Warmest Winter Gloves

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Re: Warmest Winter Gloves

Postby peetee » 3 Jan 2021, 4:16pm

I have hands that feel the cold easily and am using PlanetX 365 race gloves with silk liners and it’s a great combination. I have used them today with an ambient temperature of 3 degrees C and a 20mph easterly wind and they were ace. If it gets any colder I still have the option of untucking the pull-over mitt too.
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Re: Warmest Winter Gloves

Postby speedsixdave » 3 Jan 2021, 10:16pm

Buffalo Mittens - thin but warm. Slightly tricky to use with STI/Ergo levers but you get used to it. Amazingly they seem to be nearly £50 now, but they are made in the UK. Get a pair, you'll never regret it even if they don't suit your cycling use.
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Re: Warmest Winter Gloves

Postby PH » 3 Jan 2021, 10:45pm

About twenty years ago I worked in the chiller room of a food warehouse for a few months and we were given the warmest gloves I've ever worn. I cycles in them for about the next five winters, before they wore out, I could do with another pair now and googling "Freezer gloves" brings up loads of options but none of them look familiar. This website seems to have a good choice, I might try a pair, but can't decide which, none of them look expensive compared to cycling gloves
https://www.safetygloves.co.uk/freezer- ... croll=1800

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Re: Warmest Winter Gloves

Postby TrevA » 3 Jan 2021, 11:08pm

Years ago I had a pair of Oxford Waterproof gloves. They were really warm, but they eventually wore out and I thought they had stopped making them. I recently found a pair in a bike shop (Richardson’s of Stamford) and bought them. I wore them yesterday when the temperature on the bike varied between -3 and 0 degrees C. My hands were toasty warm throughout the ride.

Oxford also make motorcycle gloves, which might be why their gloves are warmer than others. I have Sealskinz, Aldi and Planet X gloves and none are as warm as the Oxford ones.
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Re: Warmest Winter Gloves

Postby jimlews » 4 Jan 2021, 8:38am

PH wrote:About twenty years ago I worked in the chiller room of a food warehouse for a few months and we were given the warmest gloves I've ever worn. I cycles in them for about the next five winters, before they wore out, I could do with another pair now and googling "Freezer gloves" brings up loads of options but none of them look familiar. This website seems to have a good choice, I might try a pair, but can't decide which, none of them look expensive compared to cycling gloves
https://www.safetygloves.co.uk/freezer- ... croll=1800


At those prices it's got to be worth a punt!

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Re: Warmest Winter Gloves

Postby bongo » 4 Jan 2021, 9:55am

PH wrote:About twenty years ago I worked in the chiller room of a food warehouse for a few months and we were given the warmest gloves I've ever worn. I cycles in them for about the next five winters, before they wore out, I could do with another pair now and googling "Freezer gloves" brings up loads of options but none of them look familiar. This website seems to have a good choice, I might try a pair, but can't decide which, none of them look expensive compared to cycling gloves
https://www.safetygloves.co.uk/freezer- ... croll=1800


Good find.
I really dislike paying inflated prices for 'top' sport specific brand kit, and avoid unless no other option.

I currently use winter thermal gloves from Screwfix, they have quite a good range of options, got mine for a fiver, work well. I also have Decathlon RC 500 thermal cycling gloves which I think cost £12.99 and are good also. A mate of mine got a good pair from the Aldi sport specials and likes them, think they were about a tenner.
I'm in Scotland and both good so far this winter.

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Re: Warmest Winter Gloves

Postby PH » 4 Jan 2021, 10:15am

jimlews wrote:


At those prices it's got to be worth a punt!


I thought so, I've just put an order together with a friend to avoid paying postage, between us we'll have tried four styles. There's also some mitts, sold as anti-vibration, that might be good for cycling, but currently unavailable in my size.

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Re: Warmest Winter Gloves

Postby alexnharvey » 4 Jan 2021, 12:38pm

pjclinch wrote:All else being equal mittens (and to a lesser extent lobster claws) are warmer than gloves, though they may not be compatible with your gear shifters.

