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Old 11-28-15, 09:30 AM
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Need full-finger gloves for 30-ish temps

I am looking for a good pair of women's full-finger gloves for cold-morning rides, with temps around 30-ish.

I plan to ride to the Rose Parade leaving home around 7am. Last time (Jan 1, 2015), I wore layers from head to toe and everything was toasty warm.... except my fingers which ached all morning. Apparently, my full-finger gloves are not suitable for temps below 40.

Suggestions, anyone? Preferably padded.

Thank you!

PS - I can highly recommend the merino wool buff I bought at REI. The fabric is light and silky smooth, but warm and not scratchy on the neck, tall enough to pull up over my nose or keep scrunched around my neck.
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I bought these from an LBS a few weeks ago: Bontrager RXL Thermal Glove | Cycling gloves | Cycling apparel | Apparel
They're really comfy and have a good finger length for me (I have short fingers, there's not too much room). Took them up to the Bay Area with me for Thanksgiving and they hold up fine in the 30s. They're fleece-y and have little textured grips on the first three fingers of each hand.
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I think wind chill is even more a contributing factor. I bought mine at REI on sale Pearl Izumi. But the biggest thing is the liner that I bought at Performance. That helped a lot.

So if you ride slow, then wind chill is less a factor. But if you are going to be sitting or standing around to watch a parade that lasts a few hours, then a different kind of glove may be appropriate.
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These are pretty sweet and are working well for me in Iowa. Plus they're on sale,

Novara Stratos Tech-Compatible Bike Gloves - Women's - REI.com
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ski gloves sell for less than bike gloves .. but if you want the bike glove details... (FWIW) Last year I got Endura Luminite gloves

not from here but thanks to a search online, here is a seller's link Endura Luminite Gloves, Endura, Endura GLOVES WINTER

some reflectivity on the back of the glove for when you stick your arm out to indicate a Turn.
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My wife and I both have a pair of Pearl Izumi Cyclone gloves for cold weather riding.
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It's the wind that cuts through everything. 0ļC wind blasting your fingers, you need windproof material.
The best thing for me has been Sealskinz gloves.
They are thin, and completely windproof/waterproof.

If you're riding around at slow speed, stopping frequently, than the thermal ones might be better even if they are slightly bulkier.
Waterproof & Thermal Cycling Gloves, Hats & Socks : SealSkinz

also a few pocket heater and hand warmer packets for standing around watching the parade
something like this- which you can find at many stores.
HotHands Hand Warmers Variety Pack | drugstore.com
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Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. I'm looking forward to toasty fingers on the upcoming ride to the Rose Parade.
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Originally Posted by Yen
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. I'm looking forward to toasty fingers on the upcoming ride to the Rose Parade.
So, how did you resolve the issue?
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Originally Posted by Garfield Cat
So, how did you resolve the issue?
I haven't, yet -- but I have hope thanks to everyone's suggestions.
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Its more than just gloves. Lots of logistics to consider.

Depends on how far you are riding to get to the Parade and then the ride back. What about weather conditions as they might change on you. Also how long you will be sticking around, for the whole thing or what.

Then right afterwards there's the Post Parade Float Viewing: Post Parade: A Showcase of Floats presented by Miracle-Gro | Tournament of Roses

Following the Rose Parade, walk within feet of the floral and animated masterpieces parked along Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards. Come rain or shine, take a closer look at the design and workmanship that went into each float entry and learn more about the float process from Tournament volunteers – “white suiters” – on hand. Comfortable walking shoes and early arrival are suggested. NO pets or bikes allowed.
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Well, Hubby gave me a pair of gloves for Christmas but I've been unable to ride due to carpal tunnel syndrome. It is not related to bike fit (I've had a fitting, and it fits very well) nor the way I ride --- just too too too much repetitive-use activities throughout the month of November and December and ignoring the symptoms all the while. It's better but not gone and is still very sensitive to use. Maybe next year!
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