It's a little early I know but.......winter gloves!

trevtherev
trevtherev Posts: 372
edited September 2007 in Road beginners
All through last winter (my first commuting on the bike) the only problem I encountered was "coldness" on the tips of my fingers. I had warm socks, ear muffs, helly, waterproof, leggings....etc everything was warm...but the tips of my fingers. The gloves I used were by BBB and were totally waterproof nice and warm....apart from the tips of my fingers! I even tried heated gloves but frankly they looked daft, and were heavy. So what can you suggest to keep all my little pinkies nice and pink this winter rather than blue :(:(:(:(

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Comments

  • popette
    popette Posts: 2,089
    hiya,
    I've just bought a pair of these
    http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/ebwPNLqrymode.a4p?f_ProductID=7402&f_SortOrderID=1
    in the Edinburgh bikes sale. They seemed like a bit of a bargain. I bought the front light that's shown on the homepage and some twinkly ankle light things as well .
    HTH
    popette
  • Richrd2205
    Richrd2205 Posts: 1,267
    These: http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEqProd ... spid=25664[url]
    are outstanding. If you're still cold, then a nice pair of inners inside might help: like these;
    [/url]http://www.sealskinz.com/cgi-bin/psProd ... ,0,0,1|26|

    Edit: I've just noticed that Popette has recommended these; at this price, they're amazing!!
  • Altura Night Vision gloves are also very comfortable, with good cushioning on the palms, and have lots of reflective bits which is useful if you are commuting. I think they are also in the Edinburgh Cycle Co-op sale.

    The only problem was that I found them too warm for much of last winter (which was pretty mild), but they would be good for anyone who gets really cold hands.
  • Aidocp
    Aidocp Posts: 868
    popette wrote:
    hiya,
    I've just bought a pair of these
    http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/ebwPNLqrymode.a4p?f_ProductID=7402&f_SortOrderID=1
    in the Edinburgh bikes sale. They seemed like a bit of a bargain. I bought the front light that's shown on the homepage and some twinkly ankle light things as well .
    HTH
    popette

    I just bought a pair, they were £19.95 in the shop :cry:

    I got a pair of Endura Strike for my Christmas last year there great but the Specialized are that bit thicker
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,572
    popette wrote:
    hiya,
    I've just bought a pair of these
    http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/ebwPNLqrymode.a4p?f_ProductID=7402&f_SortOrderID=1
    in the Edinburgh bikes sale. They seemed like a bit of a bargain. I bought the front light that's shown on the homepage and some twinkly ankle light things as well .
    HTH
    popette

    Bugger, these have gone back up to full price now - looks like my skinny cannondale gloves will have to get me through the winter then!
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
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    Scott Foil 18
  • Glad of my Chiba Performer gloves this am - rumours of 6c out there today. Lovely fleecy liner with a waterproof (except in the worst of deluges) outers. The only problem is that when wet the inners/outers become separated and it can be tricky to get them back together....grrrrrrrr! Still, better that brrrrrrrrrr! Sadly it looks like they've been discontinued...shame :cry:
  • Lagavulin
    Lagavulin Posts: 1,688
    Managed to get a pair of the Radiants in the sale. Gave them their first outting this morning on my mtb.
    Hardly depth of winter conditions yet but nontheless I think these should hold up well (I do have quite poor circulation).

    Certainky think I can put the mitts away and looks like a toss up between these and the Deflects before each ride.

    Only thing I would say is they are quite chunky. I did catch the left SRAM shifter on two occasions sending my down onto the middle chain ring while giving it some welly. :oops:
  • scwxx77
    scwxx77 Posts: 1,469
    Lagavulin wrote:
    Hardly depth of winter conditions yet but nontheless I think these should hold up well (I do have quite poor circulation).

    I heard someone mention -2 in Shotts this morning. It was 1 when I left for work here. Kids were looking for Chessnuts on the ground when I was shivering waiting for my bus last night. Winter ain't far!
    Winner: PTP Vuelta 2007 :wink:
  • bahzob
    bahzob Posts: 2,195
    Problem I find is that keeping you warm means keeping you dry as well and the gloves I have tried so far don't do both. I have had a couple of suggestions which I will be testing out:

    - Rubber diswashing golves over thinsulate running glove inner

    - Sailing gloves: makes sense, needs to be waterproof and warm but still keep dexterity. These are what I am thinking of at the moment (see from link motor biker already tried them)

    http://www.roostersailing.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=1&Product_Code=glovap&Category_Code=glov
    Martin S. Newbury RC
  • squired
    squired Posts: 1,153
    I've had various sets of gloves over the years and never been totally happy. Last year I bought a pair of gore gloves that were thin, yet excellent even in cold conditions. Quite simply the best gloves I've ever had. I also found that I didn't overheat in less cold conditions when wearing them.

    I'm not 100% certain if these are the ones, but they look pretty much like them. Quite expensive, yes, but a fantastic pair of gloves that will see you through the winter.

    http://www.evanscycles.com/product.jsp?style=22342
  • McBain_v1
    McBain_v1 Posts: 5,237
    Seal Skinz™ do a totally water proof glove that's so warm my hands suffer from getting sweaty. Consult the mighty Google and have a look :wink:

    What do I ride? Now that's an Enigma!
  • Clever Pun
    Clever Pun Posts: 6,778
    I used these the last 2 winters and they're absolutely fine...

    http://www.evanscycles.com/product.jsp?style=21016

    in the sale at the mo too
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  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    Glad of my Chiba Performer gloves this am - rumours of 6c out there today. Lovely fleecy liner with a waterproof (except in the worst of deluges) outers. The only problem is that when wet the inners/outers become separated and it can be tricky to get them back together....grrrrrrrr! Still, better that brrrrrrrrrr! Sadly it looks like they've been discontinued...shame :cry:

    I have some of these and find them ok but not completely toasty when it gets down to freezing point i have to say. You can still get them btw especially at the one day cycling sales up and down the country, usually held on a Sunday. I saw some on Sunday just gone.