Well, thanks to Andy, over at Carbon Trace, and his talk about his great coat from Bass Pro Shops, I decided to do a little looking of my own. Anybody use "shooting gloves" for cycling? Like shooting, a fold-back index finger would come in handy on occasion when cycling. Anyone have a theory about what insulation weight to use for cycling between about 20F and 40F? If I believe the Cabela's "Glove Guide," it'd be between 70 and 100 grams insulation. Below 20F, the Motorcycle Meter is too low for me around here anyway!
As described on the "Cabela's" website:
The sensitive tactility and amazing dexterity provided by the synthetic palms of these gloves make them a must for any hunter who demands technical performance and successful results. Hands stay toasty warm in 150-gram ArmourLoft™ insulation. Soft and comfortable brushed tricot lining. The fold-back trigger finger is great for squeezing off a shot or reloading. Water-resistant fabric repels moisture and wicks it away. ColdGear® liner cuff and adjustable wrist for a wind-tight seal. Imported.
Camo patterns: Realtree® AP HD®, Mossy Oak® Treestand®.
Hmm, while I'm not a "high vis" fanatic, perhaps going from black to camo is a step in the wrong direction? On the other hand, I DO like green. Good thing I carry multiple lights...
Convertible Half Finger Mittens from REI
Warm but not Wind Resistant - and they Run Small
Before you know it, all this will be academic anyway. The days are getting noticeably longer already...