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Old 12-17-99, 11:43 PM   #1
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I just bought some new winter bike gloves, there AWESOME! there Specialized Winter Storm Force gloves, they are the lobster style kind, two fingers and a thumb, the fell a bit different from anything i have worn before, but after a few min of riding with them, i knew they were keepers, i went on a simple 90min ride in about 28 degrees F. weather, advraged about 18mph, id guess around -10 with windchill, COLD! but the gloves worked great! i love the two finger setup, keeps me as warm as my snowboarding gloves, but with not all the bulk, and its still easy to brake and shift as my full fingerd gloves, only $29 too! Good investment if you do any winter riding (and dont live in FL)
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Old 08-11-00, 11:14 AM   #2
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Wow, I never thought that lobster-style gloves could be so comfortable and easy to use. I always thought the set up was weird, and that would make it hard to brake, drink, ect. I have a pair of regular winter gloves and they work fine and are super warm. Maybe when they wear out, I'll try the lobster set up!
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Old 10-11-00, 07:02 PM   #3
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warm hands

I've tried several types of lobster gloves too, THEY'RE GREAT! The warmest I've found so far are some real thick suckers by Pearl Izumi.

For those who don't already know:

Always fit your winter gloves "loose" and be sure you have PLENTY of room for liners, they really make a warm glove warmer.

Neoprene gloves seem to work best in cold rain. There are some gloves made for alpine skiing that work great for wet conditions too,

Carry a spare pair of gloves, sometimes a different weight is a good idea especially when wet or in changing temperatures.

If you have trouble with cold hands, cover your ears and neck as well as your head.

Do not use cotton, when wet it can be worse than having no gloves at all
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Old 11-27-00, 09:39 PM   #4
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cold fingers

I hate cold hands. I have often made the mistake of taking my fingerless gloves, and thinking "Oh, it's not that cold..." then I end up stopping every half mile on the trail and shoving my hands down my pants to keep my hands warm.

Since making that mistake a few times, I have started wearing some skin-tight neoprene liner gloves that I used to wear when I did telecommunication work. The gloves are thin enough that I can wear them under my fingerless Pearl Izumi's and they are water-proof and as warm as anything else that I have tried. I haven't tried any of the lobster style gloves, but the general idea of them turns me off. Maybe I'll try them someday...

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Old 12-10-00, 05:24 AM   #5
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I recently purchased a pair of Cannondale's fleece gloves. Can't remember what I paid for them and admittedly I was skeptical. They've been surprisingly good. Granted, it hasn't been way cold yet (coldest was about 25F, with windchill ranging 7-10F) and I don't think they'll fair well in wet weather. They're light and comfortable with printed rubber 'gripper' on the palm surfaces.
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just recently got a pair of Lake Cycling gauntlets from NASHBAR. $26 plus s/h. They rock! They may look a little weird on a bike...oh well, function first in my book...and a great price too.
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Consider Ski gloves, they're cheaper
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Consider Ski gloves, they're cheaper
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Your'e right. I didn't pay attention to the date. i just look for advice know matter how old it is. What difference does that make. <edited by mod>
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Old 09-25-09, 07:20 AM   #12
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You are correct old or new the info on winter gloves is still relavent.
Fisrt thing everyone should state is what relative coldness level do they usually have. By that I mean are they always cold and having problems almost no matter what they try or are they one of those ppl that can wear a pair of thin gloves and bike in -20 degree weather without any issues.

I am one of those ppl that are always freezing and can't find anything to keep my hands, face and feet warm. I probably have about 20 pairs of various sizes of winter mittens (not gloves) the peral Izumi lobster gloves 3 finger and PI 4 finger gloves. The best I've come up with so far is the lobster gloves with 3 finger set up. Even those I still get cold but they are better than all the other gloves I've tried. I always use a large or x-large size. I've tried the liners but they seem to make the gloves to tight and restrict the warmth you get from the fingers being together and that makes me colder so I don't use them. This has been an on going experiemenatation over the last 5 years and I try anything new that comes along that promises to rate high in warmth.

I hope this helps my cold fingered friends.

Oh I have never used the chemical warming packages but sometimes carry them with me just in case. They get expensive if you are using them on a regualr basis.
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I struggled with cold hands until I bought some giant-sized ski gloves from
sports authority, they have removable liners that arent tight or restrictive.

About chemical handwarmers: You can put them in a jar or seal them in
a ziploc bag to cut off their air supply and stop the heat-generating reaction.
They warm up again when you take them out. I don't use them unless it's
-15F or below, and I'm more likely to stick them in my boots, but I can stretch
a single pair to at least 2 trips to work and back. Also the handwarmers are cheaper
than the smaller self-adhesive toe warmers.
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