Time for me to complete this review for the Sealskinz Cold Weather Glove under the unique conditions we are all experiencing. My outdoor activities have continued but with changes like covering my nose and mouth with a bandanna and keeping my distance from others. I reduced food shopping to every 2-3 weeks, but I continued to take local walks. I wore Sealskinz gloves when temperatures were below the mid 60’s.
The lower temperature was about 25 F and the upper range was in the high 60’s. My walks were in my neighborhood and were from 60 to 90 minutes. One part of my walk is along Silver Lake. There are no houses along this stretch of the lake and the view is always good.
I was not surprised when my hands were comfortable at the lower temperatures. Ii surprised me that my hands were still comfortable when the temperatures were in the upper 60’s. At some point during the walk I could feel sweat rolling down my calves. I could feel the warmth on the back of my hands caused by the intensity of the sun on the black surface of the gloves. I wore a black shirt that day and my back felt like it was burning.
My back felt like it was burning, yet I was not feeling anywhere near that hot on the back of my hand. The outside of the glove felt hot to the touch. I think this speaks well for the insulating properties of these gloves.
I’ve had the opportunity to review many different pieces of outdoor gear. Some, sadly I never used again. Others, I’ve used occasionally. The Bolle Slate Sunglasses? I use them, and will continue to use them any time the sun shines. Read the wrap up of my review HERE
I have worn the Sealskinz All Weather Gloves while hiking, backpacking, camping and for everyday wear over the past month. They have proven to be comfortable, warm, and durable. You can read my first update HERE.
The MSR Thru Link filter has continued to perform exceptionally. I have used it hiking, trail running, and backpacking. It filters water quickly, is durable, mostly compatible with various hydration systems. You can read my final update HERE.
This test of the Sealskinz WP Cold Weather Glove period began normally with the weekly Wednesday group hikes in Harold Parker forest continuing until they were discontinued due to the social distancing advisory. I continued my testing by taking walks in my local neighborhood early in the morning. The weather gave me an opportunity to check out the ability of the gloves to keep my hands dry and warm. We did have a warm spell then the morning temperatures did drop to 20 F several days.
On the Wednesday hikes the starting temperature was 20 F. My exposed parts such as my face felt cold, especially when I could feel the wind. My hands were so warm and dry that I removed one of the gloves to see if my senses were working properly. It was not long before I had both gloves doing what these gloves do best — keeping my hands warm, dry, and comfortable.