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Old 02-15-15, 11:21 PM   #1
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Bar Mitts For Fat Bike - Opinions

So been riding Fat Bike now for a long while in winter here, and noticed many people using the Bar Mitts.
Would I be warm with Bar mitts on my fat bike for riding in -25C to - 35C temperatures vs using my regular mitts?

As i ride without eye protection and need at times take off my regular mitts to wipe off the ice forming on my eyelashes.

with bar mitts , in riding in -25C temperatures as i just did at this one race this weekend, would i my hands be warm and would i not need to use hand warmers? would i still need to wear a smaller glove on top of bar mit? thanks
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Old 02-16-15, 11:14 AM   #2
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I have the 45NRTH Cobrafists, so they are my only frame of reference. IMHO they are literally too warm for anything above 10F. They are very easy to get hands in and out of and have a venting zipper that is easy to operate from inside the mitts. It's nice to be able to ride with very thin gloves or even bare handed so you get a more normal feeling on the bar controls.

Considering the temp range you are riding in I think they'd be fantastic, and they have a little pouch in them to hold chemical warmers. There are a lot if models and manufacturers to choose from these days.
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Old 02-16-15, 11:30 AM   #3
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So been riding Fat Bike now for a long while in winter here, and noticed many people using the Bar Mitts.
Would I be warm with Bar mitts on my fat bike for riding in -25C to - 35C temperatures vs using my regular mitts?

As i ride without eye protection and need at times take off my regular mitts to wipe off the ice forming on my eyelashes.

with bar mitts , in riding in -25C temperatures as i just did at this one race this weekend, would i my hands be warm and would i not need to use hand warmers? would i still need to wear a smaller glove on top of bar mit? thanks

For a lower price point from the 45NRTH - Pogies / Gupgum Gear

Like modernjess said, pogies are too much for temps above 0F to 10F. I have used my pogies at temps as cold as -15F with PI Elite gloves; and needed to push up my jacket sleeves to cool my hands. I still had long-sleeve wool jersey cover my arms - and above the pogies, I had steam (sweat) frosting over my sleeves. In other words, my hands were not cold. You may want to wear lighter gloves to avoid over-heating, but no need for room inside the pogies.

Footnote - the pogies will be back in use the rest of the week for my commute, morning temps are forecast for 0 to -10F.
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I use moose mitts. They work for me from the high 20's F down to as cold as I have been out which is -16F. I wear different gloves depending on how cold it is.
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The ones that are Neoprene wont be as warm as the ones like 2 sleeping bags , but they will reduce the wind chill on your hands from your speed .
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I use these:
http://www.amazon.com/Kwik-Tek-Scoot.../dp/B002887TWE

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 -5F. 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.
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I use these:
http://www.amazon.com/Kwik-Tek-Scoot.../dp/B002887TWE

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 -5F. 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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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.
I use insulated hunting boots. Low enough to pedal in comfortably but pretty warm and water proof. The neoprene socks worked so well that my wool socks underneath were sweaty by the time I got to work.
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