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stephenmarklay
11-11-2016, 10:08 AM
Something not too bulky but good around freezing 32 degrees.

staggerwing
11-11-2016, 10:29 AM
My all time favorites are a pair of goat leather, Hestra ski gloves. Now, after 6+ years of service, the insulation has packed out, and they are not as warm. Still, great dexterity, and grip.

Current reviews on Amazon suggest they are now made in China vs Sweden, which would make me less inclined to cough up.

Didn't find a current Hestra model that matches mine, but this pair (https://smile.amazon.com/Outdoor-Research-Revolution-Gloves-Black/dp/B003P8QKSA/ref=sr_1_26?s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=1478880909&sr=1-26-spons&keywords=hestra+gloves&psc=1) from Outdoor Research is close.

Consider buying a size up, such that you can pair with a lightweight liner for colder temps.

Clear ski goggles and a thin balaclava also help make winter riding tolerable.

berserk87
11-11-2016, 10:29 AM
Gloves are very hit and miss. They are like saddles - what works for one person might be the bane of another.

The best pair of gloves that I have owned are from Manzella. They are windproof and are gauntlet style. At the wrist part of the gauntlet, there is a strap closure that I can tighten or loosen, to help regulate temperature. The gloves are very versatile. I've worn them alone below freezing (i.e. high 20's) and up into the mid-50's.

The problem is that I have not been able to find another pair. Manzella no longer makes this model. And I don't think that they have anything over on other companies in terms of glove technology - they just happened to make a glove that was a home-run hit for me, personally. It was just coincidence.

In really cold temps (i.e. mid-20's and below) I wear a shell glove I got from REI, with a liner glove. I have about 5 pairs of different liners (they are cheap) that I rotate. The shell glove is a gauntlet style glove and is roomy enough to fit a liner, or even 2 if needed.

Gore makes many good gloves - the problem is sizing. I have a set of Gore Tool gloves in XXXL. They fit great - but the issue is that I normally wear an XL. I had to try on a bunch at my local shop to figure out that the XXXL was the only size that worked for me.

I have 2 pairs of Pearl Izumi Amfib gloves that I am not crazy about. The material is windproof (a must) and water resistant. They are too bulky for the warmth they offer, and they get soggy pretty easily and retain the moisture. This leads to cold fingers later in the ride, along with swamp hands.

Some folks prefer the lobster style gloves. I don't find that they are any warmer than regular gloves. I also can't hold onto my brake/shifter levers as I normally would with lobster gloves, and it drives me crazy.

ANAO
11-11-2016, 10:34 AM
I like DeFeet wool duragloves down to 45.
Then Rapha winter gloves down to 25.
Then Pearl Izumi Lobster PRO gloves.

Then I don't ride.

CPP
11-11-2016, 11:02 AM
Castelli Neoprene work for me

FlashUNC
11-11-2016, 11:12 AM
Two pair of Defeet Duragloves. Strip the first off if my hands get too warm, breathe just enough to keep everything from getting clammy, and cheap enough that if I lose a pair I'm not remortgaging the house.

But I tend to run warm and my hands I can generally run without gloves down to 40 or so. So YMMV.

John H.
11-11-2016, 11:19 AM
What happened to the Defeet dura glove? Quality and fit are terrible nowadays.
It used to be my go to for cooler weather- but last 2 pair have fit so poorly that I can't even wear them.
I pull on the medium and the ends of the finger are an extra inch long-

Two pair of Defeet Duragloves. Strip the first off if my hands get too warm, breathe just enough to keep everything from getting clammy, and cheap enough that if I lose a pair I'm not remortgaging the house.

But I tend to run warm and my hands I can generally run without gloves down to 40 or so. So YMMV.

xjoex
11-11-2016, 11:20 AM
Oh I spend way too much time thinking about gloves... My hands get cold and the winter is long up here. One thing I do is never by cycling specific gloves; they cost more and are usually less well made.

