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Old 09-12-2009, 04:10 PM   #21
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Yes, they you can fold the thumb/index finger back to gain more dexterity.

The material will keep your hands warm and dry except for the tiny little bit where there's the split.

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Old 09-12-2009, 05:42 PM   #22
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Tried my Sealskinz today for the first time.

In truth they aren't 100% waterproof as has been sugested. What they appear to be is more water resistent. They appear to have a waterproof membrane which absords water at a slow rate, or absorbs only a cirtain amount of water.

They aren't bad, but they aren't great 6/7 out of ten.

Before spending 22 on sealskinz, give these a go.

I really starting to feel that alot of recommendations are nothing more than guff.
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:34 PM   #23
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neoprene is never intended to be 100% water proof. same principle as wetsuits really

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A Wetsuit works by trapping a thin layer of water between the Wetsuit and the skin. The body temperature of the surfer heats this water giving a nice warm water blanket. This is why getting a Wetsuit that fits well is a must. The Wetsuit should be a nice tight fit (not too tight that you can't move freely) and should be no baggy areas where the suit comes away from your body.
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:19 PM   #24
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Tried my Sealskinz today for the first time.

In truth they aren't 100% waterproof as has been sugested. What they appear to be is more water resistent. They appear to have a waterproof membrane which absords water at a slow rate, or absorbs only a cirtain amount of water.

They aren't bad, but they aren't great 6/7 out of ten.

Before spending 22 on sealskinz, give these a go.

I really starting to feel that alot of recommendations are nothing more than guff.
i use seal skins every day and they are not water proof but they do still keep your hands warm even when wet,

i have had mine a year and the first 2 layers have warn through so they are defenatly not water proof but still worm
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:11 PM   #25
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Tried my Sealskinz today for the first time.

In truth they aren't 100% waterproof as has been sugested. What they appear to be is more water resistent. They appear to have a waterproof membrane which absords water at a slow rate, or absorbs only a cirtain amount of water.

They aren't bad, but they aren't great 6/7 out of ten.

Before spending 22 on sealskinz, give these a go.

I really starting to feel that alot of recommendations are nothing more than guff.
I brought a pair last year mate and found the same problem with them, I've got the socks as well but never had any trouble with getting wet feet though
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What do you think of the Sealskinz? I've read some opinions that they're not completely waterproof. If you keep them in wet conditions for more than 1 hour they're soaking wet.
Do you think they could be used when washing the car?
Dad's got a pair, think he's on the second, or third, and they still leak!
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:38 AM   #27
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I brought a pair last year mate and found the same problem with them, I've got the socks as well but never had any trouble with getting wet feet though
That's because you don't put you feet in the wash bucket, do you?
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:51 AM   #28
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These gloves are no good for car washing as they have big holes in the thumb and forefingers.

They will simply fill with water and stay full of water if you immerse them in a bucket of washing liquid etc. Might be good for winter gardening but NOT for car washing
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These gloves are no good for car washing as they have big holes in the thumb and forefingers.

They will simply fill with water and stay full of water if you immerse them in a bucket of washing liquid etc. Might be good for winter gardening but NOT for car washing
Damon,

Are the holes not such that they won't actually fill with water, and will then act like a wetsuit, as IanFRST has explained elsewhere, or are they 'gaping' holes?

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Holes are about 10mm across so they will fill the gloves with water like a wetsuit, but it wont keep it in, so you'll keep getting fresh new cold water in your glove each time you put your hand in the bucket. I am 99% sure they wont work like a wetsuit as I have plenty of experience wearing wetsuits and gloves.
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