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Glove recommendations for cold water

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UKselkie

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I scuba and freedive in the north of Scotland currently 5°C. My right hand is proving to be the limiting factor of my dive times so I think it is time to invest in new gloves. So fellow cold water divers, what gloves do you wear? They need to have a bit of flexibility in to use a camera.
 

Kodama

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I am using the Beuchat three finger mitt. Works very well. Imersion makes one to but have never used that one.
 
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Johny Depth

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New gloves for winter always size is important not to tight.I recommend 5mm Ommer spider neoprene gloves also cressi high stretch 5 mm. sporasub newer models of gloves are good on the neoprene as well on neoprene socks 5mm. The problen i encounter im winter is if i race to the surface a bit quicker than normal the cold water flows in to the inner space of rist and cuff or other movements. To stop that i wrap around the cuff area creating a seel with elecricians insultion tape not to tight !allowing blood to circulate with no restrictions.i on occasion change my gloves from a small dry sack or if from boat or reef abouve water line reheat my inner body with a thermos flask of hot fliud from a cup hope this helps a bit of talk in the socks i great as well dont pee in the suit
 
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Brochman

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I also dive in the far north of Scotland and after trying several brands of gloves i now use Mares Flexfit 6.5 they have elasticated wrists and have been the only glove that i have used that don't let water in also they have good hand grip.
 
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Mothman

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Both my brother and I have started diving in north idaho this winter. I use 7mm bare three finger gloves. They are ok. I can use my little camera with them. No problems with 37° F water. They do get plenty of water in them, but I dont even notice. My fingers never get cold.

My brother is using the xs scuba dry five gloves. They seem to be pretty dang nice. They have a nice wrist seal and his hands stay dry.

Ive never been much of a mitt guy myself, but the bares are plenty fine. They're good enough to stick with.
 

DiveConcepts

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In my opinion, when it comes to diving gloves for cold water, you need to get the thickest one. I suggest a 5 mm to 6.5 mm glove for optimal warmth and safety. As a professional diver, I recommend that the colder the water is, the thicker your gloves should be.;)
 

UKselkie

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Thank you all so much!

I bought 7mm neoprene mitts made by my local dive shop who also made my drysuit. They are so toasty! No problem in 4C water for an hour.

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Mothman

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I ended up buying some of those xs dry 5's. While i do like the fit and feel of them much better. The three finger gloves were warmer.
 
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