/ Winter mitts for Scotland
If so has anyone got any reccomendations? I've already got a few pairs of climbing gloves sorted.
Buffalo mitts, cheap, dry quickly unaffected by moisture. I find they can be slippery on frozen / wet ropes. Very light.
Dachstien, slighty more (£5 more) warmer, harder to get on on when wet, very hard wearing.
outdoor designs summit inferno can often be bought pretty cheap and are used by a few users on here.
Yip, I'll second these Summit Inferno Mitts, perfect for belays.
Montane Extrem Mitts (£17 Field & Trek) also look like serious contenders.
Whatever you get, make sure you size them up, makes entry/exit easier when layering over climbing gloves.
What are the palms like on the montane ones? Are they less slippery than the buffalo?
They're also a bugger to dry out, if you forget to put them on for the walk out you'll be scraping ice off them in the car park.
The other option is a pair of dachs and a w/proof over mitt, probably best of both worlds but more expensive than the OD summits.
I would imagine so, they look like they have a rubbery palm! Buffalo (borrowed a friends once, ripped them after one route) have only pertex palms, way too flimsy.
Yeah, I use buffalo mitts for walking a lot, but they really aren't suitable for climbing.
I will seek out a pair of the montanes & take a look.
The infernos are water proof whilst the montanes are not. If you want them for belaying in I think being waterproof is an advantage (as you could be handling damp ropes or in an environment with some dripping water and you won't be sweating)
That said it does depend somewhat if you intend to put them on top of your climbing gloves, if so softshell is prolly better as youre not locking in the moisture.
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