For 40 -> I really like the Rab Vapour Rise glove. Not bulky at all, breathable and very wind resistant. http://robonza.blogspot.com/2016/10/review-rab-vapour-rise-gloves.html
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Bgxq4G3WhZY/WAekUOlHeZI/AAAAAAAAafI/VG-KuYmzGagIM6upVEQp7a50nZzvSYeZgCLcB/s640/PA050136.jpg

For 25-40 I have been happy with the Rab Latok glove. Bulkier but with tons of warmth and a leather palm that can stand up to cycling.
http://robonza.blogspot.com/2016/03/review-rab-latok-gloves.html
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oMrK1ljwxiQ/VtN84b7prBI/AAAAAAAAZR0/9PpmRTgfDq8/s640/P2280160.jpg

Below that... I have a bunch of mountaineering gloves I use. From Hestra, OR, Marmot and more that work ok. I have Dogwood Designs Pogies I end up using.

Good luck!

-Joe

chiasticon
11-11-2016, 11:24 AM
Gloves are very hit and miss. They are like saddles - what works for one person might be the bane of another.exactly.

for me, I don't wear gloves until it's around 45 and then it's Defeet wool gloves until below 40. then Rapha winter glove works well. around freezing and down to 20ish, it's Castelli Estremo. below that, I don't ride too much.

another solution that worked for me for a while was Defeet wool gloves inside Pearl Izumi PRO lobsters (size up a bit so you have room while wearing the Defeet gloves). could run that down to about 20 degrees. but I prefer the single glove solution and the extra dexterity with the Estremos.

but, as noted, YMM(and likely will!)V.

chiasticon
11-11-2016, 11:30 AM
also wanted to say: I have a friend that rides with super thick/heavy ski gloves when it's below 40 and he still gets numb hands! everyone is different! and if it feels like you're still getting numb fingers and toes even though it seems like you've got a solid glove on, it's time to look to your core and make sure you're doing the right thing to keep it warm.

Peter P.
11-11-2016, 03:27 PM
I've become a fan of cross country ski gloves.

Once I got the idea, it made sense to me since they're use by people exercising in cold environments.

Pick your tool from Swix's collection (http://www.swixsport.com/Products/Apparel/Gloves-Mittens). I have the Star XC 100.

stephenmarklay
11-11-2016, 05:23 PM
Thanks you guys. I was at REI today and picked up some PI lobster gloves. All the PI accessories are 25% off so they were about 50 bucks.

I don’t love these but I like them well enough and they seem to hold up. I have a pair that is maybe 15 years old.

Noah_Deuce
11-11-2016, 06:10 PM
The 45Nrth Sturmfist 4 will take me down to about 20°. Above freezing, I've been really happy with the Gore Bikewear gloves.

saab2000
11-11-2016, 06:22 PM
The 45Nrth Sturmfist 4 will take me down to about 20°. Above freezing, I've been really happy with the Gore Bikewear gloves.

I have some 45North gloves as well. I wore them in some 40ishº temps once in the spring and they were almost to warm. I think they'll be great when it finally gets that cold here.

Hilltopperny
11-11-2016, 06:39 PM
I just wear a pair of isotoner leather gloves 90% of the time. If it's sub below I may throw some mittens on over them.

93legendti
11-11-2016, 08:30 PM
The problem with winter gloves is to match the glove/mitt to your cold "tolerance" amd the temperatures.

I don't mid winter riding, but my hands are the trickiest part, so much that I leave several gloves and liners on my porch so I can double back if my chosen combo is too warm or not warm enough.

Generally for real winter temps, I use liners and gloves/mitts.

I have OR 3 finger Mitts, PI soft shells, REI waterproof shells with OR mitt liners, some old PI thermadores, etc...

The colder it is the easier it is for me to pick a combo.

cetuximab
11-12-2016, 12:36 AM
http://m.ebay.com/itm/Good-Trigger-Finger-Mittens-Medium-Leather-Gloves-Winter-USGI-M1965-USMC-ARMY-/272325018368?hash=item3f67d60300%3Ag%3AH84AAOSwH3N XnJ92&_trkparms=pageci%253A934b1134-a8a1-11e6-b1ac-005056b6718e%257Cparentrq%253A573b62e81580a2af6642 5451fffd1879%257Ciid%253A18

Trigger finger for shifting, but you can put your index finger back with the other fingers to keep warm.

