Winter bike gloves

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Re: Winter bike gloves

Postby alexnharvey » 13 Dec 2018, 4:52pm

I use bar mitts/ pogies. £12. So warm that I haven't needed gloves yet this year. The only downsides are that they restrict the hand positions a little and they can get a bit clammy. I'm considering adding small vents for some airflow.

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Re: Winter bike gloves

Postby gazza1286 » 13 Dec 2018, 8:13pm

Got these lobsters last winter and think they're great. Not too bulky and gear changing isn't a problem.

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Re: Winter bike gloves

Postby Patrickpioneer » 14 Dec 2018, 5:40am

Once it goes below 5c its ski mittens for me, nothing else keeps my fingers warm
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Re: Winter bike gloves

Postby rmurphy195 » 20 Dec 2018, 3:49pm

What sort of shifters do you have?

Reason I ask is my old Thinsulate leather-palm, whte palm with yellow back, warm and toasty Winter gloves were fine with downtube shifters, but with the Claris brifters (dropped-bar) I am now using they can make gearchages awkward. Might be a consideration for you?
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Re: Winter bike gloves

Postby mjr » 20 Dec 2018, 4:23pm

rmurphy195 wrote:What sort of shifters do you have?

Reason I ask is my old Thinsulate leather-palm, whte palm with yellow back, warm and toasty Winter gloves were fine with downtube shifters, but with the Claris brifters (dropped-bar) I am now using they can make gearchages awkward. Might be a consideration for you?

Brifters always make gear changes awkward. The main thing they have going for them is that you can change gear while covering the brakes in a pack/peloton, but it's another thing where race-style dominating is not great for more mainstream riding.
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Re: Winter bike gloves

Postby roubaixtuesday » 20 Dec 2018, 6:39pm

mjr wrote:Brifters always make gear changes awkward. The main thing they have going for them is that you can change gear while covering the brakes in a pack/peloton, but it's another thing where race-style dominating is not great for more mainstream riding.


Must be a personal preference thing.

I've just cycled home in crab claw mitts with extra liner gloves. Not the most dexterous of hand wear, to put it mildly, but no problem at all for gear changes (105 brifters in my case).

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Just pick the glove with most branding ... :-)

Postby zenitb » 31 Dec 2018, 12:32am

Simply count the number of little labels that come with the glove.. now with "Breathable and waterproof HIPORA glove insert", "Thinsulate ISOLANT", "Super 3D Structure", "Reactive Molecules", "Shimano Fusion Concept" in addition to old favorites like "Waterproof" and "Hi-viz series" how could you possibly go wrong with this one ?? :-)

On a more serious note this Shimano glove works ok with Shimano Road STI shifters (105 in my case) whereas my thicker Specialized Radiant gloves result in clumsy gear changes. Maybe "Shimano Total Integration" means something after all. Oh and they are pretty waterproof and comfortable .. I use them a lot for commuting in the cold and wet.
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Re: Winter bike gloves

Postby Vorpal » 31 Dec 2018, 5:07pm

I'm really impressed with my Hipora gloves.
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