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Old 09-29-18, 09:15 AM
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I don't use bar mitts...When it's very cold I layer up by wearing a pair of thin gloves and mittens, this set up has never failed me yet.
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Old 10-15-18, 11:54 AM
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high 40s & rain

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Old 10-15-18, 12:16 PM
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Almost needed mine yesterday but lucked out because it snowed! They're out of storage and where I can nab them. Probably won't throw them on till mid 20s if dry, or mid 40s like you if it rains.
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Old 10-15-18, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by GrainBrain View Post
Almost needed mine yesterday but lucked out because it snowed!
haha, wait, what? btw just cuz we use them on one ride, doesn't mean they are on for the season. they're not like snow tires for our cars. if I ride in the rain tonight, I'll keep them on. If I stay in & don't ride again until it's just cold, then I may just take them off & use gloves
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Old 11-11-18, 01:31 PM
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Threw them on last night. 25f, 10mph wind. Worked perfect

We're having quite the artic plunge here, with temps you don't see till January. Being Iowa you don't depend on the temp staying consistent, so of course today it's 42f, tomorrow the high will be 28f

Infact tonight the temperature is predicted to drop 10 in about an hour and a half so that's tricky but I've finally gotten some gear that can handle temp swings comfortably.
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Old 03-25-19, 01:48 PM
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when to take them off? high 40s & sunny!

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Old 03-25-19, 02:08 PM
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YEAH SPRING! There's Robins everywhere, frogs chirping in ponds

Did see someone with barmitts on Friday, mid 50s!
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Old 11-08-19, 07:16 PM
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mitts on! 29 degrees tonight & tomorrow will be lucky to reach 40
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Old 11-08-19, 07:54 PM
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Weird that close to a year later we're about to experience another Arctic plunge. I've been doing a lot more jogging in anticipation of winter this year, but I still got the Mitts ready to go
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Old 11-08-19, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
mitts on! 29 degrees tonight & tomorrow will be lucky to reach 40
They would have been nice this morning. 31 degrees and the old 45Nrth Sturmfist gloves left my fingers numb and tingly.

Tomorrows ride will be early afternoon, I should be fine without the mits then but itll be soon for me.
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Old 11-08-19, 10:19 PM
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My Bar Mitts go on when temps are in single digits or lower.....in fereinheit degrees.
Any warmer and standard mittens do the trick, even with my Raynauds.
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Old 11-09-19, 07:13 AM
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I've been using them for at least five years, keeping that wind chill off your hands is more than worth the price of them..usually i can just use thin gloves during the day in very cold weather since the sun does a great job of warming the interior..and of course in wet conditions it's nice to have dry hands to hold in the heat.
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Old 11-10-19, 05:03 AM
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was out in the wild for over 2 hrs yesterday & was glad to have them. never rose above 38 degrees & never needed an insulated glove. I warmed up at different times & did a lot of sweating but my hands never got too warm




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I used mine today!
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Old 11-10-19, 12:57 PM
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A little off topic, but there is an approach that shields hands from wind, (and body from face to upper thigh) and incidentally reduces wind resistance as much as a rider in front - a handlebar fairing. Also keeps you far drier over that same area. I used a Zzipper fairing for years. In Ann Arbor, wow! did it help. I loved it when I did a due south 15 mile commute through Seattle in winter. (Storms there come from the south and were a regular feature. 20-30 mph headwinds with rain were a regular feature of my morning ride. (Ballard to well down the Duamish River via Alaska Way for you Seattleits.)

With the fairing, chopper mitts and wool inner mitts work just fine in any weather Ann Arbor can offer up. Those mittens have been my favorites for years for comfort, ease of on and off (on long rides, pulling then off to reach into pockets is easy. so is putting them back on). They have a huge range of temperature. Pull the inners out and ride just the leather into the 70sF. Keeping them clean inside and smelling nice is also easy.

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