Hands are vital for the overall functioning of humans – not only enable it to keep climbing holds or grips the handlebars of a mountain bike, but indeed to tie my shoes, cut the bread or excuse to wipe my ass. Climatic conditions and planned activities set requirements for how we use your hands and how we need to protect, and then whichever you choose and gloves.
Outdoor activities expose humans to different climatic conditions and environmental influences. And since man is no longer a natural thing, it needs to be against these influences somehow protect. Dimensionally small but functionally very important piece of equipment are good gloves. The following text about what things should be taken into account when selecting the right glove, published in the annual Little Guide to the outdoor 2009 also adds an interesting discussion in the article previous glove Lobster.
Hands are vital for the overall functioning of humans – not only that he could keep climbing holds or grips the handlebars of a mountain bike, but indeed to tie my shoes, cut the bread or excuse to wipe my ass. Climatic conditions and planned activities set requirements for how we use your hands and how we need to protect, and then whichever you choose and gloves.
Basic functions gloves
Mechanical hand protection. The protection of sensitive body parts against shock, abrasion, bruising etc., whether it’s rock abrasion on rough, rough snow safety rope or handle ice axes or the handlebars of a mountain bike.
Protection against climatic influences. In nature it is mainly thermal protection, of course, associated with total protection from water and wind.
Sometimes plays influence design – things like that glove matched with elegant ladies ski equipment, but construction and interior hilarious gloves and their utility qualities are affected.
Design and combination of gloves
There are different designs of gloves that are focused on meeting individual requirements preferred as bike protection accessories. We can distinguish several basic types:
If the most important requirement of thermal insulation, used to inch the glove. Cover and protection of all fingers except the thumb reduces the surface of the glove and allows for better thermal insulation. Of course combining the fingers is reduced dexterity and delicacy of manipulation.
Gloves replicate the shape of a hand with all the fingers. By maintaining a better possibility of handling things, but of course this is very important to design and also on the strength of the insulation. The thicker the insulation, the worse agility and complex design of the particular finger.
In addition to classic mittens and gloves, there are special combinations. For tříprstých glove with mittens earmarked freedom index, such gloves allow better handling of things or, for example, for soldiers or hunters shooting. Alternatively, there are always two and two toes together and separate thumb. These gloves are used for example when riding a motorcycle or bicycle. Other combinations are mittens that have hinged pocket fingers. After uncovering the gloves are suitable for fine work like fingerless gloves.
usually fingerless design with a thin upper layer and stronger hands. They are designed for fitness activities, on bicycle, which tend vyměkčenou hand, or on the ferratas. There are also special climbing gloves for protection or to joints.
System more gloves
do not always meet all the requirements of one glove, and is thus often used combination more gloves or directly more gloves manufactured as a whole – or three gloves in one piece. Soft thin interior, warm inner and outer disguised.