As a Raynauds sufferer, I’m considering getting some neoprene handlebar muffs (stop sniggering at the back) for my MTB, on the roads, to tide me over the winter season.
Question is, do they actually make a difference to warmth, particularly when added with gloves?
Currently using down mitts, but even they don’t cut the mustard for my pathetic hands.
Any useful advice greatly appreciated.
Pogies, sounds less daft
And yes they do help a lot. Couple of UK companies make them, Hotpog tend to be a go to for a lot of people.
Superb, thanks for that.
Not heard the term ‘pogie’ before, definitely less contentious! Will check them out.
You can also get heated grips. My girlfriend has raynaud's and found them very useful.
Thanks. Will check those out too.
Have a look at lobster claw mitts. Yes that's their real name, the split might means you can still change gears etc... and pogies for winter kayaking.. will broaden your range of options.
I’m just back from New York where I saw a lot of bikers using poly bags tied to the bars above the brake levers...might let you know if the idea is any good before you spend proper money.
you have my sympathy. Me too (Raynauds & on the bike nearly every day).
not found a solution yet. let me know how you get on with your muffs/pogies/thingies.
My uncle used to have a handlebar muff tash, my auntie said it kept her very warm
I bought some Specialized Element 3.0 - lobster claw type things. Really impressed - at around 2C after the initial chill down, my hands actually started getting warmer again, and on a 4C club ride, everyone but me had cold hands too. They take a bit of getting used to, and are a little insensitive for gear changes but I can cope with that.
Before this the only way I could keep my hands warm was with winter climbing mitts. But changing gear & braking was a bit too dodgy to be safe.
Will let you know how I get on, particularly if I can revert with a positive result!
Thanks all, some great suggestions all round. Much appreciated.
Slightly off-topic, but Decathlon's wotsit 900 cycling gloves are seriously warm. They're £19 a pair and warmer than £75 Castelli Estremo
I expected this to be a thread about pubic topiary.
Don't worry, there's still time.
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