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Old 12-10-16, 03:25 PM
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Warmest gloves

I have PI Amfib Lobsters. At about 0F - 5F, they've met their match.

What's warmer than these?
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poagies

I use moose mitts
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Old 12-10-16, 03:41 PM
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A good pair of mountaineering type mittens:

https://www.rei.com/product/787069/o...B3IaAos98P8HAQ
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Old 12-10-16, 04:57 PM
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I like something with " thinsulate "... -30C no problem.
The only problem is they are too warm for "mild" temps.(actually hot)
You need to cover a range with different ones.
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I have bought four pairs of gloves this fall and I have been disappointed with all of them when riding with temperatures in the 30's. Two pairs were Thinsulate gloves and I could not tell that they were any better than the fleece lined gloves. Then I found these deer skin, Sherpa liner mittens on Amazon.com. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
These mittens are great and they really work. I can operate the brakes and shifters just fine with these. When the temp gets really cold this winter I plan to try them with a silk liner glove and hand warmers inside the mitten. I wear a large but I ordered XL and I am glad that I did. I like the extra room inside.

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Old 12-10-16, 09:03 PM
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Having cold hands could also mean you have a problem with blood circulation.
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Old 12-10-16, 09:20 PM
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I just bought Bar Mitts & wow what a difference! I was able to ride in 20's 5-10mph wind with just fingerless summer gloves. I have the same Lobster gloves & had to put in chemical warmers in the teens & below. Should be single digits next week & I expect to be able to get by with just 40-60 degrees gloves.
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These are the best non-heated gloves I own. Since they are designed for downhill skiing, they are extremely nimble for such an insulated glove -which is perfect for cycling as well. Gave a pair to a buddy a few years ago and he loved them as well.

https://www.rei.com/product/771065/s...i-gloves-mensT
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I have a pair of sixsixone gloves that work very well
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Old 12-11-16, 03:32 PM
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So after riding today, I'm convinced I either need glove and feet liners and may even try nitrile gloves under my gloves. My hands and feet sweat way too much and get chilled/frozen as a result!
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These are the best non-heated gloves I own. Since they are designed for downhill skiing, they are extremely nimble for such an insulated glove -which is perfect for cycling as well. Gave a pair to a buddy a few years ago and he loved them as well.

https://www.rei.com/product/771065/s...i-gloves-mensT
Never done well with 5 finger gloves in severe cold on the bike, so I wonder if these are really better than lobsters.
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Yea Pogies are what they Use Snowmobiling there are Sea Kayak Pogies too , invented 1000 years ago by the Arctic Natives ..


& Ski Gloves are Cheap at many stores ... maybe even thrift/charity shops..






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Old 12-11-16, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Jazzba View Post
Having cold hands could also mean you have a problem with blood circulation.
Maybe. But warmer gloves are cheaper than a cyborg blood pump. So...
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Maybe. But warmer gloves are cheaper than a cyborg blood pump. So...
There can be several causes for poor circulation...treatable if caught early.
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Originally Posted by Banzai View Post
Never done well with 5 finger gloves in severe cold on the bike, so I wonder if these are really better than lobsters.
Realistically probably not - I think the laws of physics say that, everything else being equal, mittens would have to retain more heat than gloves because they would have less surface area to transfer heat to the outside. I personally just don't like mittens, so I can only comment on gloves I own.
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Old 12-11-16, 06:11 PM
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Alti mitts by outdoor research are super warm. Another option is a good mid to heavy weight glove paired with oversized down mittens (recommend mountain hardware nilas). The down mits pack down well when not in use. Just make sure the down mitts are big enough to easily accommodate the gloves underneath. Also go for a slippery surface inside as fleece liners makes it tough to layer gloves
Bar mitts are another good solution.
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Originally Posted by Jazzba View Post
There can be several causes for poor circulation...treatable if caught early.
I've had cold hands and feet practically all my life and I've told my doctor about it and they've cleared me with any possible issues. My problem is that my hands and feet sweat especially when I'm doing strenuous activities and that sweat chills my extremities. I've never worn liners so I'm going to try that and nitrile gloves in case the liners don't work out.
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Old 12-11-16, 07:07 PM
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Fleece glomits under mountaineering mitten shells.

For the really cold days (less than -10 Fahrenheit) I wear thin fleece gloves under glomits under mountaineering mittens. Inside the flap of the glomit I have sewed a merino wool pocket which essentially doubles up the mitten part.

I wear the glomits because it allows me to use my fingers when I need to, which is mostly just locking and unlocking my bike. The mountaineering mittens are bunjee corded to my arms like a preschooler so I don't drop them. This system has worked great for a number of years.
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Old 12-11-16, 07:43 PM
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I've been using some hunter's mittens from Gander Mountain the past several years. They are versatile and have a pocket to hold a hand warmer in really cold weather.

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Old 12-11-16, 08:11 PM
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Once the weather starts to get colder, my hands are freezing much of the time. I am sure that there is some type of circulation issue. Consequently, I have tried many different gloves and none have really done the trick. It was one thing that made cold weather riding nearly impossible as I often was in pain and barely able to move my fingers. Currently I have been using a set of battery powered heated liners under a larger pair of gloves. This has worked fairly well. itselectric.ca / Power In Motion
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Old 12-16-16, 06:22 PM
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+1 to mountainering or skiing gloves/mitts. I have a pair of arcteryx skiing gloves, gore tex with good insulation. Dexterity is just good enough to shift, but the hand stay warm. Expensive piece of kit, but never had cold hands ever since.
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Cobrafist | 45NRTH


A long list of other pogies:
Pogies - Bikepacker
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I would have to say pogies. No matter the glove my hands always get cold, also warmer gloves are usually very thick which reduces dexterity when riding. In this picture I think it was -20F with wind -5F without and my hands were sweating with just normal bike gloves underneath.

Pogies also keep a lot of snow and junk off your shifters and brakes and prevent them from freezing from the elements I have found.
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Cobrafist | 45NRTH


A long list of other pogies:
Pogies - Bikepacker
I've been looking at 45nrth stuff (thanks to your guys here on this site!) and trying to see who sells it around me and holy moly its very expensive!! You would think I'm going to the arctic for an expedition with those prices, loL! I'm sure its good stuff but very rich for my blood!
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I am currently in love with these: Dakine Sequoia Glove - Women's | Dakine They are lady-gloves, but the large fits like a medium in man-gloves. The men's Titan model looks to be similar.

I tried these with a pair of silk liner gloves under the glove and the liner that came with at -5F/10MPH winds. No pain at the start, and I got sweaty hands once I warmed up! An hour and a half at 15F was a sweat storm, but they seem to breathe well enough.

This is good for me because I hate pogies and mittens. I'll take pogies or mittens over not riding, and have used both in the past, but gloves are my preference.
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