Jens gloves are wicked sweet- my buddy Andrew makes a mean version of the same on his sewing machine. (He uses cattail fluff to insulate them, as well...). The patterns are available online somewhere, but are simple enough to experiment with and crank out (even for an amateur seamster like myself). Trick is to make em roomy, and long enough to bridge the gap that inevitably opens up 'tween the cuff and palm as you reach for the drops!

Ride Warm, and Love from Fargo- (last years low? -43)

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 10:34 AM, Jen Lopez <> wrote:
i ride in these with thin fleece
liners under and they work smashingly.  wear em for skiing, too.

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 8:58 AM, Jonathan Morrison
<> wrote:
> I have been having alot of bicyclists ask me what gloves to buy so that
> their hands will stay warm in the winter.  My response is that there is no
> glove that will cut it.
> I used to live and bicycle commute in upstate New York and I tried
> everything from lobster claws to neoprene without satisfaction.
> The only thing that works came from my winter motorcycle riding experiences
> and they are called handlebar guantlets aka "hippo hands."  As compared to
> bulky gloves that prevent dexterity, hippo hands surround your handlebars
> and allow you to use a thin pair of summer gloves and not feel cold.  They
> keep the wind off you while your hands heat up the space inside.  Your hands
> may even sweat.
> Yes, they may look funny, but if they can keep the hands of a motorcyclist
> (and snowmobilers) flying at 75 mph warm in the dead of winter -- the
> bicycle is a logical crossover.  Jill Homer, of Juneau, Alaska, rode her
> bicycle in the Iditarod Trail International 350 miles of wintry pedaling
> over tough terrain.  Note the hippo hands she is using in this NPR article:
> This will only work on flat bars, not sure what to suggest about drop bars,
> except it was rumored someone was promoting a commerical version for drops
> this year at Interbike (
> Here are some at that might work:
> Here is the company that bought the hippo hand name, the originals (which
> you can get on ebay) were made by craig vetter from 1971-1978:
> --
> Sincerely,
> Jonathan Morrison
> c: 801-688-0183
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