Are you looking to bike commute this winter? Jumping on a Fat Bike soon? If so you might want to check out the Holmsewn Pogies.
Pogies are an ingenious invention that allows you to ride in VERY cold temperatures without the need for heavy gloves. Since heavy winter gloves make it hard to brake or shift, pogies are a dream come true for many cold weather cyclists.
The basic concept is that they fit over your handlebars and provide warm compartments for your hands. That way you can ride without gloves in moderately cold temperatures or get by with summer gloves if it’s below freezing. Then, without the bulky gloves, you can easily brake and shift and do whatever you need to do with your hands.
What is so awesome about Holmsewn Pogies? They are designed and manufactured in the U.P. in good ole Neguanee, Michigan by our friend Chris Holm. The Holmsewn Pogies are made with wind protective cordura outer shells and insulating cozy fleece inside. Jeff really likes how the pogies stay open so you can easily slide your hand in and out of them if you have to stop in a hurry while mountain biking. Jeff has ridden in 20 deg F weather with normal bike gloves under them and his hands have stayed toasty warm!
Holmsewn and Down Wind Sports are donating $20.00/pair to the Mountain Bike trails in Marquette County. ($10.00 to Range Mountain Bike Club and $10.00 to the Noquemanon Singletrack). So if you looking to keep your hands warm this winter while riding….make sure you stop by and check out the Holmsewn Pogies and other cold weather riding apparel. Not in town? Buy them on line here!