Nothing makes a winter ride more difficult than temperature management. And the first signs that you came unprepared for your ride are cold hands. The 45NRTH Cobrafist keeps your hands warm by sealing them out from the harsh elements. Wind and water have no opportunity to ruin your ride when your hands are safely in the Cobrafist.
The Cobrafist keeps its shape in a number of ways. The lock-on bar ends hold the pogies in place by attaching to the end of your handlebar. While two foam donuts seal the handlebar on the other end while allowing for brake and shifting cables to pass through, while also keeping the pogie upright. Made of durable Cordura fabric, the outer shell is abrasion resistant and it combats sagging out onto your hands. In this way, the Cobrafist stays easy to enter and exit before, during, and after your ride.
Not only does the Cobrafist keep your hands away from the elements, it allows for supreme temperature management with zippered vents allowing you to dump heat after you have broken a sweat. Accessible from inside or out these vents keep unwanted snow and moisture out.
asked by: a guest how low in temp those still keeps the digits warm?
anwered by: a guest I have used them as low as -36C with a medium weight glove and had my hands sweat. Riding ~50-60kms in -10C I don't use gloves at all and have to take my hands out to cool them off. This is with all 4 vents open. They are warm!
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Cobrafist makes riding in the coldest conditions possible. When fatbiking I usually get cold around the nose, toes and hands. With Cobrafist I no longer worry about cold hand but HOT hands! I bike in Astana Kazakhstan where it gets down to -40 and windy. The only complaints are I use thumb shifters on a Moonlander and when placing my hands in the pogie the gear pockets can catch a hand or fingers and cause poor grip on the bar and controls. They can also get very hot if you don't work the zip vents. The zips help regulate heat well as I can wear a much smaller gloves and still be warm versus Bar Mitts. Worth the cost for the comfort and control they bring to your ride.
Summed up: Great for cold, be careful when placing your hand in to avoid the gear pockets and work the zipper vents to regulate heat buildu
Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.
Likes: Warm, Wind Resistant, Easy to Install
Works for: Winter
December 16, 2017
reviewed by: aawaijane
These are a significant upgrade for winter riding. I use these for a 32 mile round trip commute as well as winter single track riding. They totally block the wind and snowy conditions. I'm using the venting early this Minnesota winter in well below freezing temps; they are that warm. Not that they are difficult to install but I have purchased 2 sets (no regrets), one for my gravel bike and the other for my fat bike so I can easily switch bikes based upon the road/weather conditions regardless of the temperature. I highly recommend these.