Best Winter Gloves

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Best Winter Gloves

Postby Kieran_Burns » Fri Nov 30, 2012 15:14 pm

I always suffer from cold fingers in the winter and while I've got everything else sussed, yesterday the only thing that was causing me grief was my gloves.

I have some Altura Cresta gloves with gore liners and my fingers were still cold.

Does anyone know of anything better, I really want to be out in all weathers this winter.
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Re: Best Winter Gloves

Postby antlaff » Fri Nov 30, 2012 15:21 pm

Kieran_Burns wrote:I always suffer from cold fingers in the winter and while I've got everything else sussed, yesterday the only thing that was causing me grief was my gloves.

I have some Altura Cresta gloves with gore liners and my fingers were still cold.

Does anyone know of anything better, I really want to be out in all weathers this winter.


i have used Endura, then Altura with liners but splashed out during the summer on the Assos Winter Glove System when CRC had them for £65(rrp +£130)... the best kit buy I have made. Great gloves.

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Re: Best Winter Gloves

Postby walkingbootweather » Fri Nov 30, 2012 15:55 pm

I know a chap that goes out in all weathers and only ever wears thin latex gloves. Never heard him complain of cold hands yet...
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Re: Best Winter Gloves

Postby ElCani » Fri Nov 30, 2012 15:59 pm

Just bought some Castelli Estremo. My hands are pathetically useless at staying warm, but so far these seem to do the job. Not cheap, but I managed to get them for £48 using the recent 25% off code at Evans.

Review here: http://road.cc/content/review/70196-cas ... emo-gloves

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Re: Best Winter Gloves

Postby trooperk » Fri Nov 30, 2012 16:08 pm

Although not everyone’s cup of tea, have you try ski gloves, I used them when it gets very cold, feels a bit clumsy but it keeps my hands warmer and been waterproof is a bonus too.
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Re: Best Winter Gloves

Postby clarkey cat » Fri Nov 30, 2012 16:09 pm

Northwave artics are very warm. 15 quid at je james cycles for 2010 design. from 35.

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Re: Best Winter Gloves

Postby alidaf » Fri Nov 30, 2012 16:11 pm

I've got some giordana sotto-zero gloves that keep my hands warm but after a commute in them my hands feel like they've been in that cow's bum, without the latex gloves! They are far too warm until the seriously cold weather kicks in.

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Re: Best Winter Gloves

Postby meanredspider » Fri Nov 30, 2012 16:17 pm

antlaff wrote: the Assos Winter Glove System when CRC had them for £65(rrp +£130)... the best kit buy I have made. Great gloves.


+1 The Early Winter Glove is just fantastic and does me down to 1 or 2C, then the liner or the lobster to -3C or so and below that, all 3 (-11C is the lowest I've been). Layering is what it's all about.

I recently bought the Assos Fugu glove and, whilst it is good and incredibly light, for it's additional bulk, it's not a lot warmer than the Early Winter. I think it's meant to be more weatherproof but I haven't tested that yet. I think it's also the glove that SealSkinz tried to make but failed miserably at.

Assos 851 windproof material is wonderful stuff.
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Re: Best Winter Gloves

Postby Kieran_Burns » Fri Nov 30, 2012 16:19 pm

£120+ for gloves though.... ouch.
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Re: Best Winter Gloves

Postby Paul E » Fri Nov 30, 2012 16:32 pm

Bit extreme sticking your hands in two cows bums esp on a bike, control maybe an issue!
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Re: Best Winter Gloves

Postby DrLex » Fri Nov 30, 2012 16:55 pm

Needs one of you chaps to make cycling pogies (or adapt some sculling ones).

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Re: Best Winter Gloves

Postby markchalmers » Fri Nov 30, 2012 17:12 pm

I got the Endura conto condura and there really good, If you long fingers that push right to the tip of the gloves (like me) I'd suggest grabbing some liners as well.
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Re: Best Winter Gloves

Postby UndercoverElephant » Fri Nov 30, 2012 18:04 pm

They're a once in a while thing, for the very coldest days, but I really like my SealSkinz Lobster gloves. Couldn't wear them every day, they're too bulky when shifting, but when it dips well below zero, they're ace.

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Re: Best Winter Gloves

Postby Sketchley » Fri Nov 30, 2012 18:15 pm

heally Hanson lining gloves, about a tender in Evans. extra layer under your normal gloves......
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Re: Best Winter Gloves

Postby vermin » Fri Nov 30, 2012 18:23 pm

Diluvios were nice and warm this morning.

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Re: Best Winter Gloves

Postby Godders1 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 19:06 pm

I'm currently using these:

http://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp?ty ... 20&ID=3023

combined with these (which are good on their own in spring/Autumn):

http://www.prendas.co.uk/details.asp?ty ... =20&ID=676

I have fairly bony hands, long fingers and not brilliant circulation so I tend to feel the cold and this combo has been great down to about -2 so far. Not ridiculously bulky either.

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Re: Best Winter Gloves

Postby Hoopdriver » Fri Nov 30, 2012 19:22 pm

Kieran_Burns wrote:£120+ for gloves though.... ouch.

Freezing cold fingers on long rides...bigger ouch.

+1 for the Assos

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Re: Best Winter Gloves

Postby meanredspider » Fri Nov 30, 2012 19:59 pm

Kieran_Burns wrote:£120+ for gloves though.... ouch.


3 pairs :wink:

£105 here http://www.assosfactoryoutlet.com/page/ ... ies-gloves

And probably cheaper if you hunt around
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Re: Best Winter Gloves

Postby dee4life2005 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 21:13 pm

I got myself a pair of Gore Bike Wear Windstopper gloves, and for when it's really cold I have an extra pair of the Gore Bike Wear liner gloves to put on. Haven't had any problems yet. This is for the road bike.

For the hybrid, which I tend to ride more in worse weather, I have a pair of Gore Bike Wear Gore-Tex gloves - again using the liner if it's a bit parky outside. These gloves are too bulky to use on the road bike with it's Ultegra shifters, but are excellent with the hybrid with it's SRAM thumb shifters.

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Re: Best Winter Gloves

Postby daviesee » Sat Dec 01, 2012 09:30 am

I suffer the same and after a cold cycle wearing my Alturas I thought sod it and nabbed the Assos Fugus while they were 25% off at Ribble.
They perform as advertised and are cosy above zero and even sub zero with merino liners.
At £75 they were well worth it and may even be worth it at full price.
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