Winter Cycling - Neoprene as a cold-finger solution
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I searched the Winter forum and could not find a neoprene glove thread. I have, however, read about keeping one's wrists warm to keep the hand warm, mittens vs. gloves and so on. I wear Gator neoprene booties on my feet at temps below 20º F and they work great. Performance has these (http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.cfm?SKU=24362&item=10-0245&slitrk=search&slisearch=true) on sale and I was wondering if they alone would help, or a combination of glove solutions (with the neoprene) would keep my fingers warm.
12-02-07, 08:49 PM
My biggest problem with neoprene gloves [and booties] is that they provide just enough compression to squeeze the warmth out of my hands and feet. Booties can be sized larger to compensate, but I have yet to find a pair of gloves that don't make my hands cold on even warm days.
There's a reason there is no neoprene glove thread. Neoprene gloves are no good in cold weather. They will leave your hands cold and clammy. This is the Voice of Experience talking. I have a pair of Neoprene gloves, but as much as I would like for them to work .... they don't.
Go with ski gloves.
I suspected as much - thanks all! Off to REI tomorrow. It's amazing how frozen fingers can ruin an entire ride.
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