It looks like Polaris are going retro for 2013 with these crochet mitts. The mitts aren’t available yet but they just sent us through a pic of things to come.
Back in the olden days you could spot a cyclist at 50 yards in the summer thanks to the distinctive round tan marks on the back of the hands. Then you knew it was safe to approach and strike up a conversation about gear inches, leg shaving and so on.
There are quite a lot of crochet mitts still out there, of course, but Lycra and other synthetics have largely taken over.
Anyway, Polaris are bringing them back. These match Polaris’s existing Velo City jersey. This is polyester with a YKK zip and it comes in a performance fit for £44.99.
Polaris aren’t giving away any more details of their 2013 retro range just yet, but for full details of the products that are already out there head over to www.polaris-apparel.co.uk.
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.