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post #31 of 40
Don't trow in the towel yet.
We've had this problem from day one.

If you have access to a washer/dryer, just wash them every other night.

like I posted earlier, after we started using an "Antifungal", we've not had any smell at all.

Before i leave the slopes in the morning, I use Lotrimin
deoderant spray which contains miconazole nitrate (an antifungal)

When I ski down for lunch, I some times spray both my boots, & my gloves again.

The smell you are getting is not from the sweat, but from the bacteria.

There has been a lot of research in this area, this is the reason for the surge in anti-microbial clothing.
If you want to learn more, try looking at some hiking/ backpacking sites for info.
post #32 of 40
I notice the horrible glove smell around various snow-users, and it reminds me very much of the pong you get from old gumboots, or concreting gloves. Neither are breathable, and probably let the bacteria grow. Once you have bacteria growing, it's quite hard to get rid of them so prevention is the go.
post #33 of 40
Actually, Bacteria are usually pretty easy to kill. It is the fungus that really can be difficult.
post #34 of 40
Marmot also sells fleece liners ($20) with anti-microbial threads that really work, so if you do decide to create your own layered glove system, look into the Marmot liner


http://www.marmotmountain.com/MMWmai...yleID=10002640
post #35 of 40

I Take It Back

AJones.

I got home from skiing last night. Mind you it was 60 degrees when I got there and 40 degrees and raining when I left.

I took off my Grandoe CGS gloves and my hands smelled like vinegar and salt potato chips! I WAS SHOCKED.

I have two differnt styles of these gloves. The ones I had on last night were the newer pair. They have a kind of diamond pattern (<< >>) on the back (top) of the hand. I think they were new last year but this may be the beginning of the third season.

I have another pair that has the CGS logo in a band going across the back of the hand. Those gloves are at least 4 years old and I have never noticed any odor.

I don't know what the difference is but I'm bummed. I turned them completely inside out and threw them in the wash but I'm not overly optomistic.

SO...its not just you.

Good think I picked up a pair of Manzella gloves from my ski school director last night.
post #36 of 40

One Last Comment

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomic_918
AJones.

I got home from skiing last night. Mind you it was 60 degrees when I got there and 40 degrees and raining when I left.

I took off my Grandoe CGS gloves and my hands smelled like vinegar and salt potato chips! I WAS SHOCKED.

I have two differnt styles of these gloves. The ones I had on last night were the newer pair. They have a kind of diamond pattern (<< >>) on the back (top) of the hand. I think they were new last year but this may be the beginning of the third season.

I have another pair that has the CGS logo in a band going across the back of the hand. Those gloves are at least 4 years old and I have never noticed any odor.

I don't know what the difference is but I'm bummed. I turned them completely inside out and threw them in the wash but I'm not overly optomistic.

SO...its not just you.

Good think I picked up a pair of Manzella gloves from my ski school director last night.
The GRANDOE gloves that I have that DON'T smell all have a label that says DRI GARD sewn on the cuff. Keep that in mind!
post #37 of 40
Dry inside out and spray with shoe funk spray
post #38 of 40

Corrected again

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomic_918
AJones.

I got home from skiing last night. Mind you it was 60 degrees when I got there and 40 degrees and raining when I left.

I took off my Grandoe CGS gloves and my hands smelled like vinegar and salt potato chips! I WAS SHOCKED.

I have two differnt styles of these gloves. The ones I had on last night were the newer pair. They have a kind of diamond pattern (<< >>) on the back (top) of the hand. I think they were new last year but this may be the beginning of the third season.

I have another pair that has the CGS logo in a band going across the back of the hand. Those gloves are at least 4 years old and I have never noticed any odor.

I don't know what the difference is but I'm bummed. I turned them completely inside out and threw them in the wash but I'm not overly optomistic.

SO...its not just you.

Good think I picked up a pair of Manzella gloves from my ski school director last night.
The foul-smelling Grandoe's that the Dri-Gard label on them too. So much for that theory.
post #39 of 40
What about non-clumping kitty litter put inside of stockings, stuffed into the glove? Works for boots.
post #40 of 40
An update on a pair of new mittens that I got at the beginning of the season after going through the odor and sweaty hands problems with my previous two pairs of mittens.
I decided to go with a pair of leather mittens, Auclair Son of T from Reliable Racing, instead of the synthetic stuff I had before and, now, after half a season, I can say I really like them. No nasty odor whatsoever, only the faint smell of genuine leather.
The leather is soft and very comfortable and the mittens are not bulky. I have worn them all day at 10 degrees without a hint of cold fingers. They may be too warm for spring skiing.
They are insulated with Liteloft THL3 (whatever that is) and have a fleece lining, none of which is removable, but that is okay because they are so easy to dry out. I put them on a clothes rack over the heat register, out of the direct heat, and they dry overnight. No need to turn them inside out or anything like that.
While skiing I still notice some moisture buildup inside the mittens but much less than with my other mittens. Also, the moisture must exit through the leather because the palm side of the mittens becomes noticable damp after a few hours but it does not seem to compromise the insulation (warmth) factor.
Reliable Racing also sells these in the "glove" style for the same price.
I don't know what the long term durability will be, but, so far, I am happy with the preformance of these mittens. They have simplified some of the drudgery of equipment maintenance after a long day of sking and a long drive home, but best of all, they smell a lot better and so do my hands.
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