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Very Thin, Windproof Glove Recommendations(7 posts)

Very Thin, Windproof Glove RecommendationsWheels
Nov 20, 2001 7:12 AM
I am looking for very thin, windproof gloves for riding. My hands are 'naturally' warm so If I have too much insulation, they become too hot. Anybody got any recommendations. I guess I'm basically looking for a windproof 'shell' and a little insulation and maybe some palm padding.

I've looked at EMS, REI, and Black Diamond Gore Windstoper gloves, but they have too much fleece insulation. The PI Pittard Therma Fleece Glove are thin, but are they windproof or at least highly wind resistant? There is also a glove that I like that is made by Manzella, but I do not know anything about this company as far as quality, warranty, etc.

Thanks in advance.

re: Very Thin, Windproof Glove RecommendationsBecky
Nov 20, 2001 7:48 AM
I have a pair of Crosswind gloves made by Performance that are lightly-insulated and windproof. The price is good (in my estimation) and I'm happy with them thus far. Not too warm, decent windblocking abilities, and thin enough that I can write with them on. Might be what you're looking for....
I second the Performance Crosswind gloves...just right!nigel
Nov 20, 2001 8:44 PM
It takes a lot for my hands to get cold as well (and the rest of me too, for that matter, since I overheat EASILY). I have the Crosswinds, and they're cheap, work very well, aren't too hot at all, and allow me to use the whole back (thin windproof fleece) for brow-wiping purposes, which is very important to me, since I perspire at the drop of a hat.

If you don't like 'em, you can send 'em back to Performance. They're great about the no-questions-asked policy.

re: Very Thin, Windproof Glove Recommendationstarwheel
Nov 20, 2001 8:07 AM
I've got some Pearl Izumi Gel Lite gloves that seem pretty thin, and they are very comfortable. The gel padding really helps but it's not too thick. Normally they cost about $35 or more, but Performance has them on sale right now for about $29 (although the sale might be just for team members).
Try batting or football glovesDave Hickey
Nov 20, 2001 8:19 AM
Try batting or football gloves. I use a pair of Nike gloves bought at a local sporting goods store. They keep my hands warm and are very thin.
Nov 20, 2001 8:43 AM
Castelli makes a glove that is just gore windstopper with a very thin fleece lining. The palm is somewhat grippy and has no padding. The glove offers almost no insulation but is great for wind, and can be used with a polypro liner if it's really cold. Fairly spendy at $50, but it does the job.
Check REIcory
Nov 20, 2001 8:59 AM
Can't remember what mine are called, but REI sells them (fairly cheap, around $25) for cross-country skiing. I've had a pair for a few years and bought another this fall for I think $14.99 on sale. They're thin, water-resistant but windproof and don't get sweaty.