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Mittens wanted
« on: December 03, 2019, 12:19:26 pm »
I am looking for recommendation for new pair of mittens, hopefully on budget
what are you using?
 

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Re: Mittens wanted
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2019, 03:30:33 pm »
Have you considered making a pair out of fleece?  There are some good patterns out there and fleece is easy to find at most decent fabric stores; or on-line if no stores are near you.  Depending on your needs it may not be the best material but you didn't say what they'd be used for.  In the past I picked up some inexpensive fleece mittens and then made a deerskin shell mitt to protect the fleece and keep out the wind.  These have worked well for me in the past and have given me some flexibility in how I wear them.

That's all for  now.  Take care, best of luck in finding what you're looking for and until next time...be well.

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Re: Mittens wanted
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 04:53:51 pm »
Have you considered making a pair out of fleece?  There are some good patterns out there and fleece is easy to find at most decent fabric stores; or on-line if no stores are near you.  Depending on your needs it may not be the best material but you didn't say what they'd be used for.  In the past I picked up some inexpensive fleece mittens and then made a deerskin shell mitt to protect the fleece and keep out the wind.  These have worked well for me in the past and have given me some flexibility in how I wear them.

That's all for  now.  Take care, best of luck in finding what you're looking for and until next time...be well.

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Hello Snapper, main use is icefishing and camp tasks, I used IceArmor  by Clam, but having hard time to find replacement.
Sewing myself is good idea, I will see if I can get hand of materials (anyone has extra beaver fur? lol)
P.S. sorry about the topic, I did a search on the board after I posted and saw a few good suggestion
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Re: Mittens wanted
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2019, 06:42:01 am »
https://www.amazon.ca/Fox-River-Extra-Double-Mitten/dp/B000V5G2SS

Add leather chopper mitts on top for wood processing tasks
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Re: Mittens wanted
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2019, 10:23:58 am »
https://lureofthenorth.com/product/clothing/mittens/beaver-mitten-making-kit/
Drooling on them for couple of years, those are out of my budget, but considering I would not find anything cheaper $80 it is not bad deal in the end. what to get to the wife for Christmas in exchange?

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Re: Mittens wanted
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2019, 10:27:02 am »
https://www.amazon.ca/Fox-River-Extra-Double-Mitten/dp/B000V5G2SS

Add leather chopper mitts on top for wood processing tasks
Thanks BV,This is good idea, I found local store in toronto that sells camel wool gloves socks and may be mittens, any suggestions  for leather mitts?

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Re: Mittens wanted
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2019, 11:11:00 am »
I am looking for recommendation for new pair of mittens, hopefully on budget
what are you using?

Kiggy

I picked up a few pairs of these mitts from Princess Auto.

https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/large-pile-lined-leather-mitts/A-p8670135e

I use them with a thin pair of liners and so far they are keeping my hands warm in the really windy conditions. 

I also have a set of Polar Mitts from Egli Farm.  I save these for really cold conditions.  These are reasonably priced for real sheepskin wool.

https://eglifarm.com/collections/gloves-mittens/products/polar-mitts-mens?variant=2174846529

Cheers

Brian

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Re: Mittens wanted
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2019, 12:50:20 pm »
These are the best liner wool mitts I have ever used.

Phone them to arrange size.

Read about who this organization supports and you'll smile every time you put them on.

https://www.nonia.com/index.php/shop/adult/adult-accessories/felted-mitts

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Re: Mittens wanted
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2019, 01:04:53 pm »
I've really liked my Raber-brand Gauntlet Mitts. I ordered mine from Cabela's: https://www.cabelas.ca/product/4509/raber-glove-arctic-1-leather-gauntlet-mitts
They do go on sale periodically.

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Re: Mittens wanted
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2019, 03:14:57 pm »
These are the best liner wool mitts I have ever used.

Phone them to arrange size.

Read about who this organization supports and you'll smile every time you put them on.

https://www.nonia.com/index.php/shop/adult/adult-accessories/felted-mitts

Wondered where you got your mitts. You should have let the world know sooner about these great products. I want some red ones now!
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Re: Mittens wanted
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2019, 08:41:21 pm »
I made a pair from deer skin (Tandy Leather) using modified LOTN patterns.
My wife (pro designer) looked at their patterns, chuckled and changed them.
I made the inserts from old wool blanket.

They turned out a bit bigger than I'd want, but they're very warm and tough.
Needless to say I know how to sew by hand.

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Re: Mittens wanted
« Reply #12 on: Today at 09:43:28 am »
I've really liked my Raber-brand Gauntlet Mitts. I ordered mine from Cabela's: https://www.cabelas.ca/product/4509/raber-glove-arctic-1-leather-gauntlet-mitts
They do go on sale periodically.

They are on sale today, so I bought them.
Thank you guys.