/ Waterproofing gloves

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mmmmcake - on 24 Apr 2013
Hi folk,

I have a pair of OR arete gloves that could do with a bit of proofing. Anybody got experience of doing this?
Any advice apprecieated?

Neil
Tom Hutton - on 24 Apr 2013
In reply to mmmmcake: http://www.nikwax.com/en-gb/products/productdetail.php?productid=25

Works for me - I even tried one of each (sad but it's my job)
R_Blackburn on 24 Apr 2013
In reply to mmmmcake:

Nikwax make a "sponge on waterproofing for gloves".

http://www.nikwax.com/en-us/products/productdetail.php?productid=272&itemid=-1&fabricid=-1

A specialist glove proofer seems like marketing rubbish to me; surely you could just use their standard spray on fabric proofer? But you could experiment. Use glove proof on the left glove, and TX.Direct Spray On on the right glove? Let us know if you actually notice a difference.
smuffy on 24 Apr 2013
In reply to mmmmcake: Be careful using any of these products as I have found they can make the palms slippy. Tried this on synthetic palms and leather but both had the same effect. Ok if you're not gripping climbing axes. Try brushing the products onto all areas except the palms if you want to avoid the same problems I encountered.
mmmmcake - on 25 Apr 2013
Thanks Guys.

Is there any reason why i cant wash them with my jacket with tech wash and proofer. they are a modular glove with a removable thin liner so i cant see why not
Climbing Pieman on 25 Apr 2013
In reply to mmmmcake:
> Is there any reason why i cant wash them with my jacket with tech wash and proofer. they are a modular glove with a removable thin liner so i cant see why not
I've done that many times and even with gloves that say hand wash only, and never had a big problem. Depending on the glove however I've sometimes had to take time to manipulate the finger material back into its correct place! Only a gentle low temp wash though I've tried :-).
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mmmmcake - on 26 Apr 2013
In reply to Climbing Pieman: Nice one. will probably give that a shot, what could go wrong eh? ;)

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