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Old 02-01-19, 10:57 AM
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Windproof gloves?

It doesn't get crazy cold here, but 2+ hours at 20+mph when it's in the 30s is leaving my hands frozen, even with liners under my "winter" cycling gloves. My thumbs especially. Need a good pair of actual windproof gloves, what do you recommend?
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Old 02-01-19, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
It doesn't get crazy cold here, but 2+ hours at 20+mph when it's in the 30s is leaving my hands frozen, even with liners under my "winter" cycling gloves. My thumbs especially. Need a good pair of actual windproof gloves, what do you recommend?
I have two different yet similar pair of cycling gloves. I'm not sure what you might prefer in your location.

20Fs and above: Profila Circuit Windshell Gloves. They protect against the wind, rain and have padding to absorb shock.

0-20F: Pearl Izumi Elite. They also have padding to absorb shock.

This advice may not be exactly what you're looking for. When my hands go cold, I take them off the handle, and press them against my body for a few minutes until they warm up.
Both of these pairs of gloves are in the "victory yellow" color to match my outer windbreaker jacket. That is a point of personal preference.

I suspect that people will tell you below 0F they might try the bar mits. I have no experience with bar mits.
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Old 02-01-19, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by parkbrav View Post
I have two different yet similar pair of cycling gloves. I'm not sure what you might prefer in your location.

20Fs and above: Profila Circuit Windshell Gloves. They protect against the wind, rain and have padding to absorb shock.

0-20F: Pearl Izumi Elite. They also have padding to absorb shock.

This advice may not be exactly what you're looking for. When my hands go cold, I take them off the handle, and press them against my body for a few minutes until they warm up.
Both of these pairs of gloves are in the "victory yellow" color to match my outer windbreaker jacket. That is a point of personal preference.

I suspect that people will tell you below 0F they might try the bar mits. I have no experience with bar mits.

Thanks! Are these the Pearl Izumi's you have?

https://www.amazon.com/Pearl-iZUMi-E...+winter+gloves
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Old 02-01-19, 12:28 PM
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I think so, and if you can get them for $40 I think that's a "steal"

My only concern is that if you're in the south, they may be too heavy for you, or else, your cold season is going to go-by so quickly that you may not get good value from them.

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Old 02-01-19, 01:34 PM
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try rubber gloves like a doctor wears, and wear them under your normal gloves
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Old 02-01-19, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Flip Flop Rider View Post
try rubber gloves like a doctor wears, and wear them under your normal gloves
I think this pair is closer to the first pair I mentioned. And note the "close-out" pricing. But these are in the XX Large size only.

https://www.summitbicycles.com/product/bontrager-race-windshell-gloves-179831-1.htm?variations=72128,72130&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3tbmg76b4AIVXFgNCh3wQgy0EAQYAyABEgLTsfD_BwE
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I am a fan of winter gloves with Gore Tex, as it blocks the wind while remaining breathable enough to let out the sweat.

What are you currently using that does not work?
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Old 02-01-19, 06:28 PM
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A pair of thin gloves with a pair of mittens works for me down to the coldest temps. I use non-cycling stuff.
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Old 02-01-19, 07:11 PM
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below 35F, I have these, which are for all intents and purposes, more or less alpine skiing gloves: https://www.pearlizumi.com/US/en/Sho.../p/14341507027

35-45ish, I have a pair of Head winter gloves that were Costco specials. They're great. 45-55 I have a lighter pair of Head running gloves. Above that, I'm gloveless (if it's sunny)....
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Thanks guys. I've tried nitrile gloves under my gloves (I use them to work on cars), but they didn't help much, in fact they may have made it worse by making my hands sweat and helping the heat leave my hands faster. Need a glove that will actually block the wind. Gonna check out some regular winter gloves at a few local stores, maybe I can find a pair that isn't too bulky. I especially want the windblock material to cover the thumb, I don't need to wipe my nose, I need for my thumb to not get frozen lol
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Hard to find in USA, but two pairs of Buffalo pertex and pile mitts kept my hands very comfortably warm
commuting 16Miles/25K during the recent polar vortex; 0F/-18C. These are windproof yet they permit
perspiration to migrate to the exterior of the shell, thus keeping the hands dry. Note that these are NOT waterproof,
but at those temps this is not a concern. Not too bulky either.
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I have zero complaints about these: Seirus Innovation 1810 Men's All-Weather Polartec Glove. Good at least into the 30s.

