Terra Nova Offers Cuben Fiber Ultra Glove

9:45 p.m. on January 25, 2013 (EST)
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Terra Nova takes its Guinness World Record lightweight Laser Ultra 1 tent and makes a Cuben Fiber glove version: the Extremities Ultra Glo winter running glove.

Full article at https://www.trailspace.com/articles/2013/01/25/terra-nova-ultra-glo-glove.html

10:45 p.m. on January 25, 2013 (EST)
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as a winter runner currently on injured reserve, i use wind proof or wind block material throughout temps between 0-34 b/c once sweating, it's easy to get chilled in even the slightest wind from momentum let alone the actual wind gusts.  learned this a few years ago and will always rotate several gloves, hats/ear bands, pants and jackets (of varying weights and insulation capabilities).  i would be thrilled to try this with a liner when colder than 34.

12:23 p.m. on February 2, 2013 (EST)
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I wished I had gloves to keep my hands dry while holding my trekking poles while hiking in the rain in the Sierra last summer.  Even without a lot of insulating value, something to keep my hands dry would have made a big difference.  Is cuban fiber waterproof?

2:03 p.m. on February 2, 2013 (EST)
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Is cuban fiber waterproof?

I wonder about this myself. Often I wish there was a Wiki for outdoor gear, where one could find some answers to stuff like this or 'what is a softshell' and 'what hydrostatic head is sufficient for a four season tent' and so on. There was a scientific chap who tested loads of Cuben on backpackinglight but I didn't save the bookmarks and I am not sure where the line was drawn etc.

As for gloves in summer, the thinnest meraklon (?) ones are fine even in the autumn when they are used with trekking poles, IMO, so how about those?

As for the TN gloves featured, I am not sure why a runner couldn't just protect her or himself (and others) by wearing a day-glow vest. The luminous material is, after all, on the inside and most runners, I assume, have their hands gently clenched. Or has there been a new 'Jazz Hands' technique developed since I stopped running?

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