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After about a half hour this morning, my thumb and forefingers really started to hurt. I was wearing two liners and lobster type gloves. Any recommendations on how to keep the fingers warm?

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Shymember OK (not verified)

Cold extremities are part of cold weather riding. I use AmFib gloves by PI and they are toasty.

Other riders find they need more. There is a product called HotHands available at most sporting good stores. It is a packet that you open when needed, shake and in a few minutes they radiate heat. Slip them into your gloves and they are warm. Be careful though: the disclaimer says they reach temps of 158F (average 122F). Be prepared to remove them if they become uncomfy.

And do not use them in your shoes - you may not have time to remove them before burning.

They last up to 10 hours.

Or, stay home and sip brandy in front of the fireplace with someone you love ;-)

G'luck, Shy

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Hans (not verified)
Hand/feet warmers


But buy them in a sporting goods store only if you want to pay $2+ per pair.

Last year I found a case of them in a BJ's wholesale club (like Costco) for $15 (which came out to less than 50 cents per pair).

And I have used them in my shoes without a problem. Just be sure they are not in direct contact with your skin, i.e., thick socks, then warmer, then light sock, then shoes.

I have a pair of PI AmFib gloves for sale. I used them twice last year and realized they were too big for me. I think they're size large. Contact me if interested.

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Shymember OK (not verified)

Seems like the same as HotHands - iron powder, water, salt, activated charcol and vermiculite that radiates heat when exposed to air. One dollar a pair.

I wonder if there are any kinky applications ..........


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Tim Casey (not verified)
Warm hands

I recently got Manzella gloves from They are lightweight, thin, wind-proof, comfortable. I wore them on a very cold windy Sat. ride in Westchester. The best part is that they are wind-proof and even without a liner I was plenty warm. Too many layers is not always best.

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Tom Laskey (not verified)
Keepin' the fingers warm

Try ditching at least one liner, maybe 2. Those lobsters are pretty warm on their own and by adding layers you may have cut off your circulation a bit.

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Anthony Poole (not verified)
What about toes?

I've yet to experience a problem with hands and fingers getting cold. I was out in Central Park for about an hour on Tuesday afternoon, when the temperature was only around 25-26F and had no problem with my hands, but my right big toe started to get cold and the water in my bottles started to freeze, so I called it a day. I was wearing thick socks and cycling shoes. Do the various warmer products on the market take care of feet well?

Any solutions to prevent water freezing in bottles, given that I don't particularly want to drink anti-freeze?

Many thanks

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david smith (not verified)

highly recommend hotronics for keeping feet warm. worked well for me last winter (even 4-6 hour training rides 22 degrees or above). broke them out again tues/wed mornings. a must for serious cold weather riding.

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steve chabra (not verified)
water freezing in bottles

polar bottles are kind of plastic thermos bottles -- double-walled plastic with a layer of reflective mylar between. i use them to keep water chilled -- they work well, but not like a real glass thermos. never used them to keep liquids warm, but it might be worth a try.

to preview. i know that gotham carries them.


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