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Old 11-21-17, 08:56 AM
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Winter Glove Suggestions Please

Looking for some winter glove suggestions please, I have some that I'm happily using down to around 8's but they get a bit cold below that so really looking for something for the zero to 8 C range that are available in the UK.
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Old 11-21-17, 09:02 AM
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Witterings, Howdy;

Try mittens, they hold the heat from all the fingers and hand, minimal heat loss that way.

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Layering...

In that temperature range (freezing to a bit above), I've learned to combine glove layers for warmth.


I use a military surplus wool glove liner as the first layer. Then cover that with a windproof and lightly insulated mitten. This combination is good down to ~-5C. Below that, add a thin first layer beneath the wool liners.


All of these should be readily available in the UK.
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I concur that mittens work better since all your fingers are together...strength in numbers. But if you're on a road bike, working the brake/brifter can be troublesome with mittens. I have a pair (older, slightly different variation) of these Pearl iZumi gloves. 8*C is about equal to 46*F. I wear mine on road bike rides when the temp is down into the low 20s F (-5C) and they keep my hands warm.

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The minute you hear it you realise mittens does make sense .. I've literally just bought a new MTB (2nd hand so new to me) and the brake lever's 2 fingers only ... how would mittens deal with that .. I'm guessing I'd probably be OK???

EDIT: Thought I'd better add I'm not bothered about waterproofing.
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Never tried but I can't envision mittens working for me. Steep downhills on a mtn bike, I usually hooked just my index, or index and middle finger across the brake lever. On a road bike, downhill in the drops, just my index finger. I use Pearl Izumi gloves that are good down to mid-high 30's. Typically much below that I stay home.
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I use "lobster claw" type gloves under 20F or so. Having paired fingers really helps them to stay warm.
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Originally Posted by Witterings View Post
Looking for some winter glove suggestions please, I have some that I'm happily using down to around 8's but they get a bit cold below that so really looking for something for the zero to 8 C range that are available in the UK.

Have a look at GripGrab.

Difficult to find in the US and they are UK based. I am waiting for two pairs of their shoe covers ordered from Germany.


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Yea ranking the fingers warmth separating all 4 they will be colder, paring them may be needed to work your shifters,

mittens warmest..

Having a Cyclist's Rain Cape draped over my hands on the handlebars is the only way I have kept my hands in gloves dry.





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Just bought some Gore mountain bike gloves which I used on my roadie at 32 degrees. They were very comfortable. Order them 1 size bigger.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
I use "lobster claw" type gloves under 20F or so. Having paired fingers really helps them to stay warm.
Yes, "lobster mitts" work well with STI shifters and brakes (in my experience).
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I use my old lined motorcycle gloves when it gets down to those temps and they keep my hands very comfortable. Mittens definitely help keep fingers warm but I don't think I'd feel comfortable riding with them.
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I use my old lined motorcycle gloves when it gets down to those temps and they keep my hands very comfortable. Mittens definitely help keep fingers warm but I don't think I'd feel comfortable riding with them.
Aggghhhh ... you're a star ... used to do green laning years ago (stopped in 1998 as that was when the last tax disc expired :-( ) and still have my old bike gloves tucked away up in the loft somewhere and had totally forgotten about them .... have probably got some under gloves up there as well somewhere.

Time to go hunt about and as long as the mice haven't made a home out of them could be just the ticket

