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Old 09-14-12, 04:30 PM   #1
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Paddling Gloves?

Have heard that paddling gloves (used by rowers, kayakers etc) were good for winter commuting in the PAC NW since they're very waterproof & lightly insulated.

Anybody tried 'em out? If so what brand/type & results?
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I went with a cheap pair of waterproof fishing gloves that I got from Sierra Trading Post for $6. They aren't very waterproof after a half hour, but they do keep my hands warm when I use them in the rain. I've seen something called a Glacier glove out there that looks promising but I don't know anything about those either.
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I had a pair of neoprene gloves and they worked well even below freezing and into the single digits.
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interesting idea. I'm a big fan of thin glove liners and would suspect they would be useful with those as well. you know, something comfy close to the skin
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I use thin glove liners and gloves from a big box store. They are work gloves fully coated with rubber. Waterproof and great grip on wet bars.
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I tried basic neoprene gloves (not paddling gloves) before and I had trouble with them coming apart at the seams, however, I should note I have larger than average hands (2X) and I was riding pretty hard that winter.

For the cold, I use lobster-style gloves. They don't look that great and they aren't overly tactile, but boy they keep my hands warm...and they were less than half the price of most gloves.
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I've used paddling gloves for years as winter cycling gloves. Lightweight, not bulky, and they really are waterproof. Also, better workmanship than any cycle glove I've ever worn.

I don't cycle commute but do plenty of winter riding. Paddling gloves, for me, work on all but really frigid days. Once it gets into the low thirties, or below more protection is needed. But, even at those temps there are paddle glove options.
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