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I don't care anymore...Warm Gloves!!! No matter the cost!!!(17 posts)

I don't care anymore...Warm Gloves!!! No matter the cost!!!Swat Dawg
Dec 3, 2003 9:27 AM
I am tired of the hot expanding needle sharp fingers about to pop at the tips pain that accompanies coming home from a ride when my fingers got to cold. I am on the market for gloves, good gloves. The kind of gloves that will keep my fingers warm when it is 32 deg. and raining, will keep my fingers warm when its 25 deg. with 5 deg. windchill. I am not going to take it anymore!!! I am spending the dough to get the gloves that will keep me happy. What works for you? I've got the body covered, and my feet feel good, but my hands are making me upset. OK, I'm done now, I'll turn it over to you for suggestions. Thanks
Layers.Spunout
Dec 3, 2003 9:34 AM
I use a polypropylene liner under windstopper fleece gloves. When real cold or wet, waterproof over-mitts for the third layer.
re: I don't care anymore...Warm Gloves!!! No matter the cost!!!PEDDLEFOOT
Dec 3, 2003 9:35 AM
I've had good luck with PI Pittards Therma Fleece.They do the trick down to the low 30's.Below that I've been using some laytex surgical gloves underneath them.They stay very warm in the 20's but they do tend to get a little sweaty.I've also used some lycra glove liners underneath with good results when in the 30's.
Are you a polar bear?Fez
Dec 3, 2003 12:54 PM
I have a new pair of those same gloves. Sloppy fit and absolutely zero padding, but the Pittards palm is kind of nice.

My only question is how can you use them down to the low 30s? They aren't particularly warm or windproof. I wouldn't wear them if the temp was lower than the mid 50s F.
7$ at Walmartcyclopathic
Dec 3, 2003 9:50 AM
check hunting section
Try lobster mitspmf1
Dec 3, 2003 9:55 AM
I have several pairs of gloves for different temps. I find that a single pair isn't good for all temps. The max cold weather glove is a lobster mitten. Pearl Izumi makes nice ones.

I've also heard of people using ski gloves for cold weather. Probably a lot cheaper than a biking glove and works just as well.
I do the opposite.Fez
Dec 3, 2003 1:02 PM
Ski gloves would be just too thick, unless you are riding a fixed gear and only have to squeeze a brake lever.

I like a little more manual dexterity to make shifting easier. Also, bike gloves have a better palm surface. Most nonbike gloves will have a slick palm surface.

So I have several pair of Pearl Izumi Amfib gloves for the really cold days. And I actually use them for skiing.
Pearl Izumi ColdFront gloves...good down to the low 20s nmJS Haiku Shop
Dec 3, 2003 9:59 AM
Waterproof ski gloveshudsonite
Dec 3, 2003 10:02 AM
You can get waterproof ski gloves. The better ones are made of Gore-tek and will keep you warm to -20 and mostly dry. You need to treat them on a regular basis to keep them waterproof. But they are not cheap. Good ones will cost $100+.

In heavy rain they will get wet. I don't know any that will keep you dry, warm and will breath at the same time.

Good luck
re: I don't care anymore...Warm Gloves!!! No matter the cost!!!RD-Man
Dec 3, 2003 10:09 AM
My Pearl Izumi lobster mitts work all the way down to single diget temps (not all that uncomon up here in Minneapolis). I have three different pairs of gloves for different temps. Swix makes nice cross country ski gloves that are nice and light for those warmer days when it gets all the way up to 30 ; )
Ah, Minneapolispmf1
Dec 3, 2003 11:32 AM
I spent 5 years up there in grad school at the U. Lived close to the Pillsbury plant. Not a bad town to live in, but the winter sure got old fast. The last year I was there it snowed 38 inches on Holloween. What a mess that was -- all the plows were set up for leaf collection. I left on Feb 3, 1992 and haven't been back since.

Its real nice for about 10 days in May when it warms up, but the state bird (Mesquito) is not out in swarms yet.
Pearl Izumi lobsters w/ ski glove liners; very easy to shift nmbyker
Dec 3, 2003 4:28 PM
re: I don't care anymore...Warm Gloves!!! No matter the cost!!!Roundabout
Dec 3, 2003 10:22 AM
Pearl Izumi lobster gloves are the best for cold weather. I have ridden in single digits to low teens for at least an hour without any problems. I try and stay out of the cold when it is raining so I cannot help there.
Don't forget the headDMoore
Dec 3, 2003 12:38 PM
You say the body's covered, but what about the head? If you're not wearing a helmet liner or cover, get one. Every skier knows a large amount of body heat is radiated through the head. Cover that up, and fingers and toes magically warm up. If you've already got the head covered - please disregard.
Rag Woolboyd2
Dec 3, 2003 1:28 PM
I have found my rag wool to work great in almost every case. I have a thick and thin pair. For really cold weather I have a liner to add to the thick pair, but it is not often that cold. They work well in wind and rain and breathe reasonably well. The best part is that they are less then $10 in a surplus store.
Ditto on the Rag Wool setup, wear 2 pr and liner if real cold nmbigrider
Dec 4, 2003 5:07 AM
Go to a ski shopbimini
Dec 4, 2003 6:41 AM
I have a pair of good gortex ski gloves with removable insulated liners that I bought for XC sking but found work great on the bike. They are not bulky so it's easy to work my Campy gear and hang on when riding. They keep my hands warm down below 20. The goretex keeps the rain out and the hands dry if it is raining (assuming you are not out too long). I was out climbing a mountain on my bike last weekend in just after a snow. Winds were 35 MPH plus gusts. Made for an interesting ride down the mountain (mostly head wind) but my hands stayed warm.

The removable liners are nice. I pull them out after a wet ride and they dry quickly.