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Trail's Edge Moose Mitts - Flat Bar
Standard Black - 1 strip of reflective

Trail's Edge Moose Mitts - Flat Bar

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4.5 stars
 (7 Reviews)
$69.99 - $94.99
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Trail's Edge Moose Mitts - Flat Bar

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1.) 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. Shipping international is only via US Postal.

2.) If a model shows as back order this means we are temporarily out of stock but will make more and fill orders in the order we receive them.

3.) Due to the handmade nature and small batches, these are not available for any discounts (including codes).

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. The open volume creates a “hot box” where the heat from your hands warms the space.
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. We’ve added an internal pocket (made from recycled jerseys) to keep your energy bar from becoming frozen. We added a closure to the hand opening so when you park your bike outside or transport it the handlebars can stay dry and trap in hand warmth in.

History of our Moose Mitts:
My wife Abby and I began making these over 12 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 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, expect faster production that in the past and possible some new custom designs...

Hand made by several sets of hands in our store for over 11 years.

Thanks - Trail's Edge Staff

 

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    4.5 stars

    (based on 7 reviews)

    57%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable  (6)
    • Windproof  (6)
    • Breathable  (3)
    • Lightweight  (3)
    • Dries quickly  (2)

    Cons

    • Still need heavy gloves 

    Best Uses

    • Cold / extreme  (4)
    • Commuting  (4)
    • Mountain biking  (3)
    • Wet weather  (2)
    • Hiking and xc ski poles 

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    5.0

    Perfection

    By Chuck

    from Rochester, MN

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Windproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Weather
      • Commuting

      Comments:

      I bought these because there isn't a glove made that can withstand single digit temps without some help. I had borrowed someone's neoprene bar mitts and found them to be helpful, but still not able to cope with the vicious cold that daily commuting in Minnesota will bring. The thick cordura material that Moose Mitts are made of is superior to neoprene in the ability to block the wind. When the temperature is subzero and it's windy to boot, there is nothing else on the market that will keep your hands as warm as Moose Mitts + a good lobster glove. I survived 3 polar vortexes as a daily 16 mile round trip commuter this winter thanks to the moose mitts. I only stopped riding in when my shoes hit their limit. FWIW, I usually wear a fairly heavy glove beneath the moose mitts when it's really cold because my bike is outside or in my garage 100% of the time and the bars are cold. When it is that cold outside, the moose mitts don't stop everything, either. This doesn't affront my sensibilities like some other reviewers. I'm looking to survive the cold using a full arsenal, not have glove-free shifting and a silver-bullet solution.

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      5.0

      Works great, nice quality

      By John

      from Minneapolis

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Weather

          Comments:

          I have 6-7 winter rides on singletrack with the moose mitts so far and I'm very happy with them. When wearing med weight gloves underneath they're perfect at 5-10 F. I haven't needed to use the heat pack pockets yet but they're a nice feature. The openings are a little floppy but it hasn't been an issue and once used to it I can get my hands in and out no problem. The inside bungees hold them to the end of the bar well and keep them in place. The quality and materials are good and I'm happy to support a small business and US made product.

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          1.0

          Disappointed

          By Eli

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Windproof
          • Blocks Wind

          Cons

          • Still Need Heavy Gloves

          Best Uses

            Comments:

            I bought these for weather in the teens and single digits, since basic winter gloves work fine for me above those temperatures. So my review will address using these mitts at those temperatures. The theory behind these mitts is that they let you wear thin gloves even in colder weather, because they block the wind and keep a pocket of warm air around your hands. They do both of these things, but unfortunately, they don't really solve the problem they purport to solve, as I discovered after getting back on my bike after it had been locked outdoors for a while while I was in a store. The problem is that, when you leave the bike outside for a bit, the handlebars and brake levers themselves get very, very cold. The mitt provides no protection against these, of course. So you must wear well-insulated gloves anyway--and then there is really no point to also having the mitts. The difference was stark: when I took my bike out of my heated apartment, I was able to ride with very thin gloves for an hour or so in total comfort. However, after stopping at a restaurant and the grocery store in quick succession, each time leaving the bike locked outside (I believe it was around 6 degrees), the quick 1-mile ride back home was excruciating, as the bars and brake levers had become chilled and the cold went right through the thin gloves I was wearing. In a few minutes I was not able to feel my fingers. I'll probably keep using these with my heavier insulated-but-not-especially-windproof gloves because unfortunately the 7-day return window passed before I noticed this problem, but I wish I'd spent the money on good windproof mittens instead, as they'd protect my hands better against cold from any source, and wouldn't require constant attaching and detaching from the bike.

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            5.0

            Perfect

            By Winter Rider

            from Toledo, OH

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Stylish
            • Dries Quickly
            • Lightweight
            • Durable
            • Windproof
            • Versatile
            • Breathable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Cold Weather
              • Mountain Biking
              • Commuting
              • Wet Weather

              Comments:

              perfect solution to winter riding--durable and stylish, they protect my hands from the wind, allow me to wear just a thin glove to operate any kind of shifter/brakes, and they are easy on/off for different bikes. I wouldn't bike in sub freezing weather without them.

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              5.0

              Excellent product

              By Brian

              from Rice Lake, WI

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Accomodating
              • Stylish
              • Breathable
              • Durable
              • Windproof
              • Lightweight
              • Dries Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wet Weather
                • Cold Weather
                • Commuting

                Comments:

                use these in any weather but great under 40F. I can tailor the type of glove I wear underneath for temperature. These keep the wind off my hands and allow me to shift and brake efficiently with a lighter, thinner glove. These are super warm and in extreme cold they can hold a hand warmer. The key here is that the mitt forms a warmth chamber around your hands so that you take advantage of the heat your lower arms are generating to keep the tips of your fingers warm, where even the best gloves have trouble with. Save your money from buying fancy gloves and get a pair of moose mitts.

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                5.0

                Puglsy loves the Mitts

                By Bruce

                from Rochester, MI

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Windproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments:

                  Just wanted to tell you that I have been using the Moose Mitts on my Pugsley and they have been outstanding! Perfect length for getting your hands in and out and I can wear my fingerless gloves and my hands are still warm even at 10 degrees.

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                  5.0

                  Look Ma No Gloves !

                  By Tod

                  from Boston

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Windproof
                  • Breathable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking
                    • Hiking And Xc Ski Poles
                    • Commuting

                    Comments:

                    Hi Mike, I recieved the Mitts on Saturday and used them for this morning's 13 mile commute in 25 degree weather. They were awesome! I took my gloves off after 3 miles and my hands were toasty! Thank you for making this product. Best, Todd

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