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Gloves or Mittens? All things being equal (fabrics, thickness, and insulation), mittens are warmer than gloves. Mitts trap body heat by keeping your fingers together and reducing evaporative heat loss. In frigid temperatures, a layered mitt system is the best choice for warmth. Layers dry faster than one heavily insulated piece, and let you swap out wet ...


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This is simply a question of the increased surface area of gloves which will therefore increase temperature (heat flux) exchange. Similar reason why foxes have bigger ears as closer they are located to the equator, to increase heat flux and in this case lower the body temperature of the fox. In case of your gloves this isn't beneficial for you in case of ...


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As other people have mentioned mittens are warmer in almost all circumstances, a large part of this is that your entire hand is keeping the inside warm rather than each finger trying to warm itself individually. Where they fall down is when you need to take your hand out of the mitts, everything from taking photos to having something to eat becomes a chore ...


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Mittens are normally warmer than gloves. On The most expeditions (high mountains or very cold temperature) the most people wear thick down/synthetic mittens, because they're warmer than gloves. The blood flow in one finger is not that much and so it helps if all fingers are on one big mitten. And it's also not possible and practical in use to produce very ...


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There is a definite danger of hypothermia depending upon the "type" of tent you choose to use. Eskimos live in -70F environments from one day to the next, so it is doable certainly. Native Americans as cited above have tents to provide for living in environments that commonly get to -50F (by keeping a fire burning inside the tent). A TeePee isn't what I ...



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