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The Marmot Stretch Wrist Gaiter is a clever way to try to tackle the problem of Hot Aches or simply to give an extra boost of warmth to an existing glove system. Hot Aches stems from the fact that your wrists are one of the most poorly insulated parts of any clothing system, falling between your jacket and your gloves. This, combined with the number of blood vessels close to the surface of the skin, means that cold blood flows into your hands and they drop rapidly in temperature. Once you reach a belay and put your arms down warm blood flows back in and the sudden rise in temperature gives rise to the agony we all know well. By protecting your wrists from the cold you can dramatically decrease the problem.
The Stretch Gaiter is designed to fit under your gloves and prevent heat loss from this most exposed area.. A comprehensive glove system for winter climbing would consist of these, a liner glove and a waterproof shell, with perhaps some big thick belay mitts if you suffer from cold hands.
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Average Customer Review: Marmot Stretch Wrist Gaiter (Winter 13) 9 Reviews
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Reviewer: David, (30-9-2013)
The Marmot Power Stretch Wrist Gaiter are the product what I was expected from. They are highly stretchable, lightweight, adds support and protection and they keep my hands warm for all-day comfort. Highly recommended.
Reviewer: Sieto, Amsterdam (10-6-2013)
I used the Marmot Power Stretch Wrist Gaiters during a week of waterfall ice climbing in Austria. On a previous trip I had very cold hands from time to time. Although this cannot always be helped during ice climbing (ice will always be cold), you can protect yourself somewhat. When climbing, your hands are above your head, which leads to less bloodflow and sleeves not covering your wrists anymore. A major artery goes through there, and if exposed to the wind or cold, your hands also get cold. This is where the wrist gaiter comes in. These protect your wrist and hands (minus the fingers) against the cold. They fit under gloves. I will use them every time I go ice climbing from now on, and also on expeditions.
Reviewer: Murray Westwater, Ladybank (27-3-2013)
Very well made item. The low profile fits easily even under tight fitting gloves. In terms of sizing I have large hands and narrow wrists. The gaiters fit well around my hands but unfortunately roll off my wrists easily so need to be pulled back up now and again. While staying in place however, they do a good job of keeping the wrists warm in winter conditions.
Reviewer: mike bailey, Whaplode, Spalding (17-3-2013)
Thinner than they appear in the picture but this is a good thing so they fit under your glove. They appear well made but only time will tell. The important thing is that they work. Exposed wrists are the bane of my life, especially when paragliding/MTBing but these have solved the problem. You need to use them to understand the difference they make. I guess a lot of heat is lost on the backs of your hands. Simple but effective solution.
Reviewer: Dan Dennehy, Coventry (10-3-2013)
Having suffered from Reynaud's syndrome for many years, I purchased these gaiters because one of the most effective countermeasures to the syndrome is to keep your wrists warm. So far, these gaiters have done exactly that and I have not had they typical "white fingers" since starting to wear them. Being made from PowerStretch material they are warm and comfortable, though slightly loose on my wrists which are 7" diameter, so check sizing before you buy. They are also compact, so they are easy to pack into a rucksack side pocket, jacket pocket etc, and since they are a "standalone" item they can be worn with any baselayer, jacket, over-mitt, etc. Highly recommended!
Reviewer: brett green, Stromness (8-3-2013)
For the past 15 years I've been wearing fleece jackets with thumb loops, from Mountain Equipment's Ultra Fleece to Rab's shadow hoody. However, not all my jackets have thumb loops and I certainly notice it throughout the winter months. This is the first and only product of its kind and it's the perfect for what I need. The powerstretch fleece is warm and thin enough to comfortably fit under any other jacket. I highly recommend this product to anyone who likes to keep warm.
Reviewer: Alexandre Powar, Hereford (3-2-2013)
This is the first time I have used wrist gaiters and they do a world of good. My main use for them believe it or not is keeping my wrists warm in winter, when I make a long journey walking to a climbing gym. I pulled a tendon on my hand before Christmas in a really cold gym, and I never wanted it to happen again, and this product does make a difference. The only negative I can make is that your gloves will feel a fair bit tighter with the gaiters on, and you wonít be able to tell the time if the strap length on your watch is fixed tight, but itís a small price to pay for warmth and injury prevention, as itís easier to get your hands ready for climbing, if they are warm to begin with.
Reviewer: Tom Percival, Nr Gartmore (30-12-2012)
A great bit of kit to bridge the gap between sleeve ends and your gloves. If you at all suffer from poor circulation, the added warmth at your wrists helps maintain blood flow to your fingertips. As the Wrist Gaiters are snug fitting, they add minimum bulk, enabling you add on gloves or mitts as needed. Used regularly when climbing, skiing, biking, or just walking the dog.
Negatives: my only minor gripe is that like all Powerstretch gloves I have owned, the stitching does work loose over time and needs constant repair.
Reviewer: Tisi Dutton, Birmingham (24-12-2012)
These do what is implied: provide extra warmth for a key area of the body. I tested these recently in cold conditions on the Carneddau. There was a nice amount of snow and a strong wind, which blew in hail. It was nippy and yet my hands were kept particularly warm by using the gaiters. This was especially true if I had to take off my gloves to adjust my camera, for example. Rain while we were coming off the hill caught the gaiters and they quickly became wet, but remained warm. On other days, they were also useful for warmth when it was a little too warm to have my winter gloves on, yet too nippy to be without some protection. They're a great extension to sleeve length too.
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