Living on the sixtieth parallel, rain, cold, walking, and zills have challenged me. Foggy rain, I simply play as I walk. Soaking rain, I wear a gortex hooded poncho over my warm-weather gear. I do not know what brands of glove liners you have available, but should you run into the "numbing cold zill effect" then I recommend getting a second pair of zills and sizing the elastic to a pair of wind-breaker, water-proof glove liners to wear under your poncho. Hope that this helps!Wow, I have to say it's really nice to know I'm not alone, and that there are even greater challenges for outdoor zillers than the Scottish weather. When I started this practise regime about 6 weeks ago we were experiencing an unseasonal cold spell. Indoors, I had my heating on. Outdoors, after about 10 minutes my hands would start to feel bitter cold as the metal of the zills plunged with the outside temperature.
I love the idea of a second pair of zills sized to fit over glove liners. Although if I manage to achieve some sort of musical competency before the onset of this year's winter that would also eliminate this sort of hazard.
Thank you, my fellow zills walker, I zaghareet you! Enjoy the summery zills days while they last!