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Recommendation on cold weather kiteboarding gloves

Postby sinferno » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:21 am

Here on the east coast of Canada, we've reached 2 degrees celcius air temp and water temps around 7 degrees celcius. Simply said; it's freaking cold.

Looking for recommendations on good quality, warm kiteboarding gloves to use in these temperatures and I don't expect to be kiting in wind or water temps < 0 degrees celcius.

My 2mm diving gloves are cutting my sessions waaay too short. :-(

Thx,
-S

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Re: Recommendation on cold weather kiteboarding gloves

Postby edt » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:40 am

ive tried everything, so far only dakine mitts work for me

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Re: Recommendation on cold weather kiteboarding gloves

Postby nicor » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:42 am

I'm in Quebec, currently 7 c weather and my gloves are not doing it for me either.

Someone recommeded the NPX 5MM 3 figer mitt but I haven't bought them yet.

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Re: Recommendation on cold weather kiteboarding gloves

Postby Séb » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:27 am

That's me who did the recommandation of the three fingers mitt 5mm, they are extremely warm but they are thick so you can start feeling some pain in the upper arm after an hour but normally in that cold temp it is enough to kite for one hour ;) Going to Cuba soon, that will help for sure :D

PS : I have the Dakine Titanium mitt too but they are not really warm, at least not enough for here in Quebec! No comparison with the 5mm mitt mentioned above.

Send me a PM if you want more info, I could check to be sure of my exact model of mitt. I have never find something that warm.

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Re: Recommendation on cold weather kiteboarding gloves

Postby Burness » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:34 pm

We kite and surf all year round. Lower arm fatigue occurs with pretty much any glove except for one called the NRS Toaster Mitts. They have pre-curved fingers for an easy grip and work well with drysuit seals. The key is to fill them with hot water first. Their tight wrist ensures very little extra water gets in. I've used them down to minus 4 with no problems.

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Re: Recommendation on cold weather kiteboarding gloves

Postby jumarcil » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:08 pm

The newest pre curve xCel looks very good; 5mm but they are so much pre-curved that I think that it wont be so bad on the forearm, especially if you ride a kite with light bar pressure. I will try to get you the specific model. Havent tried them though. Still riding my neomitt titanium ones. With another small rubber glove inside that keeps your hand dry they arent so bad.

Kitesurf companies should make pre curved that are 5mm on the outside but 1mm on the inside of your palm so that there wouldn't be any stress on the fore-arms when you hold the bar.

We kite until the lakes freeze so it is always the same thing every year. I am always trying to find the perfect gloves or mitts as it is the only place where I get cold.

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Re: Recommendation on cold weather kiteboarding gloves

Postby Brent4336 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:10 pm

Ocean Rodeo gloves and boots are awesome.

gloves have pre curved fingers, titanium lined.

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Re: Recommendation on cold weather kiteboarding gloves

Postby 14ToeSide » Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:41 pm

I can't find OR gloves on their site. I must be overlooking them. Any ideas?

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Re: Recommendation on cold weather kiteboarding gloves

Postby Burness » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:04 pm

Ocean Rodeo no longer produce the Cold Fire line of boots and gloves. The do have some boots left in size 10- not sure if they are the 5mm or 7mm.

The gloves were not as good as the boots I found in terms of warmth. Also fairly challenging to get on and off.

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Re: Recommendation on cold weather kiteboarding gloves

Postby edt » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:03 pm

jumarcil wrote:Kitesurf companies should make pre curved that are 5mm on the outside but 1mm on the inside of your palm so that there wouldn't be any stress on the fore-arms when you hold the bar.


Yup. I'm convinced all the kite company glove designers live in Hawaii. They just don't get it. We don't need a "cold weather glove" that works down to 45F / 7C. We need a cold water glove that works all the way to zero.


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