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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


2 responses

  1. Brrrrrrrr Lets hope we won’t be needing mitts. They look very nice, though – if you need anybody to test them out…… (koff)

    November 18, 2009 at 12:01 pm

  2. ukmase

    Keep your mitts off them Mr Knipe….sorry i couldnt resist the pun

    November 23, 2009 at 9:52 pm

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