I have body glove 6/4 lobster claws. My index fingers don't stay very warm in them, so i'm looking to try some mitts this winter. I've been eyeing the 6mm Hyperflex cause they are at a good price, but might jump on the 7mm xcels if they show up on whiskey.
On a related note... anyone know what this guy is using to get his gloves on in this video:
I'm thinking ahead. Don't want to get stuck without. I'm thinking claws, don't like the idea of mitts, gotta have at least one finger free. Read an article about a surfer who drown last winter after his leash became hung up on a piling. That would suck trying to undo the lease and not be able to because of mitts. I know it all depends where you're surfing, but damn that would suck brown sweaty a$$.
for some reason, I can still wear 5 ml booties, but my fingers get friggin cold in 38 degree water - I tried everything, claws, etc. but i finally went for the 7 ml excel mittens, and in feb. i can leave the water with dry, warm hands! (the mitts actually help you get a little more "bite" in the water when you paddle)