The original design of the Bar
Mitts was based on Shimano road levers with externally routed
shifter cables. Now, Campy/SRAM/Shimano for road levers with
internally routed shifter cables & MTB / Flat Bar / Commuter
are also available. The MTB work with or without bar ends,
bar end mirrors, and round or ergonomic grips. They also work
with Jones H-Bar, various Townie & Recumbent bikes. Custom
work is also available upon request.
Bar Mitts (AKA Moose Mitts, Pogies & Climits)
are Bicycle Handlebar Mittens that attach to your drop style
or mountain/commuter style handlebars. The Bar Mitts keep
your hands warm while riding and allow you to use a very lightweight
glove, increasing dexterity, even in the coldest of weather.
Also, people who suffer from Raynaud's or numb, cold hands
due to the cold, wind, rain or snow can continue to ride and
train throughout the Fall and Winter.
Bar Mitts are easily installed
and removed. Bar Mitts stay secure on the handlebars while
riding allowing your hands to slide in and out without difficulty.
Getting in and out of the Mitts is a natural movement. Braking
and shifting is also easily accomplished.
Bar Mitts are made of neoprene, a synthetic rubber often
used for waterproofing or weather resistant clothing (wetsuits).
The neoprene has a closed cell construction, meaning it is
filled with closed air bubbles. These bubbles serve as insulation.
Since the cells are closed, the neoprene itself is waterproof.
The thickness of the neoprene is 5.5 mm with nylon laminated
on each side. Due to the body of the neoprene, the Bar Mitts
stay open allowing easy access and removal of hands.