I know this topic has been raised a few times over the years, but I'm posting this in the hopes of getting new info.
I've basically used the same pair of MEC Lobster Mitts for the last 10 years. These have been great for my needs, 25-40 minute commutes (depending on conditions) and was okay up to near -25-30C, and I'd supplement with some cheap disposable gloves below that. But they've naturally started losing their warmth over the last 4 years.
I bought a new pair to replace them, but they were built for Vancouver winters. But I think these are now finally warmer than my old ones ! I've looked around at MEC, Canadian Tire and Amazon for a decent and affordable Lobster Mitt, but none of them seem warm or nimble enough from the reviews I've read. Does anyone have any local recommndations that I could check out?
Disclaimer: I don't think I want to go the Pogie route this year, as it doesn't seem like it's as quick to get your hands off the handlebar, and I'm having to be more cautious this winter coming back from an injury. My Cross bike has a second set of brake handles on the top of the handlebar, which I like to use on the road and busier areas since I can be more upright and look around more easily, and I haven't had a chance to check out for myself if there would be room for that. Can anyone who's had pogies on a road bike chime in with their wisdom?
Thanks for your help!