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Thumb Holes or What to do while waiting to get to Co.

Postby Dex » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:21 am

I have all the equipment I need. So, the only thing I can do is think of little things to do.

A small thing is when the sleeves go up a bit and expose some skin between just above the glove or mitt. You can feel the cold even when wearing a soft shell jacket and it is annoying.

So ... the thumb hole ...

I used the below to make a small loop that I sew into the cuff of the shirt - base layer. It holds the shirt sleeve in place. I don't feel it around the thumb.

http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/2mm-black-pony-bead-lacing-887786/
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Re: Thumb Holes or What to do while waiting to get to Co.

Postby Kojones » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:41 am

I do like the few shirts I have with thumb holes. During outdoor activity, I've really only found myself using it when cycling. Hiking/skiing I have gloves that are long enough to cover the wrist area either under or over the jacket depending on the glove. This is a good idea - I never really though of creating my own thumb hole 8)

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Re: Thumb Holes or What to do while waiting to get to Co.

Postby dfrizzle » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:56 pm

i love my stoic merino wool long sleeves with thumb holes. i still wear my pati cap 3 occasionally, but for hiking, skiing, etc., i stick with these.
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Re: Thumb Holes or What to do while waiting to get to Co.

Postby randalmartin » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:29 pm

+1 on thumb holes for winter activities. It makes getting gloves/mittens on without the hassle of ensuring your sleeves remain covered by the gauntlet.

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Re: Thumb Holes or What to do while waiting to get to Co.

Postby pvnisher » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:51 pm

I, for one, detest those thumb holes. And since I don't use them, it has the opposite effect: there's a little hole (with exposed skin beneath!) that gets cold and feels weird. So I'm forced to either use the thumbhole, which I find uncomfortable, or to not use it, and have a cold spot.

I'll agree on their usefulness for putting on gloves.
But I actively try to not buy anything with thumb holes if it is avoidable.

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Re: Thumb Holes or What to do while waiting to get to Co.

Postby ChrisRoberts » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:16 pm

Had to reinforce the stupid thumb holes in my favorite North Face hoodie just a few weeks after buying it. If youre gonna put thumb holes on your products at least do them right.

I try to buy my stuff without them.
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Re: Thumb Holes or What to do while waiting to get to Co.

Postby hotrod » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:18 pm

pvnisher, just stitch them shut. So easy to do.
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Re: Thumb Holes or What to do while waiting to get to Co.

Postby pvnisher » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:42 am

hotrod wrote:pvnisher, just stitch them shut. So easy to do.


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