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Good windproof, waterproof winter gloves?

Old 04-02-11, 10:51 AM
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Good windproof, waterproof winter gloves?

Can anyone recommend a good pair of winter gloves? I want them to be vary warm and windproof, and if they were also waterproof so I could snowboard in them, that would be great too.
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Old 04-02-11, 11:19 AM
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goretex or thinsulate, however I feel the issue with cold hands cycling in winter is, your hands are stationart and therefore little of the generated body heat get to them. even when offroading in the winter my hands get cold.
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A guy I work with, who's a snowboarder, just bought a pair of snowboarding gloves on sale at Academy Sports for about $12.00. They looked pretty warm, and he was crowing about the great deal he got. I bet that this time of year you should be able to buy a lot of wintersports gear at sale prices.
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Old 04-02-11, 02:12 PM
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Sealskinz Ultragrips with the add-on merino liner gloves. Re-proof with Nikwax glove proof.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
goretex or thinsulate, however I feel the issue with cold hands cycling in winter is, your hands are stationart and therefore little of the generated body heat get to them. even when offroading in the winter my hands get cold.
You're honestly not using the right gloves. The blood pumped through from the rest of your body should easily be enough to keep them warm. (Plus the muscles there should be doing quite a lot of STATIC strength work!)

Thinsulate and goretex aren't alternatives btw - they do different jobs in a layering system.

If you have a pair of goretex gloves that you like, try adding a pair of thin liner gloves made of merino or meraklon. Also make sure that your gloves' outers have a decent coat of water resist - you can re-proof with Nikwax Glove Proof. If they don't, water will be clogging there and stealing heat instead of running off.
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Look around in the Winter Cycling forum. They may have some ideas.
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Originally Posted by pavement_nyc View Post
Can anyone recommend a good pair of winter gloves? I want them to be vary warm and windproof, and if they were also waterproof so I could snowboard in them, that would be great too.
If you live somewhere that gets genuinely bitter cold winters (routine 20F highs and below), consider some actual ski or snowboarding gloves. It seems that to most designers of cycling gear, "winter" is 40F.
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These are the best for the task:
http://www.outdoordesigns.co.uk/prod...itmittpro.html

Here's why:
1. They're mittens, not gloves. Half the battle with keeping warm is blood circulation which gloves hinder.
2. They have separate outer shell and inner liner mitt. That means if your hands start to sweat you can take off the outer shell or the inner liner or if they're not warm enough you can use a different liner (like a fluffy knit wool mitten). Also if the mitten gets soaked (from sweat or otherwise) you can dry it out quickly (overnight) by separating the shell from the liner. Lots of snowboarding mittens have a liner glove and an outer shell, but they're not as good because the shell usually has built in insulation (which is difficult to dry out and can't be customized in accordance with daily temps) and the inner glove restricts circulation (see #1).
3. They have taped seams. If it doesn't have taped seams it's not really water proof, period. Clothing manufacturers outside the UK don't seem to understand this.
4. They're windproof, but anything that's even moderately water resistant will be.

One of the best purchases I've ever made and ideal for NYC weather.

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