- Good, waterproof, winter MTB gloves..do they exist?
I’ve got some Endura Strikes and some Sealskinz. Neither of them are waterproof on account of how they’ve got massive holes in them so you can fit your hands inside.
Having said that, I spent ten hours with my hands in sopping wet Strikes on the top half of the WHW on Sunday and it only took a couple of days before I got all the feeling back in my digits, so I suppose that’s tolerably good performance. 😐Posted 4 years agosuperfliMemberSannySubscriber
Big thumbs down for Endura’s from me. They are fine until you start squeezing the brakes and the water seeps through the fingers. Bit of a flaw for a waterproof glove. 🙁 I also returned a pair as the stitching came apart after a few wears. Sadly a bit of a common theme for both me and my misses with Endura gear. I don’t like being negative about a Scottish company but I’ve been stung by their products failing one too many times. Others may well have had a better experience.
Similarly, Sealskinz aren’t that great either. I’ve now switched to Gore gloves and they seem to work considerably better.Posted 4 years agodaviegSubscriber
Having said that, I spent ten hours with my hands in sopping wet Strikes on the top half of the WHW on Sunday and it only took a couple of days before I got all the feeling back in my digits, so I suppose that’s tolerably good performance
Funny that, my Strikes were soaked within a few miles and the hour I spent on the WHW on Sunday too. I think there is waterproof and then there is West Coast Scotland proof.Posted 4 years agoneninjaMember
Got a pair of Sealskinz and another of Altura – the biggest downside with both is that the liner is not attached at the fingers to every time you remove them you have to be careful not to pull the liner inside out.
Trying to put cold wet hands in when the liner has got messed up is a nightmare.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Any glove with a liner that turns inside out is hopeless, fit for the bin…
My Endura Strikes were, I suppose, water resistant but they wetted through pretty quickly. Disappointing, sent them back, got a refund but Endura didn’t seem to think there was anything wrong with them.
Fox Antifreeze are warm when dry, but not that waterproof- bizarrely the waterproofing is on the inner glove so the outer shell waterlogs and gets very cold. Weird. Good to ride in though- warmer than most bulkier gloves. Agree with the comment up the page about lifespan, the shell cracks off the thumbs a bit too quickly. But overall, very good IMO.
Glacier Gloves Perfect Curves for proper cold, or cold and wet. They’re a bit odd to ride in- squishy palms, takes some getting used to- and fingers do get sweaty and smelly but they’re the only thing that keeps me genuinely warm.Posted 4 years agoexcitable1Member
Forget the Endura gloves. I used for 3 years and thought they were ok but when I’d worn them out and tried some Gore gloves I realised what I’d been missing. Warmer, completely water proof, loads more grip, and no inner lining to have to mess about with every time you wash them. I’ve used the Countdown glove for 2 harsh winters and they’ve been fine but the Fusion would be warmer again. You do get what you pay for with Gore and there’s always some money off somewhere.Posted 4 years agoNobeerinthefridgeSubscriber
johnnystorm – Member
£45 from bike shops, £20 from window cleaning suppliers. Totally waterproof welded fleece lined neoprene.
These. Every other winter gloves pales into insignificance. As NW rightly says, they stink, are squidgy (in a good way) and are too hot, but in true winter conditions, they are amazing.Posted 4 years agokcalSubscriber
will throw Endura Deluge into the fray. Haven’t felt they;’ve let me down (only one winter in though).
My Endura gear has been pretty good have to say, not had cause for complaint — I snapped the clip on my Spray baggies and got a new belt AND a clip back no problem. Sizing is main bugbear. Jackets, shorts (especially my original MT500s, still going strong), socks – all fine..
Did I mention Endura sizing? when a Small pair of shorts that are fine; another pair of another make of shorts – fit for an elephant maybe!!Posted 4 years agoBreganteSubscriber
Thanks to those who mentioned the Glacier gloves as I remembered reading a very positive review on them last winter but never got round to buying any. I’d completely forgotten about them but have just bought a pair of these.
Posted 4 years agoFunkyDuncMember
I missed out on the Lidl gloves 🙁 Looks like its some expensive Glacier Gloves then 🙂
What temperature can you use them up to? ie I use finger less gloves to about 10 degrees, then my fingers get a bit cold. I’m guessing Glaciers are too warm above zero?
What cheap full finger glove for autumn ? 😆Posted 4 years agoepicycloSubscriber
I found all the waterproof gloves I bought would get sweaty on a long climb, and that was the end of being warm. I have a large box of expensive gloves that are only good for an hour or so riding in poor conditions.
The best gloves I got were hairy wool gloves from Tesco for £5. Luckily I bought several because I haven’t seen them since. They could handle a bit of light drizzle and snow because it would bead on the hairs instead of soaking through. I used to carry a spare pair inside my base layer and if they got damp, I’d swap them over.
They were so good I used them in 3 ‘Puffers. 3-4 pairs were good for the 24 hours. They’re all worn out now and I haven’t seen anything else to replace them.
The very best solution is a set of handlebar muffs (Pogies), but in a wet country where so many people won’t fit mudguards, I suppose that won’t be a popular suggestion. Then any thin breathable glove does the job.Posted 4 years ago
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