Snowshepherd Leather Ski Work guide gloves were designed and tested on our Chamonix Off Piste Ski Courses, these gloves look similar to the classic Venitex FBF15 Chamonix bin men gloves, however ours are proper ski glove, they just look similar to the old Venitex Gloves. We like to call them "Le Glove"
They have extra reinforcing to the palm and thumb area, just like our ski guide pro versions Plus a leather loop for carbineer attachment inside the cuff.
For season 21/22 we have improved the leather to our new water resitant tan leather, and have dropped the membrane, as its no longer required, this makes our new versions, much more breathable.
These new gloves and their partner, The Snowshepherd Black Sheep Leather Ski Gloves, are made from super durable full hide leather we use same batch leather as well, so even the Tan gloves are consistent in colour
The leather is almost twice as thick as the newer French style gloves and the lining are plusher and thicker to so they are super warm.
So what else is new with these gloves, well, we have a full range of sizes, from 3 x small to XL, this is a first for this style of glove, so finally a ladies size!
They feel soft straight away, so no need to break them in for the first week, 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 -20c to almost plus 20c
WHY ARE WE CHEAPER ?
We make our gloves to be as good if not better, we believe, than the Heli brand gloves, however we are direct with the factory, have no middle men or distributor! Therefore we can offer direct to you the customer at a super good price, we think it makes sense.
Premium Full Hide leather 2.5 to 3mm thick
Synthetic Wool liners super warm extra thick
High cuff to fit under or over 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)
XXX Small ( Euro 3 to 5 or childrens size)
XX Small (Euro 5 to 6)
X Small (Euro 6)
Small (Euro 7 ladies small to medium hand size, men’s size small)
Medium (Euro 7 to 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 many of the European fire services, the leather is rated at 180c resistant, so they also work in the cold. Some very small leather imperfections maybe present, but that’s just the natural grain of the leather.