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    Gloves again

    Hey all...I did a search for a thread on gloves - found a bit of info, but I was hoping we could revisit.

    In cold/windy weather, my hands get extremely chapped and itchy - drives me batty. I don't wear gloves for everyday wheeling, and the only pair I own are big bulky ski gloves. I'd like to put some on my Christmas list.

    So, anybody have recommendations? I'm looking for some gloves that fit well and offer a bit of warmth. I was leaning towards the Iron Clad box gloves, but was wondering about how warm they are. Do they offer any weather protection, or are they just for improving grip?

    Thanks,
    Taziar

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    I use Petzl rope rapelling gloves (they size crazy, I normally wear a medium or large but in Petzl I fit an XS!). Best gloves I've used for a chair. For wet weather I use big bulky Gill Offshore sailing gloves. They are insulated, offer a terrific grip in the wet and are somewhat water resistant. After enough water they will saturate. Real happy with them when the weather is bad but I have to take them off to do anything but push. Good luck :-)

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    For cold weather outdoors use, I like thermal insulated and wind/water resistant cycling gloves, such as these: http://www.westernbikeworks.com/prod...indstorm-glove

    By the way, you can find a list of cycling gloves that are currently on sale here: http://www.westernbikeworks.com/search/gloves?tcc=2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard L View Post
    For cold weather outdoors use, I like thermal insulated and wind/water resistant cycling gloves, such as these: http://www.westernbikeworks.com/prod...indstorm-glove

    By the way, you can find a list of cycling gloves that are currently on sale here: http://www.westernbikeworks.com/search/gloves?tcc=2
    Those look very interesting. Do they have any grip in the wet and are they water resistant?

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    Never tried them in the wet, but the ad does say "wind/water resistant".

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    I also use Petzl rappelling gloves but since they're leather they tend to wear through really fast when wet. I've been trying to find a good substance to waterproof them that doesn't stain my hands or make them feel icky from chemicals.
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    I wear fingerless deerskin gloves to push. In cold weather, I slip insulted deerskin mittens over my fingerless gloves, The combination works very well for me for year-round gripping in all weather, and I easily slip off the mittens when going inside, and my fingerless are still on, ready to go.
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    I found some beautiful 'driving' gloves that are wonderful soft leather, great colors, very comfortable and look beautiful.

    http://www.leatherglovesonline.com/n...FSOMtgodPFhHqQ

    They are very soft so if you are rough on them they won't last terribly long but they look and feel great!

    Oli

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    Not for driving but to help with the dry skin

    Im not in a wheelchair but I work for an ADL company that makes some walker and wheelchair accessories. Joined up to read throught the threads to see what everyone thinks on certain products. We just added a line of silipos products which helps with dry skin and some skin wear issues. Theres a pair of gloves that you can put on for 15-20 minutes and they help get rid of the dry skin areas. I spent some time in a quickie and wore these for a week because my hands got really raw. Worked well so I thought maybe someone could find some use for them as well. if you get them though dont fall asleep in them, only wear them for the twenty minutes then take them off. Heres a link if anyones interested.

    http://www.maddak.com/silipos®-mo...b112307986174e

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    I got some deerskin/Gore-Tex gloves from Cabelas last winter. They made it through the whole snow season, and are still in good enough shape that I'll use them again this year. http://www.cabelas.com/mens-leather-...e-001b2166c62d
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