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Winter riding gloves(10 posts)

Winter riding glovesLone Gunman
Nov 26, 2002 5:22 PM
Just got the Nashbar catalog the other day and was looking at the gloves they offer for winter riding. Which glove offered is or seems closest to the PI Amfib? Anyone try the Nashbar brand glove yet? I can not justify paying $50? for a pair of gloves just because they are PI. Maybe I missed something last year but it seems there is a larger selection of winter riding gloves being offered than in the past. I guess I am looking for a wind and water resistant glove that is low on bulk and allows me to move my fingers.
Check REI/ski shops for crosscountry ski gloves, tooretro
Nov 26, 2002 5:55 PM
I have some Nashbar winter gloves I bought four or five years ago, and they're not bad, but a different model than they have now. One thing you might do is check REI for crosscountry ski gloves. They're usually pretty flexible, so you can hold the poles, and quite waterproof. Expensive this time of year, but ski shops clear them out in spring pretty cheap.
re: Winter riding glovesScottland
Nov 27, 2002 12:31 AM
I got the nashbar lobster gloves, and they have kept my fingers absolutely bulletproof in four-hour blue ridge parkway rides in 29 degree weather, with the rock walls on the side of the parkway covered in lovely, glistening sheets of ice and icicles. In moderate weather, however, they get pretty darn hot. I got em for the waterproofness cuz I need to ride in the rain, and for severe snowy-type conditions. They have repelled water nicely. They are aroundabout $50. Well worth it in my estimation. I do need to take em off from time to time in plus-35 degree temps, but I wear a cheap, thin ag2r longs cycle pair underneath for those eventualities until the digits begin to re-freeze then I put the lobsters back on.
One other feature needed for winter riding ...Humma Hah
Nov 27, 2002 6:36 AM
... does the glove offer any provision for wiping your nose? I wear gloves with a strap accross the back that I sometimes wrap a handkercheif around.
I recently picked up a pair of C'Dale gloves...biknben
Nov 27, 2002 7:19 AM
I got a pair of gloves made by Cannondale. The coldest temps they've seen are about 30F. My hands get cold at first but then warm up. They arean't too bulky. They have a grippy palm and fingers. There's reflective stuff on the back of the hand and even an area to wipe your nose. For $40 I have been happy with them.
re: Winter riding glovesChunky
Nov 27, 2002 8:59 AM
Some of my teammates swear by SealSkinz for riding in the rain. But they are not windproof. Have to wear something else over them. I found Seirus All Weather gloves work pretty well in terms of windproof and waterproof ability. They also have better grip and less bulk.

SealSkinz could be found in REI's paddling secion and Seirus in snow sports department.

Since I tend to have cold fingers anyway, when it's really cold and pouring out there, I use combination of liners and latex gloves underneath my Seirus gloves. Sweaty palms are better than numb fingers.
Low Bulk... AvoidTrek amphibsKristin
Nov 27, 2002 9:04 AM
Mine are pleny warm but way bulky. After 10 miles my hands are sore from gripping.
The only thing I've found that works w/glovesUncleMoe
Nov 27, 2002 9:49 AM
I can't by them over the internet or catalog unless I've actually tried them one. I went to REI for my winter riding gloves and tried on probably every pair twice. Then I narrowed it down to 3 finalist before I choose the best one for value and comfort.

I honestly don't even know who makes them. They are not comfy warm, nor too cold, nor too tight or too loose, so shifting is fine.

I know this doesn't help, IMHO its best to try them on.
Reason I picked Nashbar is...Lone Gunman
Nov 27, 2002 4:01 PM
They are pretty good art aquiring knock offs of the better mfgs of cycling gear. Have had/worn plenty of pairs of Nashbar gloves and the gloves they offer as winter gloves look like the ticket. I have a pair of neoprene paddling gloves, but they are kinda snug and too hot. Size wise, I know a large will be fine, my only Q was with the amount of insulation; can I move my fingers or will they be tingling and interfere with shifting. Oh yea, the price is right @ $25. Also offer a Manzella? glove that is water/wind resistant @$15.
i like my trek glovesbenja15
Nov 28, 2002 12:35 PM
i have a pair of trek gloves which i had mountain riding today in 27° and once i warmed up my hands didnt get too warm or too cold they kept them the right temp, they work well for warmer conditions too
they are low bulk also