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    I like my Pearl Izumi Select Gel gloves. I have 6k miles on them. I wash them by hand when they get stinky/stiff. I just bought a pair of PI Thermal Conductive gloves at the REI sale. They don't have a lot of padding, but I think they will be good for mild CA winters: warm but not too bulky. I would not hesitate to buy Pearl Izumi gloves.
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    I don't bike without gloves - for protection, better grip, and to keep my hands happier. Unlike the rest of me, my hands get cold fast, which I've found leads to them reacting slower. I also prefer full finger. Unfortunately, one pair does not work for all conditions (temperature, sun, rain, wind, etc...), so I have three thus far, all PI:

    - PRO Barrier WxB (with smartwool liners if its cold): below 40ish, or when its raining and below 50 or so. Not very breathable, but essential when its raining and cold. I got them for $60 (they retail for $100) and have been worth it.

    - Cyclone gel: 40-60 or so, moderate weight, work relatively well, until they get wet. They're starting to fall apart after 3 years, and I'm not sure what I'll replace them with. Retail for $40

    - Divide: above 60, mesh on the outside, extremely lightweight. Just got these so not sure how they'll perform in hot weather, but have been great thus far. REI just had them for $20

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    erig007, those are pretty funny. That second blue one looks like a (failed) attempt for a hand to be as sexy as a backless dress. The last one looks like something Robin Hood might wear

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    Has anyone found full-finger gloves that work well with an iphone? I've tried a few pairs at the bike shop but they are hit-or-miss whether they work at all, and none of them performed spectacularly. I'd like a warmer pair, since if it's warm out I just wear fingerless gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tekcor1 View Post
    Has anyone found full-finger gloves that work well with an iphone? I've tried a few pairs at the bike shop but they are hit-or-miss whether they work at all, and none of them performed spectacularly. I'd like a warmer pair, since if it's warm out I just wear fingerless gloves.
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    I haven't tried any, so I don't have any recommendations.

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    I always wear gloves except for the shortest of rides. A big problem for me in the summer is all the sweat from my arms and hands making the bars quite slippery if I don't have gloves on.

    I have some Bell gloves from Walmart/Target, and they suck. Not enough padding in the right places. I picked up some Bontrager half-finger gloves from the LBS for around $25 and they're much better. I have to wash them at least once a week or they get super funky.

    For winter I have some Pearl Izumi full-length gloves which are okay, but their padding is a little thin for my liking. Plus they don't have the pad things on the thumb and index finger for smart phone control, which kind of sucks.
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