Cycling in Melbourne Australia
We find it depends how much peopel feel the cold. If they feel the cold the a ski glove type is needed in deep winter. Others find a thinner glove that gives more feeling is fine.
Last year I wore thick (ski glove like) UNO toasties for my predawn rides on Beach road and was always comfortable. But nore sure they will be avaialble this year - the BBB Windstopper has been popular - providing wind protection water resistance and a snug (non ski gear fit). Louise my wife wears them but puts inners in them for the deep winter rides
I found it quite interesting that this Blog appeared at the top of the google search for Winter Cycling Gloves.
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I have some Fox Dirtpaws for winter - quite warm but not particularly waterproof - though going at 30kmph in the rain I doubt that anything will be able to stay dry - though the idea of rubber surgical gloves under them is kinky and fascinating (though possibly a bit sweaty). I am always hot while riding though so getting wet, though tiresome, is not particularly worrying unless I am riding for more than a couple of hours.
I did get some good gear online from Chain Reaction (UK) - it all took a week to receive but the prices were so much better than what we have to pay here. Well worth a look because of the range of products and the price.
I wasted $35 on a pair of 2xu mid-level winter gloves. They are useless, the fit is too baggy so you slide all over the handlebars - and no, I didn't buy the wrong size. So now I'm back using my Fox mountain bike gloves.
My advice - stick to known and trusted cycling brands.
I bought a pair of knog https://www.knog.com.au/gear-gloves/knuckle.phps for about $50, but the imitation velcro fastener failed to work within days, they pilled like mad and they didn't keep my fingers warm.
However I was in Japan last autumn and bought a pair of these for about $7.00. Thay are light, fairly waterproof. lined and keep my hands warm. I chose the colour because it matches my panniers and for visibility of hand signals in traffic.