I have multiple pairs of winter gloves. The best are the lobster claws from sugoi. Sugoi makes great winter gear. But, I also have several gloves of various weights-- and I pick the right glove for the expected temp. With the liners, my hands are never cold.
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If you are interested in a Weight Weenies kit I no longer know what you should do.
They are ok warm without heat until 3-4 degrees celcius. Under that, I just turn up a bit of heat. They are not as nice to wear as say, a pair of the PI gloves, but I am very happy that I have them.
Second best would be a set of ski gloves. I have some 10 year old Salomon Goretex gloves, that is still in service from time to time.
yourdaguy wrote:The warmest gloves I have found are all Ski gloves [...] They might be a little thick, but are still tolerable as far as that goes.
+1 Ski or ice climbing gloves, and you'll never have cold hands again, as they are designed to work well, way below 0°C.
Shelled out for Arcteryx ones with Gore Tex this winter. Oh so toasty.
I go downhill skiing down to about -5 deg C involving less activity and up to 100kph wearing cheap, lightweight gloves (Dakine viper). This is because the rest of me is wearing helmet with vents closed, thick insulated jacket and bib trousers with buff and powder skirts to seal all air gaps, merino underwear, ski boots, etc... Full leather ski gloves only come out below -5 or gate training, and big insulated ski gloves for below -10 deg C.
So I would suggest taking a good look at the rest of your kit and trying to avoid wind and water, also ensuring that areas like neck, ankles, wrists are fully covered as this is where blood vessels come to the surface:
- Try using cling film to block helmet vents and wear a headband / hat plus a buff to cover your ears and neck
- Wear windstopper or similar top, full-length tights. Choose ones which make an excellent seal round your wrists and ankles.
- Merino underwear and socks. Summer road socks are not a good idea.
- Definitely wear overshoes. I like the paper thin rubber-look Castelli ones as these interfere least with pedalling yet keep the wind off.
- Get a slower bike with mudguards to avoid any dampness, ride harder and don't stop
- Without being glib, HTFU. Numerous bits of anecdotal evidence from cyclists, surfers, cross country skiers and runners suggests if you acclimatize to riding in the cold you feel it less. This is why my buddy and once went cycling in the snow wearing shorts without much complaint, yet now that he lives in Australia he wears long tights and complains whenever it's below 10 deg C. But that said, he can go riding in 40 deg C without issues.
If this doesn't work, you could try conditioning your hands and wrists not to shut down in the cold by alternating between immersing them in hot / cold water (google for details). And see your doctor as you may have a circulation disorder such as Raynaud's syndrome.
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