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Mits/Gloves?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by chris42, 12 Jul 2007.

  1. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    This morning I rode without my normal mitts. I usally ride in very thin Nike team mits and wanted to see what difference it made.

    I actuall found it less bulky on the bars/hoods.
    What does everyone else wear/not wear?
     
  2. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Altura waterproof gloves do me fine in winter, nice 'n' toasty. I've tried various summer mits, but just can't get used to wearing them... hands get too hot, so basically do without!
     
  3. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

  4. derall

    derall Über Member

    Location:
    Home Counties
    Always wear mitts with good padding on the palm - mainly for protection from road rash. I did try riding with unpadded gloves or no gloves, but on long rides the pressure on the nerve in the palm / wrist (?ulnar?) causes me quite a bit of discomfort
     
  5. Ghost Donkey

    Ghost Donkey Guest

    Nike full gloves in the winter, cheapest fingerless ones they had in LBS (still quality though) for the warmer weather. I once tried using a pair of altura liner gloves with the nike gloves and it didn't seem to make a difference. I gave them to someone who turned up to ride with no gloves on and my hands were warmer. Strange.
     
  6. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Halfords full ones in winter, a bit cack but they were a present.

    Specialized BG mitts in summer, they're braw. Feels without anything now.
     
  7. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    Endura mighty mitts for me. best gloves i've found
     
  8. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I always wear some kind of glove when riding. Spech BG mitts in the summer. Decathlon full gloves in the winter.
     
  9. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    I rarely use mits as I find gloves more comfortable, although in really cold weather waterproof overmits saves the fingers from going blue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
    Track mitss in summer.

    I get pretty cold hands but try to keep on with the mitts for as long a poss. After that I go into a pair of outdoor designs windstopper gloves.
     
  11. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    nike track mitts in warm/dry weather

    aldi cranesports long cycling gloves in cold/wet weather. a bit of scotchguard on them makes them great in the wet.
     
  12. mosschops2

    mosschops2 New Member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    I don't wear any gloves in the summer at all - but then I'm only commuting a few miles, with the occasional 15-20 miles thrown in.

    Is that unusual? Is it more comfortable to have gloves on?

    Mrs M has worse circulation, so I can see the benefit in her having gloves for a couple of hours jaunt, but never felt the need personally. Or am I missing out on toasty pinkies??
     
  13. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    Specialized BG mitts in the summer, and the long fingered ones in the winter. I find them really comfortable.
     
  14. Big hefty waterproof things in winter, naked in summer.
     
  15. Paulus

    Paulus Guru

    Location:
    Barnet,
    I wear a pair of Specialized mitts in the warm weather and Altura Shield waterproof gloves in the cold. I prefer to wear gloves/mitts, I feel a bit naked without them.