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Old 05-24-17, 06:26 PM
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Waterproof cycling gloves

Anyone have any recommendations? My normal full finger gloves are just pull on Mechanix, but as I am starting to ride more in crappier weather, I am realizing I need something more weatherproof. They soaked through on the last few miles of a long ride I did this weekend, 48F and soaking gloves with some blustery winds was the last straw.

Looking for something waterproof, preferably windproof, and with just the slightest hint of insulation (or cut in a manner I can slip some light wool glvoes underneath). Above 60F, my hands are fine to get wet, these are solely for cooler weather.
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Old 05-24-17, 09:40 PM
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I have some gore bikewear waterproof gloves that I use for early spring rides.
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Waterproof is tricky. Whenever I go full waterproof I get steamed from the inside instead.
I've got two pairs of neoprene gloves I use in bad weather. They don't keep me dry, But they do keep me warm.
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Old 05-25-17, 01:39 AM
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Check out Sealskinz gloves. I have a pair and really like them.
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I have a pair of Sealskinz and they work well but if itís at all cold a pair of liners really help with the warmth. I recently got a pair of Shower Pass WPB gloves and they are a step above the Sealskinz in comfort and warmth. The outer layer of my Sealskinz get saturated with water and even though your hands are dry they feel like they are wet and sloshing around inside the gloves. The Shower Pass must have a DWP finish because they donít sock up a lot of water and I think thatís why they feel warmer.
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Old 05-25-17, 03:00 AM
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These aren't cycling gloves but they are fairly waterproof and warm. I bought a pair for splitting wood and ended up wearing them while I worked at the outdoor ice rink. I also wore them the 3 degree day I rode to work and will admit my hands were a-little cold, but they will be my winter cycling gloves.

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Old 05-25-17, 03:25 AM
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Glove only or mittens too?
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I recently bought a pair of these neoprene gloves for riding in the cold rain. I went for a ~2 hour ride yesterday in the high 40's with pouring rain, and my hands stayed warm.
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I liked a shell glove + a separate fleece liner glove, not water proof, but water resistant. for reasons said .

Benefit: polar fleece can be wrung out and put back on... it holds moisture but does not absorb it.

Water proof is my cycling rain cape d****d over the bars and my hands, then any glove is fine.
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Old 05-25-17, 07:39 AM
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@Semipedersen @Western Flyer thanks, I was already leaning towards the SealSkinz stuff, I'll give it a closer look. I'm preferring to shy away from the neoprene ones, they do do a good job of keeping you dry, but having used them in the past I'm simply not a fan.

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Glove only or mittens too?
Prefer to stick with gloves only, not really getting to the temps where mittens would come in. I'd just toss on some of my Gore-tex hunting gloves at that point, just having more of an issue finding a lightweight non-bulky waterproof glove.
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Old 05-25-17, 07:55 AM
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Waterproof is tricky. Whenever I go full waterproof I get steamed from the inside instead.
I've got two pairs of neoprene gloves I use in bad weather. They don't keep me dry, But they do keep me warm.
This right here. In the rain, your hands are gonna get soaked one way or the other. Wet and warm beats cold and wet every time. I bought some lined neoprene gloves that I guess are for ice fishing-- Glacier Bay ICE BAY gloves. They're not overly thick, and they definitely do the job. Absolutely windproof, as well.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
In the rain, your hands are gonna get soaked one way or the other. Wet and warm beats cold and wet every time.
Yeah, aware of the tradeoff, it is a decision I've already had to make for when to wear or not wear a raincoat. Until recently I've just not been in many positions where it was truly cold enough for my hands to be uncomfortable exposed and wet if my core was protected, but a couple times over the past weeks just has me realizing gloves are something that needs added as an option for my kit.
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I tried half a dozen types of gloves before going to fishing gloves for rain... which is extra painful, as it's my fingerless Giros 90% of the time. I have a drawer full of gloves of differing thickness/insulation that get worn for like 30 rides a year.
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or just carry a 2nd pair & change them when the 1st ones are soaked
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Old 05-25-17, 09:32 AM
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or just carry a 2nd pair & change them when the 1st ones are soaked
Was mostly looking for gloves for touring. When they soaked through in a couple miles, I'd need quite a stockpile of dry gloves on even a moderate day's distance, and a cold tent isn't the best way to dry them out again
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Have you tried wearing something like this over your regular gloves?
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I have a pair of these PVC Coated Safety Orange Gloves that I use for cleaning the gutters in the fall.
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^^ yea that is a water proof, dipped neoprene glove.. no breathability so the wetness your hands will feel is sweat

that cannot escape..

If you are handling Trap cages on the Bering Sea during Alaska's Crab Season, that is the kind of glove you may like.




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Old 05-25-17, 12:18 PM
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Yeah, @SylvainG, I had thought about something similar. I just don't wear long gloves all that much (most of that afternoon was low 50s, and I was fine in fingerless), I'd rather only carry one pair of waterproof long gloves than a pair of gloves and a pair of covers.

Loving the HF love on these boards today, though. I shop there myself frequently, just looking at a step up in quality for this purchase
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In warm weather, wet hands = meh. In the winter I wear insulated nylon gloves. But wet and cold I wear fake leather Isotoner-style gloves, and slightly large. I think they were $12 at Ross. Leather breathes, this doesn't, but it seems to breath better better than when I tried neoprene-dipped gloves, those just made my hands sweat. And my hands stayed kinda dry.
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Loving the HF love on these boards today, though. I shop there myself frequently, just looking at a step up in quality for this purchase [/QUOTE]

I didn't plan on using those gloves for anything but splitting wood or shoveling. But working from 1:00 to 9:00 at the ice rink they kept my hands warmer and drier than my good gloves. (Yes, they sometimes stayed open when it was raining) When I decided to commute in the winter they were the logical choice. They were bought at least five years ago, and I'm thinking of getting a spare set so the first set can actually be my work gloves. My biggest problem is the way they look on the bottom, and that doesn't matter when I'm gripping a handle bar.
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