TGO – Thinking about gear- Mitts
The successful TGO application has started a million questions running through my head and I think I need to get some on them down on the blog before I lose them forever.
Kit weight is something a lot of people love arguing about, but it has never been a deal breaker for me, until now…..I find myself looking on lightweight sites for gear for the challenge.
Mountain Laurel was a site I stumbled upon and is well worth checking out if you want to shave a few pounds off your pack.
Some waterproof mitts seem a good idea and after months of failed attempts to locate the elusive Haglofs shell gram mitts I decided that the Mountain Laurel’s eVENT Rain Mitts look the business.
These come in at 27gms per pair and the Mountain Laurel website has the following info:-
• Two layer eEVENT ripstop fabric is the lightest fully waterproof, highly breathable fabric available.
• Comfort down to 35+ degrees worn alone or mid 20’s with a liner glove while on the move.
• eVENT 3 Ply ripstop on the high wear palm and thumb front area for durability. Slightly heavier and tougher than the 2 Ply eVENT for the high wear area.
• Minimum of seams to maximize strength.
• Anchored wrist cordlock / bungee closure is easy to use with mitts on.
• Ergo wrist and thumb shape reduces seam stress while holding trekking poles.
• Long gantlet wrist covers jacket cuffs.
• Sized to fit over a light to medium thick glove/mitt liners. Sized a bit larger than some mitts to give more room to vent and to not become stress the seams under a trek pole strap