Cold Hand Riding

Suzanne asked what I wear on my hands to keep them from freezing. Here is a photo of my wind bloc fleece mittens, rain overmitts if needed, and chemical hand warmers for frozen rides ;’-). Mostly I wear the mittens alone but am always prepared with more. I find that mittens work better for me than gloves. The fingers keep each other warmer than if they are separated in gloves.

Wearing the fold back mittens allows freedom to take photos and ease in shifting and maneuvering around the handlebars, and using my phone map app or answering the phone if need be.

2 response to "Cold Hand Riding"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: January 19, 2019

    Thank you so much, Nancy! I have seen the fold-back mittens, but only in knit, probably not warm enough. I’ll look now in the Internet if I can find some that have a wind stopper. I think they would be perfect. I already have a handwarmer which is great, but only good if I get off my bike for a while. I keep it in my pocket when I am out taking pictures in the winter. It’s not the chemical kind but one that I can charge like a battery and it lasts for several hours.

    • By: NancyG Posted: January 19, 2019

      I forgot to mention that the thumb has a hole too so that you can’t get your thumb out of the mittens to work with your fingers. I bought a pair recently and had not noticed the lack of that thumb escape hole. I use those but do prefer having more dexterity with all fie fingers out of the mitten when needed.
      To me, another advantage is that if it warms up a bit I can fold back the mitten to ventilate my hands, and cover them back up when I feel a chill in the air.
      So glad that all this is of help to you Suzanne.

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