Cheers to everyone for all the suggestions though, keep them coming just in case my lovely gloves are now mice bedding
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Originally Posted by Witterings View Post
Looking for some winter glove suggestions please, I have some that I'm happily using down to around 8's but they get a bit cold below that so really looking for something for the zero to 8 C range that are available in the UK.
Personally, I don't like padded gloves, so I have been using cross-country skiing gloves. I generally try to find a pair or two around the end of the season to have for next season. I generally go for a little bit lighter pair above 3-4C as to have a bit more use of the fingers. I've considered neoprene, but I've heard mixed things about them. I've heard that they will keep you really warm, but that they also lock in sweat and you'll be pruning after 45m-1h.
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For my drop bar bikes I use Planet Bike's Borealis System. Lobster claw outside with a removable fleece glove inside. You can wear either one or combine both when needed. Pull the gloves out for quick drying too. On mtb there's nothing better than pogies (or bar mitts) and I have a couple DIY pair. When it's really cold you can throw a hand warmer in each and still ride without gloves. Re: neoprene gloves, they don't breathe and the sweat makes me cold.
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I have used louis Garneau lobster mitts for years. I think they might even be cross country ski mitts. they are completely wind proof, might have been water resistant at some time. My current pair is over 5 yrs old and i can still use them. Had a ride on the 11th of November. It was -10C when i started out. My hands were steaming when done. I have no issues with either shifting or braking
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I use Sealskins All Weather Cycling Gloves when it gets cold. They keep my hands warm down to about 10F so far and aren't too cumbersome at all.
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For my drop bar bikes I use Planet Bike's Borealis System. Lobster claw outside with a removable fleece glove inside. You can wear either one or combine both when needed. Pull the gloves out for quick drying too. On mtb there's nothing better than pogies (or bar mitts) and I have a couple DIY pair. When it's really cold you can throw a hand warmer in each and still ride without gloves. Re: neoprene gloves, they don't breathe and the sweat makes me cold.
These?. I see 2 fingers will stay warm, but three fingers in total are just single. Do those single fingers get cold? Is the inner fleece wicking?

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I have used louis Garneau lobster mitts for years. I think they might even be cross country ski mitts. they are completely wind proof, might have been water resistant at some time. My current pair is over 5 yrs old and i can still use them. Had a ride on the 11th of November. It was -10C when i started out. My hands were steaming when done. I have no issues with either shifting or braking
These? is it a hassle to put the outer layer on? adn do you lose that yellow layer or is there some neat way to keep them together?

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I use Sealskins All Weather Cycling Gloves when it gets cold. They keep my hands warm down to about 10F so far and aren't too cumbersome at all.
these?.

To all: are any of the ones you mentioned wicking? I mean actually wicking sweat away and not just breathable?

This year I "discovered" wicking T-shirts, base layers, sweaters etc. and what a revelation and I wonder how one lives without it. My normal gloves are not wicking and when riding at 40F I have the cold-sweaty hands and end up taking them on and off. I think actually wicking gloves would be great.
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Used standard SealSkinz in Iceland, from about 2C to 10C, worked well enough for me, I never felt cold. Water/wind proof to boot, and not all that much money. Wiggle | SealSkinz Ultra Grip Gloves | Long Finger Gloves
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Another mitten fan. The secret is to get really big mitts. If big enough, you can use most of your summer hand positions. Also get mittens that pull on and off easily. That way you can remove one while riding to get into jersey pockets, get food, open wrappers and put the mitt back on.

Another mitten plus - if you flat or have a mechanical, your fingers will be VERY cold when you get going. It is (for me at least) almost impossible to warm fingers that cold when they are separated by insulation. But together in a mitten, they warm up as I ride.

And the secret to good bicycle operation with mittens? Ride a fix gear. No shifting, no finger dexterity needed. And with a higher body temperature (at least going downhill when it really matters!), warmer everything!

Edit: I am a huge fan of chopper mitts; unlined deerskin mittens you wear wool liner mittens under. The deerskin grips the handlebars wonderfully. What you lose in hand positions from the mittens you gain back because now you can drape your hands in positions that work because the mitts just don't slip. Go online and google chopper mitts. They vary wildly in price and are all about the same.

Edit again: A real plus of mittens and liners is that as the day warms up you can pull the liners out and use just the leather outers very comfortably to very warm. Easy to do while ridding also.

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these?.

To all: are any of the ones you mentioned wicking? I mean actually wicking sweat away and not just breathable?


That looks like them. I might have the previous version. No. They don't wick and they take about 2 days to dry after use.
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Originally Posted by _ForceD_ View Post
I concur that mittens work better since all your fingers are together...strength in numbers. But if you're on a road bike, working the brake/brifter can be troublesome with mittens.
Agreed. But I move to an internally geared hub and guidonnet brake levers for cold weather. Works fine with mittens!

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I have Castelli Spettacolo and Endura Luminite Thermo gloves and both are good 0-8C.
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I just use performance bike winter gloves, they're fine. Not waterproof, but even when soaked my hands are warm, so who cares.

Last winter I used summer MTB gloves with latex gloves underneath and it was passable, but not enjoyable.
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Or just get bar mitts and wear fairly normal gloves
https://www.amazon.com/Bar-Mitts-Han...PP774M060V6BQ0
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