Black Rock Gear Introduced Entire Line Of Winter Season Gloves!

An entire new lineup of gloves from Black Rock Gear!
An entire new lineup of gloves from Black Rock Gear! The Fingerless Foldback Mitt, the Expedition Grade Liner Mitt, and the Hybrid Gauntlet Mitt.

Greetings All,

Super excited about this announcement!

One of my sponsors, specifically Black Rock Gear, based out of Seattle, Washington, has just introduced an entire line of winter season down gloves – and these are awesome looking!

Many of you that are BRG fans might remember that they previously had in their product lineup a very sweet pair of undermitts (which most of us have been buying/own) and earlier in 2013 they introduced a pair of gauntlet mitts which have apparently been huge sellers for them!

On August 30, 2013 they will be making available for purchase an entire new catalog of winter glove products for the 2013/2014 winter season – check them out at http://www.blackrockgear.com/mitt_splash.html

In addition to their existing gauntlet mitts, they are introducing a new Expedition Grade Liner Mitt, which they are indicating are the warmest mitts they have ever created, and a pair of Foldback Fingerless mitts, which feature a fingerbox that can be folded back to help you have quick access to your fingers without taking off the entire glove.

Being Black Rock Gear, quality, durability and attention to producing the lightest possible gear, are of course the mainstay of these new gloves.

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Mountain Laurel Designs, eVENT Rain Mitts

Mountain Laurel Designs, eVENT Rain Mitts
Mountain Laurel Designs, eVENT Rain Mitts

Greetings Hikers,

In the world of hiking rain mitts, there are very few that really stand out to me. Without a doubt the one at the very top of my list is the Mountain Laurel Designs, eVENT Rain Mitts.

I have been using these rain mitts from Mountain Laurel Designs for a few years and absolutely love them.

There are actually very few rain mittss on the list of UL/SUL rain mits these days. The ones off the top of my head are the Mountain Laurel Designs, eVENT Rain Mitts, the Black Rock Gear Overmitts, and the ZPacks WPBCF Rain Mitts. The Black Rock Gear ones are the lightest ones out there (13.6 grams) but also the ones most prone to suffering damage because of their use of 0.34 cuben fiber and they are also the least breathable ones. The ZPacks WPBCF Rain Mitts are mid-weight (23 grams), and are 100% made from WPB CF so their breathablity is better than the ones from Black Rock Gear, but nowhere near as good as the (36 gram) eVENT ones from Mountain Laurel Designs.

As I have written so many times over the last few years, it is always my goal to go as light as possible, yet also strike a balance between weight and usability. This is one of those times when the additional 10-20 grams of weight are put aside for the fact of usability – specifically breathablity.

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