What about ARRSE stubby holders? For those not familiar they are beer can/bottle holders made of neoprene that keep your hand warm/beer cool. (see: http://www.promoshop.com.au/html/mugs_holders.cfm) I must admit I've tried to sourse these in the UK but never got anywhere. I'm looking in Cyprus at the moment, but it would not be impossible to order from Oz. I can't understand why these have never caught on in UK.