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    gloves for a rainy day

    Can any one recommend a good pair of rainy day gloves. It seems like it is always raining. My hand look like prunes at the end of my 12 miles each way.Dreaming of some sunny day rides.
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    I like my pearl izumi wxb gloves. they have outdry lining which is like new and improved gore tex. not padded though, which can be good if you want to wear your regular gloves underneath.

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    I haven't found any either. In a warm rain I just use MTB gloves and try to remember a spare pair for after work. For a cold rain I have some Lizard Skins insulated neoprene-y ones that are pretty good. But I could use a better pair for the sorta cold rain, like 45-50ish. I have some that are more water resistant than regular gloves, but only a matter of time until they soak through in a good rain. Those are zerorh and louis garneau.

    I noticed that Showers Pass, king of rain-related products does not sell any gloves; I thought that was strange, and perhaps telling of how difficult it is. Gore has some they guarantee are waterproof I have been tempted by, but have not tried, I recall they were expensive and not 100% positive reviews, but if they guarantee them, maybe there is little to lose.

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    I put a heavy DWR coating on my Pearl Cyclone gloves. They still get wet over a 9-15 mile ride, but it takes a good amount of time. I used Nikwax's softshell proof.

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    thanks for all the replies
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    Showers Pass Now has WP gloves??

    Reviving this thread as it is time for me to think about the elements (as much as we are exposed to "the elements" here in NorCal).

    Anyone have a set of these? Impressions? Thanks.
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    i have the castelli diluvio gloves, there all neoprene so they keep out water well but they make my hands sweat so much that they are soaking anyways, but this does keep your hands very warm. also the neoprene acts as a great shock absorber for any vibration from the bars

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    I just picked up the 0 deg Celsius "Neoprene Gloves & Hat Combo" for $16.97 at ***** Sporting Goods South Bend | Wholesale Fishing Gear | Buy Fishing Equipment . These are working great in cold damp weather! They also give a nice grip on the handlebars that I find very comfortable and confidence inspiring.

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    Most winter gloves cycling specific or not will be waterproof. The problem is that they may be a bit too warm in the fall and spring. If it's summer rain; I don't wear any gloves. In the fall or spring I might wear latex dishwashing gloves. The blue ones, not the yellow ones. I'm not a freak.

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    I have Endura Strike gloves for really rainy days, and cold weather. For milder conditions I wear Pearl Izumi Cyclone gloves and accept that I will get wet.
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    thanks for the input
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    Quote Originally Posted by OnThaCouch View Post
    elements (as much as we are exposed to "the elements" here in NorCal).
    waitwaitwaitwait... we have "elements!"


    for me, I don't worry about the waterproofness of the gloves in the rain... I have some PI windstopper gloves that work good in the rain..if it's raining, mostly because they block the wind, which is what makes you cold. it's generally no colder than mid 30's, so it's not too bad if the hands get a little wet.

    When we get "the elements", I go to the "real" gloves

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    I go with the Manzella silkweight Windstopper shell gloves (REI carries them, among others), with military-surplus wool glove liners inside them. Since you can take the insulation out of the shell, this setup is a snap to dry compared to a conventional insulated cycling glove. The liners are dirt-cheap, so I can have a spare set in my bag, and being wool, they don't get stinky.

    If I wanted the shell glove to be particularly water-repellent, I could spray them with a DWR coating. With this approach, it's important to get a shell size that's big enough to accommodate the glove liners, which means they're not a snug, sporty-looking fit.



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    very good stuff
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    does any one use bar mitts?
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    ^^ I have a pair for both the errand bike and The Duchess.

    On the road:




    Not intended subject for shot, but decent side view:




    About to head out (see red lining):



    From the side at night:



    Note the reflective patches on the front of them in the iPhone flash. Show as well as the light weights on the front wheel which are the best 3M reflective tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLEKID5 View Post
    does any one use bar mitts?
    Me too, these are $17 at Amazon (search for Kwik Tek atv mitt):



    If you're specifically up against rain rather than snow or super-cold temperatures, then it would be worthwhile to get a can of spray-on water repellent for your bar mitts so they don't sponge up water.

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    love the setup brian. how do you like the light on the wand for the cars?
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    I'm getting a pair of PI bike gloves for Christmas.

    Pearl Izumi Pro Barrier WxB Bike Gloves - Free Shipping at REI.com

    I wore a hole through my Novara softshell gloves. I liked them, but they didn't last long at all. Figured this time I'll go with something waterproof since I've been commuting a lot more.

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