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Old 10-27-15, 05:53 AM   #1
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Need Advice on Winter Glove System

Hello all.

I am looking for suggestions on a new glove system.

I feel good for summer gloves.
Really cold (20 or lower) I use bar mitts. They work well.
But from 45 and lower, my gloves suck!

The issue is that when I use gloves that have sewn in liners, I sweat which is natural but washing them has been problematic for me. What I would like is a glove that has separate liners to it so all I need to do is wash the liners.

Any recommendations?
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Old 10-27-15, 07:42 AM   #2
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I wear light weight merino wool glove liners under other gloves. For ~40 degrees, I can wear them under normal fingerless gloves. For colder, I wear them under full-finger gloves.

I just throw them in the wash after every couple rides.
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Old 10-27-15, 07:44 AM   #3
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yeah I just use two pairs of gloves as well. I have windproof ones from Aerotech designs. They work well for blocking the wind and put some thin softshell gloves underneath or if really cold wool liners
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I wear light weight merino wool glove liners under other gloves. For ~40 degrees, I can wear them under normal fingerless gloves. For colder, I wear them under full-finger gloves.

I just throw them in the wash after every couple rides.
When you wear them under full fingered gloves, do those gloves already have liners in them?
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No. I'm talking about light weight full finger MTB gloves. These, specifically.

I got both the gloves and liners on clearance, less than $30 for the pair.

Both of those gloves are really thin, but used together they're good for me down to about 25 F.

Below that, I use some winter cycling gloves (older Cannondales) that block the wind and have a little insulation.
Below 10 F or so, I use a bigger pair of gloves that are basically ski gloves. My next pair will be mitts or "lobster" mitts to keep the fingers a little warmer.

In very cold riding, I'll wear the wool liners under my heavier pair, and then remove the liners once my hands start to sweat. I stuff the liners into a pocket inside my jacket; that keeps them warm if I want to put them back on later.

I use Jones Loop bars so pogies don't fit. Thankfully, my hands and feet seem to have decent circulation and they stay reasonably warm if I protect them.
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A fellow club member gave me Castelli(have to double check on the brand, I do remember has the scorpion logo) gloves.
It's wind and waterproof. No lining. I wear it by itself on long rainy rides and temps around 55-40F. Below 45F; I wear
generic wool gloves underneath. Obviously the outer glove will have to fit a bit loose by itself; so that the wool gloves
would fit underneath.
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I use these in the winter.

I love that they are windproof, high vis, and reflective. It really makes me stand out day or night.
at $12, the price is right!

If it is below freezing, I throw in some liner gloves.



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On very cold days I wear glove liners and mittens. In my experience gloves alone are not enough on very cold days. Mitts are a lot warmer.
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Old 10-27-15, 03:42 PM   #9
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Wool gloves under a shell mitten work exceptionally well.
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I use Manzella glove shells. i.e. an unlined glove.
I initially used Merino wool liners with them, but after the those wore out, I bought military-surplus wool liners because they cost only 1/3 as much as the Merino wool. To my surprise, I *prefer* the surplus wool liners because they are stiff enough to leave in the shells, and put them on / take them off together like a normal glove. The Merino wool was so soft that I had to put them on separately, then work the shell over them.
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Try mittens (eg, Burton's snowboarding mittens) with liners. This offers a great range of comfort since the mittens have ventilation and the liners offer the additional warmth when temps drop.
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I use some sort of hunting gloves I bought at Dicks. They are thin, warm and washable.
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On very cold days I wear glove liners and mittens. In my experience gloves alone are not enough on very cold days. Mitts are a lot warmer.
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Wool gloves under a shell mitten work exceptionally well.
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Try mittens (eg, Burton's snowboarding mittens) with liners. This offers a great range of comfort since the mittens have ventilation and the liners offer the additional warmth when temps drop.
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Here's a bizarre one that works. My other passion is alpine skiing and I'm a ski patroller. Gets really cold here and I need to stay out for hours at temps that are well below zero. I have a big problem with sweating hands that turn into cold hands. One of the patrollers I ski with heard about this trick. You put on a nitrile glove (like healthcare professionals use) either over your skin directly or - ideally - over a silk glove liner. Then put that in your gloves/mittens. Somehow, when your hand sweats once there is some moisture there, they don't sweat anymore and you just have that light layer of moisture. With the nitrile glove you keep it close to your skin and you don't get the insulation or lining in your gloves wet.

Sounds bizarre, but it seems to work. Worth a try.

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Yuck, my hands turn to prunes inside of nitrile gloves after only a short period of time.
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System? buy a glove shell and a few different thicknesses of polar fleece Liners, that way the liner can come out to Dry Separately.
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Yuck, my hands turn to prunes inside of nitrile gloves after only a short period of time.

But they'd be warm prunes. There's a difference.

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heh I wonder if I did that enough times in winter if it would get rid of the chronic dry skin problems I always have on my hands in the winter season.

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I bought a pair of these gloves in gray last year, and grabbed another pair when I saw them in bright yellow. There's no padding, but they're sturdy and good until the low 30s Fahrenheit. Less than $15 at Wally World.

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I actually am still wearing half finger summer gloves down to about 45. About then I switch to my lightest full finger glove, which is a Wells Lamont motorcycle glove, the lightest they make. It's hi-viz and reflective:

http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B005XQKE1G

I go to some level of insulation below about 25. At about 10 I'll switch to my full winter gloves which are semi-lobster-claw. I've been down to -25*F with those. Kind of thinking about getting some bar mitts for -5*F and below, where even with the warmest gloves my fingers get a little chilly.
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I bought a pair of these gloves in gray last year, and grabbed another pair when I saw them in bright yellow. There's no padding, but they're sturdy and good until the low 30s Fahrenheit. Less than $15 at Wally World.

I have a pair of gloves I use mountain biking from Harbor freight with little rubber dots all over the palm they provide some excellent grip. I don't like gloves with that hole right at the base of the thumb. It makes me cold and I got ride of a pair of Fox gloves that did that.
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Vapor barriers (like the nitrile gloves referenced above) are very effective at retaining heat and the ensuing sweat, and at stopping the sweat from soaking into other stuff. The vapor barrier expertise seems to lie in the backpacking realm, as that's where they really shine. A little too sweaty for my bicycling, and since my commute is usually only 12-20min, I just wear leather work gloves and wool liners in those if well below freezing.
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I get cold fingers. I tried the vapor barrier liner idea a few years ago. It didn't seem to help very much. It's easy to try, though, and would probably be good if you were out riding for hours. Insulation that's wet from sweat isn't effective.

My favorite gloves for 35-48F are some REI Marmot shell gloves. (I'm still pretty cold under 35F.)

For the shells, I have a couple of different liner gloves in different weights.
If the temperatures get up past 50F during the ride, I can remove the lining glove and just use the shell.
I really like the long cuffs. No more wrist gaps to deal with.
My older version came with tether loops. That's pretty handy, I can pull off a shell glove and it hangs from my wrist.

It's nice to just hang up the shells after the ride to air them out, and wash the liners. The liners hang dry overnight.

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If it's real cold, +1 for lobster gloves. Otherwise I just use my pearl izumi windbreaker gloves. If it's too cold for lobster gloves, then I usually switch over to my highly modified Surly Cross Check seen below. Keeps everything toasty.
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