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Snakebite the 2ndSnakebite the 2nd Posts: 452
edited December 2015 in Commuting chat
Has anyone got any suggestions for a good winter glove please?

Just been on ebay for ideas and it's full of Chinese imports for under £10.

Price is right, but not sure of the quality.

Has anyone got any ideas/links for a warm glove at about £20 max please.

I don't mind spending more, but I wear out gloves at an alarming rate on the heel of my palm and I'm loathed to spend big money on something that won't last!

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  • Oh, I'm away with work for a few days, so if I don't reply it's because I can't get Wi-Fi or internet!

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  • I really rate some old Biemme ones I got from Planet X.. failing that if you keep looking Amazon seem to periodically have some good deals on Sealskinz, and the Elite brand of gloves on there have pretty good reviews http://www.amazon.co.uk/Elite-Cycling-Project-Waterproof-Thinsulate/dp/B00NW8VALA
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    I've just got some Spesh Element 2.0 gloves, they look like they'll be warm (needed them badly today!), are bright yellow and reflective, so seem to fit the bill for being seen. £36 from cyclestore.

    If you want to spend less look at dhb or planet-x.
  • Has anyone got any suggestions for a good winter glove please?
    at about £20 max please.

    LG gloves are half price in Evans... making the shield come in at £19.99.
    I like this glove so much I have two of them :wink:
  • Thanks guys, I'll start looking at Planet X and Evans.

    (I might swing by Halfords, just to compare, as I have a 20% off card due to getting my Cycle 2 Work bike there.
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    Not been cold enough yet to test these out - but for deep winter - http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/PXLGWL/planet-x-100-waterproof-crab-hand-winter-glove
  • Layer your gloves like the rest of your clothes - cheaper and better. Find some lobsters to go over regular full gloves. They will be warmer and dry quicker if they get wet. Better too for days that start at 0 and end at 7C
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  • cruffcruff Posts: 1,506
    On recommendation from someone on here (forget who, I have a memory like a sieve) I got a pair of Castelli Diluvio a few weeks back. No complaints thus far - rode in them at the weekend oop North and my hands were warm all day. Also ridden with them in a downpour and, although they didn't keep my hands dry, they did keep them warm - something technical about the neoprene trapping a warm layer of water between the gloves and your hands or some such thing - so a decent investment for me thus far
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  • spasypaddyspasypaddy Posts: 5,731
    i like my rapha gloves. very thick but not bulky. warm as censored
  • I have some sealskins and I don't think they are great, unless you wear a merino liner, but mine are on the small side, and I lost one of the liners, so it's not going well!!!

    I think I'll probably try some of them there Rapha ones soon. Not because I think they are the best ones out there but I'm sure they will be good, and if not then I can splash out another wad on the Rapha liners, and I'm hypnotised by the branding so all will be well :-)
  • I found the Rapha Deep Winter gloves to be cold. Colder than the Castelli Estremo, which I could just about get by with in freezing conditions.

    I have not tried the Rapha Winter (as opposed to Deep Winter) gloves. But they should, by extension, be not as warm as the Deep winter ones. There are better gloves for the money IMO. Have a look at Pearl Izumi.
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  • mrc1mrc1 Posts: 852
    Slightly over budget but I bought the below earlier this year and they have been fantastic so I thought I'd recommend them anyway - heel of the palm looks pretty much unchanged after around 2000km of non sympathetic use.. Warm without being too bulky, pre shaped to a curved hand so are very comfy and don't bunch up and the combined two smaller fingers help keep them much warmer than single fingers. Wore them in circa zero temps in northern France and the Alps a lot earlier this year and they were perfect. Any colder and they need a thin liner glove but then are good for as cold as we'll likely see in the UK over winter. I've got them in black and they match my Gabba very well :D

    https://www.cyclestore.co.uk/specialized_element_2_0_winter_glove_2015-ID_65218

    Otherwise, not sure if you have one nearby (and you may have missed out now in the cold snap) but the local Aldi had various winter gloves for £3-5 in a clearance last week so you could stock up on a few pairs of them and bin them when they wear out.

