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30-50 deg glove: Campy Thermo vs Giordana / Garneau Windtex(5 posts)

30-50 deg glove: Campy Thermo vs Giordana / Garneau WindtexBergMann
Dec 3, 2003 11:55 AM
I'm looking for windtex/windstopper gloves to fill the 30-50 degree gap when it's too warm to ride my insulated Pearl Izumi Amfib gloves, yet too cold for short fingers.
I'm looking for an optimal balance between wind-resistance, water-resistance, and breathability (in order of preference, if I must sacrifice one feature to get another).

Does anyone have any experience with any of the three following gloves?

Campy Thermo Gloves:
http://www.lickbike.com/i3025250.htm

Louis Garneau Wind Tex Eco Glove
http://www.teamestrogen.com/products.asp?pID=7510

Giordana Winter WindTex Glove
http://www.teamestrogen.com/products.asp?pID=2425
What I do.dzrider
Dec 3, 2003 12:35 PM
I use full finger, mountain bike gloves down to about 40 degrees. They are also useful for cold mornings that turn into warm days on long rides and commutes because they protect against wind without being really warm. I put a pair of GoreTex Windstopper gloves over them if it gets any colder. I like the flexibility of being able to take the second layer off when it warms up or not use them at all for my ride home from work.
Assos Isotexboneman
Dec 3, 2003 1:51 PM
The Isotex will better cover your temperature range although at the low end, it will depend on your extremeties sensitivity to temperatures. Everyone's different so I don't pay much attention to other people's sensitivity. I will say that 30-50 is a fairly wide range. I find the Thermo's a bit warm for your upper range and quite frankly, too expensive compared to what else is available. I've not tried either the Garneau or the Giordana.
If you don't mind the label...JFR
Dec 3, 2003 3:02 PM
...the Performance Crosswind gloves are excellent. My favorite attribute is that you can wipe your nose virtually anywhere on the back.

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.cfm?SKU=5617
Campmor.comLone Gunman
Dec 3, 2003 5:24 PM
Had some house label wind and water resistant gloves for about $20 or so.