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SFS
Can anyone recommend suitable winter gloves

If you are like me, someone who sets up their telescope on the north side of the house, unprotected by any windbreak whatsoever, you have probably had the same experience:  frozen hands.  Yes, you can put hand warmers in your pockets and keep your hands there most of the time, but changing eyepieces, focusing, and writing down notes has them out in the cold long enough to lose all that precious heat.  So what I am looking for is a pair of gloves that are sufficiently warm that my hands don't become numb in 0 C weather, but at the same time enable me to change eyepieces and focus, push the buttons on the go-to mount, and write things down using a pencil or pen.  I know there are heated gloves out there but haven't been able to find any that allow you to handle anything more delicate than an axe.

JBD
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Can anyone recommend suitable winter gloves

Hi!

In Quebec, i use something like that.

http://omsj.info/images/Mitaine.png

Made 'Tensulate' or 'Polar', I can open to release my fingers to make focus or write or other things.
At around -15 C, we need to have a good reason to be out...
But at -20 C, anyway, I stay inside ;0)
JBD

 

 

SFS
Baleno Huntsville Fleece Mittens

Hi, JBD,

Those look super!  Unfortunately, a search yielded no places in the US (or Canada, believe it or not) where I can buy them.  But as luck has it I will be in Germany in a couple of weeks, and will see about buying some there.  Thanks!

cpmalo87
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texting gloves...

Hi Stephen,

I've had some success with texting gloves.  I have a habit of entering my visual estimates in iphone notes.  Later, I record the data in my notebook before submitting in webobs.  This still requires me to remove my gloves on cold nights to enter the data on the phone.  However, with texting gloves I can keep my hands relatively warm.  I bought a pair at a dollar store a few months ago for <$10.  I'll give them a C+ for working most of the time.

Of course, our temperatures here are rarely lower than 20 degrees F here (-7o C).

Chris

JBD
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Can anyone recommend suitable winter gloves

Well

I find something in ebay:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Athletech-BLACK-open-finger-optional-Winter-Glove...

Germany ... very beautiful contry!.

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