|Joan's pogies keep her hands warm on this 0 degree paddle last week.|
East Coast and UK paddlers might raise their eyebrows, but the water around Vancouver Island does get chilly at this time of the year, as does the air - honest! :)
I've tried various paddling gloves over the years from NRS, MEC, and the current pair, SealSkinz which are advertised as waterproof but (when I think about it) didn't seem to cost enough to make that claim reliable. Although they are comfortable, provide great paddle feel, and resist the water for awhile, they soon become sodden if immersed. They also hold no warmth when wet. We're usually out for 3-4 hours on a day paddle and it would be nice to be able to have some feeling in one's fingers by the end of a winter paddle!
Joan really likes her pogies and they keep her hands warm even if they do get wet when launching or taking a lunch break or whatever. Pogies the way to go? Any liners for pogies that have worked? Any success with any brand of gloves?
Thoughts or suggestions out there about what has worked well for hands in cold weather would be much appreciated?
Many thanks in advance.
Edited 09 Dec: Many thanks for your input, everyone. Looks like I'll be looking for a pair a pogies and will also check out some gloves / mitts next time we're at MEC or REI or a paddling store. Looking forward to that "road trip". :) I'll let you know how it goes. D.