Q. Yo Gear Guy, I’m about to go on a winter camp-out and I need some good warm gloves but my budget is just $15. What could I do?
— Chilly Gomez, Bellevue, Neb.
A. A winter camp-out in Nebraska sounds like a brisk event indeed. Brrrrrrrrr! I can see why you’ll need some warm gloves. Okay, $15 is a tight budget, but there are plenty of options. My suggestion is to see if there’s a local military surplus store near your town. If there is, take a look and see what you can find there for cheap. I recommend buy a pair of fleece or wool liner gloves plus an outer shell glove made of nylon or some other water-resistant material. If you don’t have a local surplus store, try the online military surplus e-tailers like Colemans.com, IMSPlus.com, and others. Also keep an eye on the outdoor sports outlet sites like: Campmor.com, REIoutlet.com, and SteepandCheap.com. Good luck, and stay warm.
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