Cycling gloves

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Re: Cycling gloves

Postby eileithyia » 5 Apr 2013, 8:53pm

Personally 1 or 2 layers of pound shop magic gloves, with a pair of track mitts over... see me thru out the winter only cost a quid so no matter when they start to wear out they do not break the bank.....

I find os many of these fancy gloves far too cold, the lining material is cold to start with when you put them on, they are too loose on my fingers, so have to warm up the air inside them, then the material then finally my hands might just start to warm up again... whereas the stretch glvoes are warm to begin with...
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Re: Cycling gloves

Postby pete75 » 6 Apr 2013, 8:09am

I've had a pair of these for years. Superb quality leather, goretex lining and decent insulation. Used for cycling, skiing , ridinga motorbike - never let any wet in and keep hands warm. Treated once a year with neatsfoot oil the leather still looks almost new.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-US-AR ... 53f73709d0

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Re: Cycling gloves

Postby binsted » 6 Apr 2013, 8:37am

A subject close to my heart. I use Sealskinz if its below freezing, go to a pair of Decathalon +3c to +8c and above that the fingerless gloves with a pair of thinsulate or woollen gloves over the top until hands are warm.

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Re: Cycling gloves

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 6 Apr 2013, 2:19pm

Hi,
I am probably lucky as I dont wear fingered gloves at all above 5 - 8 degrees. :)
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Re: Cycling gloves

Postby dbascent1986 » 6 Apr 2013, 11:04pm

defeet merino gloves are practical and discreetly branded

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Re: Cycling gloves

Postby Vorpal » 6 Apr 2013, 11:54pm

For most anything between about -3 degrees, and 5 -7 degress (or whenever it feels warm enough to switch to fingerless gloves), I wear cheap winter cycling gloves. I got them at one of the chain shops (Cycles UK?) for about a fiver 10ish years ago. If it's near or below freezing, I wear some thin, wool gloves underneath them. It seems to work well for me, but once I warm up, I don't suffer much with cold hands.
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Re: Cycling gloves

Postby bother21 » 8 Apr 2013, 4:48pm

£8 black leather gloves from Army Surplus store. Reckon they'll be just the thing....