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Anyone have the Ridge or Tough Guy gloves? How do you like them?
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Originally Posted by wasatchwarrior View Post

Anyone have the Ridge or Tough Guy gloves? How do you like them?

I have the Ridge gloves, and love them. They are comfortable, and inexpensive. They have some insulation, and are warmer than they appear to be, but I can't wear them in much lower temps than 25 or so ... of course, I'm a female with not-very-good circulation, so ymmv. 

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I have the Ridge, too. Great glove for the money. They come baked with Sno-seal but I would recommend re-applying a few times per season. Agree that on their own, they're not for extreme cold. I pick up a couple of cheap knit glove liners at Target and wear them underneath and they're as warm as anything else. (Like these: http://www.target.com/p/touch-screen-gloves/-/A-14645518#prodSlot=medium_2_23&term=touch+screen+gloves)

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Just for consideration as an even cheaper alternative:
http://discountworkgear.com/Lined_Pigskin_Gloves_Knit_Wrist-515-66.html
http://discountworkgear.com/Lined_Grain_Pigskin_Gloves_Knit_Wrist-530-67.html

I use the first ones to work patrol on >20 degree days, and with the same caveats as with the Flylow gloves.
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http://exploretherockies.org/2014/02/21/ski-gloves-flylow-vs-kinco/

 

My husband has some of the Kinco 901 (I think, according to the above post), and they do seem warmer than the Ridge gloves, but stiffer too. 

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http://exploretherockies.org/2014/02/21/ski-gloves-flylow-vs-kinco/

My husband has some of the Kinco 901 (I think, according to the above post), and they do seem warmer than the Ridge gloves, but stiffer too. 

Cool comparo! I use the 901s, and have for years, at work on colder (<25dF) days. The only thing I don't like about them is that the stitching on the leather reinforcement patches gets worn out and requires either re-stitching or removal. But that's after lots of work with slat fences, posts, signs, ropes etc. It would probably take a recreational skier quite a while to wear out the stiching on the reinforcement patches.

People that say 901s are too stiff aren't working hard enough. wink.gif They're great as a work glove, but they need considerable breaking in to be a good ski glove...IMO. The 94Hk that I linked above is slightly less warm but not as stiff.

I Snowseal the hell out of them - cheap, effective.
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Cool comparo! I use the 901s, and have for years, at work on colder (<25dF) days. The only thing I don't like about them is that the stitching on the leather reinforcement patches gets worn out and requires either re-stitching or removal. But that's after lots of work with slat fences, posts, signs, ropes etc. It would probably take a recreational skier quite a while to wear out the stiching on the reinforcement patches.

People that say 901s are too stiff aren't working hard enough. wink.gif They're great as a work glove, but they need considerable breaking in to be a good ski glove...IMO. The 94Hk that I linked above is slightly less warm but not as stiff.

I Snowseal the hell out of them - cheap, effective.

lol ... I'm sure it doesn't help that they are about 3 sizes too big on me...

 

I actually don't think he has skied in them, come to think of it -- they are in the camping bag right now. 

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Got my first pair in '08.  I own 4 pair.  PIcture is of my first pair.

 

One stays in the truck and the other 3 in the gear bag.  Resort skiing I can get by wearing the same pair all day.  Backcountry is a different story and I usually carry a spare in my pack.  Any kind of backcountry scenario, I find myself IN the snow more and they get wet but so has every $100+ glove I have ever owned.

 

My understanding is that these were originally done as a branding piece and were originally made by Kinko's and oven baked/snow sealed by Flylow.  I think they are now made in HK but still snow sealed by Flylow?

 

My hands get a little sweaty.  Tough Guys don't get wet from the inside out so my hands stay warmer.

 

If the wind is kickin' you will feel it through the cotton backing but not a big deal.

 

You will probably need to re-seal them every year.

 

The pigskin leather is burly and has lasted longer than any deer or goat skin glove that I have owned.

 

I  keep a few pairs of nitrile gloves in my gear bag for those sub zero days.  Creates a vapor barrier and my hands never get cold.  Google vapor barrier for the lowdown.

 

 

 

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Go with a Kinco. It's cheaper. Just waterproof them, and you're set. I use a thin wool liner I got cheap at Burton for really cold days. 

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