Winter (riding) Gloves

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Winter (riding) Gloves

Post by RobMac » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:28 pm

Whos using what?
Im needing new ones ..................

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Re: Winter (riding) Gloves

Post by u02sgb » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:48 pm

I got a pair of the http://www.specialized.com/gb/gb/ftr/gl ... s/sub-zero for properly cold conditions. Only been out in around -1 in them so just used the outers. The inner lets you use your phone.

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Post by johnnystorm » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:34 pm

Glacier Gloves Perfect curves. £25 on eBay.
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Re: Winter (riding) Gloves

Post by Charliecres » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:05 pm

I use the Sealskinz mtb gloves. Some don't rate them but I've used the same pair for 95% of my winter riding for a good 5-6 years and they're still going strong. I have separate silk liners for when it gets proper cold.

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Post by Ian » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:18 pm

johnnystorm wrote:Glacier Gloves Perfect curves. £25 on eBay.
I've had these for the last year. They're great, best I've used of all the pairs I've had over the past 20 years. I use them with a merino liner. Stu has a review on the blog, iirc

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Post by jamiep » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:37 pm

£5 Planet-X ones this year, but havent been extreme tested yet

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Re: Winter (riding) Gloves

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:38 pm

I have to agree ... the Glacier gloves are superb. They're the only glove I've found to be FULLY waterproof and allow you to put them back on again with damp hands.
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Re: Winter (riding) Gloves

Post by johnnystorm » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:50 pm

s8tannorm wrote:I have to agree ... the Glacier gloves are superb. They're the only glove I've found to be FULLY waterproof and allow you to put them back on again with damp hands.
Thats why I replaced my sealskins. They weren't 100% waterproof and getting them on and off with cold damp fingers was a right PITA. The glaciers are nice and easy to clean too!
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Re: Winter (riding) Gloves

Post by faddyvictor » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:09 pm

s8tannorm wrote:
" I have to agree ... the Glacier gloves are superb "
How do the Glacier gloves come up size wise Stu ?

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Re: Winter (riding) Gloves

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:13 pm

I've got what I would describe as 'normal' sized hands and I wear medium (I mostly wear M in any glove). They fit well but there isn't enough room in there for liner gloves ... if in doubt or between sizes, I'd size up.
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Post by faddyvictor » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:01 pm

Ta :)

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Re: Winter (riding) Gloves

Post by faddyvictor » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:11 pm

Just found a sizing guide on the Window clean centre for Glacier
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http://www.windowcleancentre.co.uk/prod ... ductID=165

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Re: Winter (riding) Gloves

Post by ScotRoutes » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:35 pm

Pogies.

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Re: Winter (riding) Gloves

Post by FLV » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:07 am

ScotRoutes wrote:Pogies.
I'd like to try some if it gets properly cold

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Re: Winter (riding) Gloves

Post by Brothersmith » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:03 pm

Subjective question I know but those of you who have Glacier gloves what temp do you rate them down to?
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johnnystorm wrote:Glacier Gloves Perfect curves. £25 on eBay.
I've had these for the last year. They're great, best I've used of all the pairs I've had over the past 20 years. I use them with a merino liner. Stu has a review on the blog, iirc
Ian do you suffer cold hands or do liners let you get down to proper sub zero temperatures in them. I take it you sized up to account for liners so do they also fit ok without them?

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Re: Winter (riding) Gloves

Post by Taylor » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:28 pm

I found that I got really sweaty hands in the Glacier gloves.
Temp was about 0*c.
Following day they were sopping inside from the previous night.
May find them on classifieds in the coming weeks.

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Re: Winter (riding) Gloves

Post by Brothersmith » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:47 pm

If your a medium or large could be interested ;)

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Post by Taylor » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:11 pm

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Re: Winter (riding) Gloves

Post by Ian » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:04 am

Any other waterproof glove would be wet to put on after a days riding, so the Glacier gloves are no worse in that respect. The point of vapour barriers is that you don't get the wicking and consequent cooling effect that arises with other gloves. Merino liners make huge difference to comfort in my view for when your hands do get damp. I find glacier gloves good for about -5 to +3. Below -5, I'll use my bar mitts. Above +3, I'll use the same merino liners with a pair of Specialized Deflect gloves. Below freezing, I find that my hands don't tend to sweat much anyway.

Size - I think I went for a medium, but I don't have big hands. The merino liner glove is very thin, and doesn't require an increase in size to accommodate them.

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Re: Winter (riding) Gloves

Post by RobMac » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:58 am

Well a new pair of gloves just dropped through the letter box this morning, Endura Luminite Thermal Gloves.
They feel like their more suited to road use that off road, all fabric construction with effective silicone grips on the palms/fingers, size wise feels a little tight but I guess this is down to the insulation and the fact that their new. So I "think" Im still looking for MTB'ing type winter gloves.

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Post by composite » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:41 pm

By the way I have pair of Seal Skin waterproof gloves (http://www.sealskinz.com/UK/gloves/kj44 ... black.html) for sale. I wore them for about 15 dry miles commuting before realising that they were too short for my ET like middle finger.

£25 posted if any one is after a pair. :D

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Post by Ray Young » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:09 pm

composite wrote:By the way I have pair of Seal Skin waterproof gloves (http://www.sealskinz.com/UK/gloves/kj44 ... black.html) for sale. I wore them for about 15 dry miles commuting before realising that they were too short for my ET like middle finger.

£25 posted if any one is after a pair. :D
I got a pair of them a few weeks ago, so far they seem ok but not been out in heavy rain with them yet.

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