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SikoraSikora Posts: 519
edited January 2009 in MTB buying advice
Can anyone recommend a pair of gloves for riding in the cold?

I dont go out riding in arctic conditions, i just want something as an alternative to my very thin 661 gloves, but also to the normal big, padded winter glove

Seen these in the new MBUK mag:

Anyone use them? Comments in that review don't look so great.


  • I use Endura Strike gloves. ... glove-9080
    They might be a bit too warm though, they'll keep you warm and dry in Siberian conditions.
    Expensive too, but they do exactly what they say on the tin.

  • My circulation is censored and my hands are always cold. I've found the Seal Skin techincal gloves very good.
  • MeddlEMeddlE Posts: 322
    I recently got the Endura Dexter and it's fantastic. Good fit, very good wind deflection, kept my hands comfortably warm. ... xter-10671
  • I have a pair of Cheba Thermo Winter Performer gloves @ £25 from Cycle Promotions in Barnsley. Great in sub-zero conditions and road cycling induced 30mph+ wind chill!
  • cjwcjw Posts: 1,889
    My circulation is censored and my hands are always cold. I've found the Seal Skin techincal gloves very good.

    I know there has been a lot of folks saying how great these are, but mine went in the bin after riding at the weekend. The problem is the liner which is not fixed at the fingers and gets bunched up inside making the glove impossible to put back on if your hands get a little sweaty. They have always been tricky to get on (because of the liner), but on Sunday I was struggling with Muddylegs to get em on for 20 minutes :shock:

    When I cut them apart it is obvious why the problem is so bad... there is an internal plastic / rubbery membrane (between the liner and the body of the glove outer) that is also partly loose and this has bunched into the glove fingers, effectively filling them. Without cutting the gloves apart there is no way to reposition this stuff.

    Just received a pair of Altura gloves from Wiggle and will try them at the weekend.
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  • papasmurf.papasmurf. Posts: 2,382
    I only use my sealskinz it its really cold or wet as they are to warm by some Alturas, but the fit is poor... I think fits probably the most important factor with gloves, if you don't have a good fit, then any air pockets at teh tips are just going to make your fingers even colder if you have bad circulation. Icebreaker ultra fine glove liners are worth a look as an under glove aswell.
  • mellexmellex Posts: 214
    Using a pair of North Face gloves at the moment as I couldn't find anything else that felt comfortable. Not at all waterproof, but if I give a couple of warm breaths into each glove before I put them on, my fingers stay toasty for hours.
  • BlackSpurBlackSpur Posts: 4,228
    I have used the Deflects and they aren't hugely warm. I also own a pair of Spesh Equinox gloves, which are a bit thinner. I would say the Deflects are an in between sort of glove - not ideal for mid winter riding but good for autumn/spring stuff.
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  • nealgsnealgs Posts: 44
    just recieved a pair of Altura Night Visions from ... Glove.html

    Arrived yesterday, not had chance to try yet - but very good price, and feel very comfortable

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