- Cold weather riding clothes/gloves
i am going to assume you know nothing so ignore the bits you know. Thick socks in summer race shoes are bad!!! they compress down and are worse than useless. Similarly gloves that are too tight won’t help. Good over shoes are warm, they do come in different thicknesses. Look at your legs and arms, in particular ankles and wrists, keep the blood warm all the way to hands and feet!Posted 4 years agochakapingSubscriber
So are woolie boolies still considered the “go to” winter riding socks
On One Thicky Merino socks are back in, 3 pairs for £10.
I’m generally happy wearing those with 5:10s on the MTB.
On the road bike these are excellent…
and +1 for tight shoes = badPosted 4 years ago
Sorry to make a post about this so soon as its only September after all, but I always leave it too late and I dont want to do that again this year. I have really poor circulation and so my hands/feet turn to blocks of ice quicker than others.
Overshoes helped my feet a bit but after about 20 minutes the numbness creeps in. So are woolie boolies still considered the “go to” winter riding socks or has something better turned up yet?
As for gloves, everyone always says the aldi ones are good but they didn’t work for me even with a thinner silk liner glove layer under them. I was thinking of going all out and just getting some motorbike ones as they seem they should be better!
Could do with a long sleeve base layer and some bib tights, any deals about at the minute?
This is mostly for road biking btw so I guess something with wind breaking material would help on the gloves? I dont seem to notice the cold as much on the mtb..Posted 4 years agocinnamon_girlSubscriber
Windstopper is your friend. I could not survive Autumn and Winter riding without Gore Windstopper gloves in several variations.
Best people to ask about warm clothing is the wimminz here. 😀
And another edit: base layers – some people swear by merino although I’m losing the love these days. May I mention Gore again, they do some Windstopper base layers in a really fine and soft fabric. You can get a zipped neck style too. Do a Google for reductions, I definitely didn’t pay full price!Posted 4 years ago
Glacier gloves. Unbelievably warm, fleece lined neoprene and tbh, anything warmer than freezing and you’ll sweat like a 70’s DJ.
Would that be these ones? http://glacierglove.com/our-products/cycling/waterproof-cycling-glove.htmlPosted 4 years agomogrimMember
Get decent gloves, and save money on the jacket. Decathlon has some decent winter jackets, just layer up with a long-sleeved thermal t-shirt, and if really cold another layer. I wouldn’t get their winter gloves, though.
Gillet’s are excellent, too, particularly if you’re road riding and you can stop to put it on at the top of a descent.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I didn’t find the Aldi ones much good tbh.
Fox Antifreeze should do normal people- very warm, and less bulky than anything else I’ve tried that can keep up warmth-wise. Downside is they’re not very long-lived, the laminated outer layer can crack and come off after a while.
For real cold, yep, Glacier Gloves. I have pretty poor circulation and I like to ride in proper cold, and these are the only gloves I’ve found that genuinely keep me warm- others can only keep me functioning. They are a little bulky, and smelly, and feel weird on the bike as they’re squishy, but it’s well worth it as they are so damn good at what they do.Posted 4 years ago
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