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Old 10-30-08, 11:17 PM   #26
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neoprene!

Glaicer Gloves are really nice for those 30'ish degree and colder days of riding.

http://www.glacieroutdoor.com/products_fishing.php

823BK is a nice glove from GG

Many outdoor outfitters carry Glacier Gloves or similar brands. The nice thing about the ice fishing gloves is that they have curved fingers and they aren't as bulky as ski gloves.

Performance Bikes carried a nice thin neoprene glove at a cheap price. I bought a pair last year and they've held up well. I'm not sure if they still carry them.
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Old 10-31-08, 06:45 PM   #27
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My opinion - the warmest things to put on your hands are choppers - leather mittens with wool inserts. Not the best to run small shifters, but with IGH/grip shift - no problems. They are more than warm enough. Many late season duck hunts and ice-fishing trips with them on my hands have proven their worth to me...
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Old 10-31-08, 08:03 PM   #28
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Mittens for Cold Hands

Mittens! Mittens! Mittens!

Actually, you only need one pair, not three.

Seriously, as a former runner and now a winter cyclist, that ran everyday through 31 Michigan winters , I have tried many types and designs of gloves over the years. I found that the best hand and finger protection were from ski mittens. I have a pair that are over 20 years old; a simple design with a generous cuff, wind proof and are only moderately insulated. No fingered glove can match the warmth of mittens.

Be sure to select a pair that are wind proof. Try putting the mitt up to your mouth and make sure that you can’t blow through the outer material. They must be drop dead windproof. You really don’t need a lot of insulation because your four fingers share their warmth. I have used my mitts in -15* temps and down to -40* wind chill factor with a thin pair of polypropylene fingered liners.

With my newly found love of winter bicycling, I have taken the old mitts out of retirement. To my surprise, they were not a hindrance to my braking or shifting. This is probably because my mitts are not overly stuffed with insulation. Too much stuffing will be like trying to shift and brake with boxing gloves on.

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Old 10-31-08, 08:26 PM   #29
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either leather work gloves or mittens. I prefer mittens. bearpaws work amazingly well too.
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Old 11-04-08, 05:09 PM   #30
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i have purchased to pair of winter gloves so far (Seirus and Chiba) and both are not enough for those cold morning rides. My fingers would really appreciate some feedback.
thanks.
Moose Mitts has my vote
http://www.trails-edge.com/retail/te...mfbikemits.htm
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Old 11-05-08, 05:19 AM   #31
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The best solution is various gloves and mitts combined. It has taken me 4 years of trials and reading what you Canadians and Americans have to say. In the UK the coldest I've commuted in is -8C (17F) so I use a comination of long finger gloves, windstopper gloves, winter gloves and goretex mitts.

Also a liner glove is handy to have. My combinations go in this order with warmest to coldest. long finger-windstopper-winter-long+mitt-windstopper+mitt-winter+mitt. Although I have only once had to use the windtopper+mitt combination and my hands were sweating. Gore mitts over any gloves add around 10C in my opinion. I think if I wore a liner+winter+mitt there wouldn't be many temperatures I couldn't handle.

One more thing my winter gloves are Specialized Radiant which accept hand warmers. My windstoppers are Gore Bikewear Alp X and my mitts are Exremeties Tuff Bags. The Tuff bags make the whole combination waterproof.

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Modular, home brewed, wool and leather. Suitable for me for everything from ski mountaineering/ backcountry ski patrol and mountain rescue work on down to the bike, works for me in most every winter condition.

take some largest leather work gloves, well waxed.
wool gloves. thin, thick.
big trad loose fingerless bike gloves for biking.

combine in any and all combinations.

when I was living and riding in the Upper Peninsula winters as a college student I found mittens kind of kludgey but leaving the house when its 15 below zero sometimes a mitten is the only answer!

I had some climbing-type trigger finger mittens a couple of seasons, if you get them big enough to pull your index finger in during arctic freeze conditions they are even better.
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Old 11-05-08, 12:42 PM   #33
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I have a progressive solution for warm biking hands.
+3C and up - regular bike gloves
+2C to -15C - MEC Nanu lobster mitt/gloves [so much better than PI lobsters, it's not even funny]

-15C and colder - the MEC Nanu in combination with home-made pogies.

