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Winter glove suggestions?

Old 11-07-11, 02:22 PM
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Winter glove suggestions?

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a totally windproof glove that will keep my hands from going numb in 10-40 degree temps. I'd prefer minimal bulk with good grip so I can still use the controls on my bike. I'm not a big fan of palm padding.

Right now I like the Giordana Nordic and PRO Ultimate Winter gloves. These look like they will get the job done, but both are going for more than $50 after shipping. I'll pay the money if I have to, but I'm looking for cheaper alternatives that I might not be aware of.

Thanks!
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I am returning my Pearl Izumi Lobster winter gloves to REI because I couldn't shift or brake well with them on! Not Campy friendly I guess. I just ordered the Giordana Nordic gloves today! Most annoying thing about some winter gloves is the feeling of sliding around on a pillow. Good gloves are firm, and warm (and 5 fingered)!
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Old 11-07-11, 02:35 PM
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The planet bike lobster glove copies I have are pretty cheap at $20 on amazon and are good for me down to 40F.

https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Bike-Bo.../dp/B000TOZD2W
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mountain hardwear Epic glove and smartwool liners.

that combo should do ya down to single digits at least.

completely waterproof and much more articulate than lobster mits.

buy two pairs of the liners then you can swap if they get clammy on a long ride, which they probably wont anyway, cuz theyre smartwool.
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I've had good success with the $20 wind/water proof gloves from Target.
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Anyone got recommendations for winter cycling gloves that can also work with capacitive touch screens (iPhone)? Specialized has two lines of 'WireTap' gloves, all out of stock: https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=64310
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If you come into some $$$, splurge for the Zanier heated ski gloves. https://cozywinters.com/shop/zs-hzx-liion.html
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I use Craft lobster claw gloves from zero degrees to about 40 degrees. Above 40 degrees they are too hot. They're not cheap, but you can find them on sale in the offseason for less than $40. They are thin and light, and I have no problems at all with shifting.
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I'm going to throw out another recommendation, a bit different way of thinking-
Bar Mitts
https://www.barmitts.com/products.php

I am a recent convert to these things for winter riding. They allow you to wear thinner (think more dexterity) gloves and still keep your hands very warm.
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I hate bulky gloves. I use these Swix gloves when temps are in the 30s. They keep my hands warm but breathe well enough to keep my hands from sweating. Plus, they're only $20 too.

For temps in the 20s, I use these Louis Garneau gloves, they're similar to the swix gloves but have more wind protection
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If you have a flatbar bike you'll be riding, then I would suggest these: https://www.gandermountain.com/modper...s&merchID=4005
They're like Moose Mitts only cheaper.

If you ride a road bike at 10F, sorry, but you have to wear bulky gloves. You can try a chemical warmer in the backside of a thinner glove but in my hunting experience that doesn't do much for your fingers. (Have yet to ride at 10F, probably because in Kansas it's often 20mph wind at that temperature, too.)

I would suggest layering gloves. Get a medium weight windproof glove and a windproof shell. Actually, I have some Garneau 3-in-1 gloves that aren't bad at all. I dunno about the '3' in 1 because that would imply you would wear the outer shell alone... no way, you wouldn't. Glove only or glove and shell.

Practice with your heavy gloves. Don't be surprised that it's hard to shift at first... duh, it will be. But like anything you have to stick with it.
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Originally Posted by ChrisO View Post
I'm going to throw out another recommendation, a bit different way of thinking-
Bar Mitts
https://www.barmitts.com/products.php

I am a recent convert to these things for winter riding. They allow you to wear thinner (think more dexterity) gloves and still keep your hands very warm.

Other than looking dorky, these things work great!
They go on and off in seconds.
They totally block the wind.
I can use a thin lightweight glove (like I would use if it were 50 degrees) in temperatures down to 20 or so (the coldest I ride in), so shifting is very easy
Very easy to get hands in and out of.
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I went with the PRO Ultimate Winter gloves.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I'm interested to see how the gloves work out for me.
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Originally Posted by love2pedal.com View Post
Other than looking dorky, these things work great!
They go on and off in seconds.
They totally block the wind.
I can use a thin lightweight glove (like I would use if it were 50 degrees) in temperatures down to 20 or so (the coldest I ride in), so shifting is very easy
Very easy to get hands in and out of.
I look dorky anyway, so it's a small price to pay gaining winter mileage!
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+1 for layering. Specialized Deflect gloves with liner gloves on the outside (yes, the outside). Warm, not too thick, and very versatile.
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Originally Posted by kgidley View Post
Anyone got recommendations for winter cycling gloves that can also work with capacitive touch screens (iPhone)?
I saw some Manzella gloves with little fingertip widgits for that exact purpose last year when I was glove shopping...but since I don't own an iPhone I didn't pay too much attention to the model.
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Specialized has that too: https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=64327

No clue if it works. I start my phone and put it in my jersey pocket, then zip my coat and put on my left glove. It stays in place until the ride is over.
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for two years, i've been using Luis Garneau typhoon gloves and they serve me well in -15C for 2hr. bike ride. Do not ride with them above freezing or else your hands will sweat a lot!
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i also have bar mitts for solo rides.

theyre prety amazing, honestly though they have some limitations

1) they limit your hand positions a little bit

2) not recommended fir group riding/racing, or for fast descents, as they turn into sails in crosswind. very scary.
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Originally Posted by brian416 View Post
I hate bulky gloves. I use these Swix gloves when temps are in the 30s. They keep my hands warm but breathe well enough to keep my hands from sweating. Plus, they're only $20 too.

For temps in the 20s, I use these Louis Garneau gloves, they're similar to the swix gloves but have more wind protection
I'm counting on your recommendation, I just bought the Louis Garneau gloves for $28 at Discount Tri Supply. They look good, thanks.
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I just picked up a pair of these for about $14 with a coupon, seems like they should work. https://www.sierratradingpost.com/man...colorFamily=01
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I've heard the lobster gloves are great, but I like the use of all my fingers. So, I got the Gore Bike Wear Tool Gloves.. They are the warmest gloves I've ever had, and my hands get cold easily.
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Would love to hear recommendations for autumn, full finger gloves with really good padding, as I get hand numbness and can sometimes get a bit tingly in the fingers.

thanks,

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Originally Posted by rnjl View Post
Would love to hear recommendations for autumn, full finger gloves with really good padding, as I get hand numbness and can sometimes get a bit tingly in the fingers.

thanks,

Neal
I used to get numbness in my ring and pinky fingers after longer rides with my 3T Ergonova bars, but since I switched to PRO Vibe bars with the over-sized round tops I haven't had it happen once. In other words, your fit or your handlebars aren't right for you. Padded gloves are just going to be a band-aid fix.
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The Ultimate Winter gloves that I ordered turned out to be out of stock. The only ones left on eBay are in the UK and the expected delivery date is too far out.

The hunt for a nice glove continues...

I'll probably go with some Giordana or Louis Garneau gloves from Competitive Cyclist. I really wish they still had their 20% off apparel sale like they had going over the summer!
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