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Bar mitt/pogies on trekking bars

Old 10-25-15, 11:53 PM
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Bar mitt/pogies on trekking bars

Anyone found a nice clean way to mount put bar mitts on trekking style bars? Especially when you have the controls and our hands on the open ends of the bars.

Not a great pic for showing where I put my hands, but hopefully clear enough.

These are the solutions I am looking at right now.

I can just cut a second hole in the elbow of the bar mitts, and then remove the controls, thread them through it, and then sew/tape around the hole.
Pros, should work.
cons, makes installation and removal much more involved.

Second is to cut the entire short or long arm all the way down to the elbow, sew/tape velcro flaps to each side, and then install sort of like normal, just flipped around, and then velcro it all togther.

Pros, should work
cons, still fairly involved, also possibly runs the risk of falling apart while in use if my attachment method fails.

I'm hoping for something more elegant than either of those.

Oh, and the cupholder which works so horribly, will be removed prior to either of these attempts.
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Old 10-26-15, 06:59 AM
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I would go with option 2 or option 3; make some yourself. Making some yourself allows you to position the arm hole so that you can reach the controls and get a bit wider on the bars. If you do this, I think you will need velcro or a zipper like option 2 still. If you are limited to a single hand position, you might as well switch to flat bars for the winter, since those will make pogie install easier.
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