Snowshepherd Leather Ski Guide Pro gloves colour Tan and Black with reinforced palm, thumb and fingers, were designed and tested on our Chamonix Off Piste Ski Courses, they have been improved upon hugely by us here at Snowshepherd.
Free sachet of Nikwax Waterproof Wax for Leather with every pair enough for an extra treatment, please use before using your new gloves
New reinforcing on the palm and thumb area for this season, following feedback from heavy rope users, they are now super bullet proof!
These new gloves are based around the Kinco 901 gloves from the USA, however we have improved on them, by adding a waterproof Hipora® membrane, plus our gloves are 100% leather not pigskin, so they are softer and much easier to live with. We have also added a extra long cuff, plus leather tab that folds back inside the glove to provide even more durabilty when putting your gloves on.
Plus the leather is all leather side on our gloves so no suede type effect.
They have a Hipora® waterproof membrane, plus the membrane and the lining is not sewn into the seams so ours are much more comfortable to wear.
The leather is pre-treated as well, so they have good water resistance, we recommend using the Nikwax enclosed before use, use a Nikwax top up over time to keep them nice and supple and the leather water proof. We supply free Nikwax with each pair and recommend that this is applied before use, to maximise the life of your gloves.
So what else is new with these gloves, well, we have a full range of sizes, from XXS small to XL, this is a first for this style of glove, so finally a ladies size! Plus with the membrane and the construction they are pretty much totally wind proof so no more chilly drafts creeping into the seams.
Insulation is Thinsulate TM we have gone for a super level of warmth on both the gloves and mittens, we believe they are warmer, if thats possible, than the competition.
They feel soft straight away, so no need to break them in for the first week, but they are better after a few days use, they do give a little with use this is quite normal for a 100% leather glove.
We believe in this new glove so much that we will offer a full years warranty on workmanship and also if you wear them out in the first year we will replace them free of charge, and yes that does include ski workers, guides and seasonnaires.
We tested our samples over many weeks on our Chamonix Off Piste Instruction Courses and they got a big thumbs up from everyone who tried them and we also got lots of interest from Ski Guides, Pisteurs and instructors.
We tested in many different conditions over the season from -30c to almost plus 20c and they performed really well.
Expect to see them on sale in Chamonix ski shops as well, we make these gloves so if you’re interested in selling them as well, please contact us. We can also do bespoke versions with your own logo, and a mixed colour tan and black version, further details on request.
Premium Full Hide leather 3mm to 4mm thick
Waterproof Hipora® glove insert fully breathable
Thinsulate Insulation above 200g, super warm.
Extra long cuff to fit under ski jackets
Fully elasticated wrist to keep nice and snug
Manufactured in Pakistan to Snowshepherd Specifications
Made to EN420:2003 EN388:2003 EN511:2006
SIZING (We have made to a combination of work style sizes and also Euro sizes, please read the descriptions below to select the correct size)
XXXSmall (Childrens size age approx 6 to 10, Euro size 4)
XXSmall (Euro 5 to 6 Ladies size XSmall)
XSmall (Euro 6 to 7 ladies size Small)
Small (Euro 7 ladies medium hand size, men’s size small)
Medium (Euro 8 men’s, or ladies large)
Large (Euro 9 to 10, or ladies XL)
X Large (Euro 11 to 12 men’s)
Further notes on Ski Glove Sizing, as with most ski gloves, size is crucial to maintaining warm hands, it’s always best to have the gloves slightly larger, this traps more warm air inside the glove especially true on our new design, plus on super super cold days the addition of a silk glove liner is possible.
Further information on where we get our gloves made, we use the same manufacturer that makes the gloves for the fire service in the UK, the leather is rated at 180c resistant, so they also work in the cold. We are using a same batch leather source so our gloves are all consistent in terms of grain and colour, unlike previous work gloves. Some very small leather imperfections maybe present, but that’s just the natural grain of the leather.