Join Date: Aug 2014
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Originally Posted by chandltp
I use these:
They're not perfect but they're cheap. I vary my glove choices based on temperature. I put in expanding bar end plugs or a bar end mirror to hold them in place. Just cut a small hole and put it through.
I never had much luck with chemical hand warmers staying warm in them, though.
I have thrown hand warmers in my gloves when it less than -5°F. But that's all about personal comfort. My hands hurt when they get cold.. unfortunately started when I was 30. I hardly had to wear gloves before that.
I use those Scooter Logic mitts too. I find them a bit small and they make using the X9 shifters a bit difficult. Also, when I take a tumble I'm sometimes unable to get my hand out of the mitt quick enough and I end up dropping on my elbow and side. (this is when riding snow trails on the fat bike).
They're still worth it though, I always use the pogies anytime it drops below about 20F or so.
I've been struggling with cold hands and feet all winter. I've just found a working solution for my hands - I use a pair of those thin latex gloves then a pair of warm padded gloves and my pogies. Without the latex liner my hands sweat and the gloves quickly become wet, then cold. The latex liner keeps my hands dry and warm. I found a box of 100 for less than $10.
My feet are another issue. I've tried all sorts of combos without any real success. The latest failure is a felt lined neoprene sock. A waste of $40, they did nothing for warmth.
Ah well, the snow will soon be gone
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