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Decent winter biking gloves
on March 13, 2010
First, I'll start off by saying that I'm living in west central Wisconsin, and I have been biking about 3 miles round-trip to class almost every day this winter. I will also preface this by saying that I may have Raynaud's disease, which causes lack of blood flow in the extremities in cold weather, so basically any gloves that I have worn in <20 degree F weather have not kept my hands warm. That being said these are definitely the best ones I've owned for biking. I also have a pair of leather gloves and a pair of wool gloves/mittens that have 40 gram thinsulate lining. In comparison to those, the Planet Bike gloves are not as warm when you aren't moving, but once I'm riding the wind resistance of the Planet Bike gloves keeps my hands noticeably warmer. Despite this the gloves are not as water resistant as I was hoping for. Its been raining the last few days and the palm of the glove gets pretty wet quickly.
Here is a rough temperature breakdown of the gloves on my 1.5 mile rides
<0 degrees F - My hands go numb and freeze
0-15 degrees - hands still get really cold, just not as fast
15-20 degrees - the gloves keep my hands warm enough for that ride, I can still feel them when I get to class.
20-35 degrees - Gloves are perfect, my palms get a little sweaty but my fingers are warm enough
up to 45 degrees - the gloves are a little too warm but still useable