Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts

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julk
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Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts

Postby julk » 17 Jul 2019, 2:53pm

I use Ergon grips and find with padded gloves and mitts that the padding gets in the way and is uncomfortable.

I have some old mitts which were produced by (or for) Ergon and have no padding - but they have worn out and are no longer available.

Can anyone recommend me some mitts which are unpadded or have very thin padding for me to buy now?

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Re: Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts

Postby Oggi » 17 Jul 2019, 3:03pm

Try looking for sailing gloves. They are identical to cycle gloves without the padding. They are designed to stop soft handed sailors getting sore fingers!

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Re: Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts

Postby ambodach » 17 Jul 2019, 6:15pm

I use sailing mitts on my trike as it has twist shifters. They tend to be a bit hot for summer use tho'.

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Re: Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts

Postby julk » 17 Jul 2019, 8:15pm

Many thanks for the suggestions.
I had not thought of sailing mitts - but they look suitable.

I used to sail a dinghy a lot in the late sixties early seventies and have to say we did not normally use gloves then, maybe neoprene ones in a frostbite series.
Either I am getting old and grumpy and/or the current generation must be getting softer!

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Re: Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts

Postby mattheus » 18 Jul 2019, 4:15pm

I believe some of the racier-oriented brands tend to do minimal/no padding gloves. I found this when I bought some of our club-branded stuff, made by Kalas. Stretchy (no velcro) thin gloves - I quite like them, but they take an age to put on!

Dunno if Kalas sell them direct. I'm sure there are other similar options out there.

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Re: Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts

Postby hamster » 19 Jul 2019, 8:08am

Try Velo Heaven shop on Ebay - they have some nice leather ones at present.

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Re: Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts

Postby rmurphy195 » 19 Jul 2019, 11:15am

I bought a pair of Boardman fingerless mitts recently, sub £20 and much less padding than the (worn-out) ones they replaced, Very comfy, migh be worth a try if you have a Halfords nearby.
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Re: Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts

Postby mercalia » 19 Jul 2019, 11:19am

you could take a look in your local Poundland store for their cheap cycle gloves or even their "wool" ones and cut off the finger tips? Thats what I have done

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Re: Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts

Postby julk » 19 Jul 2019, 11:49am

Many thanks for the suggestions, I am getting spoilt for choice!

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Re: Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts

Postby AMMoffat » 19 Jul 2019, 5:47pm

Giro Zero CS gloves are padding free:

https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Giro-Zero-CS-R ... 122907.htm

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Re: Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts

Postby Mick F » 20 Jul 2019, 8:42am

We were in Lidl's yesterday, and they were selling "training gloves".
Looked just like cycling mitts but without any padding.
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Re: Need unpadded short finger gloves or mitts

Postby keyboardmonkey » 21 Jul 2019, 6:05am

mercalia wrote:you could take a look in your local Poundland store for their cheap cycle gloves or even their "wool" ones and cut off the finger tips? Thats what I have done

Or push the boat out and check out the minimal padding on gloves from Home Bargains.