P.R.O. Lobster Wind Mitt

Bikers know that wearing the wrong gloves on a cold ride leads to frozen fingers. Pearl Izumi’s latest, the P.R.O. Lobster Wind Mitts, offer a switchable design for battling frozen appendages in various conditions.

The full-finger biking gloves can be converted to lobster gloves via fabric stashed under a back-of-the-hand pocket.

Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Lobster Wind Mitts

New this fall, the P.R.O. Lobsters transform fast from five-finger gloves to a windproof lobster mitt. It has a padded leather palm and a vented mesh back. There is reflective piping for extra visibility when riding at night.

Range of use might include everything from cyclocross racing to early-morning autumn runs. The mitts can work for winter bike commuting when the weather is frigid in the morning but a little warmer during the ride home.

The P.R.O. Lobster Wind Mitts are currently available for $45. www.pearlizumi.com

—Ryan Dionne

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.