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    Free the Powder Gloves?

    Hello all, I met a big talker at a party this weekend here in Park City, who went on and on about his new ski glove company. Sounded pretty interesting. But I cannot find anything about these people online, other than their own website. Anyone know about these guys?

    Bob S

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    Have you heard of Google yet...?

    http://www.freethepowder.com/

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    haha That's one of my "ridge rat" ski partners at the Can and for full disclosure I'm a "team Member". He prides himself on being a bit of an oddball, but is a stand up guy and pretty damn funny as well....

    The catalyst for him starting the company was his annoyance of overpaying for ski gloves. He wanted to offer a glove that could match the quality and comfort of other premium gloves without having to fork over $100+.

    This is the first season of production. Last season he gave a bunch of pre-production gloves to patrollers and everyday skiers to put through the ringer and they held up very well. The gloves have Good supple leather, are very warm and comfortable, and they stayed dry and breath well. As of now there are only two styles, gauntlet, and non-gauntlet. I prefer NG but the gauntlet is stout and wont bunch up.

    I'll talk to him about possibly offering a TGR code if a few of you are interested.

    http://www.freethepowder.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by My Pet Powder Goat View Post
    haha That's one of my "ridge rat" ski partners at the Can and for full disclosure I'm a "team Member". He prides himself on being a bit of an oddball, but is a stand up guy and pretty damn funny as well....

    The catalyst for him starting the company was his annoyance of overpaying for ski gloves. He wanted to offer a glove that could match the quality and comfort of other premium gloves without having to fork over $100+.

    This is the first season of production. Last season he gave a bunch of pre-production gloves to patrollers and everyday skiers to put through the ringer and they held up very well. The gloves have Good supple leather, are very warm and comfortable, and they stayed dry and breath well. As of now there are only two styles, gauntlet, and non-gauntlet. I prefer NG but the gauntlet is stout and wont bunch up.

    I'll talk to him about possibly offering a TGR code if a few of you are interested.

    http://www.freethepowder.com/
    I have a friend that can help with that logo of his. Just sayin'

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    TGR code? I'll order a pair to try out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawjack View Post
    I have a friend that can help with that logo of his. Just sayin'
    That's the noble and deadly Stoat. (AKA Ermine) cute yet ferocious killer of animals twice its size. definitely not a "hardcore" label as some may prefer, but I think he's partial to it.

    However, as mentioned by BobS He loves talking gloves, and appreciates any feedback and suggestions the collective may offer
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    esspensive gloves have been big disappointments for me (warmth or durability, but not both). duderino might be onto something.

    goatskin gloves for teh sheep pen.

    Last edited by Bromontana; 09-29-2014 at 12:58 PM.
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    Wow. Thanks for the information, all. I'm new to this forum and its been really helpful.

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    Isn't this how PMGear started back in the day? Gloves, bags, poles, etc?

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    Looks like a good glove for the price, it would be nice if they had removable liners

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ2 View Post
    TGR code? I'll order a pair to try out.
    ....678678678

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    cool, I will buy a pair.

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    $50 with shipping and I bet he could sell a few thru TGR.

    keep up posted? or start another thread if it happens? (or just PM me)


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    I think you're right. I'd jump right aboard. Nice looking glove, can it handle the PNW...that's a good question! So is he essentially putting a glove out that's comparable to Hestra? I've never been able to afford those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My Pet Powder Goat View Post
    I'll talk to him about possibly offering a TGR code if a few of you are interested.
    interested. sure beats the price of replacing my hestras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CascadeCement View Post
    I think you're right. I'd jump right aboard. Nice looking glove, can it handle the PNW...that's a good question! So is he essentially putting a glove out that's comparable to Hestra? I've never been able to afford those.
    they look and feel comparable to the hestra army heli pro gloves. I can't personally speak for how they'd handle PNW conditions, But they never wetted out here in ut.



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    Hey MPPG, bring a pair or 2 to Ullrfest for us to fondle. Guarantee many will be sold that night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyNameIsAugustWest View Post
    Hey MPPG, bring a pair or 2 to Ullrfest for us to fondle. Guarantee many will be sold that night.
    Great idea. I Already have a pair of larges coming to me for my fall Enduro motorcycle riding; gonna See how they handle vt mud. :-p so I'll see if he'll send a couple of samples.

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    I couldn't give a fuck, but today I am procrastinating so TGR is my filler.
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    yes!! glove prices are ridiculous. recently checked out hestra. crazy $'s. also interested in these

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    Quote Originally Posted by My Pet Powder Goat View Post
    they look and feel comparable to the hestra army heli pro gloves. I can't personally speak for how they'd handle PNW conditions, But they never wetted out here in ut.
    Nice, I'm sure as long as they stay greased they are good as gold...these are staying on my short list, my pow royals are about ready to rest easy. Again, I think it's cool to see guys making a quality product with the general populous in mind.

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    Kinco 94 hk gloves = $15


    Plus One each red and black magic markers = $2
    Plus Two sixers of Jubalale = $15
    Plus One good sized bud = dunno

    Plus Snoseal = $5


    Plus artistic ability (not mine)

    Equals

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    Quote Originally Posted by telebobski View Post
    Kinco 94 hk gloves = $15


    Plus One each red and black magic markers = $2
    Plus Two sixers of Jubalale = $15
    Plus One good sized bud = dunno

    Plus Snoseal = $5


    Plus artistic ability (not mine)

    Equals

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    That's really nice.
    And I guess that I just don't know

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    I want a pair of those.

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    Your buddy's gloves look awesome, goat....'cept for the logo, lol. wtf is that?
    No longer stuck.

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    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My Pet Powder Goat View Post
    they look and feel comparable to the hestra army heli pro gloves. I can't personally speak for how they'd handle PNW conditions, But they never wetted out here in ut.

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    from the website....
    "strong DWR (durable water repellent). Our softshell material is a woven polyester"

    = wetting out in the rain.

    No membrane layer? Not waterproof on soft-shell side. DWR is not waterproofing...


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