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    Limp, Saggy Pogie

    To people outside of the winter biking world, this might sound like a personal problem. Since most of us on this forum ride in the ridiculous cold, I think I'm in good company.

    This is year 4 or 5 on the Dogwood Design pogies. They have worked well until now, and I was wondering if there is a fix. They don't hold their shape much anymore, and definitely aren't warm anymore because of it. Any ideas, or thoughts on how to make them more erect, like they used to be? I'd rather not spend another $100 on a pair, but it turns out they are very important when it is 0 degrees out. As I type, my fingertips are reminding me of how much they didn't work last night.

    Thanks.
    "Having lack of self-preservation makes biking more fun."

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    Once they go limp it's hard to get them erect again... or so i'm told.

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    viagra for your poggie? could un stich it and sew a sleave to the inside that would except a coat hanger?
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    Wash it. The insulation is probably dirty.

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    In the washing machine? Dry it? I thought of the hanger thing. I haven't ever washed them because I thought that would jack up the insulation inside.

    I'll try that.
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    Andrea made some for me out of a kids coat, they are too warm to ware gloves in when it is above 10 out, below 10 i just ware my summer riding gloves or a pair of fleece glove liners. I can't comment about below about -10, I haven't tried that cold, my feet get cold at those temps before my hands do.

    DIY Pogies

    I modified them by adding a triangular panel on the side to make the opening a little larger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfbkr50 View Post
    In the washing machine? Dry it? I thought of the hanger thing. I haven't ever washed them because I thought that would jack up the insulation inside.

    I'll try that.
    Washing machine. Delicate cycle, cold water, mild detergent. I would think just hang dry it. The insulation doesn't seem to sag with use, so it should hold up to washing.

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    Solution

    Washed them, hang dried them, still saggy. Emailed lady who made them, and she said if they'd been exposed to extreme heat it could have compromised the fabric stiffener she uses on them. I researched fabric stiffener, went and found some at Jo Ann fabrics , and now have stiff pogies again, albeit white and very weird looking. So, just in case anyone else has this performance issue of limp pogie, now you know what to do.
    "Having lack of self-preservation makes biking more fun."

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    Jo Ann!

    Quote Originally Posted by Elfbkr50 View Post
    Washed them, hang dried them, still saggy. Emailed lady who made them, and she said if they'd been exposed to extreme heat it could have compromised the fabric stiffener she uses on them. I researched fabric stiffener, went and found some at Jo Ann fabrics , and now have stiff pogies again, albeit white and very weird looking. So, just in case anyone else has this performance issue of limp pogie, now you know what to do.
    I love it. Way to go!... White will make you look even faster...
    I'm deteriorating faster than I can lower my standards

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