It has been my experience that I can get about 2 seasons out of a pair of ski gloves. Towards the end of the second season, my gloves seem to start wearing through at the seams and palms, but even worse, they start smelling really funky. Getting into the car at the end of the day, it's easy to tell who has gloves that are about 2 seasons old - their gloves and hands smell really funky.
Question 1: Is it possible to de-funkify ski gloves ? Washing gloves seem to always screw up the lining, etc. Any suggestions ?
Question 2: Do the more expensive gloves, like Hestra's, etc. really last longer - are they made with some sort of anti-funk material ?
I've typically purchased low to mid-range gloves, $30 to $60 (Head, Spyder, etc) and they've all lasted about 2 seasons. My latest pair, the Head Ski Gloves they sell at Costco (anyone who shops at Costco knows them - they come out every fall) - I paid only $15 for them. I expected them to last about 1/2 season, and I've got 2 full seasons out of them - more than happy with the value here. So, whether I spend $15 - $30 - $150 is 2 seasons the limit on gloves ???