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jostony

Camino del Vino
Year of past OR future Camino
Frances 2015
Finisterre/Muxia 2015
Portugues/F'tre 2017
Ingles 2018
Primitivo 2019
Norte 2020
My Camino start date is fast approaching and I am now training with my Pacer Poles but I am finding that my existing RAB (VR Tour) gloves are too warm and sweaty. Really would like some thin breathable gloves to use in May/June - to avoid chaffing and for sun protection too - what do you recommend? Also having suffered a few blisters around the left ankle I want to try some sock liners - again which ones work best best to wick moisture away. Using vaseline on feet and that does seem to help.
 
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jostony

Camino del Vino
Year of past OR future Camino
Frances 2015
Finisterre/Muxia 2015
Portugues/F'tre 2017
Ingles 2018
Primitivo 2019
Norte 2020
Year of past OR future Camino
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
My Camino start date is fast approaching and I am now training with my Pacer Poles but I am finding that my existing RAB (VR Tour) gloves are too warm and sweaty. Really would like some thin breathable gloves to use in May/June - to avoid chaffing and for sun protection too - what do you recommend? Also having suffered a few blisters around the left ankle I want to try some sock liners - again which ones work best best to wick moisture away. Using vaseline on feet and that does seem to help.

I take it you're wearing boots?
I suggest you switch to trail runners now, not later.

That said, I find using my Pacer Poles with gloves didn't work too well.
I didn't use the gloves and was fine.
 
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Davey Boyd

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I take it you're wearing boots?
I suggest you switch to trail runners now, not later.

That said, I find using my Pacer Poles with gloves didn't work too well.
I didn't use the gloves and was fine.

I prefer boots. I wear combat boots at home. I don't even own shoes or trainers! Its what I am used too and my feet are happy in. I could never wear trail runners with a pack. But everyone is different and I can see why some people prefer them. Use what is best for you!

Davey
 
Year of past OR future Camino
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
I prefer boots. I wear combat boots at home. I don't even own shoes or trainers! Its what I am used too and my feet are happy in. I could never wear trail runners with a pack. But everyone is different and I can see why some people prefer them. Use what is best for you!

Davey

I was speaking to jostony, who said he had blisters around his ankles.
 

Kitsambler

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I don't wear gloves with my Pacer Poles either, and that works fine.
 

jostony

Camino del Vino
Year of past OR future Camino
Frances 2015
Finisterre/Muxia 2015
Portugues/F'tre 2017
Ingles 2018
Primitivo 2019
Norte 2020

jostony

Camino del Vino
Year of past OR future Camino
Frances 2015
Finisterre/Muxia 2015
Portugues/F'tre 2017
Ingles 2018
Primitivo 2019
Norte 2020
I take it you're wearing boots?
I suggest you switch to trail runners now, not later.

That said, I find using my Pacer Poles with gloves didn't work too well.
I didn't use the gloves and was fine.
With cold weather gloves whilst walking have been welcome but hands soon get warm. Hopefully weather in May/June means I won't need them. I have dodgy ankle so like reassurance boot support gives me.
 
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jostony

Camino del Vino
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Frances 2015
Finisterre/Muxia 2015
Portugues/F'tre 2017
Ingles 2018
Primitivo 2019
Norte 2020
I don't wear gloves with my Pacer Poles either, and that works fine.
Thanks. Will try without and see how I get on in next 9 weeks
 

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