves (inside the jacket), it might get less caught on gear - maybe worth trying out.

Bill Cosby has a comedy routine about idiot cords that run through the jacket sleeve and connect to both mittens. Something about talking into one mitten and hearing out the other and yanking somebody's hand to make them slap themselves with the other hand.
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Re: Do you use the "idiot cords" on your gloves?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Fri May 18, 2012 11:40 pm

Idiot is not using them ;)
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