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post #1 of 9
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I'm working on some new gloves I plan on rolling out that use a proprietary insulator I designed and patented.  I made this survey to collect data on a potential customer base to see if cold hands were really a problem.  Link below, please take some time to take this survey, it would mean the world to me.

https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6GtDURFWJdiwB0x

post #2 of 9
Well, that was quick and painless. Usually these things are way too long and I give up before the end.

Anyway, couple of comments; rather than a simple yes/no for some of the questions, an option like rarely might have been nice.

My hands do get hot and sweaty in my gloves sometimes, but only when it's spring skiing and way too warm to be wearing gloves anyway. Kind of hard to blame winter gloves for that, but you probably already know this and have designed your survey and/or gloves around it. smile.gif
post #3 of 9

My hands get much colder riding my Harley in Wyoming in the spring and fall.  My riding gloves are extremely close in design and construction to my ski gloves.  Both have a gauntlet, padded top, and are Gortex.  I would be very interested in seeing if your new design would work well for riding!

Hawk

post #4 of 9

mod note: survey is approved

post #5 of 9
I'm very interested to see these gloves. My dad is looking for some new ones now. I agree that a rarely option or under certain circumstances would have been nice.

A warm leather gauntlet glove that doesn't cost $200 would be amazing btw.
post #6 of 9

IME, the main thing that causes my hands to get cold is if my gloves get wet (e.g., if I'm skiing during a wet snow storm and have to repeatedly wipe off the chairlift before sitting down).  So having external water resistance combined with a fully-sealed waterproof-breathable layer (e.g., Gore-Tex) is key.

post #7 of 9
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A warm leather gauntlet glove that doesn't cost $200 would be amazing btw.

 

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-merino-wool-insulated-elkskin-gauntlets.html

post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by kbat11700 View Post

A warm leather gauntlet glove that doesn't cost $200 would be amazing btw.

or.....

 

http://www.backcountry.com/black-diamond-legend-glove?rr=t

post #9 of 9

It's a low bar, so long as he's not fussy about the insulator.     Now OP claims to have developed a new insulator...:popcorn

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