Author Topic: Short fingered neoprene gloves  (Read 544 times)

mattc

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Short fingered neoprene gloves
« on: August 02, 2015, 02:14:35 pm »
I regard long-fingered gloves as the absolute last resort in bad weather, so try to layer various odd fingerless things together before I give in. A bargain were gloves like these (but bought from a back-of-the-newspaper ad):
http://www.freemans.com/products/neoprene-therapy-gloves/_/A-99G757_M
(oh, and ours dont have the velcro cuffs. Or maybe I cut them off. Anyway, I dont need them ... )

Really good on wetc spring/autumn wet rides. (They give a slight cushioning effect despite being only thin - which is nice)

Their only flaw has been wearing out rather quickly (in fact the stitching was the weak point). For #12 I'm tempted to just keep buying new pairs,  but wondered if there is better out there.
Main google hits are for sailing gloves. They look a lot more substantial, and have some sort of grip area built in.

Anyone used neoprene sailing fingerless gloves? Ideally on a bike!

(I think they might be Just The Thing for all-wet days, but a bit heavy/bulky to carry around as spares that you hope to manage without. But I've never seen any in the flesh! )
Has never ridden RAAM
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hellymedic

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Re: Short fingered neoprene gloves
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2015, 03:02:24 pm »
I bought two pairs of 3/4 fingered neoprene gloves (2 pairs for the price of one) from Coopers of Stortford (purveyors of sundries to the >50s). http://www.coopersofstortford.co.uk
They didn't cost much and some of the stitching is coming undone.
They also tend to pull on the hands a bit.
http://www.coopersofstortford.co.uk/coopers-of-stortford-neoprene-heat-therapy-gloves-buy-1-pair-get-1-pair-free-prodd052bundlei/

But they won't break the bank.