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Old 02-07-2013, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive always been riding with gloves but have noticed all my friends ride with mittens. i think they look beter especially with all the cool colors and funny designs companies like neff have done with there mittens.

i picked up a pair and am going to try them out

Another pair i used were danny davis's analg mittens which were really cool!

what are your preferences and opinions ?
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like mittens. Your dexterity is already pretty limited while wearing gloves, so I opt for the warmth and comfort of mittens.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think it's really just a matter of opinion. I don't think there's any actual evidence to support either side. SOme people say gloves are warmer, some say mittens. One thing is for sure, is that gloves seem alot easier to fiddle around your shit with. I think that the lobster gloves seem to be the best of both worlds. Pointer/thumb each have their own sleeves and the other3 fingers are grouped in a half mitten type setup. I've only used gloves, and just bought a pair of mittens that havn't arrived yet so I'll have my own opinion shortly.
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Mittens are definitely warmer. Less surface area with the same insulation will be warmer.
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Ive always been riding with gloves but have noticed all my friends ride with mittens. i think they look beter especially with all the cool colors and funny designs companies like neff have done with there mittens.

i picked up a pair and am going to try them out

Another pair i used were danny davis's analg mittens which were really cool!

what are your preferences and opinions ?
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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To me it's mittens for brutal cold days. By not having open space between your fingers they stay warmer. Not a huge fan of mittens but use em when they are needed. Other than that most times it gloves.

My only real preference is under gloves / mitts, I can't stand over gloves / mitts of any type. Makes me mental to pull my gloves or mits over the cuff of my jacket. It's a personal preference, neither one is better than the other really.

As for mitts I prefer and use, Burton AK Oven Mitts, under-style. Mad warm and gore-tex wind blocker and primaloft makes em totally worth the high price. I've also found that leather gets colder faster in temps below 10 degrees.

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NO nootheroptions, mittens are warmer. It's like science.

Mittens are warmer because your fingers are encased in insulating fabrics together creating more body heat.

From experience I also know mittens are warmer. I have some ground score fancy high end gloves that are not as warm as my battered basic mittens.

I like to wear light woven cheapo gloves under mine that have touch screen capabilities. This makes them even better.

MITTENS ARE BETTER
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I agree that mittens are warmer, my preference is the burton impact glove for its support. I find that if I wear a thin underglove either silk or synthetic it makes that glove much warmer.

If it's damn cold then burton AK under mitten is my default. When it's that cold it's usually rock hard conditions and I can give up the support of the glove for the warmth, I don't ride as aggressively in really hard conditions.
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I rock Mittens with a thin liner glove inside... a lot warmer and I can pull my hand out if i need to do something that requires more dexterity.
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Mittens and liners underneath. I always use my mitten leashes and can easily throw them on and off midrun.
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