Many fat bikers own and have installed those funny looking things that go over your handlebars, and if you do, you have likely received a comment like, “I love you bar mittens” or something of the sort. Whether they are being sarcastic or not doesn’t really matter because the owner knows how awesome they are. They keep your hands warm in the coldest of conditions even with a small liner glove. The cycling pogie market has grown quite drastically in the past few years. But one company in particular has been around for quite some time sewing pogies for mushers and cyclists alike. Joan runs Dogwood Designs up in Fairbanks, Alaska. This small company has stayed true to a simplicity similar to their lifestyle. You won’t find Dogwood Design in any distribution catalog, or even all over discounted web stores. They are small and intend to keep it that way. The Dogwood Pogies come in two versions, the Winter Pogies and the Winter Plus Pogies. I have had the pleasure of owning the Winter Pogies for a year now. With many brands, a year would mean a new product, a redesign, or even a different pogie all together. The old phrase ‘you can’t fix what isn’t broken,’ holds true to the Dogwood Design Winter Pogies. The pogies are very simple, they are made of a tough nylon exterior, a thin layer of polyester insulation, and a durable nylon taffeta lining. They come with an adjustable gasket opening around the forearm with an elastic cord and cord lock. They also come with this same system on the interior part of the pogies that go over the bar and cinch down over your brake and shifter levers. Sewn inside is a small elastic band that connects to the bar to complete the installation.