Nobody braves the elements like avid cyclists do. Come rain, hale, wind, snow, or any other unpleasant atmospheric condition, they are outside, on their bikes. So, a Nevada company called Bar Mitts invented an eponymous product that is a sure cure for frozen fingers and numb hands – Bar Mitts (a.k.a. Moose Mitts), neoprene hand covers. These one-size-fits-all covers are incredibly easy to install and remove, and can be used in combination with ordinary cycling gloves of different thickness. The mitts are specially recommended to people who suffer from a condition called Raynaud’s Disease, which is excessively reduced blood flow in response to cold.
Neoprene, a material which has fantastic waterproofing and insulation features, used in Bar Mitts is 5.5 mm thick and has nylon laminate on both sides. The mitts are installed on handlebars with the help of velcro straps, and they cover the grips, resembling pockets for your hands.
The installation is really quick – just open the zipper, slide its opening across the end of the handlebar, brake lever and shifters, secure and tighten the velcro straps inside the mitts around the handlebar, and close the zipper.
The mitts will not hamper your comfort, or limit access to shifting gears or brakes. The Bar Mitts keep their form throughout use and they leave plenty of room to wiggle your fingers, despite a rather rigid nature of neoprene. They also come in two versions – road and mountain bike, three colours (black, blue and red) and three sizes (small, medium and large).
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