Saturday, December 19, 2009


I ordered some new mittens from the REI catalog. I ordered two pairs of men's XL mittens, one for "warmer" days (20 F or so), and one for the really cold days (below 5 F). I have big hands (long fingers) to begin with but I also think the roomier the glove, the warmer my hands are. I want to be able to wear my liner gloves underneath so I can unlock the garage door and lock my bike lock with the liner gloves on when it's really cold. So another reason I want roomy gloves.

Here are my liner gloves. They are very thin. Also notice my new tennis ball haircut. I've always wanted to do that at least once in my life. Surprisingly, some people actually like it.

Here are my "warmer" mittens. These were on sale:

Now check out the really cold weather mittens:

I'm too embarrassed to say how much these cost. Well, actually it's only 2 car-tanks of gas. So not so bad. Here's the mitten compared to the liner glove:

I hope they keep my hands warm! I also got a pair of lightweight insulated boots on sale. Those were less than a tank of gas.


  1. Wow, those oughta do the trick.

  2. Holy moly! Looks like you could fit your whole head inside one of those!

  3. I can't wait for a deep freeze. It's gonna be fun. I hope they can grab my handle bars and brakes okay!

  4. Hi Barbara, I enjoyed reading your blog. Quite some mitts. I was just wondering if you have tried Bar Mitts. This is my first year using them and finally the keeping hands warm while maintaining dexterity problem has been resolved.
    Peace and happy rides.

  5. Thanks Dave, I will definitely look into those! I like your blog too. I'll link to it!