Rain often means cold weather, and using trekking poles leads to cold wet hands or cold wet gloves. To this end, I decided to make some simple rains mitts to keep my hands warm when it’s wet.
I used the pattern and instructions here. I found the original pattern a little too large for my hands, so printed the final pattern out at 90%, before cutting the waterproof, breathable fabric from Extremetextil in Germany.
The fabric is great weighing in at 80 gsm, a hydrostatic head of 20,000mm and moisture rating of permeability 15,000 g/sqm/24h.
After sewing, I used SilNett sealant to finish the seams on the outside. Although this looks a little messy, it is very effective when I tested the mitts by filling them with water and then hanging them from the washing line. Not a drip to be seen!
Overall, I;m very pleased with the final product. Quick and easy to make and very effective.