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winter gloves advice please...

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by DLB, 6 Nov 2007.

  1. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    I'm looking for a pair of winter gloves which have a gel type insert and so can be used on a road bike. I've seen the Altura winter nightvision gloves recommended on this forum. Anybody used these gloves or can suggest a suitabel pair?

    Thanks
     
  2. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    Morning DLB, I have worn Altura Shield gloves for a number of years and cannot fault them.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    Thanks Paulus. i'll have a look on wiggle at them as the LBS don't stock them
     
  4. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
  5. col

    col Veteran

    I have a pair of ski gloves,but i made sure they were a bigger size than was needed,the little gap between my fingers and the material was effective in keeping my fingers warm,I might try the silk insert too,as mentioned here.
     
  6. For Christmas last year I got a pair of Endura Strike and Endura Dexter gloves, they're great for keeping my hands warm but on the coldest of days but I could of done with a pair with larger cuffs. I've picked up a pair of spesh Radiant in a lbs sale for those days.
     
  7. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    tsk

    put some effort in for god's sake

    I'm still comfortable in bib longs and single thin long sleeve top

    the people I pass plodding along in layers and layers plus coat are from another world
     
  8. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Pah! I'm in shorts and a short sleeve (with a windproof jacket over, mind) :biggrin:

    I find that on properly cold days my fingers get cold and stay cold though, regardless of how sweaty a lump the rest of me is. My solution so far is Altura glove liners under my cycling mitts. (I really like the padding in the BG comp mitts I have, so I'm trying to eke out as much of the year in them as I can).
     
  9. johnr

    johnr Über Member

    Clothes! It's not even snowed yet!:biggrin:
     
  10. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Specialized 'Deflect' glove, nice clarino palm, waterproof/windproof back, soft thumb wipe, velcro cuff fastener...My recommendation.
     
  11. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    I do feel the cold in the extremities, circuation issues but my hands are fine in an ancient pair of Trek gloves with e gel long since released

    cold toes today though in those lovely vented shoes, it's going to be either the overshoes or perhaps some of those toe cover thingys
     
  12. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    I never needed padding particularly on my straight barred bikes, but I greatly appreciate the BG gel on my drops. Could well be my technique, or the fact that I do more miles on them, but my hands used to cramp something terrible wearing my old chiba c3 mitts - no such problems with the BG comp mitts.

    First day using the liner/mitt combination today (by chuff it was cold). Seems to work out pretty well.
     
  13. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    I use the gloves I use for skiing when the weather is really cold. They were sold as "Mountain gloves" and are of Goretex with a leather palm area.
     
  14. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    TART !!!!