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Best Glove Liner

Postby peninsula » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:43 pm

I'm looking for a liner to use with the following golves: http://www.arcteryx.com/Product.aspx?EN ... m-SV-Glove

The Cam SV gloves are warm, but not super warm. Equally important is dexterity, allowing for me to operate a DSLR without taking the gloves off. When it gets really cold, and I'm standing stationary waiting for the light to play out, my fingers can get painfully numb! I want a liner to provide the extra warmth but at the same time be thin as possible to maintain dexterity, and light weight because I carry too much already!

I'm leaning towards a merino wool type of product, but don't want to discount the synthetics. My understanding is the synthetics are a bit more durable when used by themselves. So I'm kind of torn between choosing. After a great deal of googling, I came up with my best two candidates and was looking for feedback/advice on the subject.

http://www.ibexwear.com/shop/product/14 ... love-liner
http://www.outdoorresearch.com/site/pl_ ... s_m_s.html
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Re: Best Glove Liner

Postby ExcitableBoy » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:40 pm

I am a fan of the $2.99 polypro liners. So inexpensive and light you can carry a couple of pairs and swap them out as they get sweaty. I had a pair of Smart Wool liner gloves and liked well enough but was dissapoined with their durability.
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Re: Best Glove Liner

Postby peninsula » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:01 pm

I found an interesting article regarding Merino wool compared to synthetic fleece: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/2 ... lar-Fleece
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Re: Best Glove Liner

Postby SJ » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:48 pm

Smart Wool makes a okay liner, but like EB said durability sucks, my fingers are all holey.

I picked up a pair of the OR gloves you linked for under $20 from REI and like them a lot. They are great for climbing rock and snow travel when you occasionaly have to plunge your hand into the snow for balance, and they also dry out quick and offer decent wind protection. Thin enough to fit under my FA Guide gloves or BD Mercury mittens no problem, although I find myself wearing the OR liners most of the time except for a summit push or when its really cold and windy.
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Re: Best Glove Liner

Postby peninsula » Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:26 pm

Thanks guys, the feedback really helps. I'm getting a clearer picture on the issue. I've got to decide if I want to hassle with using my shell gloves when warmer conditions prevail, as opposed to more simply using the liners. The shell gloves are certainly better designed to stay on, but are they too much to stay on? These are new gloves, the Cam SV, and have never been put to the test. One thing is for sure, liners with holes in the fingers are as good as useless.

I became a fan of merino wool after getting my first base layer from Icebreaker. Really great stuff! After getting the long johns, the following season I got a top to go with them. I use the 260 rated material. I could not believe how much more comfortable I was, hot or cold, than compared to the synthetics. Being wool sensitive, I'm testament to how comfortable it is against my skin, too. The only problem is I smell like livestock when I start sweating heavily due to the lanolins, more like a horse than a sheep. Took me awhile to figure that out the first time, I was kind of like "Why am I smelling a horse under my nose?" as I struggle up the side of a mountain. So if you don't mind mild fragrance of horse, a quality marino base layer is the way to go. Besides, I'd rather smell more like a horse than myself. Most important is getting the material that provides more effective insulation... I hate numb fingers! I'm gathering merino is the way to go long as I can keep the liners in the gloves or in my pocket.
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Re: Best Glove Liner

Postby sneakyracer » Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:52 am

I use these: http://www.yourstoretoexplore.com/inc/s ... 5079/25082

they are thin but warm when combined with a shell or glove/mitt. I am a photographer and a lot of times i use this under my regular gloves or mits to operate my DSLR without having exposed skin. They have taken a beating and still look and feel good.
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