Which gloves for this time of year?

fuzzbear
fuzzbear Posts: 112
edited March 2011 in Road buying advice
Need some new gloves as my winter ones are just too warm now.
Looking for something to use between about 5 to 10 degrees.
What do you folks recommend?

Cheers for any help...

Comments

  • thel33ter
    thel33ter Posts: 2,684
    edited March 2011
    I find super lightweight full finger gloves do the job nicely, they cut out the wind, but don't heat up too much. CRC normally has stuff on sale for between £10-£15. I got some Thor gloves which are fantastic for £8 or so.
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  • amaferanga
    amaferanga Posts: 6,789
    Defeet Dura are perfect for this time of year if you can do without any padding. I mostly use these or normal mitts with Decathlon slik liners under them at this time of year.
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  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Love the Dirk Hofman sig - do you do Safety Jogger Footwear too?

    To the OP - my Castelli Nanos have been excellent down to about 2 degrees but can cope to about 10 degrees. I've broken out the DeFeet duras in the last few weeks too.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • flasher
    flasher Posts: 1,734
    Padded on the inside mesh on the tops, perfect 8)

    http://www.primera-sports.com/products/ ... -7011.aspx
  • RDB66
    RDB66 Posts: 492
    +1 for the Defeet Dura....Great Gloves.
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  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
    Can't get my head round the Defeet ones.

    Why would you want no padding all of a sudden. My winter and summer gloves/mitts have it. Does it become ok not to have it inbetween?

    I still wear my Gore ones from winter....
  • fleshtuxedo
    fleshtuxedo Posts: 1,853
    RDB66 wrote:
    +1 for the Defeet Dura....Great Gloves.

    +1 again, love mine.

    I don't wear gloves for padding, just for warmth.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,551
    for 5 degrees upwards i'd just wear mitts

    tbh i wear them down to 2-3 degrees some days, once i've warmed up it's ok
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  • fuzzbear
    fuzzbear Posts: 112
    sungod wrote:
    for 5 degrees upwards i'd just wear mitts

    tbh i wear them down to 2-3 degrees some days, once i've warmed up it's ok

    Brrrrr... that's just not normal.

    Liking the sound of them there Defeet Duras. Good price too.
  • amaferanga
    amaferanga Posts: 6,789
    Scrumple wrote:
    Can't get my head round the Defeet ones.

    Why would you want no padding all of a sudden. My winter and summer gloves/mitts have it. Does it become ok not to have it inbetween?

    I still wear my Gore ones from winter....

    I dunno. Never really thought about it. I don't really wear gloves for their padding at any time of year though. In winter I wear them for warmth, in summer to protect my hands if I come off.

    If you need padding in your gloves as well as those horrible gel inserts on your bars, etc. then the Defeet gloves just aren't for you I guess.
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  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    Broke the bank with some Spegg mitts, £8. Better than the £5 offering from Lidl/Aldi.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • morrisje
    morrisje Posts: 507
    These Hinchcape gloves are great. Not too warm but do the job nicely. The wool is soft and they have a close fit.

    http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=C2515
  • racingcondor
    racingcondor Posts: 1,434
    Another vote for Defeet.

    Better grip in the wet than many gloves (better than anything else I've found) and they really do last forever. I have 2 pairs, can't remember when I bought them but the older one is faded quite badly...
  • Tony Mc
    Tony Mc Posts: 180
    Another vote for Defeet.

    Better grip in the wet than many gloves (better than anything else I've found) and they really do last forever. I have 2 pairs, can't remember when I bought them but the older one is faded quite badly...

    Get my vote as well
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  • Paul E
    Paul E Posts: 2,052
    And another from me
  • Brian B
    Brian B Posts: 2,071
    Assos early winter gloves. Expensive in the region of £60 but can be worn during winter also with the thermal liners. Great for about half the year. I will be soon weering long fingered mitts hopefully next month though and not wearing fingerless mitts until mid May.

    Its was -1 up here in chilly Scotland last week and snowed even at low levels last weekend. I am still wearing my thermal liners in my gloves.
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  • mattsy666
    mattsy666 Posts: 91
    Another option is £2 ski glove liners worn under mitts ... And you can just take them off if you get too warm ...

    Before anyone starts calling me a cheap SOB, the idea was to allow for the wearing of full team kit during local club rides in winter ... Nothing quite like noising up the locals ..
  • alistaird
    alistaird Posts: 290
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  • pete54
    pete54 Posts: 488
    I have a pair of these, which are excellent for Spring and Autumn use:

    http://tinyurl.com/4b3xurh

    On offer at the moment too.
  • VintageGt
    VintageGt Posts: 33
    On chillier days I use Specialized Equinox, when the sun is in the sky I plum for a pair of mits and in my back pocket I carry a set of Seal Skinz glove liners incase it gets a bit parky while I'm put. A superb combo, those Seal Skinz glove liners are cheap, around 6 or 7 quid I think, and you don't even realise your carrying them. A great addition to your kit during the changing seasons that easily go on under your mits to keep the finger tips warm.