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Old 09-26-07, 11:19 AM   #1
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Glove dryer

Well, I've discovered that my "waterproof" gloves really aren't. I've tried a couple of different kinds and brands, but they all seem to have the same problem. Add to that the fact that I'm probably also sweating a bit into the gloves as I ride (they're insulated with Thinsulate for winter riding) and I end up with soggy gloves that don't have time enough to dry out at the office before I put them on again for the ride home.

So, I was thinking about a glove dryer. Anyone used these with any success? Any recommendations?
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Old 09-26-07, 02:03 PM   #2
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I do one of two things:
  1. Stand up a tube of caulk on a floor vent and slide the glove over it.
  2. Stuff 'em with newspaper and change after the first hour (same plan as shoes).
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Old 09-26-07, 03:06 PM   #3
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It's very difficult for any gloves to be waterproof and yet breathable ... there are too many seams on gloves, and where would you put the venting?

I'm looking for waterproof breathable over-mitts now. I'd wear polypro or fleece gloves inside. That way, I could just wear a different pair of polypro or fleece gloves when the first pair got wet, and the over-mitt would dry fairly quickly.
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I use pogies, don't get wet, don't get cold,just ride,thats all,i wear a thin pair of polypropoline liners then put my hands in the pogies, done deal!
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I use pogies, don't get wet, don't get cold,just ride,thats all,i wear a thin pair of polypropoline liners then put my hands in the pogies, done deal!
Never heard of 'em, so I goggled. From what I gather, you would Velcro them around the bars making a little pouch you stick your hands into and you grab the bars from inside the pogie?

I suppose that would work if you ride coaster brakes or a fixie. I can't imagine how you'd use them with hand brakes.

Please, correct me if I'm wrong. I never heard of them before, and the pics I've found aren't very helpful. Maybe I'm missing something.
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The ones i made for myself are made of a piece of polartec windblock i had lying around,They fit over the breaks and shifters,mine have a hole in the back side you put your hand in and you can get to everything, they are not hard to make,a little sewing, a little velcro,they protect your hands like you wouldn,t believe,ive got comfort bars on my mountain bike, but you could make them for any type bars,light weight,wind proof,water proof, i don't think they can be beat,honest! joe
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Never heard of 'em, so I goggled. From what I gather, you would Velcro them around the bars making a little pouch you stick your hands into and you grab the bars from inside the pogie?

I suppose that would work if you ride coaster brakes or a fixie. I can't imagine how you'd use them with hand brakes.

Please, correct me if I'm wrong. I never heard of them before, and the pics I've found aren't very helpful. Maybe I'm missing something.
Check these out: http://drybike.com On my commuter bike I switch to flat bars (from drops) for the winter so I can use these. From what I understand they are more common in Europe than here in the US.
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Oh Yeah, the brake levers fit inside.
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DryGuy Circulator

My wife, on one of her more inspired birthday gift shopping expeditions, bought me these for work
(No more soggy ski gloves at the end of the day)

And one of these for home:

DryGuy Boot/Glove Dryer

There's enough room for the gloves and boots if necessary, and you don't even need to use the heat setting to get them nice and dry overnight. Turn on the heat for a few minutes before putting them on and you've got very happy feet and hands.

I'm spoiled, I know. I didn't even ask for them and probably wouldn't have bought them for myself. But I've had these for 2 winters now and going on a third, and I won't be doing a winter commuting season without these (or something like them) again.

Oh - and they're good for drying out rain-soaked stuff year-round as well.
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Never heard of 'em, so I goggled. From what I gather, you would Velcro them around the bars making a little pouch you stick your hands into and you grab the bars from inside the pogie?

I suppose that would work if you ride coaster brakes or a fixie. I can't imagine how you'd use them with hand brakes.

Please, correct me if I'm wrong. I never heard of them before, and the pics I've found aren't very helpful. Maybe I'm missing something.
Moose Mitts work to. http://www.trails-edge.com/retail/te...mfbikemits.htm
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