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I just bought a pair of Seirus eXtreme gloves, very warm, and waterproof. The inner layer pulls sweat away, though I imagine it would be sodden after an hour or so if you tend to sweat a lot, but it sounds like your hands are quite cold! Keeps the wind off, that's the most important thing. I can still work brakes and index shifters with them on, any thicker than them and I think I'd start having some problems with dexterity.
I just saw some reviews, mostly from runners, saying their hands were wet. I stuck my hand in the sink for 5 minutes, nothing. I think that they're just wearing gloves, and no waterproof sleeves. The elastic part above the wrist isn't water proof, so water could run down your arm, soak that, then run into the inside of the glove. Just wear a water resistant jacket, or spray that part with water proofing and you'd be good to go.
Wool socks, Defeet brand is great, ROCK. SO comfortable. I haven't had a problem yet with some thin ones, I just ordered a pair of Defeet Blaze, $12 on Amazon.
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