Warm and dry hands, even in the worst conditions

I get cold pretty easily. I’d like to say that it’s because I’m so ripped and have 1% body fat (actually, that would be a bit gross), but really it’s because I have poor circulation. I wear water proof over-booties pretty much all winter, wet or dry, and recently I’ve had the pleasure of getting my hands on some SealSkinz socks. My hands have recently been equally as bad, so I grabbed some gloves too.

image I’ve had these gloves (Ultra Grip) for a little more than a month now and have worn them daily. We are just coming out of quite a wet winter, with mornings hovering around 4C. Depending on where you are, that’s either freezing or balmy, but I grew up and spent most of my life in winters where -25C was normal, so I feel I can comfortably say that 4C is freezing here (high humidity!). The gloves have performed admirably. All you need to know is that they are completely waterproof (no seems in the membrane), and wind proof and therefore warm. The biggest surprise is that their claim of being breathable is actually true. If you’re working quite hard you get a bit of a sweat on, but it’s hardly more than in a regular glove. The big test is when you remove them and then have to put them back on. Sweaty gloves are a huge pain to get back on, being quite noticeable once your hand dry off. These are fine. Available in black, or a hi viz yellow or orange.image The socks are more of the same. I’ve got the tall ones in a warmer rating. Still not sweaty, but I don’t care as much about that for my feet. As long as they are warm. With the socks you can see the membrane doing its thing, as even on a dry day, the inside is relatively dry while the outside is sweaty. Same thing in the rain, although, like anything, if your legs aren’t then water can get in from the top. Available in ankle, mid, and tall lengths.

Overall, these are a complete success for wet and/or cold situations. Check your local shop to see if they have or can get them.