Ski gloves work pretty well IME, mountaineer's double-mitts (with optional thin liner glove inside) are generally over the top, but if you suffer might be worth looking in to. You can get a simple unlined waterproof shell mitt and pull that over gloves to good effect. There's also the battery heated glove/mitt option if you have something like Reynaud's.

Not tried pogies on a bike, but in a kayak they're amazingly effective, even without any more insulation than a wind shell. Main issue, I'd guess, is getting hands in and out: not much of an issue for a lot of touring/off-road, could be a deal breaker in traffic with lots of signalling to do though.

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I use drop bar pogies for commuting. I was a bit worried about getting hands in and out of them prior to purchase and it is something people very often query when they are remarking on them 'are your hands locked in' or 'aren't they hard to get your hands into?'. In practice though it has never been an issue even in traffic. The neoprene material mine are made of is quite stiff and they sit 'open', ready for a hand and the opening is fairly large.

In summary, not an issue gettings hands in and out.

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Re: Warmest Winter Gloves

Postby Bowedw » 4 Jan 2021, 4:08pm

Planet X Lobster gloves work for me. Took a bit of getting used to at first. I found ordinary gloves difficult to remove if hands are sweaty and impossible to put back on afterwards.

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Re: Warmest Winter Gloves

Postby RickH » 4 Jan 2021, 7:50pm

Drop bar "pogie" type covers are a thing.

Bar Mitts (USA)
Who do all sorts of styles for many activities that need holding onto something.

7 Roads (Ukraine), makers of bike packing bags.

I've considered some but my hands tend to overheat in thick gloves (several pairs of Aldi winter cycling gloves from a few years back) & I end up with gloves that are soggy on the inside. If I'm riding at my preferred pace, rather than riding with someone slower, I tend to swap to thinner full finger gloves after about half an hour of riding & keep the thicker gloves warm inside my layers to swap back if I'm stopped for a while for any reason.

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Re: Warmest Winter Gloves

Postby pjclinch » 4 Jan 2021, 7:57pm

alexnharvey wrote:In summary, not an issue gettings hands in and out.


Thanks, that's good to know.
(I guess unlike paddling ones the bar stays pretty much put, unlike a paddle shaft.)
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Re: Warmest Winter Gloves

Postby mattsccm » 4 Jan 2021, 9:14pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Delta-Plus-V ... Swc3ZUoxM2
Originally work gloves and the idea was stolen by ski instructors in France from the bin men. You can get a posh membraned lined version from Snowshepheard. Those above are not 100% water proof but are ok for an hour or two and warm when wet due to the pile.

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Re: Warmest Winter Gloves

Postby gregoryoftours » 4 Jan 2021, 9:55pm

I'd also recommend pogies. You can wear gloves inside them, and as long as the gloves aren't too bulky there is no difficulty in changing gears/operating the brakes. In fact because you need less thick gloves it's easier.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000256488132.html

Since 1st Jan add another 20% to these prices as vat is added at checkout now.

I have both the road and flat bar versions of these neoprene ones. They both work really well and are really good value. The flat bar versions need a little bit of stuffing with thin plastic bag where the cables exit to stop all draughts around them. The drop bar ones don't get any draught at all. The drop bar versions work well with most STI shifters and campag but not older style Shimano 'washing line' shifters as there is nowhere for the side exiting cables to pass. Personally I'd avoid pogies with cuffs as it would be harder to get hands in and out.

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Re: Warmest Winter Gloves

Postby jimlews » 4 Jan 2021, 10:59pm

PH wrote:
jimlews wrote:


At those prices it's got to be worth a punt!


I thought so, I've just put an order together with a friend to avoid paying postage, between us we'll have tried four styles. There's also some mitts, sold as anti-vibration, that might be good for cycling, but currently unavailable in my size.


Let us know how you get on with them.

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Re: Warmest Winter Gloves

Postby Garry Booth » 5 Jan 2021, 4:34am

Liner gloves work for me, especially as you can take them out when you warm up.