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eVENT Rain Mitts $45.00

Specifications



ALL 3L EVENT CONSTRUCTION


• Medium 1.2oz per pair

• Large 1.3oz per pair

MLD Rain Mitts have been along for The Ride with many long distance hikers since 2007 with all reporting excellent performance. The most popular single brand gear item on lightweight thru-hiker gear lists the world over. Proven to work over and over and over...

• Justin Lichter " Trauma" - "MLD eVent Rain Mitts: I have always sought out the solution for rain and hands and these are the answer! Probably my favorite item EVER! " With over 15 very long thru hikes covering over 50,000 miles, including the triple crown in one year plus most recently 2011 the first ever continuous thru-hike of the 2400+mi Great Himalaya Trail- he used the rain mitts with a liner in very low temps. http://justinlichter.com/
* Andrew Skurka -long distance hiker and explorer - 2008 National Geographic Adventure Magazine Adventurer of the Year for the 6,875mile Great Western Loop AndrewSkurka.com
* Francis Tapon triple-crowner including the first ever successful 5,800 mile CDT Yo-Yo
* Anitra "Nitro" Kass on her 2,900 mile CDT and Tiple Crown finish (AT, PCT and CDT) One of the very few women to tripple crown primarily solo.
* Erin and Brentwood Higman on thier 4,000+ mile Journey on the Wild Coast from Seattle to the end of Alaska. At one point in an early season Alaskan blizzard, they were forced to stuff grass into the mitts as insulation!


MLD eVENT Rain Mitts: We designed the wrist bungee to be a one hand pull or loosen manuever that was robust over other layers and would last a long time. However- if you like the more minimal design and function of only a small elastic band that is easy to change. Just cut off the anchored cordlock and remove the 1/8" bungee cord. Replace the bungee in the cord sleeve with some 1/4" flat elastic ( widely available for about 50 cents at any big box or sewing store) and inserting it in the cord sleeve - tie a simple knot to join the elastic strip, release and and it will retract and disappear in the cord sleeve. Weight savings is about 14gms per pair. The weight is now under one ounce per mitt. Our version of eVENT is rated at 23,000 g/m2/24hrs vs a typical cuben WPB at around 8,000 g/m2/24hrs.


Features



• All 3-layer eEVENT ripstop fabric is the lightest fully waterproof, highly breathable and durable fabric available.

• Comfort down to 35+ degrees worn alone or mid 20�s with a liner glove while on the move.

• Minimum of seams to maximize strength.

• Anchored wrist cordlock / bungee closure is easy to use with mitts on.

• Ergo wrist and thumb shape reduces seam stress while holding trekking poles.

• Long gantlet wrist covers jacket cuffs.

• Sized to fit over a light to medium thick glove/mitt liners. Sized a bit larger than some mitts to give more room to vent and to not become stress the seams under a trek pole strap.

NOTES: Designed for ultra lightweight protection for 3+ season hikers needing short term early morning warmth or anytime rain protection. Not intended as an all day everyday cold weather mitt- but plenty of folks are using them that way! At less than an ounce for the pair, they won�t last as long as a 6oz winter overmitt. Keep away from campfires and heat sources to prevent the eVent 2 layer membranne from delaminating. Not warranted against fabric wear out; but they have lasted many thru-hikers one full trip, your mileage may vary. Going over 3,000miles? Get two pairs...

Size corresponds to most light glove liners. If in doubt, size up. Minimal seam design balances the need for strength in a light fabric while maintaining a functional fit and thumb articulation. A good seal seal job is key for long term durability and water proofness in all day / all night / all day rain...

Seam Sealing
It is STRONGLY recommended you use the supplied seam sealer to seal and strengthen the seams. To do this, use paper towels, socks or some other soft stuffable cloth or paper to fill out the inside of mitt to press the seams out nearly flat. You are filling the inside of the mitt and sealing the outside seam. Stuff the thumb first and then the rest of the mitt until full. It takes about a half roll of paper towels per mitt. The paper towels will be clean and useable after un-stuffing - so no waste. Stuff the mitt fairly tight so all the seams are not kinked. Keep it stuffed tight as you are filling it. DO NOT stuff it half full and then start cramming it down---Too much pressure will stress the seams. Once it is stuffed, it is easy to apply a small bead of sealer on all seams. Then use you finger to gently press the small bead of sealer flat onto the seam. DO NOT go back and forth and back and forth with your finger to spread the sealer---It will start to gum up and look bad. Try to do it in one smooth pass of the finger. Hang the mitt from the bungee and let dry overnight. User seam sealed mitts can not be returned except for evil and significant manufacturing defects. Inspect before sealing.

Simple How To Video of Seam Sealing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E1Ls_9Eino&feature=youtu.be

You can test the seal by filling the mitts with water after 24hrs and looking for leaks and reapply a small amount over any leaks. Do not force squeeze to test- use only light pressure.





Included



• Tube McNett Seam Grip seam sealer



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