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  • Dachstein Boiled Wool Mitts

    I've used wool and fleece and I prefer wool for my hands. These babies cost 25 bucks at Campmor. The main advantage is that they absorb way less water than fleece, and that they block the wind. I have put cold hands into them frozen and within minutes they were warm.

    On a recent hike at -10F I used them with Gore-tex overmitts and my hands got all sweaty so I changed over to midweight fleece.

    On a summit, after changing shirts and stuff with no mitts on, my hands were very cold. The Dachsteins were frozen from all that sweating but my hands were toasty within minutes of putting them on.

    One thing I don't like is that the cuff is very snug and it can be a struggle to put them on especialy over a damp hand. OTOH, the snug cuff keeps the snow out.

    Rating: 4.5 stars
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