Originally Posted by gmreeves
I I just always hear about how peoples hands stay warm in the winter wearing wet wool gloves. I've never experienced this phenomenon.
I have a pair of el cheapo ragwool gloves w/ the fingers cut out that I'll wear when I can't find my nice fingerless gloves. I do my best to keep them dry, but last time Grannyknot and I fished I got one pretty soaked. This was back in early February if my memory serves correctly, and it was pretty cold (mid to high 30s). I felt like wearing the wet glove was still warmer than no glove...
I also have some heavy duty Filson wool gear that my dad has handed down to me, and I can tell you for sure that a good wool coat or sweater will definitely continue to retain heat well when wet unless it is soaked.