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Dry gloves inner liner

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by Scubafer, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. Scubafer

    Scubafer Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: United Kingdom
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    Hi All,

    New member here *waves*

    I need a bit of help in picking out a good inner liner for my ultima dry gloves. The ones I have at the moment are very thin and so doesn't keep my hands warm enough.
    Any brands you can recommend?

    Would really appreciate some help on this.
     
  2. swimlikethefish

    swimlikethefish Divemaster

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    Burton Power stretch glove liners. They are used by ski and snowboard users. Cheap and warm.
     
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  3. Erik Forsberg

    Erik Forsberg Sea Corgi

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    I use Hestra runner's gloves inside my gloves. Works fine for like 45 minutes in 2C water, then it starts to get a bit chilly.
     
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  4. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    Manzella fleece light weight runner's gloves. (I think they are sold as part of a glove system through DRIS)
     
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  5. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    I use Dakine Storm liner gloves. They are similar to the Burton gloves mentioned above.

    But since you are in the UK, I suggest going to Decathlon and looking in the cycling section. The local Decathlon's cycling section here in Belgium has a myriad of option that would work well for liners inside a dryglove.

    -Z
     
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  6. KDAD

    KDAD Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
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    Fourth element has 2 glove liners, a thin one and a thicker one that is similar in thickness to a 3mm or so wetglove.

    I was fine in a thin liner this past weekend in 58 deg but it was my first dryglove dives ever.

    A few other divers in the group wore and swore by the fourth element g1 glove (the thicker one). For the time being I do prefer a thin liner though.
    G1 Drysuit Glove Liner
     
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  7. grantctobin

    grantctobin Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    Unfortunately the rubber at the seams of the G1 tends to delaminate. A thin wicking base layer and one or two pairs of army surplus 100% wool gloves depending on duration should suit you. You might need to size up your dry gloves when using two pairs.
     
  8. grantctobin

    grantctobin Solo Diver

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    I’ll also add that too tight of wrist seals can decrease circulation sufficiently that no number of glove liners will do the trick over a long enough dive. Depending on the ring system it is nice to have a “warm water no gloves, pulling and using hands frequently into flow” size and a “slightly more relaxed but still water tight but worn under dry gloves” size in the event of a torn glove.
     
  9. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    My dryglove system came with short sections (6-8 inches) of silicone spaghetti like tubes. I know that there are divers that think they are a pain and don't use them but I have found that they go a long way in providing hand comfort during my dives which in the winter can often be in waters down around 3c-4c.

    The tubes allow me to raise my hand up so warm air flows into my glove, allowing me to achieve comfort. They also prevent my gloves from inflating when I am on the surface particularly at the end of a dive...for instance, if you are waiting at the surface for a boat or waiting for other divers to climb out before your turn and you raise your hands to signal, wave, etc, air can pass from in the suit to the gloves but then has no way to exit. When this happens the gloves fill with air which makes using your hands cumbersome and puts the gloves at increase risk of punctures and tears when touching anything such as the boat, ladder, or dock. The tubes allow a passage of air back into the suit that prevents what I call "mickey mouse hands".

    There are options besides the tubes, but I find they work well for me. I purchased a 15 foot length of 1mm ID x 2mm OD to have on hand as the tendency is to forget they are there when removing the drysuit and they can be hard to find once they drop to the ground.

    -Z
     
  10. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

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    Marino minus 33 glove liners from amazon, under $20
     

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