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    Winter Gloves?

    Hello,

    I am in the market for new winter gloves. I have some of the old PI lobster gloves, but they are on their way out. For the new ones, the warmer, the better. I also hope to use these for skiing. I am looking at the PI Inferno gloves. Any comments on these? Any other options out there?

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    Chris

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    I was going to recomend the Lobsters..... any reason you don't want another pair? And, completly OT, the high school mtb site in your signature isn't working. Looks cool though. Have they moved to a new url?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    I was going to recomend the Lobsters..... any reason you don't want another pair? And, completly OT, the high school mtb site in your signature isn't working. Looks cool though. Have they moved to a new url?

    Yeah, I do have to change the link on that, thanks for reminding me. As for the gloves, mine are about 5-6 years old. They were awesome, but I think they have changed. I don't think the new models are quite as warm as the old ones. This thinking is somewhat confirmed by the fact that the Inferno is claimed to be PI's warmest glove now.

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    I don't use any bike specific gloves and I've been just fine in weather from the high teens up through the thirties so far. My gloves are fleece and advertised as being "Waterproof and windproof yet breathable". Both pairs I bought, even though they were different makes, claimed some thing like Bio-Tech or something close to that. They've certainly worked very well. This only thing I had to experiment with was the thickness of the insulating fleece. For me getting the thinner kinds we're still slightly to warm but not bad at all. I made the mistake of getting those bio whatever gloves in a thick 400 Insulate layer and have never worn them again after the first time because they were big time overkill.

    If it helps I got one pair at Target and another at Menards which is like Home Depot just not as big.

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    Infernos.

    The PI Infernos rock. Be aware that for me, using then at anything about 15 F was way overkill as my hands would overheat. Below 15 F, they were amazing.

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    For Sale Spam!! Beware

    Ive got 2 pair of the 661 Storm Plus gloves in my hand with the tags still attached. Never worn. They are size large. PM me if you want some pics.

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    I love my 661 Storm gloves, been keeping my hands warm all winter. Been fine even when it's less than 20F.
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    '17 Specialized Enduro Elite 29

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    The shop I work at has a pair of gloves, I forget who makes them, Garneau?, that have a parafin based insulation, that melts around body temperature. In doing so, they absorb some of the heat in the golve, keeping your hands from getting too hot, and sweating, thus getting all cold and clammy. Once you cool down below the melting point, it solidifies, releasing enegy that warms your hands up. I'll check what they are tomorrow, and let you know.

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