Venitex Leather ski Gloves with Nikwax Glove proof 125ml waterproofing for leather great combination item, About the Gloves
For a few years now
these gloves have been a preserve of the French locals, we first came
across them when skiing with a local guide in France and asked about his
rather odd looking gloves. He told us that they were gardening gloves
and you could get them in Bourg for about 15 euro, if you knew where to
Three seasons ago we found some and Brandon Snow
Shepherd has used his just about everyday for the last few seasons and
they are still going strong.
After some research we found who makes them and which
glove they actually are from Venitex’s massive range. We are, I think,
the only UK retailer who has them.
The leather ski worker glove, stands up to more abuse
than a normal ski glove as they are made from full grain hide leather,
they are very strong, probably the reason so many guides and instructors
use them. In addition the price is so good, even if you managed to wear
them out they are pretty cheap to replace.
The other huge plus point of these leather gloves is
that the lining does not come out when you take your gloves off, and
being 100% natural leather they are really breathable and keep your
hands nice and warm.
We use Nikwax to treat our gloves.
Nikwax Leather ski glove waterproofing can also be used on other
fabrics, great for our Venitex leather ski worker gloves. 125ml water
based sponge on solution, we found that this glove proof Nikwax product
was good for our leather ski gloves. Appy a good first coat, let it soak
in and dry overnight, then top up as necessary. We found that by
working this leather ski glove proofing system into the seams it really
did keep the dampness out.
Venitex Full Cowhide Cold Resistant Gloves.
Acrylic sheep wool lining.
Length 30cm (plenty long enough to stay under ski jackets)
Natural Leather Colour (tan/yellow to start with but they get darker with age)
CE Marked, EN420, EN388 EN511
Size 8 Medium
Size 10 Large
The leather is a full grain leather not the usual
split leather that gloves use so they are thick and very soft. The only
thing you will need to do is to treat the leather to make them fully
waterproof , we use off the shelf leather conditioner, Dubbin or do what
the French do and use Vasaline!
With our first delivery we have found that the following information my be useful:
The gloves are packed in bulk flat, so the pre shaped
fingers appear to have been lost, however we treated a pair with a good
amount of leather conditioner and left over night to dry standing on the
fingers, in the morning the shape had returned and the conditioner had
really done its job with the leather feeling even softer.
With natural leather, as is always the case, the
leather will have pattern and colour variations, this is quite normal
for this type of leather. We found that the leather conditioner
treatment gave a more consistent colour and look to the leather. Plus
deepened the colour a little, we would say test a small area first
before you treat your new gloves.
If you want to order these gloves and you are in an EU
country please select the UK mainland shipping option, we can ship to
the whole of the EU for the £3.99 delivery charge. Max of two pairs at