Foul-Weather Gear Round-up: Bluewater Gloves
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For cruisers and helmsman on racing boots, outer gloves like West Marine Cold Weather Gloves (pictured, top right) will keep your hands comfortable, yet still allow you to work the boats. These gloves include a microfiber fleece lining for warmth, a drawstring in the cuff to keep out rain and spray and a Kevlar-reinforced palm for durability and to provide a better grip.
For racing sailors, closer fitting gloves, like West Marine’s Three-Season Gloves (pictured, top left) will allow you to grind winches or tend lines even in the dark without having to worry about their getting tangled up with the gear. Made from 1.5mm neoprene, the gloves keep you fingers warm, whether they’re wet or dry—the same as wet suit gloves—while their “pre-shaped” construction fits the shape of your hand so you can grip lines without your fingers becoming fatigued. Dura-Grip reinforcing on the fingers and palms provides durability and a good grip.