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For extended outing using an antipersperant on your hands helps. Overmitts plus fleece liners is my goto. I have a pair of leather cowhide overmits that I use when working -- leather takes the abuse of moving firewood. I ahve a nylon pair with duraflex (breathable coating applied directly to fabric.) for use in bitter cold weather. On extended trips (multi-...


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I spend a lot of time in the snowy wet Sierra's and the only way I know to have a dry pair of mittens at the end of the day is to have two pairs of mittens. Goretex et al can help, but only if the mitten is constructed such that the WB layer is one piece insert between the outer and inner layers of the mitten. Even then you can wear gaps in the WB layer. ...


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I can't answer the specifics of mittens, but I can answer in terms of leather and cleaning/drying. Artificial fibers materials can be very hard wearing, if you get the right ones - gloves designed for mountaineering will be tough and designed for snow/ice use. However, I have found that leather ones for biking are great - provided they are looked after ...


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