The weather in the UK might not be as cold as in Canada, but we do often experience freezing conditions. Hands and feet are often the first to feel the cold when it starts to bite, but the provocatively named ‘BarBra’ aims to make frost-bitten fingers a thing of the past. And to demonstrate the BarBra in action, the makers have produced a handy Youtube video.
BarBra claims that its product “is aerodynamic and collapses as the wind blows over it at higher speeds.” While we would question the aerodynamics, there is no doubting that it would shelter your hands in extreme conditions.
According to BarBra, “your hands are mostly immobile so blood flow is slow. This effect is compounded by the blood that is drawn to your legs and to your core. Even with gloves on, many riders find that their hands feel colder than any other part of their body. The BarBra creates an extra barrier between your hands and the cold wind. The BarBra is even more effective in protecting your hands when it is raining. Keeping your hands dry reduces wind chill.”
The BarBra is not currently designed for drop bars, but would you use something like this while commuting in extreme cold? In true Dragons’ Den style, let us know if you are in or out…
For more information head over to www.barbra.ca.