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Posted: 05 February 2009 01:09 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Can any one tell me are the cold fire gloves Berger than the I’m brands for keeping fingers warm.  I have bought two well knownmake pairs of gloves and in both my fingers freeze I’m them.

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Posted: 05 February 2009 01:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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i got the cold fire gloves wore them in the water and air temps where about 7 degrees C, very warm. Though too tight so i had to buy another brand and only 1mm gloves I freeze but least i can move.

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Posted: 05 February 2009 01:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Its all about circulation.  The cold fire gloves are soooooo awesome as long as you dont get em too small.

I got larges and had to switch up to XL’s.  My hands are pretty big but not massive and Im just average size (6 foot 180lbs)

Coldfire gloves all the way.  When its real cold, my hands are toasty.  Constriction at the wrists from unstretched drysuit seals or tight wetsuits is also a warmth killer.  My drysuit seals are well stretched and it makes a world of difference.

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Posted: 05 February 2009 02:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Cold fire gloves are warm but they are soooooo tight. I guess i got larges, when i ordered them i didn’t have a choice. I don’t have particularly large hands or anything, very average sized person in general but they were unbearably uncomfortable when putting them in the fist clench position. They were warm though.

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Posted: 05 February 2009 05:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I was thinking of buying some OR Gloves, size M (what I normally would order) due the post on the forum I bought size L.
They fit perfectly, not loose not too tight.
So order one size bigger and you’re ok.

I thought they were a bit too thick… but they aren’t. No cramping underarms.
Tip: hang on your fingers, don’t put your thumb around the bar, better for blood circulation
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Posted: 05 February 2009 06:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Janus - 05 February 2009 05:04 PM

I was thinking of buying some OR Gloves, size M (what I normally would order) due the post on the forum I bought size L.
They fit perfectly, not loose not too tight.
So order one size bigger and you’re ok.

I thought they were a bit too thick… but they aren’t. No cramping underarms.
Tip: hang on your fingers, don’t put your thumb around the bar, better for blood circulation
Regards,
Arjan

what cause the cramping underarms?

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Posted: 05 February 2009 08:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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what cause the cramping underarms?

I also wondered about the under arm cramping. I have the L size and can concur with Janus. Warm as toast but have experienced a little cramp in the fingers. Thank christ not under me arm pits red face

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Posted: 05 February 2009 11:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I use poggies that whitewater rafters use.
http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_listing.jsp?FOLDER<>folder_id=2534374302700461&bmUID=1233877333106
You can still touch the bar and they are very warm(as long as you arent body dragging all the time)
A bit slow for spinning the bar and moving hands around… but its worth it for the warm hands!

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