Author Topic: Riding Through Sierras, Nevada, Utah and Colorado starting in April. Gloves?  (Read 2126 times)

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Offline PeanutButterShammyCream

I will be cycling the western express the first week of April. So I will be riding through the Sierras, then across Nevada, then Utah and Colorado. What kind of gloves do you guys recommend???

Offline Nyimbo

Heated  :)

Offline PeanutButterShammyCream

Heated  :)

LOL thanks for your input.....Anybody else?  :)

Offline canalligators

Do you generally have trouble keeping your hands warm?  If this isn't especially hard for you, go ahead and listen to the general advice.    If you find it difficult to keep your hands and feet warm, be aware that you'll receive a lot of information that isn't helpful.  For that case, I recommend this:  Below 35F, insulation alone will not do the job.  You will need to add heat, using electric or chemical hand warmers.  On a long tour, chemical might be better as they last hours and you won't have to keep batteries charged or carry spare batteries.  They are available in a smaller size for toe warming, too.

p.s. Inexpensive electric warmers vary widely in quality.  I bought some and they were totally ineffective - because they only drew a few watts (I measured it).  So if you decide to go electric, get some good ones.  These will also have good rechargeable batteries.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2017, 09:54:21 am by canalligators »

Offline etsisk

I strongly suggest that you go with mittens or three fingered gloves (thumb, first two, last two). This reduces surface area between the fingers that's exposed to cold and your fingers can help keep each other warm

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Offline canalligators

Yes, mittens or lobster claws.  But if you use chemical hand warmers, the mittens are indicated.  You want room for the warming pouch.

Offline PeanutButterShammyCream

What exactly are CHEMICAL hand warmers? The ones that you buy at REI?

Offline etsisk

What exactly are CHEMICAL hand warmers? The ones that you buy at REI?
Yup, the REI type warmers.

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