On the last two rides I’ve ended up with cold and wet hands. The Aldi Winter Cycling gloves are OK untill it get really cold (see your breath cold). They are not waterproof either. It’s not a complaint just a fact. For £2.99 they are a stupendous bargain. Seen some on Ebay for double that and postage.
To get around this problem I’ve invested the grand sum of £4.99 on Aldi,s Latest Offer Ski-ing gloves. I gave up ski-ing when I piled on the weight as my knees wouldn’t hack it. Plus I would have looked like Father Christmas in a red ski suit.
Well the knees are fine now I’ve lost the weight so look out Livigno.
I’ve bought these gloves for cycling, everything else seems to be around the £30 mark that I’ve looked at.
The gloves: Ski-ing gloves, Thinsulate lined for warmth. With a “Hipora” breathable, waterproof inner membrane. First impressions look good. Orange flashes don’t match anything other than the ski jackets on offer. From memory Hipora was used in the C&A “Rodeo” Ski Wear. C&A dressed Skiers used to be called “Rodeo Riders” by the holiday reps, that was the last time I wore C&A (not been in the UK for a few years now).
I’ll let you know how I get on, I’ve some motorcycle gloves that are just too bulky to operate Shimano Ultegra STI shifters, Sora button maybe but not Ultegra inner levers.
Just to let you know I fell off my bike wearing these gloves, there is a very small hole were a crease probably wore through and the nylon on the back of the hand is marked but thats it. I cracked a bone in my shoulder and my arm was badly bruised but I’m still using the gloves. Once the weather bucks up I may try something different. I’ve got a enough gloves lying around unused now!