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Old 10-30-20, 07:49 AM
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Winter Glove Recommendation

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-30-20, 07:54 AM
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Wool fingerless gloves that convert into mittens.
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A layered system works for me. Normal cycling gloves (whatever you prefer, long finger or not), a thermo glove (to be used not with the normal ones), and rain cover (lobster/three finger gloves) to be used with either of the other two.

How warm it should be depends on your exertion levels, how hot your hands gets when pushing (or not), and of course, temperature and precipitation.

I ordered a "system" from Hirzl yesterday (literally) to use this winter. I live in Denmark.

I ordered their Grippp Tour FF, their Thermo 2.0 and their "Finger Jacket". I went with them, not because they have the best layering system or something, but because they have kangaroo leather palms. So, totally unrelated. There are many other brands with similar systems out there.

https://hirzl.one/index.php/en/bike-en
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I second layered approach. I use some old cannondale gloves that are fairly heavy, and some dollar store gloves with tips scissored off fingers over those. Both have full thumbs. Good at 40 degrees farenheit, which is about my limit. Colder than that I go for a walk.
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Where do you live and how cold does it get? How much rain/snow?

My preference, before I got the velo, was for barr mitts that I put on around the time the temps hit ~40F, and didn't take off until spring. Then I would wear relatively light biking gloves that allowed good feel for the controls within the bar mitts.
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You need to be more specific in terms of temperature and use. How cold? How long will you be in the cold? Will it be wet?

I do early morning rides all year round but it rarely gets below 30F here. As it is, I have different gloves for different temp ranges. In my experience a specific glove, or combination of gloves, has about a 5-7 degree temp range. If it's warmer, after an hour or so your hands sweat. If colder they freeze. Having lots of gloves to use by themselves or layered with others is the only thing I've found that works for me.
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[QUOTE=Notso_fastLane;21767686]Where do you live and how cold does it get? How much rain/snow?

Will NOT be riding in rain or snow, and when it gets below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Okay then, so maybe just get two pairs: A normal pair for temperatures above 50 degrees and a pair that insulates a little bit for below that.
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Also.

Wuss.
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If you have a Costco, each winter for the past several years they've had some lightweight long finger gloves branded "Head." I've found them to be very comfortable for cycling in temps down to mid 30s. They are inexpensive so you can get several pair and wash the snot off after each ride.
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Old 10-30-20, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Notso_fastLane View Post
Where do you live and how cold does it get? How much rain/snow? Will NOT be riding in rain or snow, and when it gets below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Black Diamond Midweight Windbloc Fleece Gloves have worked the best for me:
https://www.blackdiamondequipment.co...01039_cfg.html

They look darker in person than they look in that pic, like generic black gloves.

In my experience you want something windproof + breathable + fleece lined (works much better than bare windproof material for warmth)
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I agree with the comments that point toward layering. It's most versatile to have several gloves that can be nested within one another depending on what you need. I have and combine:

- thin stretch running gloves
- synthetic insulated gloves with a fluorescent wind-stop over mitt flap
- thin mountain biking gloves with padding and finger and back of hand armor
- thin neoprene gloves
- thicker neoprene gloves
- military surplus wool glove liners
- wind-stop and water resistant mittens with a long cuff (like snowboarding mittens)
- standard ski gloves

I also have bar mitts for my STI equipped road bikes. They work quite well with a light glove within, down to 35-40 degrees F easily.
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Here's a link provided by caloso in a similar thread in Road. https://www.costco.com/head-men%E2%8...100428847.html
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Here's a link provided by caloso in a similar thread in Road. https://www.costco.com/head-men%E2%8...100428847.html
Those look perfect for the OP's use.
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Old 10-30-20, 01:54 PM
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Any suggestions about winter cycling shoes???
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I’m a big fan of bar mitts.
With the wind chill out of the equation, I can do rides down to -10C with nothing more than some flimsy running gloves for warmth.
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Any suggestions about winter cycling shoes???
Far be it from me to be the one to say "thread-drift", but perhaps you would get more/better responses in a thread entitled something with "Winter shoes"?
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Old 10-30-20, 02:05 PM
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Any suggestions about winter cycling shoes???
Oh, there’s a wide range of those.
Dependent on person, climate, length of ride etc.
My personal summary: If you can’t keep warm in Lake 303(?), then you’re either riding in arctic conditions, or you should be looking at heated insoles.
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I have a few sets of gloves.

Finger less 60°+
Full finger 50°-60°
cloth over gloves for over the finger less 40°-50°
Winter gloves for 20°'s and 30°'s.

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I have a few sets of gloves.

Finger less 60+
Full finger 50-60
cloth over gloves for over the finger less 40-50
Winter gloves for 20's and 30's.
Haha, until I got to the last line, I thought it was the numbers of pairs you owned. I did think that would be perhaps a little excessive. Sheesh, I need some more coffee.
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Haha, until I got to the last line, I thought it was the numbers of pairs you owned. I did think that would be perhaps a little excessive. Sheesh, I need some more coffee.
I ride in the winter and will ride if it's wet as long as it's above freezing.. ice patches are a certain way to crash. If it's dry i'll go into the mid 20s when it just hurts to breath.

Then there's always mountain biking in the snow.
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I ride in the winter and will ride if it's wet as long as it's above freezing.. ice patches are a certain way to crash. If it's dry i'll go into the mid 20s when it just hurts to breath.

Then there's always mountain biking in the snow.
I meant: I read it as if you owned more than 60 pairs of short finger gloves, between 40 and 50 pairs of long-finger ones, and so on.

It does look beautiful. I also like to ride in the winter, hearing the snow compress and so on.
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I meant: I read it as if you owned more than 60 pairs of short finger gloves, between 40 and 50 pairs of long-finger ones, and so on.
I edited it and added °
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
I edited it and added °
Perfect!
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Best advice I received about gloves...

look at Dissent 133 layering system. Top notch.
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