I have very cold hands [confirmed by my wife on numerous occasions], so it's almost impossbile for me to get sweaty hands from riding in too-warm gloves. We sometimes get Chinooks in the winter, which means I ride to work when it's -10C and ride home when it's +10C. If I know it's coming, I'll take my regular bike gloves with me in my pack.
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Old 11-10-08, 06:35 PM   #34
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Moose Mitts are probably the best i have used, my friend just bought some barmitts,which are good also, but i think the moose mitts are the best, i can ride 20degrees no gloves at all!They will be great this winter.
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Old 11-13-08, 04:43 PM   #35
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I have these for skiing and biking in cold weather: http://www.backcountry.com/store/MAR...ork-Glove.html
I also have these for 35 to 45 degrees: http://www.bizrate.com/bicycles_equi...899740292.html
Both of these gloves are awesome and worth the money. To me, neoprene is worthless for cold weather because once I sweat my hands get clammy and then cold.
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Old 11-13-08, 05:09 PM   #36
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Hello,
i have purchased to pair of winter gloves so far (Seirus and Chiba) and both are not enough for those cold morning rides. My fingers would really appreciate some feedback.
thanks.
Can't help. Seirus gloves are good enough for me down to the mid 20s. But my hands don't get that cold at any temperature I got some Manzella gloves from REI last year that were way too hot even at 20F. Try REI
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Old 11-14-08, 03:56 PM   #37
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For many years I have owned two different gloves that fill my need for cold weather cycling and cross country skiing. They are the Pearl Izumi Amfib Lobster glove and the Pittards elite Thermal Glove also by PI.

Both mine are 10 or more years old, and are quite amazingly warm.
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Old 11-16-08, 04:37 PM   #38
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My LBS has Smartwool gloves and Sugoi windproof mittens. Each could be worn separately or together depending on the conditions. The Smartwool would be the inner and the Sugoi the outer. My LBS also has some nice LG gloves that have a glove liner and each can be worn separately or together.
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Old 11-19-08, 09:33 PM   #39
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I have a pair of Gore Windstopper gloves, and they work nicely. I haven't worn any glove liners under them yet, but then again, my coldest commute so far was 25-degrees F.
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Best biking mittens are the Lake Cycling MX Firepalm. they have a zipper insert for charcoal activated hand warmers....I've used mine for the past 5 years and they AWESOME!
I went to Lake Cycling's website and could not find any winter gloves. Out of production or did I miss them?
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Old 11-21-08, 11:41 AM   #41
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The MEC lobster gloves seem to be the best choice for lobster gloves, although most people who use pogies say there's no substitute for pogies. Pogies are nice because you can wear thin gloves underneath them but still be super warm.

(I've been listing whatever lobster gloves and pogies I find on my site.)
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Old 11-21-08, 12:33 PM   #42
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second on ice climbing gloves. I've been very very happy with blackdiamond brand
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oh, REI has a good selection, just hard to find. search for gloves and then select climbing clothing. There are 19 different ones to select from. Advantages of climbing: 1. sturdy and durable, 2. waterproof, 3. warm. and finally tend to be longer so water/wind doesn't wick backwards into gloves.
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I (rarely) use the Axiom Gale Force claw glove, when it gets really frigid. Which isn't that often in this relatively mild part of Canada.

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You didn't say what kind of bike you have. If it's a road bike, too many of the suggestions won't allow easy shifts. I use Pearl Izumi's and my hands stay warm at 20 degrees with them.
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Gloves are out guys, your playing catch up! (http://www.barmitts.com/) or(http://www.trails-edge.com/retail/te...mfbikemits.htm) you can wear glove liners also, but your hands might get too hot!
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Ive got to recommend neoprene. I have a pair of 90% nylon 10% fleece for -5 or higher days. But below that and I just get to cold after 10 minutes of riding. With neoprene, I have riddin in -25C and my hands were sweating bullets. Not ideal, but neoprene is the only material that works. I would rather have to let some cold air in to stay cool then worry about frostbite and frozen fingers. I picked up my pair at wal-mart for $20 about 3 years ago in the fishing section around novemberish.
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I'm still wondering about Sporthill 3SP gloves. Anybody try them as a base layer. I rode in 20 degree weather today with pants of that fabric and nothing else. Was comfortable as can be. They are so light it is like wearing nothing.
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I was wearing Pearli's AmFibs thermal gloves and using a pair of liners for the really cold days. They were ok but let air leak in. They are also around 7ish years old and a bit worn.
I just bought a pair of Sugoi Firewall XT gloves and like them a lot. They are windproof and quite comfortable. They are also more heavily insulated in the fingers than the palm area making for warmer fingers and good bar feel.
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just got some seal skinz gloves and socks on the way from a recomendation earlier in this thread. Big thanks to Mike at seal skinz for hooking me up with gloves/socks with about the best shop deal one could ask for, sounds like at the very least these guys will have awesome customer service. I'll let you guys know how they work out once i get them (should be sometime next week) thanks to whoever posted about them, they look promising
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