+1 for silk balaclavas. Merino inner gloves are also pretty good. You might also consider rechargeable battery powered heated gloves or liners: http://www.zarkie.com.au/products/1...ycle-gloves/?gclid=CIfQufuPncwCFQGbvAodXkMLSg I have the 12v heated liners. They work really well, but the wired connection is a pain. Wish I'd got the battery powered ones.