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Old 02-07-19, 08:36 PM
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Cold weather gloves

It has been quite cold in the L.A. area (at least cold for us). It has been 33 degrees the last two mornings. What gloves do you folks who live on cold climates wear to keep your hands warm? I have good lobster gloves, but they don't get close to keeping my hands warm. My hands start to hurt after about ten minutes, and are almost completely numb after an hour. I have tried the hand warmers you can put inside your gloves, but that has not been successful for me. Any ideas are appreciated.
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Old 02-08-19, 07:26 AM
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As wih anything, these may still not be enough for you, however, they work for me down to -15 actual, or like last night -7 actual with a windchill of -30. Since I'm on a fat bike this time of year, the thumb is all I need for shifting anyway, and this odd mitten/pinky combo seems to give me all the dexterity I need. https://www.doversaddlery.com/herita...en/p/X1-39170/
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It has been quite cold in the L.A. area (at least cold for us). It has been 33 degrees the last two mornings. What gloves do you folks who live on cold climates wear to keep your hands warm? I have good lobster gloves, but they don't get close to keeping my hands warm. My hands start to hurt after about ten minutes, and are almost completely numb after an hour. I have tried the hand warmers you can put inside your gloves, but that has not been successful for me. Any ideas are appreciated.
I have had good experience with the Bontrager Windshell gloves with Profila. They are warm enough for me down to about 25. They block the wind. They are somewhat water resistant. They come in colors such as black or "victory yellow."

https://www.trekbicyclesuperstore.com/product/bontrager-circuit-windshell-gloves-222832-1.htm?variations=133287,133297&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4sfn7aWs4AIVAlYMCh3oVQ9xEAQYBCABEgJEYfD_BwE
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I live in basically the same area and climate (it's inexplicably 30º outside right now) and have zero complaints about these: Seirus Innovation 1810 Men's All-Weather Polartec Glove. Good at least into the 30s.

Also available as REI, but I had to go with Amazon as my REI didn't have them in XXL. If you need the big size, you're in luck-- they're like 16 bucks on Amazon right now.
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if cycling specific lobster gloves are not cutting it for you, then I'd like to mention bar mitts

rode for 3 hrs at 33 degrees & rain. took my gloves off for the last hour cuz I use bar mitts. was only using thin windstopper type gloves before taking them off. recently rode in the 20s with typical cycling winter gloves but switched to some lighter football fan gloves. bar mitts are ugly, I admit but I accept them cuz they are sport specific. I have them for both my straight & drop bar bikes. they are great cuz they block the wind & provide shelter from the rain. easy on, easy off, not a long term commitment. not expensive either





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Old 02-08-19, 09:37 AM
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I can't imagine your hands getting cold in "good lobster gloves" at 33 degrees, unless they're simply too heavy and you're saturating them in sweat. I've got a pair of cheap Nashbar lobsters, about 10 years old, that are too heavy above freezing, and another pair of PIs that are too heavy above 20F.

I picked up a pair of Specialized Element gloves this year that have been great, for me, in the 30s. https://www.specialized.com/us/en/el...=237098-157032 Availability could be problematic, since Specialized apparently doesn't allow mail order, and I can't imagine an LBS in LA stocking them.

Is the rest of your outfit enough to keep you warm? Good base layer/jersey/jacket, tights, warm socks, cap or balaclava? You may just be feeling the cold in your hands first.
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Since you don't get cold weather often, you may not know that many of us make a point of wiggling our fingers frequently to warm them up. I discovered this recently, and it helps a lot. Also, if they start to get painful, stop the bike and find a warm place to put them such as inside your jacket or in your arm pits. Then continue rolling.
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+999999 on bay mitts. The rockbros version on ebay is very affordable.
In past lobster gloves and everything else - bar mitts are a different league.
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Originally Posted by jskash View Post
It has been quite cold in the L.A. area (at least cold for us). It has been 33 degrees the last two mornings. What gloves do you folks who live on cold climates wear to keep your hands warm? I have good lobster gloves, but they don't get close to keeping my hands warm. My hands start to hurt after about ten minutes, and are almost completely numb after an hour. I have tried the hand warmers you can put inside your gloves, but that has not been successful for me. Any ideas are appreciated.
have u tried to use the lobster gloves with a thin pair of liners either wool or showers pass maybe I live in NYC area and most of the colder version gloves never work alone for me
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Old 02-12-19, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by jskash View Post
It has been quite cold in the L.A. area (at least cold for us). It has been 33 degrees the last two mornings. What gloves do you folks who live on cold climates wear to keep your hands warm? I have good lobster gloves, but they don't get close to keeping my hands warm. My hands start to hurt after about ten minutes, and are almost completely numb after an hour. I have tried the hand warmers you can put inside your gloves, but that has not been successful for me. Any ideas are appreciated.
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Old 02-13-19, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by jskash View Post
have tried the hand warmers you can put inside your gloves, but that has not been successful for me.
I would suggest that thousands use warmers successfully every day. I use them very frequently and perhaps you are not using them correctly.

