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help thaw my frozen fingers

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by Rick2, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. Rick2

    Rick2 Solo Diver

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    In an effort to extend my diving time, I recently purchased a set of 4th Element Arctic Wear undergarments to go under my DC drysuit. I've been told that a pair of dry gloves will greatly enhance my comfort this winter. (North Atlantic diving) I'd appreciate any and all suggestions on how best to accomplish this. Warm, rugged, flexible and Oh yeah ! price is a factor too. :11: Thanks in advance.
     
  2. spectrum

    spectrum Dive Bum Wannabe ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What do you have for wrist seals?

    If they are latex you have many options compared to neoprene.
     
  3. Rick2

    Rick2 Solo Diver

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    Good Question, they be latex.
     
  4. spectrum

    spectrum Dive Bum Wannabe ScubaBoard Supporter

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  5. crpntr133

    crpntr133 lost, even with a compass

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    Or I have a set of Si Tech for sale.
     
  6. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many.

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    I'm with Pete -- I LOVE my Viking rings. Easy to install, easy to change gloves (three minutes in the parking lot, no tools). I use the Atlas gloves which I can buy at my local hardware store for about $5 a pair, and could get even cheaper if I bought in bulk. Under them, I use a cheap pair of polarfleece gloves, bought at Safeway.

    The only caveat on the Viking rings is that they are somewhat hard on wrist seals, and they are big rings. If you're a man, it shouldn't be a problem. For me, getting the suit side ring into my Diving Concepts suit seals is tricky, and stresses the seal. Next time I replace them, I'm going to use the Viking seals which are designed for the rings and somewhat heavier.
     
  7. Wildcard

    Wildcard Instructor, Scuba

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    Don't forget to add a vent tube from the suit to the gloves.
     
  8. sptz

    sptz Instructor, Scuba

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    you do not need a vent tube, just have your insultion gloves under the seals. (put them on first) or do it like this: DIR-diver.com - Dryglove rigging

    I use Nordic Blue 12 months a year... But I am looking for some good 5finger neoprene gloves for the summer. (drygloves can be to hot inn the norwegian summer)
     
  9. 1_T_Submariner

    1_T_Submariner Solo Diver

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    I use the Viking rings with my Viking drysuit. Yes they will keep your hand a lot warmer. The viking gloves are hard to get on to the rings. I am going to look for the gloves the TandSM mentioned. Do you have a link to an online source.
     
  10. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many.

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    Atlas Work Gloves

    I use the orange 620s. They seem to be a little more flexible than the blue ones, and adequately durable. I tried the green ones, which are VERY flexible, but I got pinhole leaks in them constantly.
     

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