autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby mattsccm » 28 Sep 2020, 8:08pm

Tried all sorts over the years. Unless it's slashing down the best is either knitted things, wool is nice but fragile, or cheap fleece. I get a couple of winters out of Sunday market specials for a fiver. When its colder I move to pile lined leather work gloves, Venitex FBF 15 from eBay. They keep most rain out and proof up nicely. Snow Shepherd do posh versions.

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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby alexnharvey » 15 Oct 2020, 7:36pm

I've bought myself a pair of Madison isoler Merino blend gloves on sale for 9 quid at tredz. Full review in a few weeks but this morning they were just right, kept the chill off but not too sweaty.
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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby mattsccm » 15 Oct 2020, 10:15pm

Posh cycling ones are nice but i usually default to either cheap f
fleece gloves over my usual track mitts or Venitex pile lined work gloves from ebay. The latter are a hidden gem. Snow shepheard make a posh version havi g cut their teeth on Venitex.

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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby keyboardmonkey » 15 Oct 2020, 11:55pm

I picked up a pair of these to slip on when working on my bikes. Good grip. I went for a ride today and couldn’t find my regular gloves, so put these on. A fair bit of rain but they weren’t saturated and dried out fine. Hands weren’t too hot. Very comfortable. Worth a punt?

I think I’ve seen them in B&Q too.

https://www.screwfix.com/p/site-kf430-m ... arge/961fr

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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby Sweep » 17 Oct 2020, 5:56am

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

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

bad link.
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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby Sweep » 17 Oct 2020, 6:06am

keyboardmonkey wrote:I picked up a pair of these to slip on when working on my bikes. Good grip. I went for a ride today and couldn’t find my regular gloves, so put these on. A fair bit of rain but they weren’t saturated and dried out fine. Hands weren’t too hot. Very comfortable. Worth a punt?

I think I’ve seen them in B&Q too.

https://www.screwfix.com/p/site-kf430-m ... arge/961fr

says ideal for greasy work.
But hand wash.
??
seems odd but then you see a fair few bits of clothing that say "hand wash" but seem OK in any washing machine built after 1970.
Never figured out what that's all about.
Some sort of legalese cop-out along the lines of "don't blame us if they fall apart"?
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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby NUKe » 17 Oct 2020, 7:16am

https://www.safetyfirstaid.co.uk/health ... oves-pair/
Manual handling gloves. Been using them since the 70s
I use them from about now until it’s sub zero. Normally buy from a DIY shop, quality and thickness has dropped over the years slightly.
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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby roubaixtuesday » 17 Oct 2020, 8:20am

Sweep wrote:
roubaixtuesday wrote:I like these - they also do a version without the optional over mitt.

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

bad link.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/PX365RG/p ... ace-gloves

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Re: autumnal, early winter and spring gloves?

Postby keyboardmonkey » 20 Oct 2020, 7:29am

Sweep wrote:
keyboardmonkey wrote:I picked up a pair of these to slip on when working on my bikes. Good grip. I went for a ride today and couldn’t find my regular gloves, so put these on. A fair bit of rain but they weren’t saturated and dried out fine. Hands weren’t too hot. Very comfortable. Worth a punt?

I think I’ve seen them in B&Q too.

https://www.screwfix.com/p/site-kf430-m ... arge/961fr

says ideal for greasy work.
But hand wash.
??
seems odd but then you see a fair few bits of clothing that say "hand wash" but seem OK in any washing machine built after 1970.
Never figured out what that's all about.
Some sort of legalese cop-out along the lines of "don't blame us if they fall apart"?


Well, my wife used them in the garden, got them filthy and put them in the washing machine. They’re still alive.

Wore them again on a longer ride at the weekend. No padding, obviously, but my bars are double wrapped. 6°C and perfectly comfortable. I wouldn’t make a special trip to Screwfix, but I’ll get try to get a couple of extra pairs next time I’m there.