There are gloves made with warmer pockets. Outdoor Research Versaliner are an example. Paired with a windproof goretex shell and using warmers, your hands will be toasty all day long.
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Merino Wool liner glove with a fleece glove over the top. Thank me later.

https://www.amazon.com/SmartWool-Lin...no+wool+gloves

https://www.amazon.com/Fleece-Gloves...=fleece+gloves
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Y'all need to go back and check the OP's location. He lives in SoCal. No bar mitts, no lobster gloves, no chemical hand warmers. That's all insane. I live further inland where it gets a bit colder, and I have need of none of those things. Out of 29 rides in 2019, I've had to wear full-fingers maybe six times and my tights twice. The guy needs a basic pair of lined windproof gloves, and they shouldn't cost a fortune, because they will sit in a drawer for about 10 months out of the year.
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Y'all need to go back and check the OP's location. He lives in SoCal. No bar mitts, no lobster gloves, no chemical hand warmers. That's all insane. I live further inland where it gets a bit colder, and I have need of none of those things. Out of 29 rides in 2019, I've had to wear full-fingers maybe six times and my tights twice. The guy needs a basic pair of lined windproof gloves, and they shouldn't cost a fortune, because they will sit in a drawer for about 10 months out of the year.
There's some variability between individuals' sensitivity to cold, but yeah. That his hands were getting cold in lobster gloves after 10 minutes made me think OP needs to look at the rest of his outfit. Tights, a good jacket and warm skull cap should keep the rest of the body warm, and if the rest of the body's warm, the hands will feel warm.
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Since you don't get cold weather often, you may not know that many of us make a point of wiggling our fingers frequently to warm them up. I discovered this recently, and it helps a lot. Also, if they start to get painful, stop the bike and find a warm place to put them such as inside your jacket or in your arm pits. Then continue rolling.
Another thing that might work is swinging your outstretched arms in big circles, the centrifugal force will push blood into your fingers.
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BLACK DIAMOND WIND STOPPERS-They're light and flexible, windproof, and I've used them for everything from sky diving to snowmobiling to skiing. I use them when I ride here on the coast and never have a problem with cold fingers well below freezing temps. I have full leather biker's gloves too, but not for a bicycle. I mean really? The Black Diamond are light and flexible. I swear by them.

https://backpackinglight.com/forums/...or-versaliner/
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Another thing that might work is swinging your outstretched arms in big circles, the centrifugal force will push blood into your fingers.
That's brilliant. I hope to remember that. Never heard of it.
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I have purchased this gloves by HiCool a week ago. Pretty nice model. continue testing...
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Generic Ski gloves are cheap.. an important factor when you lose one..

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That's brilliant. I hope to remember that. Never heard of it.
I spent a winter in North Dakota, a lot of it outside.
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Since you don't get cold weather often, you may not know that many of us make a point of wiggling our fingers frequently to warm them up. I discovered this recently, and it helps a lot. Also, if they start to get painful, stop the bike and find a warm place to put them such as inside your jacket or in your arm pits. Then continue rolling.
Great tip, thank you!

My experience is, it’s not only about finding that ‘perfect’ superglove. Size is important too.

Another tip is to have your hands warm before you put the gloves on before your ride.
(You could wear a thin liner indoors and warm your gloves up there.)
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Great tip, thank you!

My experience is, it’s not only about finding that ‘perfect’ superglove. Size is important too.

Another tip is to have your hands warm before you put the gloves on before your ride.
(You could wear a thin liner indoors and warm your gloves up there.)
I was looking at this thread because I'm looking for some as well and whilst I haven't found "the perfect" glove with the ones I am using have found having your hands warm before you start makes a lot of difference and along with making sure you're gloves are warm as well so when I remember I put mine on the radiator 10 mins before I go out.
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Perl Izumi cycling specific winter cycling gloves


Perl Izumi cycling specific split finger (aka lobster) gloves


pretty awesome


winter cycling gloves AND barmitts (a bit overkill)


chemical hand warmers in barmitts!
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I have cold hands and have tried just about every combination of gloves over the years. I have a drawer full of different types of gloves.

My best results have been when layering:

First layer: glove liner


Second layer: standard bike glove

Third layer: wind shell glove

These layers can be shed easily as the temperature rises, and they are small enough to stow in a jersey pocket.
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Smart I find my hands warm up but my toes do not
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