Friday, April 11, 2008

Sun gloves

It's been suggested that to make it through the desert section on the PCT, and to save your hands from high altitude radiation, it's a good idea to have sun gloves. 

I looked up sun gloves on the Internet. A recommended pair is Simms sun gloves. They are fingerless with a hole in the palm and cost about $15.

At the hardware store they had gardening gloves for $3.50. They have a plastic coating on the palm side. I bought a pair, cut the fingers off and cut a hole in the palm. The plastic coating keeps the fabric from fraying.

I tested them out today on my hike. It wasn't a very sunny spot but it was a warm day. They were comfortable enough to be a winner.

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