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  • Can you recommend some winter gloves?
  • bullit
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    I’m suffering with ridiculously-cold fingers when out on the MTB despite trying a few brands of “winter” gloves i.e. Sealskin waterproof winter gloves and Pearl Izumi Gavia used with thin thermal liner gloves beneath. Anyone got any recommendations for a good warm winter glove/ combination that still allows finger movement and feel? cheers.

    binners
    Full Member

    661 Storms

    owenfackrell
    Free Member

    I am liking my spec sub zeros that i got just after xmas they are these

    MrCrushrider
    Free Member

    the key is to use some inner liner gloves as well as your normal winter gloves. makes a big difference

    IHN
    Full Member

    I have a pair of 661 Storms that are too small for me if you’re interested. Worn twice.

    conkerman
    Free Member

    I second the sub zeros, I have worn my wifes ones and my hands get too warm!

    I use Spesh submerge gloves in almost all Wweathers.

    Conks

    righty
    Free Member

    sealskins winter technical mtb are the warmest gloves I’ve ever had, I use them for paragliding where your ahands are held up at head level for hours at time without really moving much and they keep my hands toasty. O :mrgreen:n the mountain bike they are too hot for anything much above freezing though

    neil853
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    endura strikes i’ve found to be really good, almost entirely waterproof and strike (no pun intended)the right balance between warmth and comfort.

    grumm
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    I use the cheap dhb waterproof ones – never had a problem with hands being cold. Feet on the other hand…

    Shack
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    Costco used to do a “weatherproof glove” for about £7. Had mine about 2 years and cant fault them. Totally waterproof and the only glove I’ve ever had where my fingers never feel cold. bargain if they still do them.

    steve_b77
    Free Member

    Te specialized Deflect os pretty damm good, wind/water proof and you can still feels the controls

    AlasdairMc
    Full Member

    661 Storms are good, but I find that they go absolutely freezing at the fingertips for the first 10 minutes or so.

    The-Badger
    Free Member

    I usually suffer badley with cold hands – i’ve tried most things.
    The Endura Strikes i have now appear to be hte best i’ve tried – thin enough to feel controls and toasty warm hands even below 0 degree.

    I couldnt recommend them highly enough.
    Silk or thin wool liners if its really really cold.

    Gary_M
    Free Member

    662 storms – warm, but the cuff is too short, they don’t even fend off a light shower of rain, they are a bugger to get off without pulling the lining out, and they aren’t very breathable.

    Specialised Sub Zeros – great in really cold weather, I’ve been out in -10 and still had warm hands, 2 peice idea is great and I’ve worn the inner on their own and been warm enough to about zero degrees. Bulky with the two parts on though and I use the outer with a merino glove liner to reduce bulk, showerproof but not waterproof and in heavy rain the get soaked with water and your hands really freeze in them.

    So to recap – 661 storms not very good, specialized sub zeros really great in the dry but terrible in heavy rain.

    I’m still looking for a glove that actaully keeps rain out.

    MarginWalker
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    I’ve been using Specialized Equinox gloves and they’ve been great. I get cold fingers for the first 10 minutes sometimes but once I start moving they are great and they are not bulky so plenty of feel. Specialized have also brought out a neoprene glove which I’m keen to try … anyone got a pair?

    Andyhilton
    Free Member

    Endura Strykes here for me too.

    GlenMore
    Free Member

    Strikes again. Only had them a couple of weeks, but really appreciating the balance between warmth and flexibility. Been wearing them out hillwalking too.

    oldgit
    Free Member

    I can only recommend the Gil windstopper glove. It was recommended to me for the 1st Strathpuffer 24 in which they performed flawlessly even when I took an uplanned lay down in an icy stream, but they kept me warm even when they were soaked.
    I’ve been using them in this snow, and I got them soaked yesterday clearing all the collapsed bracken away from the trail.

    Gary_M
    Free Member

    How are the strikes in the rain?

    bullit
    Free Member

    thanks for the replies folks – got myself a pair of Specialized Sub Zeros and have enjoyed my first commute to work in the snow when I can still feel my fingers. Certainly beat the Sealskinz winter gloves. Air temp was 2 below zero. Cheers.

    sadexpunk
    Full Member

    where did you get the subzeros from mate? id like a pair too 🙂

    knottie8
    Free Member

    seal skins are good..

    bomberman
    Free Member

    i got some gore bikewear winstopper gloves for christmas and theyre really really warm. so warm, in fact that sometimes my hands get too warm and i have to take em off!

    dave_aber
    Free Member

    So to recap – 661 storms not very good, specialized sub zeros really great in the dry but terrible in heavy rain.

    My 661 Storms are actually OK at keeping the rain out. If it’s really pishing it down I wear skiing gloves, but they are a tad more bulky.

    There is a definate knack to getting the storms off without turning the lining inside out though….

    stuartlangwilson
    Free Member

    Thor AC gloves are pretty good, less bulky than storms.

    mudshark
    Free Member

    I got some Gore ones last winter which can get too warm as the day warms up.

    judy_rockshox
    Free Member

    I have the Gore ones too. They cost about £35 last year at Evans and you can just about change gear with them on but I think they are the warmest I have ever had.

    dobo
    Free Member

    sealskins technical winter gloves are a little too bulky and a little bit too warm for me but might be right up your street, can be got for about £20

    the next winter glove i’m going to buy will be windproof but not waterproof, i’m hoping this will give less bulk and more breathable glove, i dont usually ride in crazy wet weather…

    thisisnotaspoon
    Full Member

    I found the same tricks work keeping hands and feet warm,

    # keep your limbs warm, if your calfs are cold then the blood flo wil decreace to your feet regardless of how many pairs of socks you have on

    # keep your hands/feet dry, this even goes as far as not moping the sweat off your brow mid climb, honestly, i never believed i cold ride in summer (full finger) gloves at -5C either untill i tired that. Wiped my forehead and 5 minutes later my hands were in agony, 10 mintes of vigarous figer pumping later an they were warm as toast on the next decent. Ditto your feet, avoid puddles like the plague and your feet stay magicly warm!

    # wear a skull-cap/helmet cover, if your brain’ warm the it won’t start shuting down the blood suply to elswhere.

    dobo
    Free Member

    woops

    sealskins technical winter gloves

    i meant sealskins all weather winter gloves (they look similar)

    thomthumb
    Free Member

    alura night vision seem to be maturing with age; they started too bulky but have packed down a bit and are nice and warm and waterproof.

    mudshark
    Free Member

    I have the Gore ones too. They cost about £35 last year at Evans and you can just about change gear with them on but I think they are the warmest I have ever had.

    Sounds like we have the same ones. An advantage of flippy-floppy levers is chunky gloves don’t cause too many problems with shifting – not that I think the Gore ones are that chunky. I do have some chunky Treks though that would useless on trigger shifters – warm in the coldest weather though.

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