Winter Glove Recommendations Please

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Re: Winter Glove Recommendations Please

Postby mjr » 29 Sep 2019, 9:39pm

Jamesh wrote:I've used Screwfix thermal rubber gloves last winter dirt cheap at £2 a pair which is good as I tend to loose them! and super warm and obviously water proof.

Ideal for the obligatory sledging trips with the kids too!!

Perhaps not the best if you sweat alot.

Cheers James

I find them OK for outdoor work but not sufficient for keeping hands mostly still on the bike.
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Winter Glove Recommendations Please

Postby donald.stewart.nj » 1 Oct 2019, 10:38pm

BarrMitts with thin gloves.

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Re: Winter Glove Recommendations Please

Postby andrew_s » 2 Oct 2019, 2:43pm

If you suffer badly from cold hands (eg Reynaud's), Bar Mitts or pogies (generic term for flat handlebar bar mitts) are best by some way, but they would probably be left on the bike for the whole winter season.

Mittens (eg Buffalo) are warmer than gloves, but control of the bike may suffer, depending on what shifters etc you use).

Gloves should be windproof, and a large enough size to be loose on the hands.
It's air within the glove or the structure of the glove that does the insulation, and tight gloves rely on using nylon or whatever as the insulator.
I use windstopper gloves, and try to find them sized such that holding my hand in the position the glove is cut to leaves my hand barely touching the fabric (other than against the handlebar).
Following the above principles, I've used Extremities Velo or Gore Windstopper down to -7 or -8°C *, going for the largest size made.

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Re: Winter Glove Recommendations Please

Postby roubaixtuesday » 2 Oct 2019, 2:49pm

andrew_s wrote:If you suffer badly from cold hands (eg Reynaud's), Bar Mitts or pogies (generic term for flat handlebar bar mitts) are best by some way, but they would probably be left on the bike for the whole winter season.

Mittens (eg Buffalo) are warmer than gloves, but control of the bike may suffer, depending on what shifters etc you use).

Gloves should be windproof, and a large enough size to be loose on the hands.
It's air within the glove or the structure of the glove that does the insulation, and tight gloves rely on using nylon or whatever as the insulator.
I use windstopper gloves, and try to find them sized such that holding my hand in the position the glove is cut to leaves my hand barely touching the fabric (other than against the handlebar).
Following the above principles, I've used Extremities Velo or Gore Windstopper down to -7 or -8°C *, going for the largest size made.


Another option for Reynauds sufferers in the depths of winter:

https://www.blazewear.com/our-gear/glov ... ners-black

I use them under crab claw mitts.

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Re: Winter Glove Recommendations Please

Postby Witterings » 2 Oct 2019, 4:47pm

Has anybody tried the dhb Extreme Winter Gloves .... awful tempted to give them a try although there do seem some mixed reports on the sizing.

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Re: Winter Glove Recommendations Please

Postby TrevA » 3 Oct 2019, 7:32pm

Aldi currently have their winter gloves in store, on sale for £5.99 a pair. An absolute bargain and they are decent gloves too. I’ve just bought my 4th pair of these.

They also have neoprene gloves for slightly more, but I’ve not tried those.
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Re: Winter Glove Recommendations Please

Postby Witterings » 3 Oct 2019, 10:53pm

TrevA wrote:Aldi currently have their winter gloves in store, on sale for £5.99 a pair. An absolute bargain and they are decent gloves too. I’ve just bought my 4th pair of these.

They also have neoprene gloves for slightly more, but I’ve not tried t??hose.


Do you have a link ... I just tried googling and it came up with product no longer available

https://www.aldi.co.uk/winter-cycling-g ... 0096861401
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Re: Winter Glove Recommendations Please

Postby TrevA » 3 Oct 2019, 10:54pm

Just go into your local Aldi. They should still have them in. My local store had the yellow ones shown in your link, and the black ones, which I bought.
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Re: Winter Glove Recommendations Please

Postby Witterings » 3 Oct 2019, 11:04pm

TrevA wrote:Just go into your local Aldi. They should still have them in. My local store had the yellow ones shown in your link, and the black ones, which I bought.


Have just found these ... are they the ones you mean and what are they like at zero degrees in 15mph winds if so???

They say weatherproof but I really am after ones that cope with between 0 and 2 degrees and must be windproof.

https://www.aldi.co.uk/crane-weatherpro ... 1296917700

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Re: Winter Glove Recommendations Please

Postby TrevA » 3 Oct 2019, 11:08pm

Can’t open your link, but they are the weatherproof ones.

I’ve used them for the last 4 or 5 winters in temperatures down to freezing. They do keep your hands warm as well as any other gloves I’ve tried. They are better than Decathlon’s gloves that are 3 times the price and as good as the Sealskinz ones I have that cost £50.

Worth a punt at that price, even if they aren’t exactly what you need.
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