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What is the best, very cold weather glove.

Old 01-13-21, 04:41 PM
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What is the best, very cold weather glove.

Whenever I look for winter gloves on Amazon, I find the comments say "These are great gloves! I had them out on a ride the other day. It was 43 degrees out and my hands were still warm!"

That's not cold weather. I have a pair of wool and fleece gloves that I wear most of the time. They're a very light pair of gloves that look like they wouldn't be that warm, but they seem to be good down to about 19 degrees. (The link is to the Amazon page of the gloves I use.) I want a glove that is warm down to about -3 degrees, which is about as cold as it gets here. (All degrees fahrenheit)

For now, I just put some shell mittens over my wool/fleece gloves, and that works well enough for the one hour rides I do most mornings, but on the coldest of days, it seems like I could do with a warmer glove. (And warmer feet, but that's another question.)

Any recommendations for that range of around -3 to 19 degrees fahrenheit?

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Old 01-13-21, 04:45 PM
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these are my go to. I have trouble keeping my hands warm https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 better then the best bike gloves I have tired.
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My hands get cold easily so I tend to run warmer gloves than most people do. For really cold weather, I like mountaineering insulated mittens. I'd just find whatever you can find on sale at REI outlet or somewhere similar.

Shell mitts are a good choice too.
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Old 01-13-21, 06:09 PM
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Black Diamond-I got turned on to them when doing snow patrols and search and rescue on the slopes. They're light, semi-water proof, and my hands have never sweated in them. I got to the point where I even wore them for snowmobiling instead of my regular snow gloves because of their dexterity. They let you shift and brake on a bike almost as good as fingerless gloves.
https://www.rei.com/product/174602/b...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
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I've always wanted to try bar mitts / pogies.
https://barmitts.com/collections/all
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Old 01-14-21, 08:41 AM
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PI Amfib lobster gloves work for me, although it gets a little colder where you are. Their only "flaw" is they're too warm to wear over about 25F.
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Originally Posted by stevel610 View Post
I've always wanted to try bar mitts / pogies.
https://barmitts.com/collections/all
Yes, for those really cold days BarMitts or pogies work really well. They do look a bit dorky but they give you the real advantage of being able to wear lighter gloves, which are less restrictive. I've found that the heavier gloves significantly affect my ability to brake as well as causing a bit of discomfort gripping the bars,
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost View Post
Yes, for those really cold days BarMitts or pogies work really well. They do look a bit dorky but they give you the real advantage of being able to wear lighter gloves, which are less restrictive. I've found that the heavier gloves significantly affect my ability to brake as well as causing a bit of discomfort gripping the bars,
but if you have misers and such they area pain. the gloves I mentioned I can shift and brake just fine I can operate the buttons on my controls too. some of the heavy bike gloves I cant do it as well. but the weather here in portland varies so much I need last two pairs of gloves every day.
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Old 01-14-21, 08:57 AM
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My fav would be polypro / capilene / wool glove liners, then a thick oversize wool mitten, then a coated codura / goretex mitten shell. Good to -35f on a bike. I've never found a glove that works in real cold. A cold hands system can be taken apart for drying, one piece super mitts are a PIA if they get wet. Good shells should have a loop of something like paracord sewn inside the cuff, that's for your mitten keeper cord that goes from one shell, up the sleeve, across the back, down the other sleeve, to the other mitten shell.
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Old 01-14-21, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by stevel610 View Post
I've always wanted to try bar mitts / pogies.
https://barmitts.com/collections/all
I see a lot of ATVers using bar mitts.
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I have an older version of the Pearl Izumi Elite soft shell gloves. And am quite pleased -even a bit surprised- by their performance. Even though they are close to 20 years old now, they still work at least down to the low 20's on the road.
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Old 01-14-21, 03:55 PM
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Pogies make a big difference. It allows you to use a lighter glove with more dexterity and covers the wrist area which is often exposed.
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Old 01-14-21, 04:56 PM
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The warmest gloves I have are made from Deerskin leather with thick Sherpa lining on the inside
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Old 01-14-21, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
PI Amfib lobster gloves work for me, although it gets a little colder where you are. Their only "flaw" is they're too warm to wear over about 25F.
Love those gloves. Haven't had to use my bar mitts since I got these though they do make my hands sweaty at times.
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Thanks everyone. I think I'll give Pogies a try.
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Originally Posted by grizzly59 View Post
A cold hands system can be taken apart for drying, one piece super mitts are a PIA if they get wet.
AND/OR have a backup pair is a good tip too. (Maybe some hand warmers too.)
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
My hands get cold easily so I tend to run warmer gloves than most people do. For really cold weather, I like mountaineering insulated mittens. I'd just find whatever you can find on sale at REI outlet or somewhere similar.

Shell mitts are a good choice too.
I am cold blooded too that's why I go for warmer gloves. And I use shell mittens too - they're good!
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Old 01-27-21, 02:18 AM
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bernies mittens
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Grandoe ski gloves. Put the liners in, and they are good to -30 F. Leave them out, and they are fine to -10. Wear just the liners, and you are good to about +30.
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Dachstein Wool mitten, the best. Breathable and very wind resistant. Somewhat water repellent but I always carried some Gore-tex outer-shell if serious rain/sleet was forecast.
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Originally Posted by carfreefamily View Post
Any recommendations for that range of around -3 to 19 degrees fahrenheit?
Not saying this is the _best_ solution but a few years ago I had a 60 minute commute in those temps and went with the Outdoor Research Meteor Mitts with two chemical hand warmers. When I got to work I would put the hand warmers in double-layered ZIploc bags, which got me almost a week of commutes out of each pair. I also tried microwaveable hand warmers but predictably that only helped for about 10 minutes of my commute each way. Since moving back south, I just never see that kind of cold anymore so while I still use the mittens I've never needed to add hand warmers to them.

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Originally Posted by Pugs2xLove View Post
Love those gloves. Haven't had to use my bar mitts since I got these though they do make my hands sweaty at times.
Pearl Izumi "lobster mitts" work down to minus 20 in my commuting world. If I wear them for recreational rides, my hands do sweat. The interesting thing is that the mitts are just as warm even when they are wet.
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