    In general I'd say no single layer glove will ever work as well as a double layer of liner and outer, so combining a cheap inner and a windproof cheap outer for £20 will probably do as good if not a better job than a single layer £20 glove.
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,166
    Pearl Izumi Cyclone [with silk liners from all good outdoors shops when it's really cold] have never let me down.
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  • philbar72philbar72 Posts: 2,228
    I Had bought some gore windstopper waterproof ones recently. Very nice and toasty. Haven’t been used in a deluge yet.
  • vimfuegovimfuego Posts: 1,783
    Castelli Diluvios in the wet (as above) - or indeed if not wet, then wet your hands before you put them on & hey presto, nice & toasty. You will get a bit of the prune effect on your hands though.
    Also have a pair of Endura Dexter windproof gloves (about £24) - seem to be pretty effective in the dry right down to the temp we had on Monday. Did a long ride (4hrs) at the weekend when it was similarly parky & they were fine - hands not as toasty as in the Diluvios but stayed dry and not uncomfortably cold.
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  • I use these for wet and not too cold conditions

    http://www.decathlon.co.uk/bero-2-mm-diving-gloves-id_8301094.html
  • johngtijohngti Posts: 1,112
    Castelli Diluvios in the wet (as above) - or indeed if not wet, then wet your hands before you put them on & hey presto, nice & toasty. You will get a bit of the prune effect on your hands though.
    Also have a pair of Endura Dexter windproof gloves (about £24) - seem to be pretty effective in the dry right down to the temp we had on Monday. Did a long ride (4hrs) at the weekend when it was similarly parky & they were fine - hands not as toasty as in the Diluvios but stayed dry and not uncomfortably cold.

    Sounds good except the idea of riding with permanently damp hands really doesn't seem too pleasant! This is probably a stupid question, but do you notice the wetness or do you just feel warm?
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,415
    I've always been happy with several pairs of cheap ones rotating when they get wet. Aldi gloves have always been good for this. I bought some lobster ones last year, had to take them off after about half an hour, too hot.
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    I'm currently in Planet-x track gloves as mitts leave my fingers cold and anything else is too hot and sweaty.

    Aldi gloves are pretty warm and great value, of check out the Jacobsen ones at planet-x.
  • I had a pair of Diluvios but they split all across the stitching of the palm - perhaps they were too small? I don't have massive hands though so confused. They also made my fingers prune-like which was not helpful with the fingerprint-reader at work, meaning I spent a lot of time outside trying to warm up my fingers so I could get in the building.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,769
    i'm pretty sure i dont own a single bit of Castelli that hasnt come unstitched somewhere, as for Rapha i seem to get small holes in everything and that's sportwool type stuff is impossible to darn without looking like frankenstein monster.
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  • i'm pretty sure i dont own a single bit of Castelli that hasnt come unstitched somewhere, as for Rapha i seem to get small holes in everything and that's sportwool type stuff is impossible to darn without looking like frankenstein monster.


    I'm sorry ...... you darn??!!??
  • i'm pretty sure i dont own a single bit of Castelli that hasnt come unstitched somewhere, as for Rapha i seem to get small holes in everything and that's sportwool type stuff is impossible to darn without looking like frankenstein monster.


    I'm sorry ...... you darn??!!??
    Darn right he does.
  • Since at the moment temps seem to be (just) in double figures during the day and only just clipping below zero at night, so far still using fingerless gloves, hilly areas are colder clearly, around my folks various hills have had, and having snow now and then.

    Intresting how different folks respond to cold, light etc and every thing to be honest.

    For my self I rarely get cold, but I need a good spread of lumens, others do not etc.
  • I've been wearing Castelli Lightness since about March. When I bought them. I reckon at least another 2 weeks of temperate enough for them
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  • Father JackFather Jack Posts: 3,508
    Only wimps wear gloves. I strap frozen freezer blocks onto my hands.
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  • i'm pretty sure i dont own a single bit of Castelli that hasnt come unstitched somewhere, as for Rapha i seem to get small holes in everything and that's sportwool type stuff is impossible to darn without looking like frankenstein monster.


    I'm sorry ...... you darn??!!??
    Darn right he does.


    Lol, I'd be impressed by anybody that does!

    Back on track, my 20% off in the sale Rapha winter gloves arrived on Friday and I used them for the commute home - hugely impressed based on a single cold ride. On the way in I used my usual gloves with some liners and on the way home I just used the Rapha and was at least as warm.

    As much as I love dear old Rapha they lived up to my expectations in that I should have been size L so ordered buth the L and XL, and the L's are going back (the XL's are snug too!). Also, it took them way too long to dispatch my order, they are no Wiggle/Amazon!!!
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