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Old 03-15-18, 01:01 PM
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Winter Cycling gloves

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I cant seem to get my hands warm on 32 degrees and lower days. Ive spent a lot of money on various gloves. Yes, ive tried "lobster" gloves and "layering" up with multiple gloves. What are the warmest gloves you can buy? Im desperate, please help!!!!
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Old 03-15-18, 01:45 PM
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Pogies, help, the ones for Iditabike are like sleeping bags for your hands, then you can wear a lighter glove in it..

Or Mittens.. its a finger warming cooperative in them, all 4 mutually benefit,,






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Old 03-15-18, 01:50 PM
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Swany sky gloves with pocket for hand warmers.

The X-CHANGE are very popular.

X-CHANGE GLOVE - Swany America Corp.


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You need warm air around your fingers. This is why mittens work so well. The most common mistake people make is wearing tight gloves, because they're comfortable. Loose gloves are warmer.

I just wear a pair of loose fleece gloves now it's got milder, but when things get extreme, and you need comfort, support, and warmth, you have to turn to science - wear a coarse wool glove underneath, that'll trap warm air in all the holes. Then slip a thin windproof glove over the top, that's not so tight as to squeeze the air out of the wool. This worked well for me in our recent freeze.
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Old 03-15-18, 11:31 PM
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Let go of the handlebar with one hand.
Extend your arm straight out in front of you.
"Windmill" your arm around and around at a moderate speed several times.

Put that hand back on the handlebar.
Repeat "windmill" with your other arm.

Yes, you'll look odd ... but your hands will be warm.
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Old 03-16-18, 02:30 AM
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One thing that I'll do when the fingers get cold is to pull the fingers out of the glove fingers and ball them up in a fist and ride the top of the bars (hopefully in a place I won't need to to use the brakes for a while). Usually within a mile or two the fingers are warm enough to put back into the fingers of the gloves, and usually they stay warm enough for the rest of the ride.

I suppose this is the same as using mittens.

Look up "Bar Mitts". They look like a good idea, although I don't have any. Although they do look a bit restrictive.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Bar+Mitts&oq=Bar+Mitts
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I wear a pair of FDX gloves bought from eBay - they're well padded all the way round, and not too tight a fit. I combine them with silk inners on really cold days, and have not had a problem with cold hands this Winter, even on the mornings when I arrive at work with ice on the front of the bike.
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Old 03-16-18, 05:53 AM
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Lobster gloves work for me ... from maybe mid-40's to mid-to-upper 30's. Below that, I'll add a liner underneath and I've been good down into the low 20's, even the teens, although I generally don't ride if it gets below 20.
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Old 03-16-18, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Let go of the handlebar with one hand.
Extend your arm straight out in front of you.
"Windmill" your arm around and around at a moderate speed several times.

Put that hand back on the handlebar.
Repeat "windmill" with your other arm.

Yes, you'll look odd ... but your hands will be warm.
I think I went by a unicyclist doing that last night. It wasn't that cold though, but I was stumped coming up with a reason for his motion until I saw your post.

I had it recorded on my action cam, but I forgot and cleared the memory card after I got home.
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everybody has to find their own way. I would start w/liner gloves then something insulated over them, then if necessary, mittens. NEVER use waterproof- you are guaranteed to get wet hands
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Old 03-17-18, 06:45 PM
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Swany X-CHANGE gloves and a $10 carton of hand warmers.

Done.
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Old 03-22-18, 06:16 AM
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Each person has each way to keep warm their hands. I will cover my hands
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Old 03-23-18, 08:41 PM
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Thanks all!!
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Originally Posted by thebikeset View Post
Hi,


I cant seem to get my hands warm on 32 degrees and lower days. Ive spent a lot of money on various gloves. Yes, ive tried "lobster" gloves and "layering" up with multiple gloves. What are the warmest gloves you can buy? Im desperate, please help!!!!

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Old 03-24-18, 02:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Metieval View Post
Skiing gloves.
Agreed. I sometimes wear warm leather ski gloves when it's really chilly.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Pogies, help, the ones for Iditabike are like sleeping bags for your hands, then you can wear a lighter glove in it..
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Pogies work well. Guaranteed to improve the dorkieness of your bike.
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I agree with MikeyMK above. Mittens seem to work best (at least for me). I have a pair of Pearl Izumi lobster gloves. But they actually have liners and your fingers are isolated from one another. I think there's strength (WARMTH) in nubmers. Keeping your fingers in touch with one another is beneficial. This winter I actually started using a regular pair of wind/rainproof mittens with long wrists that I got at the local job lot closeout store for $10.00. They work too good sometimes and I find that my hands are sweating...even with the temp dips below 30F. But anyway...mittens with no liners and all your fingers in touch with one another.

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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Let go of the handlebar with one hand.
Extend your arm straight out in front of you.
"Windmill" your arm around and around at a moderate speed several times.

Put that hand back on the handlebar.
Repeat "windmill" with your other arm.

Yes, you'll look odd ... but your hands will be warm.
I wonder if you can do this with your legs too. My feet get really cold.

But seriously, mittens for me as well all the way down to -20*C, but with chemical warmers when it's that cold.
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Old 03-25-18, 09:38 PM
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I find that the biggest difference is keeping the wind off my hands. Leather gloves work well once your hands get warmed up but insulated leather mittens are the way to go when temps dip below 20 F.
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