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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:00 pm 
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I have some of these.......

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/POLICE-BLACK- ... 51a43942e4

Very very comfy, waterproof and warm but don't get sweaty and cheap as chips.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:29 pm 
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dbmtb wrote:
This was a trick I learned as a bike messenger in one of the coldest winters Denmark has had since I moved here.


Was that winter 95/96? That was a long cold winter!

Old thumbies work well with even the thickest gloves.

Changing your control points for severe weather can make a lot of sense.

Carrying a couple of heat packs gives you the option of toasty pockets to relieve some of the cold too.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:09 pm 
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Carsten G wrote:
I use Silk glove liners and these gloves, warm and comfy even when pretty cold.

Weather in UK and Denmark are very similar maybe a bit colder in Denmark when winter cold.
http://www.goreapparel.co.uk/CROSS-GORE-TEX%C2%AE-Gloves/GCROGO,default,pd.html?cgid=gbw-men-geartype-gloves&start=7&dwvar_GCROGO_color=9900


Generally yes, but when you look at the wind there is a large difference. Especially if you look for the figures relating to Scotland rather than the UK as a whole, given we are a better comparison given we share a deal of our latitude. You have far less trees and hills to shelter behind too! :)


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I like to use Vaseline........On the hands, nose, cheeks and ears when it's frosty, it works.... :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:10 pm 
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Vaseline, the poor man's goose fat.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:57 pm 
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Another vote for Altura gloves, served me well the last two winters.


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