Flylow doesn’t just make great jackets and pants, they have some pretty great gloves too. The Flylow Tough Guy Glove is the “best bang for the buck glove” on the market. If you are a cheap skier looking to save some $$$$ this is the glove for you.
Compared to the classic Kinco’s gloves from any hardware store priced at $7-12. This glove will keep you dry, warm, and stoked that you spent a little more dough instead of drinking beer for an evening.
Why does every ski patroler wear work gloves while skiing? The answer is simple, because they are just as tough as $150 leather palm gloves and they breath better, keeping you drier longer. Dry hands = warm hands.
Flylow’s Process of keeping the Tough guy glove – TOUGH
We took the classic 1/2 leather work glove and made it nice: the fingers fit right, the stitching is consistent and the leather is nice and soft. Then we bring on our crack glove baking team to heat up the gloves and apply Astko’s SnoSeal Bees Wax treatment to the gloves. But that’s not all! Then they bake them again, coat them again and bake them one final time to give you the best pair of work gloves a guy (or gal) could ask for. Triple baked for your comfort!
I give this glove 8/10. The comfort ease of use, and reliability of easy on and easy off make this a great backup glove or all mountain slayer. The only downfall is that in wet cold environments the leather sometimes freezes up giving you frozen fingers. But that happens with all leather gloves without a vapor barrier. It is a good problem to have, meaning you are skiing cold pow all day long! Check out this video explaining the triple baked process.
- – Cow Hide
- – -60 Gram Heat Rac Polyester insulation
- – SnoSeal Triple Baked by Big Al
Sure, you can buy $12 Kinco work gloves at the hardware store and they’ll be shot after one wet storm. Or you can buy Flylow’s $25 Tough Glove Gloves our or $40 insulated Ridge Gloves and we’ll slather then (twice) with waterproofing Sno-Seal then bake then (twice) in our backyard oven.