- Jul 23, 2010
If you will insist on riding at night you'll soon be needing Arctic survival kit. When I was back in the UK last xmas I bought a pair of one pound fleece gloves and wore them inside another pair of halfway decent gloves. It worked well. I needed the warmth at the start of the ride and could remove a layer later when I warmed up. Today I wore a pair of DeFeet and that was enough but soon it wont be. These are what I use when it's baltic out.
Following on from my winter shoes/boots thread, I am now looking for some good winter gloves. At the moment, I have some of these DeFeet gloves that Musashi linked to in the shoes thread and a pair of generic, long-fingered spring/autumn gloves; I double up on these in chillier weather but when nighttime temps drop below 5C my fingers still go numb on descents.
There are some ideas in this thread from last winter, but a lot of posters said that they hadn't found satisfactory gloves. I was keen on getting some PI gloves (I have some of their other kit and have found them well made and reasonably priced), but GSAstuto's comments on their lack of warmth are echoed by amazon jp reviewers.
So, what gloves have been good for you?
Can anyone comment on these Sealskinz?
@Musashi - are the crab mittens good?
Not too bulky for braking/changing gears/etc? Ok in, say, 5C temps? Waterproof?