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Old 12-14-04, 11:18 AM   #1
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neoprene gloves

I tested my neoprene gloves last night on a 5.5 mile ride. Temp was in the teens (F) with a brutal headwind the whole way. Early in the ride, I was noticing slightly cold hands, particularly the pinkies. By the time I arrived at my destination my hands were sweating (as were head & back). Next time I will try them with liners, as they start feeling a little clammy with the sweat in there. The work a lot better than my ski gloves though, which are a little 'poofy' and catch on shifters / brake levers. The neoprene is more streamlined & still windproof. But does not breathe at all!
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For some reason, the neoprene gloves don't work for me. I always end up with cold hands... unless I use liners. Then they stay relatively warm. But you're right... it doesn't breathe.

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I use mine for cold, wet weather rides. I have never tried them in temps below freezing, but they work very well in the rain.
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I use over sized neoprene gloves with wind blocker fleece gloves in side. They work for me down to the high teens. They can be a bit bulky at times when shifting and braking at the same time. Like Koffee said if your hands start to sweat they will freeze.
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My Castelli T-Tech gloves are kind of like neoprene. My hands usually start out a bit cool, and the tip of my index finger and thumb can get pretty cold at first. However, after about 15 minutes they're fine, and may even sweat a little bit by the end. So far I haven't run into any problems with the sweating. A glove liner definitely does help.
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It was -19C/-2.2F with windchill -40C/-40F in Montreal yesterday, and I was quickly too cold in my new five finger Kombi gloves which I will return to Mountain Equipment Coop.

Today was -28C/-18F, with 13-30km/h winds bringing it down to -38C/-36.4F, and I was fine riding around for over four hours of start and stop errand running in Craft three-finger claws with cheap Auclair fleece liners.

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