High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada.
Interest: general mountaineering/ hiking/ backpacking/ skiing/ kayaking
If your hands are getting cold from the temperature, wind or evaporation, you might try a trick that a friend gave me years ago for ice climbing, where thinner gloves are an asset for dexterity. My friend gave me these two wrist bands made of fleece. They have velcro closures and a pocket big enough to hold a small chemical heat pack. You wear them so the heat pad is on your inside wrists, where all the blood is flowing through veins & arteries. The blood going to your fingers is pre-warmed. Ironically, I have never used them, even though they always reside in my winter pack, because I have really good circulation to my hands & feet, yet I have been told by users that they work. They are/were commercially produced, but they'd be simple to make at home.