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Old 12-11-09, 11:57 AM
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Full Finger Gloves

I'd like to get some recommendations for full finger gloves.

My fingers don't want another winter of riding exposed to the chill. I'm in the desert, so rain, snow and freezing temps are not factors in my winter riding. Nonetheless, I've only ridden with half finger gloves, and they just don't cut it in the cold, dry air.

I think I'd prefer a glove with only modest padding. I'm also concerned with sweat becoming an issue if the glove lacks decent breathabilty. And since I don't like the stink associated with sweat-embedded gloves, I want a glove that washes well; I'd guess a full synthetic (as opposed to synthetic/leather) would be better in this regard. The selection in my area is quite limited, so I'll probably be buying online. -Thanks-
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Originally Posted by desertdork View Post
I'd like to get some recommendations for full finger gloves.

My fingers don't want another winter of riding exposed to the chill. I'm in the desert, so rain, snow and freezing temps are not factors in my winter riding. Nonetheless, I've only ridden with half finger gloves, and they just don't cut it in the cold, dry air.

I think I'd prefer a glove with only modest padding. I'm also concerned with sweat becoming an issue if the glove lacks decent breathabilty. And since I don't like the stink associated with sweat-embedded gloves, I want a glove that washes well; I'd guess a full synthetic (as opposed to synthetic/leather) would be better in this regard. The selection in my area is quite limited, so I'll probably be buying online. -Thanks-
https://www.rivbike.com/products/list...product=21-030

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https://www.rivbike.com/products/list...product=22-144
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No specific suggestions, but I've found better selection looking at mountain biking full finger gloves. They are no heavier than the fingerless gloves, just full fingered. If I look in the road-bike section of gloves, the full fingers tend to start having more insulation for colder temps. I'm sure people will make good suggestions that contradict this, but this has just been my experience.
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Consider the Castelli Nano- I love mine for cooler temps:



Light, warm but breathable, and seem fairly durable. And, only $45 - 10% (coupon code XMAS or 10PBK) right now.

https://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=C0340

A slightly heavier (and warmer) option is the Capo Wind glove, like here: https://www.competitivecyclist.com/ro...13.1945.0.html
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I really like my Pearl Izumi Cyclone full-finger gloves. My hands get cold easily, and the Cyclone gloves are the only ones I've found that seem to be relatively wind-proof. They're not really insulated though, so not good for super-cold temps. For me, they work well in temps down to the mid- to low-40s. Cooler than that and I start to want some insulation.

Lots of reviews seem to complain about durability, but I haven't found it to be a problem; I'm going on my second winter with them and mine still look brand-new. To clean, I put mine on, dump some dishwashing soap on the palms, wash my "hands" under warm water, then stuff them full of paper towels and leave to dry.
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Originally Posted by sstorkel View Post
I really like my Pearl Izumi Cyclone full-finger gloves.
x2. I have used mine on rides that were 40 degrees when I left the house, and 70 degrees later on. They did not get too uncomfortable in the middle of the day. I got them mostly for wind, since it doesn't get colder than about 40 here.
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I've just bought cheap winter gloves from the local clothing or hardware store. I have 4 or 5 various pair depending on the temp. I have light 99c gloves for a slight chill, and $5 heavy duty gloves that I wear down to 25F. I got some $5 ploypro liners on sale I can add for an additional layer if I really need to. If I was cold, I'd decide I need expensive gloves, but these work.
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
I've just bought chep gloves from the local clothing or hardware store. I have 4 or 5 various pair depending on the temp. I have light 99c gloves for a slight chill, and $5 heavy duty gloves that I wear down to 25F. I got some $5 ploypro liners on sale I can add for an additional layer if I really need to.
I like using gardening gloves over my cycling gloves. Then as my hands warm up I peel them off and shove them into a jersey pocket.
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
I've just bought cheap winter gloves from the local clothing or hardware store. I have 4 or 5 various pair depending on the temp. I have light 99c gloves for a slight chill, and $5 heavy duty gloves that I wear down to 25F. I got some $5 ploypro liners on sale I can add for an additional layer if I really need to. If I was cold, I'd decide I need expensive gloves, but these work.
I have some Specialized winter gloves that are just the wind resistant type and bought silk gloves that I use as liners. Warm as Toast!
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Originally Posted by DScott View Post
Consider the Castelli Nano- I love mine for cooler temps:



Light, warm but breathable, and seem fairly durable. And, only $45 - 10% (coupon code XMAS or 10PBK) right now.
+100000

Another recommendation, although expensive compared to many others, is the Assos early winter glove. For the money, I would get the Castelli above.
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For Coachella Valley, your options are endless. I personally wear The North Face fleece gloves 35-50 F. They'll last you for many years You can do W-M cheaper. At your temps. you don't need windblocking membranes. If you have to have cycling padded gloves, I like Specialized for durability. Giros are good. I have a pair of PI's, with synthetic-leather, not that durable.
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I appreciate all replies thus far.

