autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

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autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby alexnharvey » 26 Sep 2020, 9:33pm

In a few weeks it will be getting a little too cold for short fingered mitts on some mornings, but not so cold it's time for insulated winter gloves or pogies.

What gloves do you like for such mornings? I am thinking about thin woollen gloves or a light woven synthetic.

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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby Jdsk » 26 Sep 2020, 10:21pm

Light woven synthetic with some padding. But I wear them through the summer.

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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby roubaixtuesday » 26 Sep 2020, 10:24pm

I like these - they also do a version without the optional over mitt.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CLPXHWG17 ... ace-gloves

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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby mig » 26 Sep 2020, 10:29pm

defeet dura gloves

classic

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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby alexnharvey » 27 Sep 2020, 11:06am

Defeet look interesting. The planet X ones look a bit heavy thick but maybe that is misleading?

I'd really like something that is about early athe thickness of the my summer mitts but full fingered for autumn mornings.

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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby slowster » 27 Sep 2020, 11:59am

I recently bought a pair of Extremities Hi Wick Thinny Gloves for £2.50 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133292818870) to use as liner gloves. I have not used them yet, but I think they might fit your requirements. They are made from polypropylene and nylon, and the nylon probably gives them a bit more durability than the 100% polypro/meraklon of my previous liners, making them more useable on their own. They are described as one size fits all, but I think they would be too large for hands smaller than medium.

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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby toontra » 27 Sep 2020, 12:24pm

In intermediate conditions I wear lightweight long-fingered gloves under fingerless mitts. Older mitts have usually become baggy enough to allow this - I also have some mitts in larger sizes bought for the purpose.

Gives a variety of uses. On cold mornings that heat up during a ride you can take the lining gloves off. I also use the gloves for running on cold days. These are the ones I have - dirt cheap:

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/running-tactile-gloves-black/_/R-p-170137
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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby PH » 27 Sep 2020, 12:24pm

I bought these from Halfords over a year ago and they're my go to glove for Autumnal weather which we seem to be getting at any time of year.
I have large hands and find many gloves to be restrictive, but these have plenty of stretch and I find them very comfortable. Description says water resistant coating, but they don't put up much resistance.
https://www.halfords.com/cycling/cyclin ... 81446.html

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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby andrew_s » 27 Sep 2020, 12:57pm

I go for something that's windproof, and a loose fit. The loose fit is so that I can generally hold my hand so that there's a bit of a space between a cold wet glove and my skin.
I have been using Terra Nova/Extremities Velo gloves in XL

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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby mercalia » 27 Sep 2020, 1:43pm

simple £1 items you may be able to get from poundland that in days gone by would be woven wool but now synthetic.

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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby cycleruk » 27 Sep 2020, 3:59pm

I use a pair of thin gloves under a pair of mitts. Mine came from Aldi/Lidl ? under the title of "running gloves". Not sure what they are made from (polyester ?) but keep my finger tips warm enough until the temperature dictates winter gloves. If the hands get too warm then remove them and just use the mitts.
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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby SimonCelsa » 27 Sep 2020, 4:55pm

In a few weeks it will be getting a little too cold for short fingered mitts on some mornings


It's getting that way now; out at 6.15 this morning for a couple of hours with one of the daughters and it wasn't much above freezing. Her 'Strava activity' said 1 degC and there was quite a bit of crispy white frost on some of the fields at sea level. Even in Northern Scotland this seems unseasonably early.

edit: I was wearing a well worn pair of decathlon gloves which are OK for around zero degC https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/700-cycli ... 15&c=BLACK

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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby Richard D » 27 Sep 2020, 8:16pm

Galibier Roubaix Vision gloves for me. May not suit people who like a lot of padding, but they’re ideal for this time of year.

https://road.cc/content/review/116110-galibier-roubaix-vision-gloves

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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby AndyK » 28 Sep 2020, 6:39pm

alexnharvey wrote:Defeet look interesting. The planet X ones look a bit heavy thick but maybe that is misleading?

I'd really like something that is about early athe thickness of the my summer mitts but full fingered for autumn mornings.

The Planet X ones are fairly thin - the idea is that the full-fingered glove is for mild weather, but if it gets colder you can pull that mitten-like cover out of its pouch and over your fingers, so you get the best of both worlds. Sadly they're ruined by the fact that the mitten cover is bulky when packed away and is too short and non-stretchy when pulled over the glove fingers, so it resists you bending your fingers. I use them in in-between weather occasionally but never with the mitt. The glove material is not particular water-resistant, so they're not even very useful for mild-but-damp days.