Kinco leather ski mittens, after the huge success of the Kinco 901 glove we are importing the mitten version as well, these are even warmer than the gloves, (is that possible) but still breathable.
We now have our own Snowshepherd version of these mittens, softer leather, but still super tough, with the addition of a fully waterproof breathable membrane as well.
These mittens are ideal of snowbaorders, and come with a full inner glove style liner for each finger, the only ever so small drawback is that the liner is not fixed to the inside of the mitten so it can pull out if you get to warm, however we have not really found this to be a problem with this mitten as the cuff keeps everything inside.
Plus these mittens have a full elasticated cuff, waterproofing with Nikwax glove proof and the added benefit of Kinco's Heatkeep insulation system. We recommend topping up the waterproofer with either Glove proof or glove wax from Nikwax every few weeks to make sure they still reply water and snow.
The Heatkeep system uses polyester fibers and combines layers of nylon baffling and non absorbent polypropylene thats wicks water away from your hands. This insulation protects against cold and heat, so much so that Kinco warns consumers to take care becuase if the glove catches fire you might not feel it!!
These gloves have been used for years, by American ski patrol, guides and instructors as they are super tough and out perform and out last any other ski glove on the market plus you see reports in the US chat forums they people not only use them for skiing, but welding, general work and even the classic lumberjack joke.
We have been using a sample pair and like everything we sell on Snowshepherd would not recommend them unless we thought they were the best value for money glove on the market. Lets see how long our seasonnaire Snowshepherd gets out of them gefore he wears them out?
Full hide pigskin leather palm, with suede backs.
Thumb, palm suede cowhide reinforced
Nikwax Gloveproof pre treatment
Nylon cuff with leather pull tab
Sizes Small to X large
Size wise the large is a Euro 9 to 10 and the Medium is a Euro 7 to 8 Small is 6 and XL is well pretty huge at about a size 11 to 12
Model Kinco 901T Leather Ski Mitten
Please remember these are work glove related sizes so a little on the larger size, not like Hestra which are on the smaller size.
We will ship upto two pairs of goves to any EU country for our £4.99 UK delivery charge (inc highlands and Islands)
Notes on the leather, when you first get your gloves they will feel a little tough, this soon goes with use, the gloves being 100% natural leather will take up the shape of your hand and soften with use plus streatch a little. The pre treatment with Nikwax glove proof will last for a while, however we recommend toping this up with further Nikwax gloveproof treatments to keep the glove waterproof.
Also as with our French Venitex Leather Ski worker gloves, the Kinco gloves are a work glove style so please remember they are not like a £100 ski glove, but we are pretty sure they will out last any other ski glove and for the price that is probabley why so many skiers in the US use them.
To back this up Snowshepherd are offering a no quibble 1 year warranty on these Kinco gloves, if you wear them out, we will replace them with a new pair. (but please do not set fire to them, we will not count that)
PS Note on the prices when compared with the US, please remember we have to ship them from the States and pay a sports goods import duty on them.