i’m looking for recommendations for the best cold water gloves. i’m currently using 3mm pro dive gloves. i usually go through one or 2 pairs a season. usually the fingers wear though. i wear them inside a pair of the orange rubber gloves that blackwood paykel sell, think they are the same ones you see on tv on gold rush white water.
i am after a thicker 5mm glove. i still want to wear them under the orange rubber gloves as due to the abrasive rock no dive glove will last long on their own. i’ve looked on various sites, trade me, splash, marine deals, ebay etc. there’s a few to choose from but i’m really after something that won’t fall apart in 5 seconds, plus in the present sense, something i can be posted sooner than later so i’d prefer not to have to wait for shipment from locked down auckland or the slow boat from offshore.
bearing in mind i’m often in shaded stream running through deep gorges off snowmelt that doesn’t see the sun i though id ask here to see what everyone is using. i’m currently leaning to a semi dry type of glove that hold the water in/out a bit better than my current 3mm pro dive gloves do. i’m often diving alone so don’t really want to have to tape up the gloves once they on.