wetsuit gloves

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by 1vin, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. 1vin

    1vin Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    After reading the forums Im pretty sold on gettin a new xcel wetsuit .but what about gloves ? I live in VB . what do you guys in Jersey wear?
  2. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2006
    If the new xcel wetsuit is a 2/1 springsuit then you won't need gloves.

    Uh, did you mention anything about waveriding all winter long, in the nor'easter winds, or only until the water drops to 60F?

  3. billabongmoney

    billabongmoney Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2008
  4. 1vin

    1vin Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    yeah! 2mil spring all winter my hands just get kinda cold::rolleyes:

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
  6. Ripcurl058

    Ripcurl058 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    anybody in south jersey wearing boots? havent been out in a while. might get colder with the hard south winds
  7. beachbreak

    beachbreak Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    a few people are inexplicably in such a hurry to put all this crap on wearing boots up here today.the water is not cold yet,most were bootless
  8. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Water temp here is in the low 60s. I might throw on the 3mm boots... or I might not. Once I start to get numb spots on my feet... usually my heel and my little toe... I'll put the boots on. I can't surf good with numb feet.

    Once the 5mm full goes on, the 5mm boots and gloves go on, too. SmartWool socks under the boots.
  9. DJFresh

    DJFresh Well-Known Member

    Jul 7, 2008

    I hate when my feet get cold. Once I get out, it takes all day to get them warm again. I discovered last winter that smart wool or poly socks under the boots make a big difference. Feet stay nice and toasty. Plus it makes it much easier getting the boots on and off.
  10. 1vin

    1vin Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    I dont know how you guys do it . once its gets to hood stage I try to find other stuff to do fish skate drink beer. unless the air is like 70s
  11. CM-Surf

    CM-Surf Active Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    I am starting to wear boots, I would rather be a little warm than to have my feet cold. I don't care if others look at me and ask my why I am wearing them when after an hour or so they complain about their feet.
  12. beachbreak

    beachbreak Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    not cold yet.
    under 60 = boots.
    and gloves.

    i'm always surprised by gloveless guys in under water under 60.
  13. shackedNJ

    shackedNJ Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2010
    better to air on the side of caution if it's in between and you're not sure if you need boots/gloves yet. I'll take a longer overheated sesh over a shortened colder sesh anyday.
  14. billabongmoney

    billabongmoney Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    is it really that cold in jersey , a couple of guys around here{va beach} are still bare backing it . i been wearing a 3/2 since august because i hate being cold and would rather sweat but it seems like another month till boots go on
  15. mike hunt

    mike hunt Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2009
    Are you serious

    You wear boots and gloves at 60!

    ill rock boots after it dips into the high 50s but not gloves, around 48ish ill wear gloves I just put my hands under my armpits in betweem sets. I dont like gloves but dont mind wearing boots, go figure.