9) Hand Warmers & Thin Gloves – Pack to toss in pockets or cycling tire change kits. It is SO hard to change a flat tire in the winter with freezing hands. Many of us ride with insulated gloves and must remove them to change flats. Having a pair of very thin liner gloves (either worn or in a pocket) and some hand warmers can make a bad situation tolerable. Wear the thin gloves while fishing out your changing kit from your bike bag or area, then set about a speedy tire change. Once changed, put the hand warmers between your liners and your cycling gloves to help quickly bring heat back to your hands. This may just prevent hand numbness from cold and worse. A cheap and simple precaution. (Pictured: Warmers, Liners and an Example of Liner with a Shell for Cycling)
Note – Hand Warmers can also be put in jersey pockets to help keep your body warmer, and between cycling shoes and booties. So many options!
Kit up yourself or your rider this winter and stay warm, dry, and happy! It’s the holiday season, it’s time to splurge!
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Happy Riding & Gifting!