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Gloves for Monterey, CA?

Discussion in 'NorCal' started by Dermochelys, Aug 25, 2020.

  1. TooManyHobbies

    TooManyHobbies Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Maryland
    Henderson Thermoprene 5mm gloves give me as good or better dexterity than most brands' 3mms.
  2. fisheater

    fisheater Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sebastopol, CA
    I like the Fourth Element 5mm "Spiderman" gloves.
  3. Hethen57

    Hethen57 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
    I dive inexpensive neosport 5mm gloves in Monterey, or the Channel Islands, or shore diving anywhere in between. I think the dexterity is fine for working my dive computer, bolt snaps or lights. Generally, I am ok and sometimes my fingers get numb if the water temp is in the mid-50's or below. I would say unless you run very warm blooded, you are going to want 5mm gloves for Monterey.
  4. Dermochelys

    Dermochelys Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Rocklin, CA
    Thanks to everyone for your input! It does seem to be really personal to whatever each person's cold tolerance happens to be. I looked through my dive log and I've had these gloves on dives between 50 - 55 F temps, with getting a little numb, but tolerable coldness in my fingers on the 50 degree dives.

    I run very hot...I'm like a mobile space heater, and generally I tolerate the cold pretty well, so perhaps that's why the 3mm aren't so bad for me.
    wnissen and outofofficebrb like this.
  5. OctoHelm

    OctoHelm ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: San Francisco, California
    Hello! I thought I would add in here. I use the 5mil Waterprood gloves and my hands are fine. They are a little on the cold side, but they work for the time being before I go dry. I like the dexterity they have. It is quite good compared to other gloves that I have tried.

    Hope this helps!

  6. cpenrose

    cpenrose New

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Northern California
    I used 3mm gloves. 5 is too thick
  7. Panpangato

    Panpangato Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: California
    I have 3mm Bare celliant infrared gloves. They are a bit pricy but worth every penny. I didn’t realize how warm they were until I took them off in the water and my fingers were almost instantly numb. I think with 5mm you will lose a lot of dexterity.

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