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Riding with cold fingers(7 posts)

Riding with cold fingerssuperdog
Feb 9, 2003 8:22 AM
The only thing preventing me from getting out on the road is when the temp drops below 42 degrees my fingertips get really cold and start stinging. I had a mild case of frostbite when I was younger and cold weather always bothers my fingers. I have even tried wearing ski gloves, which makes it hard to shift. Even ski gloves don't work.

Has anybody used those battery powered electric gloves or maybe those hand warmer packets you tear open and put in your gloves? I don't know if the hand warmers would work because I can't get them down to the fingertips where they're needed.

Anybody else have this problem and what do you do to fix it?
re: Riding with cold fingersukiahbill
Feb 9, 2003 9:00 AM
you might find some gloves that work better at a motorcycle shop...MC gloves would be better for shifting at least and would give a better grip on the bars too.
re: Riding with cold fingersBrokenSpoke
Feb 9, 2003 9:39 AM
I am able to ride to about 20 degrees using Pearl Izumi's Lobster gloves and a pair of glove lines. Hands stay warm. The heat pack you refer to cannot be placed on bare skin so be careful there. But if I wanted to, with the lobster gloves and the liners, I could easily fit a heat pack in there and be really toasty.
Second the lobsters, also heated glovesfbg111
Feb 9, 2003 11:25 AM
I was gonna say the same about the PI Lobsters, and you can fit a heat pack in the two fingertips, just be sure to wear liners b/t your fingers and the heatpack.

Also, I've worn battery powered gloves and socks in college (Fingerlakes area of NY) and they work well when nothing else does. Just make sure they can handle the sweat/vapor your hands will generate while riding. I never used them for strenuous physical activity, just walking around to classes, so I'm not sure about that particular aspect.
re: Riding with cold fingersRaven1911
Feb 9, 2003 6:30 PM
I wear Castelli full fingered windproof gloves. It doesn't get too cold here but I can wear them comfortably down in the high 30 degrees and my hands usually sweat in them they are so warm. I have heard good things about the lobster gloves but never wore them. Try to get windproofing as that is the nightmare of the cyclist for cold, windchill.

Raven
I never ride with cold fingers anymorehycobob
Feb 10, 2003 5:06 AM
These gloves and the matching booties are great. Sometimes they are a little too warm though...



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re: Riding with cold fingersJS Haiku Shop
Feb 10, 2003 5:54 AM
for me, this was a huge problem last year. this year, chemical warmers inside gloves on top of back of hand for 20-35*F. below 20*F, same, plus plastic grocery baggies outside of gloves (until it warms a bit). gloves worn are PI 5-finger amfib. good luck.