Saturday, September 20, 2008
GLACIER OUTDOORS-ALL PURPOSE, PROTECTIVE & RUGGED GLOVES
DESIGNED FOR WARMTH, FLEXIBILITY, and PERFORMANCE
September 20th, 2008
Words, Judith Ecochard
Images from the company website.
We were hauling our surfboard through the massive hallways of the Salt Lake Palace a month ago, when we met the Glacier Outdoor bunch of guys.
As our hands are perpetually ICY COLD, we were intrigued by the design specific assortment of gloves made of premium windproof fleece and neoprene –that are made to keep outdoorsy types' digits- warm and dry without compromising movement.
Well, we’re not hunters (though the camouflage fingerless bunch makes a fashion statement) but the series designed for kayakers-appealed to us for surfing. As beginners, we knew we’d be spending a whole lot of time in the water.
Happily, the version we demo-ed, the 2mm Premium Quality Neoprene with pre-curved fingers and a durable Hypalon Palm ($34.99) kept our fingers dry...and with full range of motion.
Which made a huge difference in our comfort level.
Other gloves and accessories by this innovative company are geared towards warmth (fleece lined Neoprene) and sun protection (50+UPF). Dubbed the “Dr. Shade” line the fingerless Lycra sun gloves (there are other options, too)- are ideal for rock climbers as well as everyday drives in the car. ($12.99 and up).
It figures that ardent fishermen came up with such effective, practical solutions to keeping us warm.
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