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Off yourself before moving to this apocalyptic nightmare.I have had a pair of Smartwool glove liners for years.They have continued to serve me well and they occupy a very small place in the backpack.On a pockets only day they are just as easy to pack.Some type of shell may save a digit as well(Pearl Izumi makes one,they are not waterproof).
 

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Depends on what you mean by cold. On my morning commute, I use ski mittens on the coldest days. I have yet to find a glove that can keep my hands warm when temps are in the 30s. Don't doubt one exists, but I haven't found it. A lot of this is personal too -- a glove that doesn't work for me may work fine for others. But of course mittens aren't practical for mountain biking. If it is in the 30s, I don't go mountain biking!

For temps in the 40s I use a decent pair of ski gloves. Cheaper than "bike gloves" and work just as well.
 

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Thanks all.

Curious about the latex gloves. Seems like your hands would sweat and get clammy. Easy enough to try though!

Liking the 661 winter gloves idea. Did not know about them.

Ski gloves just seem too bulky, but I can see if street riding that could be fine.

This would be for aggressive riding as an option, so I would still like a good feel on the grips.
 

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I usually use a pair of warmer type cycling gloves for most conditions, but if it gets really cold, I like the Pearl Izumi Lobster gloves. They are a bit bulky IMO, but work well.

If it's wet, I usually carry two pairs of gloves and switch mid day or when the gloves wet through and my hands get cold. I do this for cycling and skiing.
 

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There was a thread about this a couple of years ago (did you search?)

I use these Sears Craftsman gloves, of which I bought for $5, and I now see have gone up a bit. These are fine until about 30 degrees. I've not tried them below that, but I can tell they would then be a bit lacking. Someone else recommended some cheap gloves from Harbor Freight, on the South end of town.
 

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I searched and found some good idea's and products, but after a few people saying "these worked great when it was 65* out", I figured I would narrow it down to a location focused on true COLD temps. ;)

On that note, good call on the "mechanics" style gloves I didn't even think of that.
 

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also think about your core and arms. If your core/arms are cold no matter what type of gloves you have on your hands will be cold. Try wearing a full jacket or vest+arm warmers. As a climber I have found that if I keep at least my arms warm I can wear thinner gloves cutting down on hand sweat which will also make your hands cold in the long run.
 

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I have a pair of smart wool gloves that I use into the 40's by themselves. They keep my hands warm when they are wet too. Below the forties, I use a lobster shell over the wool gloves. Seems to work great for me.
 

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I know there are heated grips available for snowmobiles and motorcycles.... the thought has definitely crossed my mind... I wonder how much battery you'd need to carry?

I have a couple sets of insulated work gloves, they probably came from Harbor Freight or something equivalent. If it is dry and cold, no problem, but wet and cold sucks. Aside from bringing multiple sets of gloves and turning around before going numb I have not found a good solution.

Edit: check this out...
Heated MTB Ergo Tri
 
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