Where can I buy a pair of Pogies

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anniesboy
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Where can I buy a pair of Pogies

Postby anniesboy » 7 Dec 2008, 8:13am

My wife suffers from Reynauds, which makes for miserable cycling when the temperature drops.
Does anyone know where I can purchase some of these.

http://tinyurl.com/5sdtcw

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Postby wrangler_rover » 7 Dec 2008, 8:34am

Try looking at a canoe dealer.
Many canoeists fit them on paddles to keep their hands warm.
Depending on where you are:
Morton Boats between Newark & Lincoln
Robin Hood Watersports near M62 Junction 27
Brookbank Canoes Stockport
Desperate Measures Nottingham

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Postby random37 » 7 Dec 2008, 10:50am

Maplin are selling electrically heated gloves for £10. My dad bought a pair and quite liked them.

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Postby thirdcrank » 7 Dec 2008, 4:14pm

The knowledge on here! 8)

I had never heard of pogies, but they are the sort of thing I've mentally invented a zillion times when cycling in the deep midwinter. Just googled and everybody (almost) is selling them. :D

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Postby fatboy » 8 Dec 2008, 8:01am

brianleach wrote:http://www.godfrey.co.uk/productviewer.php?selproduct=105&Submit=Go

Try here. There are different types.

Brian


I used to row and they invented these things just as I was giving up. B*****y typical! The reason why they were such a good thing that you can't actually wear gloves and row. I have horrid memories off almost crying with the pain of "hot aches" as my hands came warm again.
"Marriage is a wonderful invention; but then again so is the bicycle puncture repair kit." - Billy Connolly

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Postby anniesboy » 8 Dec 2008, 8:42am

Many thanks for all the replies ,most of the items I have seen so far are from the rowing world.I am not sure if they will be OK for bike use,as clearly you need to operate brakes and gears.
Having said that the will be usable on the back of my tandem .

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Postby MarySkater » 8 Dec 2008, 3:42pm

Google "handlebar muffs" and you'll find the motorcycle equivalent. They wrap all round the M/C controls, so provided you can locate shifters, bell etc by touch, they'd be okay for cycling. Might need some adapting to fit the thinner bars on a bike. Muffs are not usually insulated, the aim is to keep wind and wet off your hands, then normal gloves will keep you warmer.
Mary

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Postby onceagen » 11 Jan 2009, 2:14pm

Dear UK Biker,

I am a US NYS bicycle commuter and am out there in all the cold. I've discovered pogies from a manufacturer in Alaska, and they make them for drop bar road bikes and straight bar. I only registered at CTC Forum to pass the word along. Check them out-

http://www.trails-edge.com/retail/te_sh ... kemits.htm

Best Wishes,
Ed