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Old 12-22-08, 09:36 AM   #1
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Pogies vs OvenMitts

What is better (in your opinion) for winter riding pogies or oven mitts? Which is easier to deal with, warmer etc.

I would like to get one or the other, I just cant tell whats better.
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Old 12-22-08, 10:00 AM   #2
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actual oven mitts or just really big mittens? I've used an early road version of www.trails-edge.com pogies (they call them moose mits) and they were really warm. It was about 20 degrees out and i was wearing thicker gloves, and they were actually a bit too warm. A pair of thinner gloves matched with them would be perfect. They have plenty of room for shifting and putting your hands in just about any positions.
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there are these big over mitts that you can get to go over your gloves, i think the idea behind them is that its easier to match 'oven mitts' and other pairs of gloves than just buy tonnes of different gloves.
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well, the nice thing about moose mitts are you still have full mobility of your hands to shift and break. You wouldn't be able to do that with huge mittens.
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+1 on the moose mitt's-iv'e used them down to 13f so far, and with only wearing glove liners, they are great..plus you got room for a snot rag..joe
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I just got a pair of Dogwood Designs pogies. They're excellent. I now use those with some light winter gloves and I'm plenty toasty down to -30 C. I used to have issues with even the biggest mitts at those temps.

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done... pogies/moose mitts it is
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