The first glove appears to be for colder conditions than mine. I've never thought about a wool glove for riding, though. Thanks

Originally Posted by telebianchi
No specific suggestions, but I've found better selection looking at mountain biking full finger gloves. They are no heavier than the fingerless gloves, just full fingered. If I look in the road-bike section of gloves, the full fingers tend to start having more insulation for colder temps. I'm sure people will make good suggestions that contradict this, but this has just been my experience.
Whenever I think of mountain biking gloves, I think of bulky, protective gloves so I don't bother looking in that direction. However, I think I may have based this impression on some of the downhill gloves on the market. Including mountain gloves would really broaden the selection. Thank you-

Originally Posted by DScott
Consider the Castelli Nano- I love mine for cooler temps
That's a really great looking glove - not bulky and should be plenty warm as long as it blocks the wind. Is the fabric on the palm different (and more durable) than what appears to be the fleece used for the back? I was ready to moan about the price when I looked at the Capo glove. Fortunately, the Capo is more glove than I need.

Originally Posted by sstorkel
I really like my Pearl Izumi Cyclone full-finger gloves. My hands get cold easily, and the Cyclone gloves are the only ones I've found that seem to be relatively wind-proof. They're not really insulated though, so not good for super-cold temps. For me, they work well in temps down to the mid- to low-40s. Cooler than that and I start to want some insulation.

Lots of reviews seem to complain about durability, but I haven't found it to be a problem; I'm going on my second winter with them and mine still look brand-new. To clean, I put mine on, dump some dishwashing soap on the palms, wash my "hands" under warm water, then stuff them full of paper towels and leave to dry.
Originally Posted by MrClyde
x2. I have used mine on rides that were 40 degrees when I left the house, and 70 degrees later on. They did not get too uncomfortable in the middle of the day. I got them mostly for wind, since it doesn't get colder than about 40 here.
The Cyclone looks like another great glove with some good thought in the design. I've heard complaints about PI gloves in general; the only PI gloves I own are half fingers and don't have that many rides on them yet, so they're still in fine shape. As for breathability, the Cyclone didn't rate too well on some of those reviews at the provided link, but several others said it was good (/confused). Otherwise, it sounds like the Cyclone's comfort zone is within my needs. I should try your method of glove washing.

Homebrew, Nachoman and Eclectus also have me thinking about non-cycling-specific gloves. And good point by Mhendricks IRT liners. I'll go ahead and check out what inexpensive options I can come up with locally and let Santa decide if I'm worthy of something nicer.
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i like defeet duragloves. they are pretty cheap, surprisingly warm when worn alone and can also be used as liners. i just ordered a pair of regular duragloves and another pair in the merino wool version.
https://www.defeet.com/prodline.php?l...raglove&type=a
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At REI there's a wide selection of gloves for all types of outdoor usage. I am currently using their branded gloves made by Polartec. Its called the All-Season Gloves. It could be worn as a glove or as a liner. Cost is 29.50 but 10% off if you're a member of REI.


https://www.rei.com/product/725050
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Silk glove liners double the warmth of any glove you wear them with, and add no bulk. Be sure you trim your nails smoothly and don't wear rings with sharp edges in them- they tear easily. I strongly reccomend these. If you get too warm you can fit them in your pocket.

If it's really freezing, get some ski mittens. Ride fixed or use downtube or bar end shifters on you winter bike if you go with this option, but it really is by far the warmest. Separate fingers will be as warm. You can put ski mitts over your regular gloves, and even use silk liners too, if you need it.
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Know you don't have rain- but Sealskinz gloves. Waterproof and Windproof. It's that windproof bit you want and these are bike specific- and warm.
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I use Defeet dura gloves down to 40. They go right over your regular gloves so there good for cold morning starts, no padding just some rubber to help with grip and there cheap.


