It was cold out today, so I wore my warm wool hat, my Burley jacket with a sweater, and my Salsa Tostadas three-finger gloves. I felt nice and warm, and didn't get sweaty at all. I love three-finger gloves, they are the best winter cycling accessory. I used to have Pearl Izumi Lobster gloves until one went missing. I just bought the Salsa version, and here's what you should know about them:
1. Very grippy. The stuff on the palms sticks to my bars far better than any other winter glove I've owned.
2. Warm so far. It was only 20 degrees out though.
3. Big snot patch. Two who fingers worth. I'm pretty accurate w/ snot rockets, but still have to clean up every once and a while, and these do the trick. Watch out, there is a piece of grippy stuff dangerously close to the snot patch.
4. Weird little seperate fingers inside. I'm not sure if I like this feature. I can't imagine it's any warmer to have thin stuff between your fingers, so the must be there for organizational purposes. Strange.
5. Big pull-tabs for putting them on. This is nice when you already have one on, and consequently only have three fingers to work with.
Now the joke part: As I was riding to work, I realized that the lack of brakes on my track bike negated the need for fingers at all! I could have worn mittens. If you only ride one bike and it is a track bike, my winter fashion advice for this season is mittens. Fortunately for me, I have bikes with brakes as well, which validate my Tostada purchase.
Note- When I say three fingers, I mean two fingers and a thumb.
Anyway, I love winter and can't wait for more of it.