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Old 11-15-18, 11:20 AM
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Winter Gloves .....

Which gloves would you recommend for very cold temperatures .... warm down to at least Zero degrees F. ?

My fingers got frostbite this morning !!!

I cycle around 20mph, with morning temperatures in the low-mid 20s F.
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Old 11-15-18, 11:54 AM
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Not gloves - mittens! I use "chopper mitts" (deerskin wood chopping mittens with liner mittens inside. Been using that combo for 50 years. It works. 40 years ago I rode the 12 miles to work one week with -5F at the house every morning when I left. Now, at 65 yo, my hands would not be able to take that combo for that ride. I would probably re-install my fairing. That would allow those mitts easily. (The rest of my body is having the same issues. I'm also having to turn up the house heat and/or wear thermals just to get by. As they say, the only thing worse than getting old is the alternative.)

But to get back to those mittens - chopper mitts do rule! Buy the largest size you can get, I get XXL. The leather is so soft and grippy that,while you cannot use some of your split finger summer positions, other positions open up that would be too hard with the slippage in the summer. I can't tell you anything about operating brifters with those mitts as I have never run them. DTs are easy. Most of my winter riding is done on fix gears anyway. Another huge plus of the choppers is that taking them on and off is easy. So easy you can pull one riding to reach into a pocket, then pull it back on. And with you fingers together, they will warm back up after being seriously cold after you repair a flat.

Google "chopper mitts". As far as I know, all the hits will be for the same mitts; at radically different prices. Dress the leather once a year with Snowseal and they will last a long time. REI has some good inner mitts.

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Would these chopper mitts be good for zero degree F. weather ?
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My warmest cycling gloves are Giro 100 Proof lobster gloves. They work well enough with brifters, etc. Built-in pocket for hand warmers.
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Frozen in Fresno? Look for Bar Mitts
then your gloves dont have to both, block the air (DIY wind chill @ 20mph) and keep them hands warm..
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I use trigger mitts. Army surplus inside leather trigger mitts shell. You maintain some manual dexterity with the index finger when you lock and unlock your bike while keeping the gloves on.
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Swany

https://www.swanyamerica.com/gloves/mens/

Their gauntlet style gloves or mittens with chemical warmer pockets will be very warm. I prefer gloves over mittens for shifting and braking but that's my preference. Either way, with chemical warmers you won't have a problem.

The X-Change is their most popular. They are very durable. Mine have lasted many years. If you don't want to mess around then the X-Cell is probably their warmest. The X-Alt 3in1 look nice too.

If these aren't enough then get electric heated gloves.


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I am just going to say, skip all the glove advice if your hands get cold easy. I have tried many many gloves and nothing would really work when the temps dropped below 0C.
I finally bought bar mitts. My life changed.
Last night went for a test ride at -3C. All I had was think liner gloves on my hands for just over an hour out and only then I started to get cold. I then put on my PI lobster gloves and one toasty for another hour out with no chill what so ever.
Highly HIGHLY recommend.
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I concur with 79pmooney's suggestion. Of course the style of glove I use depends on the temps I'm riding in. Below 50F down to about 40F...I can get by with fleece gloves. But for temps down into the 20sF...Mittens! As long as the liner is also a mitten and your fingers are all together. "There's strength in numbers." I have the Pearl iZumi lobster glove/mitten. They were very good years ago when I got them. But I too in recent years have experienced numb fingers in the very cold more and more. Finally, last year I grabbed a pair of nylon-windprood-water resistant-long sleeve mittens at the local discount store for just $10.00. For the really cold temps they're better that the lobster gloves, and way better than regular gloves.

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I'm a big fan of my Dakine gloves. I have the women's version (Sequoia); the men's version, Titan, is basically the same thing.

They come with an insulated shell with Goretex that is water resistant, windproof, and breathable (it's fun when the sweat beads up on the outside) as well as an inner liner. I really don't use the inner liner until it gets down to ~ +15 to +20F, and an additional thin silk liner glove keeps me going as low as it gets here (usually -5 to -10F). It's not perfect, but I can still operate brifters with the gloves - I do winter "road cycling" on a gravel bike on filthy roads.

Before I had these, I had some cheap ATV hand warmers that I used for deep winter. They've been in the basement since I got my new gloves about two years ago.
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Old 12-12-18, 02:14 PM
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No matter which suggestion you take , I`d add 100% SILK Glover liners and a heat pack to them. Buy one size larger then you would normally take. Even two size larger. You want plenty of room, with NO constriction of blood flow!


https://wintersilks.blair.com/p/unis...iners/9613.uts

https://hothands.com/
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been using these lately with my barmitts in high 20sF. after about an hour I switch to thinner gloves so maybe these would be good in the same temp w/o the barmitts? anyway, they are legit cycling gloves. I'm using the XXL size & I wouldn't consider any smaller

Pearl Izumi - Ride Men's Elite Softshell Glove

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