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Originally Posted by bmw5nkj View Post
i like defeet duragloves. they are pretty cheap, surprisingly warm when worn alone and can also be used as liners. i just ordered a pair of regular duragloves and another pair in the merino wool version.
https://www.defeet.com/prodline.php?l...raglove&type=a
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I use Defeet dura gloves down to 40. They go right over your regular gloves so there good for cold morning starts, no padding just some rubber to help with grip and there cheap.
Thanks guys. I had no idea Defeet made gloves. And comfort down to 40 would be fine for my needs.
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Originally Posted by Basil Moss View Post
Silk glove liners double the warmth of any glove you wear them with, and add no bulk. Be sure you trim your nails smoothly and don't wear rings with sharp edges in them- they tear easily. I strongly reccomend these. If you get too warm you can fit them in your pocket.
Since this is yet another recommendation for silk liners, is there a particular product that is has better construction/durabilty than others? Just a quick search shows that I can get silk liners for <$7 to >$20.


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Know you don't have rain- but Sealskinz gloves. Waterproof and Windproof. It's that windproof bit you want and these are bike specific- and warm.
I've worn sealskinz socks before, but not their gloves. I can locate their all-purpose "waterproof gloves" and "fleece lined chillbreaker gloves" from various sources, but the only seller of the bike-specific glove that pops up on a web search is probikekit. Surely, there must be others?

Oh, and thanks for more recommendations. I'm not making any progress on this matter this weekend, so nothing's decided yet.
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Originally Posted by desertdork View Post

That's a really great looking glove - not bulky and should be plenty warm as long as it blocks the wind. Is the fabric on the palm different (and more durable) than what appears to be the fleece used for the back? I was ready to moan about the price when I looked at the Capo glove. Fortunately, the Capo is more glove than I need.

The great thing about the Nano's is they definitely block wind they have no fleece or any loose knit fabric on front or back. i've got a pair of the defeet glvoes also, and think they're totally different. The nano's work better, primarily because of the wind block function. You really need to see them to know the difference.
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the PI Cyclone gloves are very good quality, padded and warm. I could certainly recommend them for temps down to 40-45 F. Any thing below that and they are insufficient. You will need another pair, liners, covers, or something else if you try to use the Cyclones below those temps cuz your fingers will freeze.
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Since this is yet another recommendation for silk liners, is there a particular product that is has better construction/durabilty than others? Just a quick search shows that I can get silk liners for <$7 to >$20.
Get the cheap ones, if they fit you OK. Silk is silk, as long as it's pure you'll be OK. They can ladder and tear if you abuse them, so if cheap ones are available get them. I paid £7 for mine and they rock.



Originally Posted by desertdork View Post
I've worn sealskinz socks before, but not their gloves. I can locate their all-purpose "waterproof gloves" and "fleece lined chillbreaker gloves" from various sources, but the only seller of the bike-specific glove that pops up on a web search is probikekit. Surely, there must be others?.
My mate wears the ordinary sealskinz work gloves on the bike and loves them. I think the bike ones are just the same but with a terry cloth and some annoying lump of padding, and cost tweece as much.
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Duluth Trading...can't go wrong. Not the most practical in all conditions but I have good luck with the gloves.

https://www.duluthtrading.com/store/c...s-for-men.aspx

https://www.duluthtrading.com/store/c...ended_products
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I cant believe no one has suggested mechanix gloves available at auto parts stores or home improvement warehouses. I got some knock off mecahnix gloves for sale $5 at Harbor frieght. THey are great when its not too cold. Excellent grip, durability and tactile feel. They have many different models to suit your tastes. THey are great for mountain biking and better than the knit varieties like the defeet shown above. I stitched in reflective strips in the glove and they are my exclusive winter time commuting glove. Keeps the hands from getting chapped, breathe well and good to about 30F.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...oves&FORM=BIFD

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Duluth Trading...can't go wrong. Not the most practical in all conditions but I have good luck with the gloves.

https://www.duluthtrading.com/store/c...s-for-men.aspx

https://www.duluthtrading.com/store/c...ended_products




+1 on these. I rode with them yesterday when I left by cyclones in my wife's car. Only my fingertips got a little cold, and that was only after 20 miles on the way back home in sub 30 degree weather with wind. Not bad IMHO for the price either. And, they're great for chopping firewood!!
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