/ Recommend me some Winter Cycling Gloves

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jockster - on 27 Oct 2012
Title says it all. Looking for recommendation as not getting anywhere on web. To be used for road cycling. Must be

- Warm - down to 0C
- Waterproof
- Reasonably non-bulky
- Hard wearing

Thanks for any suggestions. Cheers, Si
NIGBEE on 27 Oct 2012
In reply to jockster:

If Aldi still have any left they are the best 5.00 I have ever spent on gloves

Bought them 2 years ago and was so impressed I bought another pair, the 2nd pair are still unused with the tags on (no not for sale)

Too warm for anything but really cold, strangley I wear a pair of 20.00 gloves for anything a bit warmer
jonnie3430 - on 27 Oct 2012
In reply to jockster:

The Skytech ones from the gloves for scottish winter thread will probably be great. It's what I'll be using.
zephr - on 27 Oct 2012
In reply to jockster:
sealskinz lobster mitts. Best winter bike gloves Ive ever used.
chris j on 27 Oct 2012
In reply to jockster: I had some sealskinz gloves. They were great, though too warm for me mtbing unless it was properly below 0.
In reply to jockster: Windproof and not too tight is the key. It's odd but compared to ice climbing, I find for subzero cycling keeping your hands warm isn't too hard, whilst keeping your feet warm is.

I've got various ones, but I had some windproof material ones that have been good - a bit knackered now so need to replace, but planet X is doing something that looks very similar. http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/CLPXWINGL/planet_x_wind_block_gloves I might go for them.

For really gnarly weather, -10 or lower I wear Marmot XTs http://marmot.com/products/xt_glove?p=216,204 Quite a lot more in price but I used mine for ice climbing too.

I did a CX race today and it's been below freezing all day. Was completely fine with some cheap decathlon winter gloves, I think these are the closest: http://www.decathlon.co.uk/warm-gloves-5-black-white-id_8217865.html but mine cost quite a lot less.

So overall windproof a reasonably loose. Good luck.

Now keeping you feet warm in cold temps whilst cycling, that a whole different story! :) http://lightfromthenorth.blogspot.fi/2012/10/trail-riding-and-avoiding-cold-toes.html
Lord of Starkness - on 27 Oct 2012
In reply to NIGBEE: A significant number of our club members use Aldi cycling gloves once temperatures drop to about 5c. I generally wear lighter MTB 'summer' gloges if it's a bit too chilly for fingerless 'track mitts'. If it's really cold I've got a pair of Aldi Ski gloves - but too often if it's cold enough to need them, the roads are too icy to be safe!
Lord of Starkness - on 27 Oct 2012
In reply to Lord of Starkness:

Gloges = gloves if I put the light on and can see the keyboard.
jockster - on 27 Oct 2012
In reply to jockster:
Thanks for all advice - took a punt on the following - may work... if not cheap enough to use around garden etc:

Liner/inner
http://www.skytecgloves.com/skytec-gloves.php?glove=66

Outer
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skytec-Argon-Protection-Thermal-Gloves/dp/B006JKKHAS/ref=pd_rhf_gw_s_cp_5

Cheers, Si

aligibb - on 29 Oct 2012
In reply to jockster:
I went out earlyish in the snow on Sat am, and had chilly toes (as usual) and toasty hands with my normal cheapy decathlon MTB gloves and a pair of Mammut windstoppers on top. Worked perfectly!

richlan - on 29 Oct 2012
In reply to jockster: Seriously ? Why would you think that was a good idea ?
In reply to richlan: suspect he won't be able to get the outers over the "inners" if the inners are sticky, but I find two pairs of gloves doesn't work well anyway unless the outers are really loose. Just like cramming too many layers socks into a boot, you can end up with colder feet than with just one.
Macleod on 29 Oct 2012
In reply to NIGBEE: Seconding the Aldi gloves
m1ke_smith - on 29 Oct 2012
In reply to jockster:

Only one type of glove that I use on the road bike now. Never had cold hands in them and although not waterproof/lightweight you'll be the envy of everyone around you...

The name - Dachteins Mitts....

Coo?! maybe not but you can also use them walking, belaying and winter climbing. Had the same pair for 3 or 4 years now.
NIGBEE on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to jockster:
> (In reply to jockster)
> Thanks for all advice - took a punt on the following - may work

This is one of the few times I wished UKC had smileys

Insert wide eyed astonished WTF smiley here
jockster - on 03 Nov 2012
In reply to jockster:

FWIW - just got my gloves (below) - tried them - seem to work in cold, drizzle.... . The inner glove is 'sticky' but keeps hand warm. The outer has fleecy inside which slips on the sticky inner easily and is toasty warm. Time will tell I guess

Liner/inner
http://www.skytecgloves.com/skytec-gloves.php?glove=66

Outer
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skytec-Argon-Protection-Thermal-Gloves/dp/B006JKKHAS/ref=pd_rhf_gw_s_cp_5

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