Ever wished those fancy $35.00 name brand Thinsulate and Gortex gloves were more durable? Try wearing a pair of good quality, supple leather gloves, waterproofing them, then using inexpensive cotton/polyester or military surplus wool glove liners in them. The end results are warmth coupled with extreme durability. When the liners get wet, simply pull out another dry set and let your wet liners dry.
Glove liners are very inexpensive (cotton/polyester are about $1.29/pair and military surplus wool liners are about $3.00/pair). They are light weight, compact and easy to stow into pockets or a day pack. Good leather gloves run under $15.00 and can handle chores and activities of all descriptions, many of which would shred Gortex gloves.
These gloves are effective, comfortable and durable. Surprisingly, if the glove liners stay dry, this combination, especially with the military wool glove liners, is every bit as warm as the new high tech products and years ahead in durability.
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