ORDER NOTE: 12/1/14: Due to the popularity of these and our normal Moose Mitts we are putting all Drop Bar version orders after 12/1 for a ship time of January 15th 2015 at the earliest. As we get caught up on all order this may get orders out quicker. We encourage you to still place an order as PRE-BOOK so you will get them as quick as humanly possible. We never charge any credit cards or payments until we can ship our handmade Moose Mitts. When ordering these they may show up as on back order, which means our elves are sewing as fast as possible and that your order placed will be put in the que. Thank you for patience and understanding.
Order Note #2 International Orders (yes even Canada). Must use PayPal for the payment method to avoid any delays. You can still use your credit card via PayPal. Canadian orders will ship USPS First Class, Europe will ship USPS International Priority.
AMF Threadworks Moose Mitts (A.K.A Pogies)
Moose Mitts are a handle bar mitten (AKA bar mitt, pogie, climit) that stays on your bike and you slip your hand into during colder weather. The unique design allows you to wear thin gloves down into winter temperatures...Which provided better dexterity when you need it. We have some unique patented designs that are specific to our Moose Mitts (pogies). For example the boning keep their shape, 3M reflective stripe provides 500 candle power for safety.
Drop Bar Version Mitts:
Several years ago we developed these as requests from the roadies and commuters flooded in. We took our time and tested the design out locally here in Michigan and around the country. V3 is getting some great reviews and keeping everyone's digits toasty. The Road version is more open in the back end, but allows the rider to ride in the Drops, Hoods, and Flats of any drop bar. Made of 1000 Denier Cordura and Fleece lined your fingers will be warmer longer and keep you riding during the colder months. These work with any style shifter - even old school barcons.
History of our Moose Mitts:
My wife Abby and I began making these over 11 years ago, before we had a bike shop. I got the idea from my friend Kurt who (along with his Mom) had offered Pogies to myself and other local cyclist. Kurt and his mom never made them again so I got his blessing to make a few more pair for other locals…But with some changes and updates. There were a few things I really wanted to see and we made about 6 pair using some cheap canvas and iron on reflective. I offered them to several local riders and got feedback on how to make them better. Abby and I worked on getting quality materials and adjusting the shape a little to fit the use. We are now on V6 and were always looking for ways to make them better for you – the cyclist. We held a naming contest locally on the MMBA (Michigan Mountain Bike Association) forums. Marryann M. won with the name “Moose Mitts” and claimed her free pair as a prize.
After we opened the shop (Trail’s Edge Cyclery), these became a winter project for our staff. We felt it was a great way to keep the guys working during the slow months and keep some income flowing for the store. Now 11 years later our Moose Mitts have a great reputation and following. We even developed a road bike version with feedback from local cyclist and customers. We are very proud of our moose Mitts and hope you’ll enjoy them on every cold ride.
We still make these from scratch in our Plymouth location in the back of the bike shop. There are 4 of us in the store so we make them as fast as we can, while the store is open all winter as well. We work in batches to keep the orders flowing as the popularity of these increases every year. We appreciate the orders and everyone's patience with us as we create some of the most durable and unique cycling apparel you'll ever find. This year Abby has joined us again in the sweatshop which will be a big help with our limited production season.
Hand made by several sets of hands in our store for over 11 years.
Thanks - Trail's Edge Staff