Glove/ inner shoe combo

by blablablacksheep20   January 27, 2014  

My fingers are falling off, as are my toes..

Basically im wearing these on my hands
http://www.sealskinz.com/UK/gloves/kj401-leather-road-cycle-gloves-black...

But they arent totally waterproof, merely water resistant, biggest issue is my fingers are falling off, so what inner glove would you suggest????
( dont want to buy another new glove, as i have a summer glove/ autumn glove ect.)

Shoes wise im running some
Castelli Nano Waterproof Overshoes,

Just looking for a pair of warm socks now as my 1000 mile socks arent quite upto the job,( also interested in a good shoe cover replacement as the nanos are always ripping Sad )

thanks

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Socks: Merino wool.
£6 for 3 from On One. I live in these. http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/CLOOTNMS3P/on_one_thinny_merino_socks_(3_pack). They do a thick version too, but make sure you have enough room in your shoes for them. I am generally warmer in the thinny socks than the thickie ones when wearing shoes, as toes need to be able to move around in a small warm air pocket.

Liner gloves: merino again, of course. Warm when wet and very thin. I got mine from a walking shop.

If you're riding in the wet and cold though, try neoprene gloves. No gloves keep water out forever, so why not accept it and essentially wear a wetsuit over your hands? Totally windproof too.

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posted by oddbydefault [91 posts]
27th January 2014 - 1:15

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oddbydefault wrote:
Socks: Merino wool.
£6 for 3 from On One. I live in these. http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/CLOOTNMS3P/on_one_thinny_merino_socks_(3_pack). They do a thick version too, but make sure you have enough room in your shoes for them.

The On One thinny merino socks are good value and comfortable, but not very durable. So, fantastic as long as you don't mind having to by new ones every 3 months. The thick ones are very good though, but as oddbydefault pointed out you will need extra room in your shoes.

posted by NeilG83 [225 posts]
27th January 2014 - 1:35

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I have suffered for years with cold hands even when others were riding fingerless. I have a shelf full of gloves - inners, outers, windproof, waterproof, you name it.

I took to wearing a lambswool liner glove last year, which made things a bit better. But on rides below about 7-8 degrees was still miserable after an hour or so.

The *only* gloves I have found that keep my hands properly warm are the SealSkinz Handlebar mitten. Got a pair at Christmas for £30 on eBay. Work like no other glove on this planet, IMHO. I can now ride down to zero without a liner. Haven't tried colder because it hasn't been colder than that yet. Get a larger size than normal so your fingers aren't rammed against the ends.

As for feet, I'm wearing de Feet Wooly Boolies under a windproof sock from Ground Effect, under 6mm neoprene boots. Still get cold.

I believe I have the worst circulation in the UK.

I was told there would be Cake. Luckily there's http://TestValleyCC.org.uk

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posted by KiwiMike [438 posts]
27th January 2014 - 8:33

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I use silk glove liners (popular for skiers apparently), they work well and are cheap - £8 on Amazon I think..

Also I wonder if you could treat your existing gloves with a waterproofer?

The alternative is a new pair of specialist gloves but which I know you've ruled out..

posted by 700c [556 posts]
27th January 2014 - 9:05

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Hi there is one windproof/ waterproof glove its called marigold washing uup glove, i use these as an overglove, keeps out water and keeps wind out, also cheap as chips, plus if u want to turn them into castelli put a print of a scorpion on them lol

posted by issacforce [204 posts]
27th January 2014 - 9:37

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Had an interesting chat with a mate who has been using cling film on his feet.

I know, it weirded me out too. But he swears by it - covering his bare feet in cf, then putting on socks and finally the shoes.
"Totally toasty warm" he says.

Can't imagine what it's like unwrapping the feet afterwards though. Surprise

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posted by nostromo [65 posts]
27th January 2014 - 10:10

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I've used foil on my feet and it worked well although it did disintegrate after the ride lol.
I'll try some defeet socks thanks

My hands though are where it's grim, fingers are generally so cold it took 30mins after ride to warm them up just to take helmet off Confused

I'm considering these options now for hands;

1; keep my current gloves but add a glove liner ( which one though without being unable to use bike )

2; buy new pair of hardcore gloves to stop all weather nastyness getting to hands.
Which one though? Sealskinz lobster style glove?, craft Siberian glove? Or phew lobster cover over current glove?

Thanks for help much appreciated

posted by blablablacksheep20 [49 posts]
27th January 2014 - 14:22

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Socks wise I am very pleased with the performance of Endura's Baabaa Marino socks at Amazon for £14:24 they keep my feet very warm even when my overshoes let me down.

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posted by Nat Jas Moe [26 posts]
27th January 2014 - 20:38

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Tescos bags over feet I've heard works.

I wear a thin pair underneath a thick pair, then DeFeet over the top of shoes.

For hands, wear normal woollen gloves then a pair of sheepskins over the top. Not in the wet obviously, but in the dry, your hands will not get cold in there.

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posted by Raleigh [1728 posts]
27th January 2014 - 22:42

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I did the carrier bag thing a few times last winter, along with some long Rev'it motorcycling socks, and a pair of nitrile gloves under my waterproof Endura gloves.

Both work, and it's amusing to take the gloves off and see the sweat running out of them.

posted by allez neg [4 posts]
28th January 2014 - 0:45

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blablablacksheep20 wrote:

2; buy new pair of hardcore gloves to stop all weather nastyness getting to hands.
Which one though? Sealskinz lobster style glove?, craft Siberian glove? Or phew lobster cover over current glove?

Thanks for help much appreciated

Given how awful a time I was having until the SealSkinz totally solved the problem, I'd spunk the £35-sh and go lobster Smile

I was told there would be Cake. Luckily there's http://TestValleyCC.org.uk

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posted by KiwiMike [438 posts]
28th January 2014 - 8:49

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Couldn't see all the posts as seems to cut out some of it.

I was going to get those sealskins lobster gloves but cannot find any now.

I'm really looking for something that is very very well insulated due to my bad circulation in hands. Anyone have experience with the
Shower pass gloves?

For £58 they expensive but if they keep hands warm when it drops will be worth it.

posted by blablablacksheep20 [49 posts]
28th January 2014 - 14:01

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