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Preventing cold hands while riding is actually pretty easy to achieve … but preventing your hands getting cold once you’ve stopped can sometimes prove trickier. You could carry round a pair of woolly gloves knitted by your gran, chances are they’ll keep your hands reasonably warm but they do have limitations. Firstly they’re not windproof, secondly they absorb water and lastly they’re not really that warm.

These Hot Bag mitts are pretty much the polar opposite of your woolly gloves … the shell material is windproof and water resistant, although not waterproof. The insulation is provided by Primaloft One which is amongst one of the most efficient synthetic fills available and they weigh a feathery 85g the pair.

There’s a lightly elasticated cuff with an additional drawcord as back up. To help with fit (the downfall of mitts) there’s also a velcro adjuster strap that sits over your wrist … I imagine this also adds a second line of defence against draughts too. 

85g of instant warmth.

While these mitts will keep your hands toasty and warm, it’s easy to imagine that you won’t be able to do anything while wearing them. To a degree that’s a fair point and you certainly don’t have full use of your hands and fingers but you can still function … You can grip a zip puller, hold a mug, use a spoon and eat. If you need to do anything more complicated like  tie a knot, you will need to remove at least one mitt … for something really taxing you might need to remove both! 

If you suffer with cold digits these come highly recommended, prices seem to vary wildly so as ever, shop around.

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