Also available as REI, but I had to go with Amazon as my REI didn't have them in XXL. If you need the big size, you're in luck-- they're like 16 bucks on Amazon right now.
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bar mitts
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
bar mitts
Rumrunn, you'd wear bar mitts in South Carolina or Los Angeles?

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Look for motorcycle winter gloves, best that they have curved fingers. They will generally be bulky and awkward but you need to protect your digits from frostbite. You need insulation and wind resistance to do that, and both those factors make them bulky. Just find a pair you can manage to ride with.
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Rumrunn, you'd wear bar mitts in South Carolina or Los Angeles?
if the OP is having trouble with winter cycling gloves & liners, I got nuthin' else to offer. works for me. why be sad? my hands are so happy, it's ridiculous!

all winter, for the most part, all I've been wearing are these cheap gas station fan gloves!



& late falls rides ... when ppl are shivering w hands in their pockets, I got nuthin' at all my hands, 'cept those barmitts ...!





hey, I didn't invent them, I just use them

but to be honest, never been to SC, or LA so can't say for sure. got enuf on my plate tryin' to keep up with our changing conditions



last cpl yrs spent over $150 on gloves I don't need!

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Old 02-08-19, 12:22 PM
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I use goretex shell gloves over one or two pairs of liner gloves. I have three different liner gloves, from very thin to quite insulated. The shells are oversized, so it's easy to pull them on, and they don't compress the liners to lose insulation. The long cuffs completely cover my wrists. The shells have a very thin lining, so they are easy to dry out. And I can wash the liners easily. REI keeps changing the shell glove models they carry. I have older Marmot shells.
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I had this problem for years, and I tried two or three pairs of gloves every winter. Now I have Sugoi Zap Lobster gloves. The biggest drawback is that they are sometimes too hot. So I often carry a pair of less warm gloves, so I can switch back and forth.
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Pearl Izumi Pro AMFIB gloves, with hydrophobic Thermasilk liners to wick the sweat away from the skin Thermasilk Glove Liner at Amazon

That combo allowed me to ride a century at temps from 17F - 28F for 7 hours.
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I normally wear Manzella glove shells, with military-surplus wool glove liners in them.
They work well, but the downside is the shells always wear out in one winter of use.

Today at Home Depot, I happened to pass by a free-standing bin of gloves that caused me to pause an take a closer look:
Brand: "Firm Grip".
Model : "Blizzard" (embroidered on the glove).
Color: Black.
Material: Fabric.
Thinsulate lined.
Internal pocket for hand warmer.
Touch-screen-compatible fingertips
$10.

So I bought a pair.
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My wife buys little knit gloves at the craft store for $1 each. I think intending to distract from the large volumes of yarn and fabric purchased, but they do help for about 10° to wear as liners under the 35-45° gloves
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Bar mitts. Hands down the best solution. Rockbros on ebay beats any good glove in price and performance, and you get that wind proofing that let's you ride without any gloves around freezing and with thin gloves down to -15C. I only add my second layer of gloves below -15...-20C.
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Originally Posted by rm -rf View Post
I use goretex shell gloves over one or two pairs of liner gloves. I have three different liner gloves, from very thin to quite insulated. The shells are oversized, so it's easy to pull them on, and they don't compress the liners to lose insulation. The long cuffs completely cover my wrists. The shells have a very thin lining, so they are easy to dry out. And I can wash the liners easily. REI keeps changing the shell glove models they carry. I have older Marmot shells.
i have a similar setup with an array of weights. Once < 12ish, I go with liners and full winter expedition mitts on too.

OR shells have been reliable for 25 years. Pricey for goretex, but any good membrane is fine.
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