- Riding mountain bikes with a kid mounted on the top tube, is a great family bonding experience.
- But windchill, especially on cold mornings, can be debilitating for little hands.
- Now you can get special gloves, made to work with a kids mountain bike seat.
Kids Ride Shotgun know all about enabling parents and little ones, to share in the mountain biking experience.
Paddlers will be familiar with the pogies concept, a protective flap that insulates the hands, preventing numbness due to cold exposure. With mountain bikes, the same logic applies.
Making those rides cool - not cold
Kids get cold easily. And if they are sitting ahead of you, on a mountain bike, trying to hold onto a grip strut above the handlebars, windchill is a real thing. And risk.
Not only can windchill cause hand discomfort for little kids on a top tube seat, but it can also be dangerous. Hand numbness can reduce their grip strength due to fatigue.
Kids Ride Shotgun have designed their new pogies to work with the brand’s top tube seat and grip strut system. These pogies are shaped to work for kids ages 2-5.
Ride with your kids - in any conditions
Constructed from ripstop polyester, the Kids Ride Shotgun pogies have great tear resistance. To increase fit comfort, there are no finger guides. The oven glove interior shape makes it much easier for kids to get their hands into these pogies, and get comfy.
The fleece-lined inner uses 3M Thinsulate materials to keep hands warm and dry, with a waterproof outer, preventing any climate soak, riding in rainy conditions. Breathability is good, too, with a 5000gm airflow rating.
Kids can transition through a phase where they wake really early. And if you want to take the chill out of that 5am ride around the neighbourhood trails with your little one, these pogies are ideal.
And no, your kids can’t use them as oven gloves, as the local little chef training centre…