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Old 12-24-08, 05:48 PM   #1
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Looking for a good windproof glove recommendations

I've learned the hard way recently that a windproof glove makes a world of difference. Being that the tips of my fingers are still tingling from a ride 3 days ago, I'm in the market for a pair of gloves. I was wearing a pair of sugoi gloves, that alas, I found out later that it does not pass the blow test (blow against your finger, make sure the air does not penetrate). Assos seems to make a nice line of lobster gloves that looks promising, but perhaps I can find something a cheaper pair that some of you might kindly vouch for/recommend. Perhaps a pair of wool gloves and a windproof shell on top?
I've also come across the Moose Mitts online as well, but looks a bit cumbersome to bike around with
http://www.trails-edge.com/retail/bi...rbikestuff.htm
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Old 12-24-08, 08:20 PM   #2
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You can spent quite a bit of money on gloves but if you ride every day and your hands sweat the most important thing is that you can take the gloves apart so they can dry out quickly.

I have found this combination of a cheap fleece glove with a nylon wind shell over it to be very warm. And if you do not have XL hands like I do you can buy them a size over to wear over your regular biking gloves.

I get the fleece gloves for about 10 bucks at the local cheap mart and also some ski type gloves with a windproof shell. I then rip out all the lining of the windproof glove and use only the shell over the fleece. This is quite warm, cheap and easy to dry out. You just pull the fleece out and let them dry separately.

Another solution that I think would be good is a standard pair of thinsulate gloves from Cabelas for 29.95. Buy a size over and wear them over your cycling gloves. They make up to 2XL which is nice.
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You may want to consider a thin wool glove with a leather out glove. I've heard many guys do this and it would be somewhat less expensive. Leather is a natural wind blocker and the wool will keep the digits toasty even if you are sweating. I have a ski glove with a technical glove insert. I'm going to try the wool....
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Old 12-24-08, 11:22 PM   #4
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Hezz, these Ragg Wool Thinsulate Cabela Gloves look very good. And relatively cheap.

Appreciate the advice.
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Old 12-25-08, 12:53 AM   #5
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Hezz, these Ragg Wool Thinsulate Cabela Gloves look very good. And relatively cheap.

Appreciate the advice.
Ya, those will work for you as long as you have some kind of highly wind resistant cover over them. Nylon shell or leather work gloves should work as long as the glove combination is not too tight fitting.
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Get the Moose Mitts ,thank me later.
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We recently had some very cold weather, (I live in the CA bay area) other than that the moose mitts could be a bit overkill . But I'm open to suggestions, can you care to elaborate a bit?
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We recently had some very cold weather, (I live in the CA bay area) other than that the moose mitts could be a bit overkill . But I'm open to suggestions, can you care to elaborate a bit?
Kincos series of work gloves: used around the globe by ski patrollers so dexterity is preserved (i.e able to shift gears and hold on the brake hoods easily (mittens are a little harder to use but not impossible)).........
The 901 is called their ski glove and for about 15 dollars you get quite a work glove-durable warm and dries easily..........

Kinco is a wholesaler so you can check out their gear at www.kinco.com but need to use a retailer (I have only found them on line): www.KeepSafeSolutions.com KSS carries their entire line and is quite user friendly........

Kinco also makes unlined leather gloves and you can get reasonably price wool liners as well.

I love leather gloves with wool liners until about 20F. Below that I use the 901 insulated gloves and below zero F I use wool liners with the 901. It can get to minus 20F without windchill here in the winter.

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I've always wondered about the gloves Sporthill offers of 3SP fabric. The pants of this material are amazing. I've asked before if anybody has tried them but no response.
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We recently had some very cold weather, (I live in the CA bay area) other than that the moose mitts could be a bit overkill . But I'm open to suggestions, can you care to elaborate a bit?
Since 35-40 F rain may be the biggest threat in your area you might be better served with some neoprene hunting gloves. They sale them at most ***-mart type of stores for about 10-12 dollars. Totally waterproof and warm enough for 35-40 F temperatures.

Something like this:

http://www.gemplers.com/product/5600...s-Wrist-length

I have seen them at Shopko.
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Try the www.sportsmansguide.com. The military surplus has great prices on wool liners.
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Gloves

I just recently bought a pair the Pearl Izumi Lobster AM Fib gloves, and I they had their first major cold wind test on Wednesday. My hands stayed toasty for the whole commute home. The wind gust was up
to 45 mph, and riding down hill was allot of work, as well as when gust slammed me from the left, I
took my clippless shoes off the pedals. Even though I like these gloves, an inexpensive way is to get
good liners and good shells. When you need to lock your bike up and pull your bags off, you can take
the shells off and manipulate everything with the liners on. Find a liner that provides some sort of wicking, because you need to keep the sweat off your hands to keep them warm.
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