Winter Cycling Gloves ?

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Re: Winter Cycling Gloves ?

Postby mjr » 7 Jan 2019, 2:04pm

peetee wrote:Cycling Weekly have just tested 5 pairs of 'winter gloves' only 1 pair of which were able to keep your hands warm at near to zero temperatures. :roll:

Do you mean https://www.cyclingweekly.com/group-tes ... loves-6216 ? Only Assos bonKaGlove_Evo7 are named as covering zero.
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Re: Winter Cycling Gloves ?

Postby peetee » 7 Jan 2019, 2:46pm

That's a different and larger grouptest to that shown in the magazine.
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Re: Winter Cycling Gloves ?

Postby mjr » 7 Jan 2019, 2:56pm

peetee wrote:That's a different and larger grouptest to that shown in the magazine.

I wondered, as there are only five in the main review. The comments on the also-tested gloves are pretty brief. What's the only freezing-point glove in the magazine review then?

Also, it's not really been very cold yet this winter, so does "winter glove" necessarily mean it's suitable for freezing conditions? ;)
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Re: Winter Cycling Gloves ?

Postby peetee » 7 Jan 2019, 6:59pm

mjr wrote:
peetee wrote:That's a different and larger grouptest to that shown in the magazine.

I wondered, as there are only five in the main review. The comments on the also-tested gloves are pretty brief. What's the only freezing-point glove in the magazine review then?

Also, it's not really been very cold yet this winter, so does "winter glove" necessarily mean it's suitable for freezing conditions? ;)


Dissent 133. A set of 4 pairs of gloves that you layer according to the conditions. At £95 I think I would want them to automatically point the way to the nearest cake shop too.

As an aside, I don't have particularly warm hands and the best gloves I ever had were a simple pair of fleece ones. I have no idea why they were so good cos I have had thicker fleece gloves that were less toasty.
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Re: Winter Cycling Gloves ?

Postby mjr » 7 Jan 2019, 7:31pm

peetee wrote:Dissent 133. A set of 4 pairs of gloves that you layer according to the conditions. At £95 I think I would want them to automatically point the way to the nearest cake shop too.

I might pay that for the cake shop feature, as long as the pointing didn't interfere with control of the bike!
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