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WindyWalker on 09 Mar 2018

Hi,

I'm a new member so if I've posted this in the wrong forum let me know and i will move it to where ever it should go.

I enjoy hill and mountain walking but whenever I get rained on inevitably my gloves let me down and I get wet and very cold hands. I would like to have a go at making some rain mittens. I've not made my own gear before but thought this could be an interesting little project to ease into it. 

Does anyone have any advice on what would be the best material to use and where to buy it? I want something robust, waterproof, and (ideally) cheap.

Thanks for your help

Tall Clare - on 09 Mar 2018
In reply to WindyWalker:

This should help for fabrics: https://www.profabrics.co.uk/

Flinticus - on 09 Mar 2018
In reply to WindyWalker:

Nice idea. Sewing machine or by hand?

I'm looking to make a sheath for a camping axe.

Mal Grey - on 09 Mar 2018
In reply to WindyWalker:

There was a post on Walk Highlands recently on a similar subject, chap had made a pair, but had yet to attempt to seal the seams.

 

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=78799&p=369157#p369157

 

and he referenced this design: http://www.trek-lite.com/index.php?threads/myog-shell-mittens.3779/

 

 


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