With wool liners, I commute in -15 deg snowy mornings.

Louis
11-12-2016, 12:54 AM
The only thing that works for me down to 32* F is my pair of PI Lobsters. (don't remember the exact name or model)

oldpotatoe
11-12-2016, 06:22 AM
Something not too bulky but good around freezing 32 degrees.

Smart Wool thin liners and Windstopper mittens..

OtayBW
11-12-2016, 06:32 AM
I have several for different conditions: 2 pair (Under Armor and Gore) for down to the 30's, then a pair of PI lobster gloves for into the 20's. These are effective, but the lobsters are not really my cup of tea. Just bought this past weekend a pair of Caballa's Windstopper/GoreTex gloves with 150g of Thinsulate. Has not been cold enough to try them, but they look fantastic - very flexible, very light. With glove liners, I expect they will be all I need for most anything that I'll want to be out riding in...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j42/zelmo_2006/GlovesGT.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/zelmo_2006/media/GlovesGT.jpg.html)

DHallerman
11-12-2016, 07:51 AM
Oh I spend way too much time thinking about gloves... My hands get cold and the winter is long up here.
For 25-40 I have been happy with the Rab Latok glove. Bulkier but with tons of warmth and a leather palm that can stand up to cycling.
http://robonza.blogspot.com/2016/03/review-rab-latok-gloves.html
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oMrK1ljwxiQ/VtN84b7prBI/AAAAAAAAZR0/9PpmRTgfDq8/s640/P2280160.jpg


Hi Joe,

My hands also get cold, and these Rab Latok gloves intrigue me.

How does the sizing run? Do you get your normal size, or one up/down?

Dave

franswa
11-12-2016, 08:50 AM
http://racepacebicycles.com/images/library/small/craft-storm-gloves-235306-1.gif


http://shop.craftsports.us/storm-glove.html

93legendti
11-12-2016, 09:45 AM
I have several for different conditions: 2 pair (Under Armor and Gore) for down to the 30's, then a pair of PI lobster gloves for into the 20's. These are effective, but the lobsters are not really my cup of tea. Just bought this past weekend a pair of Caballa's Windstopper/GoreTex gloves with 150g of Thinsulate. Has not been cold enough to try them, but they look fantastic - very flexible, very light. With glove liners, I expect they will be all I need for most anything that I'll want to be out riding in...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j42/zelmo_2006/GlovesGT.jpg (http://s77.photobucket.com/user/zelmo_2006/media/GlovesGT.jpg.html)

What is the price on these?

OtayBW
11-12-2016, 09:51 AM
^ They were ~$70.00 in a Cabela's store that I went in last weekend.

christian
11-12-2016, 10:04 AM
I use Kinco 901 for cycling, resort skiing, backcountry/AT skiing, and winter motorcycling. I snoseal them. For MTB I use pogies and summer gloves.

TimD
11-12-2016, 10:05 AM
Above 35: Black Diamond windweight. Awesome.

http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en_US/mens-gloves/windweight-BD801087BLAKMD_1.html

With a liner, good to about 30 for 2 hours.

Below 30, usually a Marmot snowboarding glove.

93legendti
11-12-2016, 10:17 AM
^ They were ~$70.00 in a Cabela's store that I went in last weekend.

Thanks.

wgp
11-12-2016, 11:08 AM
Just sprung for a pair of Assos Fugu gloves, on "sale" for $65 at Competitive Cyclist. What I like about them is they are not too thick and cycling-specific (i.e. designed around gripping a handlebar). I tried the Craft winter gloves, but too bulky for my taste so I returned them.

I love all my Assos winter gear (their winter baselayers are simply awesome), and, given how long their clothing lasts, the "per use" price makes them more than competitive.

sun
11-12-2016, 12:31 PM
I use the Castelli Diluvio for wet days and Leggenda for cold dry days. The Castelli catalog has a good chart of what they recommend to wear in all conditions.

https://issuu.com/castelli-cycling/docs/castelli-serviziocorse-custom