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Winter Gloves for Gravel Cycling

Old 11-15-19, 07:19 PM
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Winter Gloves for Gravel Cycling

So, this is the first winter my wife and I plan to ride through with a weekly gravel ride. As long as there is no ice on the road, we plan to get out for a 30 - 40 mile ride. We live in Western PA and probably will not ride if it is below 20 degrees. Does anyone have a pair of gloves to recommend? We rode a week ago with some new Pearl Izumi gloves that were totally inadequate fro 30 degrees. We are not interested in the bar mits type solutions that stay on and cover the handlebars, though I know wome folks swear by them. We are just looking for something warm with good dexterity and that staus on your hands when you get off of the bike. Preferably under $60 a pair...
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https://www.amazon.com/HEAD-Multi-Sp.../dp/B00O4HCQ34

Costco had them for $20. Good at 0*C for me and work on the touchscreen Garmin too. Buy them big.
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I use LG Super Prestige 2 gloves when its 35-50 degrees.
There is a hidden fabric to make them lobster style for a bit more warmth and coverage.
I like the dexterity and warmth combo.

If I owned a store I would try em all.
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I have tried a few different winter cycling-specific gloves and havenít been impressed, particularly with wind protection. This year Iím trying snowmobile gloves: Kinco 901s. They are leather and seem pretty warm, havenít had a chance to ride with them yet but they are definitely a notch above anything Iíve found in a bike store.
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Originally Posted by ingo View Post
https://www.amazon.com/HEAD-Multi-Sp.../dp/B00O4HCQ34

Costco had them for $20. Good at 0*C for me and work on the touchscreen Garmin too. Buy them big.
Gosh those look pretty thin, do they work well while holding on to a metal handlebar and in the wind? That combinatio seemed to make the Pearl Izumis I was wearing fail miserably...
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Originally Posted by dwmckee View Post
Gosh those look pretty thin, do they work well while holding on to a metal handlebar and in the wind? That combination seemed to make the Pearl Izumis I was wearing fail miserably...
They're windproof and I have bar tape. Everyone is different for tolerance to cold hands. For instance I start wearing leg warmers at 12* and booties at 6* C. Others in my club will go with shorts down to 5*C and never wear full finger gloves.
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Pricy, but works:

https://www.dissent133.com/collections/all-products
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Originally Posted by blazin View Post
Lok interesting but yes, very pricey. Do you use them? Expensive is not always better though... If they are good, maybe wortj it...
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Originally Posted by dwmckee View Post
Lok interesting but yes, very pricey. Do you use them? Expensive is not always better though... If they are good, maybe wortj it...
I should have been more specific. I have not used them, but several buddies swear by them. Including ones that ride in much colder climes than me. So I have a set winging their way to me now.

what I think makes the cost worth it is that youíre getting a glove system that will work from 50+ all the way down below freezing. Itís multiple gloves, for multiple conditions, in one. Iíll report back when I have some ride time in mine.
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These are the first pair of fingered gloves I've found that work for my boney hands down to 20F on their own without an overglove:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DVWF8X4/

I was very skeptical at first. First time I needed them for an inner-glove on a 25F bike commute I put lobster-claws over them and my hands were swimming. Now I use them solo from 20-40F. Very warm when windy and dry, haven't tried them in wet yet. Just took delivery 2 weeks back.
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I am not saying I want to try it.....
but how many of us are old enough to remember the bread sacks on our feet playing in the snow.

What would a pair of latex gloves do under neath another thin glove?
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I can ride fairly comfortably down to 28*F with 45NRTH Sturmfist gloves.
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Planet Bike’s Borealis gloves are semi lobster claw mitts with removable liners. You can wear the fleece liner gloves alone. You can wear the outer mitts alone. Or you can wear together for maximum warmth. Separate liners & outer mitts help to dry quickly when damp. You can also use your own standard fingerless gloves under the outer mitts. They only thing warmer is bar mitts - which are great by the way.
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Originally Posted by Ghazmh View Post
I can ride fairly comfortably down to 28*F with 45NRTH Sturmfist gloves.
I have had my eye on these, but they are $85. I am going to have to check out some of the suggestions here...
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
These are the first pair of fingered gloves I've found that work for my boney hands down to 20F on their own without an overglove:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DVWF8X4/

I was very skeptical at first. First time I needed them for an inner-glove on a 25F bike commute I put lobster-claws over them and my hands were swimming. Now I use them solo from 20-40F. Very warm when windy and dry, haven't tried them in wet yet. Just took delivery 2 weeks back.

Huh... Man I was excited to check this out but when I clicked on it I saw this is what I was wearing last week and for me at 28 degrees they werew a total fail... I am beginning to realize that what work for some may not work for others in a similar circumstance...
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for a cpl hrs out with 29 degrees, wind & sun I used my fingered, PI winter cycling gloves with the bar mitts. I brought lighter gloves but stuck with these for the whole ride. these gloves are good cuz even with a little hand moisture I can still slip my hands in & out. the problem with so many cheap winter gloves is, once your hands are wet you can't get them back in. hands can be wet from sweat, but also from rain when you take them out for whatever reason

however I wouldn't want these gloves on if I was hand sweating a lot cuz it does make it harder to slip them on & off, also they take a long time to dry at home

Pearl Izumi - Ride Men's Elite Softshell Glove



I also have their lobster gloves

Pearl Izumi - Ride Pro AMFIB Lobster Gloves

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Gloves are weird. I have found them to have a much smaller temp window than other gear.

which is probably why I have half a dozen pair of gloves.
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Gloves are weird. I have found them to have a much smaller temp window than other gear.which is probably why I have half a dozen pair of gloves.
I think I might agree. this time of year I often make a choice but bring a change with me, just in case. I frequently change them up, either right away or midway in my ride as I warm up, or conditions change, or depending on how long I'm out
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I think I might agree. this time of year I often make a choice but bring a change with me, just in case. I frequently change them up, either right away or midway in my ride as I warm up, or conditions change, or depending on how long I'm out
well Unless I am using my bar mitts. then It gives me a much larger range. but if it gets close to 50 my hands melt!
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well Unless I am using my bar mitts. then It gives me a much larger range. but if it gets close to 50 my hands melt!
oh yeah I recently re-read old posts of mine, where 40 and rain, then yes use the mitts, but 40 and sunny, no way gloves are just fine. was out the other day it was 29 and sunny. gloves and mitts were good together
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I've had good luck with Seirus Innovations down into the 30s. Inexpensive enough to take a risk on them, at any rate.
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Originally Posted by ingo View Post
https://www.amazon.com/HEAD-Multi-Sp.../dp/B00O4HCQ34

Costco had them for $20. Good at 0*C for me and work on the touchscreen Garmin too. Buy them big.
Hey! I bought these too. They are great, minimal, and warm. Went out at 40 F and had to take them off they were too warm. Perfect for 30's though.
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I use 100% Brisk Gloves...perfect for gravel riding
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Thought about getting the Specialized Element 3.0 Lobster Claw Gloves. It's on sale for $44.99 at Erik's. Anyone can provide feedback?

https://www.eriksbikeshop.com/specia...3e2327/product
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the key is to layer gloves, 2 thin gloves is better than 1 thick one. Also if the glove is too warm or does not breath, you will soak the inside with sweat, then after about 30 minutes your hand will be freezing
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