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Assos Isotex Winter glove or P.I. Cyclone??? NUMB fingers(5 posts)

Assos Isotex Winter glove or P.I. Cyclone??? NUMB fingersmaurizio
Dec 3, 2003 12:00 PM
I commute to work here in AZ and it gets easily in the upper 30's when I leave in the AM not counting wind chill.
I cannot stand gloves that claim to be windproof only to feel the chill coming in through the seams.
I'm told the Assos Isotex is a great glove, but I wonder if it will be enough.
Anyone try the Pearl Izumi Cyclone?
HELP, my fingers are literally starting to crack from the dry cold.
IsotexMike Prince
Dec 3, 2003 12:26 PM
I use these and at those temperatures you will be fine. If it gets below 32 or so I add a polypro liner. My opinion is that at the high 30's/low 40's that the Isotex will be plenty warm. They are windproof too, I've got no complaints other than there's no patch to wipe one's nose with.

Can't speak to the PI's as I have not tried them.
Isotex - warmth when wet & breathability?BergMann
Dec 3, 2003 2:07 PM
How do the Isotex gloves do when it gets wet?

Do they breathe reasonably well once you're warmed up?
Isotex - warmth when wet & breathability?Mike Prince
Dec 3, 2003 2:14 PM
Wet is not a problem - they are waterproof. I've not experienced any problems with overly sweaty hands, so the breathability is good too.

Hope this helps.
Dec 3, 2003 1:44 PM
I've used them for the past 5 seasons. Conditions are such in the UK that I wear them from October through to April-May. They're a great glove, windproof and comfortable when wet and believe me, I've worn them wet a lot in this country. Their insulating qualities are good and cover a wide range of temperatures.

I've used PI gloves, the Pittards and both the AmFib glove and lobster glove but have not tried the Cyclones. I find the Isotex to be very versatile and also to have exceptionally good feel of the controls.

My current set of Isotex's are beat with holes in both palms, probably from wiping my tires, as though that does anything but it's a habit that I can't/won't drop. I've had another pair for the past 2 seasons and will probably retire the current dogs soon but they do wear like iron. An yes, it should suit your requirements as it relates to upper 30's being your lower limit.