Tuesday, October 20, 2009

P.R.O. Lobster Wind Mitts from Pearl Izumi

From the Gear Junkie on Outside Magazine comes a product review that is a great idea - a cold weather cycling glove that has mitten-like finger covers for the REALLY cold days!

The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Lobster Glove looks to be the best of both worlds: a glove that allows for dexterity and protection during moderately cool weather, and a lobster-claw mitten that gives maximum protection for those REALLY cold days. The mitten flaps fold back into a small pocket on the back of the hand of the mitten, keeping it out of the way when not needed.

This seems like a great idea. I can easily see a ride where I realized half-way through the route that I'd misjudged the temperature, wind chill, etc. and wished I'd brought my lobster claw mittens instead of my gloves. I'm in a hurry to get to work and don't want to pull over to pull them out of my pannier, assuming I packed them at all! With these babies, it'd be easy to simply pull them out and over my fingers while sitting at a stop light when I'd have to stop anyway.

And the price of $45.00 seems to be a bargain for an item that serves two purposes. I am going to have to try to find a pair of these to give you a real review of them!

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