Have you every purchased something that seemed really expensive at the time, but years later thought; “I'm really glad I bought these!”
I'm guessing that I bought these Pearl iZumi Lobster Gloves back around 1998. Now, 14 years later, I dug them out of the “Dad's Bike Stuff” box in the front closet, as Maxx and I prepared to tackle our first snow.
Global Warming hysteria was at it zenith during the late 90's here in Minnesota. We were experiencing very warm, near snow-less winters – perfect for Mountain Biking 🙂 “Warm” in the winter is a subjective term. It's still cold. My training buddy Eddy suggested I get a pair of these weird looking gloves after watching me ride one-handed (with the other stuffed in a jacket pocket) at some point. So I did.
I'll never forget chasing my kids around the house with them on, pretending that I was Lobster Man… OK, I guess you needed to be there.
I'm not doing much winter riding now that most mornings are 10°F – but these gloves continue to serve me during my second favorite form of cardiovascular winter exercise; snow shoveling!
Anyway, you can get your own pair here for $75.00 – it looks like they have made substantial improvements over what I bought in 98.
ICI/PRO Annual members can treat themselves (or finish up their Christmas shopping) while saving 40% here on Pearl's complete line of winter clothing + everything else they sell.
Originally posted 2012-12-11 05:49:43.
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