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post #61 of 78
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post


See what you've done to yourself with technology? No music, no phone, no answer.


No, no, no. This isn't about technology; it's about preserving my marriage, and avoiding frostbitten digits.

 

The real question is: "See what you've done to yourself by complying with your significant other's wishes?" (more sounds of whips cracking...) 

post #62 of 78

FYI, There are factory seconds ("minor discoloration") gloves and mittens for sale on the website for $39.99. That is a lot of glove for $40.

post #63 of 78
Thread Starter 

The great folks at Free the Powder donated 30 pairs of FTP gloves for the Ullr-fest at Magic last weekend.  I didn't grab a second pair so that others could get them.  Nice people.

post #64 of 78

Great gloves. I have been wearing mine now for well over a year and they are great and holding up well. My wife and most of our ski friends have also bought them. keep up the great work and hopefully they come out with a kids line soon.

post #65 of 78

Just got mine, heres the initial review:

 

Leather is softer than i would have expected and the gloves actually move mush easier that I anticipated.

My chubby paw measured 9.25 inches - The large size(9) fits perfectly.

Workmanship seems to be excellent, I searched and could not find even the smallest or slightest hint of a loose thread or mis-stitch.

Short cuffs aren't exactly short, I couldn't decide on the short cuff or gauntlet.  The large cuff is nice in my opinion is it extends up your wrist. 

The stretch backing seems durable and moves very well.

I had several questions before ordering; Shannon answered every question promptly and thoroughly.

Gloves shipped the same day I ordered them.

Leather conditioner smells like cocoa.

Ill give a review next week when i return  from 4 days in Winterpark.

post #66 of 78
The short cuff glove just doesn't fit well with a couple of my jackets. Too small to go over, too big to get the jacket over. I'd get the long cuff which isn't that long.

The velcro on the cuff is also too short on the short cuff. Always comes undone so it's flapping when skiing.

But I'd recommend them. Warm, well made. A nice glove.
post #67 of 78

Just returned from 4 days at Winter Park, here is my take on FTP short cuff gloves:

 

Pros::

 

I purchased the optional wrist straps which came in very handy skiing with my 12y/o son. I was in and out of the gloves several times per day to take video of him and the straps were very helpful for this purpose.  The leashes/straps could have been a bit beefier but other than that they worked as intended.

 

My hand measured 9 ¼", the large fit well but if your hand is any bigger than 9 ¼", go for the XL.

 

Under sunny skies temps ranged from -9f to 40f at the base.  My hands were never too cold or too hot.  On top of Panoramic with winds near 30MPH and temps in the teens, the gloves performed very well.

 

The leather is very nice and very supple, easy to make a fist and grip poles.

 

As stated above the stretch material on the back seems very durable.

 

After 4 days I didn't really notice the insulation packing out. 

 

The cuff is a good length and covers the veins on the underside of wrist well, which i believe aided in the performance of the gloves.

 

 

Cons:

 

The cuff is cumbersome; it's a bit tough to grab the leather/velcro strap with both gloves on.  Once you have one hand free, the cuff strap is easier to manage with the bare hand.

 

I wore the cuffs over my shell jacket cuffs but had to tighten them very meticulously to get the glove's cuff over the the jacket.  It took more fuss that i would lave liked to manage the operation of the cuffs.

 

Overall:

 

I really liked these gloves, the fit, warmth and quality are all 5/5.  the cuff design gets 2.5/5 but will not prevent me from buying these gloves for my wife and son.  These gloves are an excellent value and the customer service was excellent as well.  As soon as FTP launches their cycling gloves I will buy a pair.  Buy and use these gloves with confidence knowing you got great value and supported a great little business right here in the U.S. 

post #68 of 78

picked up some long cuffs this week, FTP has their summer sale going on . Great gloves for 40 bucks! really surprised how warm they are -quality seems excellent . worth a look

post #69 of 78

I bought some mtb gloves, they are awesome just like the ski gloves.  Ive used then biking, hiking and use them when working out on the rowing machine...great gloves!!

post #70 of 78

I bought a second pair of FTP gloves this off-season, since my gloves (no matter the brand/model) tend to be wet at the end of the day, and don't always dry completely overnight. Now I can always have my favorite dry gloves.

post #71 of 78
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Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post
 

I bought a second pair of FTP gloves this off-season, since my gloves (no matter the brand/model) tend to be wet at the end of the day, and don't always dry completely overnight. Now I can always have my favorite dry gloves.

 

If you gloves are wet from the inside, try something from Mountain Hardware.Their gloves are not the most waterproof but they are very breathable. 

post #72 of 78
If you have wet hands buy gloves or mittens with easily removable liners. Take the liners out overnight and they will dry completely. If it's really humid pull out the liners at lunch. If you have gloves without remove able liners buy two pair of thin glove liners and swap them at lunch.
post #73 of 78
I am sure for some people they are a great product. I ordered them, they didn't do anything for me last year but I have very cold fingers.
post #74 of 78
For myself (diabetic with chronic cold hands) they didn't work for me, either. Then again, even heated gloves didn't do the trick in cold weather. Heated mittens work great (Outdoor Research Lucent Mitts).

That said, for spring skiing, my Free The Powder gloves work great.
post #75 of 78

I'm surprised by the last 2 posts. these gloves feel twice as warm as any of my other 4 pairs but i haven't skied with them yet - i labeled them my cold day gloves. but it never seems to get really too cold in Utah so its all relative.

post #76 of 78

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. - Nietzsche

post #77 of 78

If anyone wants a pair of very lightly used medium gloves with gauntlets, PM me. I'll part for cheap. The mittens worked much better for me.

post #78 of 78
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post

If anyone wants a pair of very lightly used medium gloves with gauntlets, PM me. I'll part for cheap. The mittens worked much better for me.
Same here size L used 1 time
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