November 2nd, 2011
We Canadians are a quirky and creative bunch when it comes to dealing with the cold weather. Our winter ingenuity is probably best summed up by the ice scraper mitten.
To be fair, the giant thumb-less mitten with a plastic blade sticking out one end does look a little kooky, particularly if like me you purchase one in a bold plaid pattern. But, its genius is in its practicality.
Slip your hand in one end of the goose down pocket and grab the handle of the scraper letting you scrape away while keeping your hand toasty warm.
The driver without frostbitten fingers gets the last laugh. —Jaelyn Molyneux
$19.95 at Eddie Bauer, Market Mall, 3625 Shaganappi Tr. N.W., Calgary, 403-247-6373, www.eddiebauer.com