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Winter Riding Gloves

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  1. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Last year was the first year I needed winter riding gloves since I actually get winter up here. :) The pair I bought turned out to be crap. I need a pair of warm waterproof, and windproof gloves. I know a lot of them on the market claim to be just that, but who has a pair that they have tested and like?

    I'm currently looking at some GORE Windstoppers that Performance carries..any other suggestions?
     

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  2. DHS

    DHS Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy

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    the high end pearl izumi ones. kinda suck for gripping the bar though. i've been using these military sur-plus ones that are called sealskinz
     
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    Last year I used the 661 winter gloves, the lighter weight of the two. They worked great when it was really cold.
     
  4. I Are Baboon

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    I have a pair of those expensive Pearl Izumi ones. They are so frikkin warm they make my hands sweat. I don't ride enough in the winter to have put them through enough of an endurance test though, but for the times I have worn them, they certainly do a good job of keeping my hands warm.
     
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    What is this "cold" you speak of?
     
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    I got a pair of those lobster mits. I've been pretty happy with them.

    http://www.pearlizumi.com/product.p..._id=1&sport_id=5&category_id=9&color_code=021

    The windstopper doesn't mean waterproof. You might wanna check sierra trading post or campmor. They always have kick a$$ deals on gloves.
     
  7. Snacks

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    My b/f and I have those same pair. They work really well! :)
     
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    I have some windstopper fleece gloves and they are definitely not waterproof. That said, I do like them a lot for cold weather riding since they keep out the wind yet are very breathable so my hands don't get too sweaty.
     
  9. SkaredShtles

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    Get a decent pair of ski gloves that'll fit over your regular riding gloves.
     
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    Manzella glove liners with Manzella goretex outers. Good and warm, waterproof for the most part, and cheap. We sell the liners for $7 and the outers for $22. I can ride in temps down to the teens with them no problem. If you buy to sets of liners you can you alternate the dirty ones....
     
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    those lobstermitts rule..... i rode all last winter with them and not one problem and my hands were almost too warm.. i was kicking myself for not getting them the year before

    edit: I just saw the price on them .. if your interested i can find out a better price for them from my LBS
     
  13. splat

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    Perl-izumi lobster mitts for the real cold
    and I also Have a Medium Weight set of winter gloves for about 35-50 degree's
     
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    I have a pair of the AXO Storm gloves (mine are a couple of years old now) and they have worked great for me.
     
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    I just use north face windstopper fleece gloves, during the winter I only ride when its cold enough not to be slushy so my hands getting wet isnt even an issue. They are grippy, flexible, and breathe pretty decently. That said I only winter ride when I start wanting to ride really bad, its not something I do just for fun.
     
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    Bikey specific clothing is mostly expensive crap. If it wasn't for chamois in shorts i wouldn't buy anything from the biking industry cept maybe for summer socks and of course clipless shoes....

    Look for X-country skiing gloves, usually can fine em on sale on REI or some other outdoorsy store.
     
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    For my ten year sentence in Illinois I found I like using Sno-Mobile Gloves, Think about they are designed to grab a handle bar and throttle, and are rated for like 40 below or something, I bought a pair about 6 years ago from a polaris dealer in The U.P. they cost me close to $100 but they always kept me warm
     
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    I use cheap work gloves until it gets really cold, at which point I switch over to motorcycle style winter riding gloves with long gauntlets.

    Stylish it ain't, but it works.