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Winter gloves

Post by ashcroc on Thu 26 Nov 2015, 4:56 pm

After several years of use my winter gloves are starting to give up.

Has anyone any suggestions for decent quality warm & waterproof gloves? I'm especially interested in heated gloves if you have any decent experience as my heated grips have gone too & only ever kept the palm side warm.

Thanks muchly in advance.
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Re: Winter gloves

Post by jerryfudd on Thu 26 Nov 2015, 6:11 pm

I've got the Weise Oslo gloves and use them all through winter.... not saying my hands never get coldish on my hour each way journey but I find its a decent trade up between dexterity and warmth.
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Re: Winter gloves

Post by Jameshambleton on Thu 26 Nov 2015, 7:50 pm

Don't get heated gloves, the wire in them is very thin and it'll easily break, according to the guy that sells them in my favourite bike clothing shop. Thick gloves will be best as to waterproof ones I've got no idea.
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Re: Winter gloves

Post by Beresford on Thu 26 Nov 2015, 10:35 pm

I've given up trying to find genuinely waterproof kit, so now I wear whatever is comfortable (reasonably crash-proof of course) and I carry light foldaway over-gear for when it's raining.

I wrecked my favorite leather gloves when I came off a few weeks ago, so I'm replaceing them with some cheapish leather replacements and a pair of waterproof over-mitts which can be stashed under the seat until needed.

They are also good for when it's really cold.
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Re: Winter gloves

Post by ashcroc on Fri 27 Nov 2015, 8:45 am

Thanks for the tips guys. Think I'll give the heated gloves a miss since if I'm spending over a ton I'll be wanting them to last a good few years.

A bit of browsing has pointed me towards Richa Cold Protect GTX gloves which seem to fit the bill. Does anyone here use them?
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Re: Winter gloves

Post by ratatooie on Fri 27 Nov 2015, 9:06 am

I've had much success with my Spada Enforcers over the last two seasons. Really nice, waterproof and warm, and even have an integrated windscreen wiper on the back of the thumb. 

They get a bit stinky after prolonged usage, but that is nothing a few squirts of Acti Fresh Foot Spray stuff can't fix (as strange as it sounds, that is the only method I have found to reliably get rid of the pong).
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Post by skyrider on Fri 27 Nov 2015, 4:04 pm

@Beresford wrote:I've given up trying to find genuinely waterproof kit, so now I wear whatever is comfortable (reasonably crash-proof of course) and I carry light foldaway over-gear for when it's raining.

I wrecked my favorite leather gloves when I came off a few weeks ago, so I'm replaceing them with some cheapish leather replacements and a pair of waterproof over-mitts which can be stashed under the seat until needed.

They are also good for when it's really cold.
if you want really waterproof kit the best place to go is a builders supply, apart from the bright yellow they also sell the jacket and leggings in navy blue or a zip up one piece suit this kit is made for guys who are out in the pouring rain all day so is 100% waterproof
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Post by trophydave on Fri 27 Nov 2015, 7:36 pm

@ratatooie wrote:I've had much success with my Spada Enforcers over the last two seasons. Really nice, waterproof and warm, and even have an integrated windscreen wiper on the back of the thumb. 

I have just bought a pair of these but have only worn them a couple of times.So far they seem pretty good.In the winter I often wear ex army cammo over mitts over my gloves,they work pretty well as long as you dont mind the look of them.
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Re: Winter gloves

Post by skyrider on Fri 27 Nov 2015, 7:52 pm

at times it doesn't really matter what  your kit looks like if its doing its job of keeping you warm and dry that's the main thing especially at this time of the year Smile
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Post by louis_sutton on Fri 27 Nov 2015, 9:43 pm

For what it's worth, my spadas got heavy usage, lasted a year (although still running, held together by the force. Or duct tape. Same thing).

I've always been tempted by some rukkas, but various tests suggest richa arctic and cold protect have done well. 

I've bitten the bullet. Muffs time...
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Re: Winter gloves

Post by wornsprokets on Sat 28 Nov 2015, 8:54 am

I can tell you from experience in construction none of the gear used in construction keeps u 100perecent dry as they make u sweat when your working. The blue rain gear rips very easy if your going to buy rain gear theres stuff thats like a flexible rubber plastic that wil last  but there has to be a flex movement in it. Solid plastic stuff with no give wil rip easy. The yellow jackets wil not keep you dry in heavy rain. I use latex gloves under your bike gloves. Most guys in construction have arthritius from workin in rain. Always try get best gloves u can afford as i can tell you broken bones knuckes and fingers and wrist is not fun look at ride magazine green triangle best buys in gear there tests on gear are very good
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Re: Winter gloves

Post by ratatooie on Mon 30 Nov 2015, 3:56 pm

@trophydave wrote:

@ratatooie wrote:I've had much success with my Spada Enforcers over the last two seasons. Really nice, waterproof and warm, and even have an integrated windscreen wiper on the back of the thumb. 



I have just bought a pair of these but have only worn them a couple of times.So far they seem pretty good.In the winter I often wear ex army cammo over mitts over my gloves,they work pretty well as long as you dont mind the look of them.

Aye. I do like the Spadas. They do restrict your movement quite a bit over regular leather gauntlets, but you get used to it within a few minutes. I went for the Hi-Viz option, not that they would make a blind bit of difference practically!

How do you find the Army mitts affect your dexterity?
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Re: Winter gloves

Post by ashcroc on Mon 07 Dec 2015, 4:19 pm

Thanks for all the pointers guys.
In the end I plumped for @wornsprokets advice to get the best I could afford & settled on the Richa Cold Protect GTX I linked to earlier.

First impressions are that they're warm thought admittedly it hasn't been that cold since they arrived & at least showerproof. I'll do a review once I've put them through some proper cold & wet.
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Re: Winter gloves

Post by Phil07952 on Mon 17 Oct 2016, 3:16 pm

@ashcroc wrote:Thanks for all the pointers guys.
In the end I plumped for @wornsprokets advice to get the best I could afford & settled on the Richa Cold Protect GTX I linked to earlier.

First impressions are that they're warm thought admittedly it hasn't been that cold since they arrived & at least showerproof.   I'll do a review once I've put them through some proper cold & wet.
How did you find these gloves?
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Re: Winter gloves

Post by ashcroc on Fri 04 Nov 2016, 6:35 pm

@Phil07952 wrote:

@ashcroc wrote:Thanks for all the pointers guys.
In the end I plumped for @wornsprokets advice to get the best I could afford & settled on the Richa Cold Protect GTX I linked to earlier.

First impressions are that they're warm thought admittedly it hasn't been that cold since they arrived & at least showerproof.   I'll do a review once I've put them through some proper cold & wet.


How did you find these gloves?

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They're the best winter gloves I've had yet.  I wouldn't say they keep my hands warm in sub zero temps but having said that they're not particularly cold either.

The only time my hands have got wet is the odd occasion where runoff has gone down the inside of the cuff.  Putting them under the jacket sleve solves that though.

They can yake an age to dry out if they do get soaked though.

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