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Old 09-22-09, 09:25 AM   #1
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Cool-weather full finger gloves?

Temps here in the morning when I ride are going to be 50 or below for the foreseeable future. My hands got pretty chilly this morning in my summer gloves, so I'm looking for some good COOL-weather full finger gloves. I have no intention of riding when it's below freezing, so I don't need super thick gloves. Basically just something to wear when temps are in the ballpark of 35-55. After looking at some reviews on-line it looks like one of the biggest issues is having a liner that comes out every time you remove the gloves, making it very difficult to put them back on. I definitely want to avoid problems like that. Any recommendations for good gloves that won't break the bank?
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Old 09-22-09, 09:42 AM   #2
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I use gloves from this company http://www.thegunglove.com/ throughout the year depending upon conditions. I have all three weights and love them. They allow excellent manipulation and control for my photography and cycling.

For best results in fitment call in and talk to the proprietor - friendly fella. Excellent service and return/exchanges have been no problem for me when I've had to go for a different size.

Good luck to you.
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Old 09-22-09, 01:31 PM   #3
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I use gloves from this company http://www.thegunglove.com/ throughout the year depending upon conditions. I have all three weights and love them. They allow excellent manipulation and control for my photography and cycling.

For best results in fitment call in and talk to the proprietor - friendly fella. Excellent service and return/exchanges have been no problem for me when I've had to go for a different size.

Good luck to you.
Interesting. Hadn't thought of something like that. Do they have enough padding though?
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That may be an issue as they don't have any additional palm padding. The winter glove is probably 1.5mm thick and has worked well for me but I'm on a 7.5 FX Trek with a more upright riding position. I use Ergon GP-1 grips and haven't experienced any hand numbness or soreness with the gun gloves. A more aggressive riding position may be a different story though.
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Old 09-22-09, 02:31 PM   #5
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I use an older version of these windstopper gloves.

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I've tried both Specialized Deflect & Pearl Izumi Cyclone gloves. Both cost about $40, have padding in the right places, allow me to shift without problems and keep my fingers warm to 32 F.

The Pearl Izumi are definatly the better quality glove. My Deflects palms started to come apart after 1 season and with a lot of sewing / patches, I was able to extended thier life to 2 seasons, My Cyclones are still going strong after 2 season, with no signs of rips / tears.



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I've tried both Specialized Deflect & Pearl Izumi Cyclone gloves. Both cost about $40, have padding in the right places, allow me to shift without problems and keep my fingers warm to 32 F.

The Pearl Izumi are definatly the better quality glove. My Deflects palms started to come apart after 1 season and with a lot of sewing / patches, I was able to extended thier life to 2 seasons, My Cyclones are still going strong after 2 season, with no signs of rips / tears.
Wow, we must have very different circulation or something, because I picked up a pair of the Specialized Deflect gloves yesterday at my LBS, and when I used them for my hour-long ride this morning in 48-degree weather my hands were freezing. They do fit well and are very comfortable, but once I get moving on my bike the wind chill I create penetrates the gloves easily. The backs of my hands in particular were very cold. Still, they may be useful for temps in the mid-to-upper 50s or even for occasions when I just need gloves on a cool day when I'm not bicycling. For temperatures like today or colder, I decided to order Planet Bike Borealis Fall/Winter Full Finger Gloves, which I found on Amazon.com for about $32 shipped:

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Wow, we must have very different circulation or something, because I picked up a pair of the Specialized Deflect gloves yesterday at my LBS, and when I used them for my hour-long ride this morning in 48-degree weather my hands were freezing. They do fit well and are very comfortable, but once I get moving on my bike the wind chill I create penetrates the gloves easily. The backs of my hands in particular were very cold. Still, they may be useful for temps in the mid-to-upper 50s or even for occasions when I just need gloves on a cool day when I'm not bicycling. For temperatures like today or colder, I decided to order Planet Bike Borealis Fall/Winter Full Finger Gloves, which I found on Amazon.com for about $32 shipped:
I've found that hands and their reaction to temperature vary widely from person to person. I wear summer weight long finger mountain bike gloves down to around 35 to 40 F. Anything more and my hands sweat. Below 35F, I wear rather thin thinsulite gloves. Even at sub freezing temperatures, I still wear very light gloves.

On the flip side, I can't wear lycra backed gloves in the summer...way too hot! It's difficult to find crochet backed gloves anymore
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Wow, we must have very different circulation or something, because I picked up a pair of the Specialized Deflect gloves yesterday at my LBS, and when I used them for my hour-long ride this morning in 48-degree weather my hands were freezing. They do fit well and are very comfortable, but once I get moving on my bike the wind chill I create penetrates the gloves easily. The backs of my hands in particular were very cold. Still, they may be useful for temps in the mid-to-upper 50s or even for occasions when I just need gloves on a cool day when I'm not bicycling. For temperatures like today or colder, I decided to order Planet Bike Borealis Fall/Winter Full Finger Gloves, which I found on Amazon.com for about $32 shipped:

That's to bad you already ordered something, as Specialized does make gloves designed for colder weather. You might have been able to simply return the Specialized gloves you bought and exchanged them for the price difference for a warmer pair. Here's a listing of all the winter gloves they sell:
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...enuItemId=9406

Their "Radiant" glove is definitely designed for colder weather. I just bought their subzero gloves because they work for both "a little cold" and "pretty darn cold" conditions - the drawback being it's a glove inside a waterproof liner, so you kinda gotta put 2 gloves on (I like it because I do winter biking, and the inside glove fits my hand perfectly, like a driving glove, so if I get a flat, or I just want to grab my keys out of my pocket I can do it outside without freezing my hand).
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I use PI pittard gloves in cooler weather (20 to 45F), and lobsters below that. Novara full finger MTB gloves above 45F.
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Any thoughts on these?
I have a pair in the garage that I hardly use.

http://www.mechanix.com/fastfit-glove
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Any thoughts on these?
I have a pair in the garage that I hardly use.

http://www.mechanix.com/fastfit-glove
They will probably be warm enough down to 35-45 F depending on how warm your hands are. Almost any glove that has some wind resistance is warm enough down to 45 F when you are pedaling. In colder temperatures a stronger solution is needed.
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I have been using the Wind Stopper gloves also. They are fleece on the outside, very thin, windproof or resistant. The were good for a 2.5 hour ride in 20-25 F conditions. Wore my fingerless padded gloves underneath. My toes were killing me though, working on that.
The best advice for gloves in general- the bigger the better. Anything snug and my hands are cold.
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