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Old 10-09-23, 04:02 PM
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Cool Weather Gloves

Man, It's getting cool in the mornings! (Low 30s F.) What does folks use that's Hi-Vis, warm and doesn't cost a lot?
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Low 30s is grounds for bar mitts.
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I bought these last fall and used them during the winter down to the low to mid-20's. I was pretty happy with them, and will use them again this year.
https://www.aerotechdesigns.com/gel-...ng-gloves.html

Low 30s in the morning would be iffy for me. Mornings tend to warm up quickly this time of year. I might go with wind-proof running gloves instead. The above gloves might be too warm.

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Originally Posted by Colorado Kid
Man, It's getting cool in the mornings! (Low 30s F.) What does folks use that's Hi-Vis, warm and doesn't cost a lot?
I wear cheap high-viz work gloves under it over my bike gloves depending on the fit.
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I like RockBros products and use them, but that picture is funny - bar mitts with no socks in canvas sneaks.
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I like my downhill skiing gloves; they come in different weights and are **windproof**, something that can be hard to find.
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For “cool” weather I prefer xc ski gloves. Thin, light, stretchy, just warm enough.
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I bought some of these:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076Z6R22K...ils&th=1&psc=1

Have yet to try them out, but they seem well made. Basically ski gloves, but with gel in the palms for bike riding.
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WELLS LAMONT -- 6 Pack, Brown Jersey Cotton Gloves, $6.99 at Walmart.

I like to cut the finger off at the first knuckle one one pair and then wear a second pair inside the cutoff pair.
They are cheap and work just fine.
The cotton back of the hand is good for wiping running noses in the cold winter air.
When they get dirty and start loosing their "loft" just toss em and start over.
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Originally Posted by frankenmike
For “cool” weather I prefer xc ski gloves. Thin, light, stretchy, just warm enough.
Are they windproof? I noticed that more than the cold, it's the wind chill that freezes my hands; that's why I like downhill ski gloves.
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Originally Posted by Korina
Are they windproof? I noticed that more than the cold, it's the wind chill that freezes my hands; that's why I like downhill ski gloves.
Some likely are. If wind chill is a factor, I opt for good old lobster gloves which are lined and windproof!
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Here in Shanghai it rarely drops below freezing (-1 or -2 minimum) and so I ride all winter using a pair of Head running gloves - they're plenty warm enough and they are touchscreen compatible. I don't find I need anything else.
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Originally Posted by RB1-luvr
I like RockBros products and use them, but that picture is funny - bar mitts with no socks in canvas sneaks.
Flesh-colored argyle socks?

Here in Chicago it can be as cold as minus 20 Fahrenheit (-29 C), and I've had good experiences with Pearl Izumi "lobster mitts". They aren't cheap, but they're durable and have reflective markings.
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i have many different levels of gloves. thin ones for in the 50's i have ridden this week with softshell pearl izumi and they have worked. I have thin that I put under aerotech wind proof gloves. I also have insulated waterproof lobster gloves for really cold mornings. (they are great but hands do sweat)
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These are what I use. I usually stay away from Amazon but got a gift card: https://www.amazon.com/Cycling-Motor...s%2C517&sr=8-2
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It's not very cold in winter here in Shanghai (one or two degrees below zero Celsius minimum) and I've found that running gloves work well. I bought a pair at Costco last year and they're great. Keep my hands warm even down to zero and they work with touch screens, which is even better.
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Originally Posted by Emmawal
Who can recommend warm but inexpensive gloves?, my hands are already getting cold from the light wind
not too ba the the price.
https://showerspass.com/products/cro...erproof-gloves
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Amazon ( Love then or hate them.) has some really good deals. BTW, it's the 2nd time it Snowed here in Boulder, this year. Wow!!
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Originally Posted by frankenmike
Some likely are. If wind chill is a factor, I opt for good old lobster gloves which are lined and windproof!
I would also recommend the cross country skiing gloves - they come in a variety of thicknesses and they provide good protection against wind chill, as they usually go way beyond the wrist. Also they are flexible enough that you will be able to comfortably operate the brakes and shifting.
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Less than $20 for ReflecToes awesome high-viz windproof cycling gloves I designed for bike commuters. The waterproof ones are warmer, but non-waterproof are better if your hands sweat much because of the semi-permeable membrane.

Here's a 15% off code: 15PERCENT
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I work outdoors all year round, so it's important to have warm and visible clothing. I recently bought a Portwest PW369 Hi-Vis Winter Parka Jacket from MDS Associates, and I'm really happy with it. It's waterproof and insulated for warmth, and it has ANSI Class 3 visibility and reflective tape. It was a bit more expensive than the Occunomix jacket at $62.34, but it's worth it for the extra warmth and protection.
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Get them free in the mail. The last pair I got were really good. I get them from Native American causes, or the SPCA. Cheap, durable, and warm.
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I wear North Face fleece gloves until it's too cold - the Windwall ones.

When it's cold enough I switch to snowboard gloves. Mine are Burton but they are about 12 years old and threadbare.

I broke my thumb on a commute a few years ago - in a stupid self-accident with no one to blame - and it made me consider armored gloves like for motorcycles.
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Boy some of us here don't need much warming. I'm a very warm person, but I need better gloves than most people, it seems. I wear lobster claw gloves, and they're expensive. And they're not even quite warm enough, but I haven't found anything that really is.
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Originally Posted by noglider
Boy some of us here don't need much warming. I'm a very warm person, but I need better gloves than most people, it seems. I wear lobster claw gloves, and they're expensive. And they're not even quite warm enough, but I haven't found anything that really is.
thats why I had to go to electric gloves anything below 45 and its all that works. and below 28 they are almost not though.
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