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Can anyone recommend a really good pair of gloves for the winter for road biking. To make it more complicated they probably need to be women specific as most of the mens gloves I've tried on are to short in the fingers and wide across the palm for me. I've looked at Sealskins, Giro Candella and Specialized so far. Thanks  1

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Tony Farrelly [2893 posts] 5 years ago
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You could check out our Buyers Guide to Winter Gloves http://road.cc/content/buyers-guide/47538-your-guide-best-winter-gloves-... there's also a fair few pairs of women's gloves in our full finger glove review section http://road.cc/review-archive?tid=9765

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Tony Farrelly [2893 posts] 5 years ago
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Here's some suggestions from Twitter…

The Rapha Winter Glove gets quite a few shouts - particularly in the dry (it's leather)

The Craft Siberia are toasty says IanBoydon

Prendas says gusk; emerydavid is another to recommend the Rapha gloves but also reckons the Fox Antifreeze are a good cheap option

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Gkam84 [9100 posts] 5 years ago
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I'll just chip in my 2p, I use the same set of gloves through out the year, they happened to be a freebie from Evans for a comment i left when they asked a question about cycling apps and i was deemed to be "helpful" to which they sent me these, already had a wore out pair

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/gore-bike-wear/contest-mitts-ec022414

And then through my other love, football, I have something like this, although not Puma, i can't find my nike ones with the same sort of grips

http://www.prosportuk.com/football_kit/football_essentials/football_acce...

Combine the two and its prefect, cheap aswell

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Blackhound [455 posts] 5 years ago
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I like these split finger one's from Craft:

http://www.alwaysriding.co.uk/bodywear-146/cycling-gloves-113/?sfilt=br_2

I do feel the cold though.

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shollin [47 posts] 5 years ago
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I am sat at my desk at work in my lunch hour looking at the split finger ones from Craft and mimicking how my fingers would be positioned in the gloves then placing them on imaginary handlebars and checking out how I would operates brakes and gears  17 Luckilly my colleague has his back to me! Thanks for the tips guys, I suffer with cold hands and feet too so I want an effective pair. I'll check these out in more detail later. Yes indeedy Rapha ones are very nice but are a quarter of the cost of what I've just paid for a winter bike. Hubby, he say No!

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arrieredupeleton [581 posts] 5 years ago
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If you are after a cheaper pair and if you are lucky, Aldi might still do theirs. not bad for £5. They are some of the best winter gloves I've used. Pretty waterproof and breathable. If you cant get a pair, keep a look out next Autumn.

http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/special_buys3_20811.htm

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shollin [47 posts] 5 years ago
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I tried the Aldi ones when they came in but unfortunately even the small was to big for me. They were nice gloves too. Got my summer mitts from Aldi, they do great bits and pieces now and then  1

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wyadvd [128 posts] 5 years ago
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a pair of 3mm wetsuit gloves from yer local scuba shop. very very warm and water proof.

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shollin [47 posts] 5 years ago
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Interesting re the wetsuit gloves, looked at some online and they have grippy palms and are close fitting. Might give those a whirl! Thanks  1

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shollin [47 posts] 5 years ago
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Found a pair of wetsuit gloves with a New* Snot Wipe Hyper plush outer thumb panel for those runny nose days ... SOLD!  44

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wyadvd [128 posts] 5 years ago
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your hands sweat a bit inside them. but it doesnt make you cold, as the sweat just gets warmed up instantly and serves as a very efficient heat exchange system within the glove. need daily rinse and airing cup oard dry though. the fluid sealed ones are best.

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wyadvd [128 posts] 5 years ago
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shollin [47 posts] 5 years ago
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They do look like a really good option for the bike. I want warmth but I really won't like anything to bulky. How do you find the pressure on your hands and wrists as there isn't any gel padding on the palms like normal cycling gloves?

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wyadvd [128 posts] 5 years ago
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well, for me, neoprene is a great shock absorber. works better than the gel IMO. just taken deliver of some castelli deluvios and they are loverly!

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wyadvd [128 posts] 5 years ago
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and another thing, neoprene seems to have the most favourable bulk/insulation ratio IMO, so you can feel stuff through then , do zips up, adjust yer helmet strap and stuff so yeah!

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shollin [47 posts] 5 years ago
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Oh yes, those are very smart gloves!  1