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Designer's Vision: Race AL Glove, the glove of my dreams

February 05, 2018

I’ve been a mountain worker, a ski bum and a backcountry skier for my entire adult life, and it all began as a youth ski racer in Oregon. I have great fondness and love for...

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Designer's Vision: First Chair Glove, our warmest, most badass glove.

February 05, 2018

When I head out at the crack of dawn on a big storm day, planning on a bell to bell marathon powder day in severe weather, I require a glove that does not...

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Designer's Vision: X Models, our most versatile all-conditions ski gloves

January 15, 2018

For an everyday glove that is most comfortable in the widest range of conditions, I love a glove with a removable liner. But when designing ours, the removable liner had to...

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Learning to ski: advice from an expert to save you time and money

September 16, 2017

I recently received an email from a customer, asking me for my advice on learning how to ski. After writing to her, it occurred to me I should create a blog post about the ideas I'd expressed.

 So...

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How to keep your feet warm while skiing

August 30, 2017

Are your feet always cold while skiing or snowboarding? Do your feet get cold easily?

I recently received an email from a customer, thanking me for solving his long-term cold-hands problem. He asked me for my advice on solving his cold-feet problem.

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Marketing Truth and Ski Gloves

February 06, 2015

At Free the Powder Gloves we spend most of our time focused on our gloves and customer service. In fact, truth be told, that's all we do because we absolutely detest spending our time on promotion and especially "marketing."

My poor business partner and wife Shannon has to listen to my incessant ranting about my hatred of marketing, marketing, and marketing all day, every day. So why do I hate “marketing” ?

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Alta Utah Snowfall History from 1945-2018

December 14, 2014

Here is the snowfall data and measurements, including moving 3-year averages for Alta, Utah...

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Ski industry prices: the way it should be

December 13, 2014

Most companies in the ski industry have outsourced their manufacturing to Asia. That outsourcing has not led to a significant decrease in the price of ski gear. Why?

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The crazed genius of my short-cuff ski glove design

November 13, 2014

Powder Magazine's only negative comment about our gloves is about the "bulky" Velcro cuff. That makes me smile. I know something they don't...

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Humans and ski glove sizing...

November 03, 2014

One of the most perplexing undertakings of creating an online business with products that are fitted, is sizing and more specifically, recommending which size customers should buy.

Now I started more than a year ago doing research and development, having hundreds of people try on prototype after prototype of gloves, trying to hone in on exactly proper sizing. And after more than 40 prototypes, I had complete consensus, right?

Wrong...

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The conundrum of ski gloves

October 26, 2014

There is a lot more to ski gloves than meets the eye, and I really had no idea of that until I started a ski glove company. This statement is not to say that I wasn't experienced or that I'd not spent most of my life wearing ski gloves, it is an admission that none of us know as much as we think we do...

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Quality Control at Free the Powder Gloves

October 14, 2014

Quality control is a total bitch, but you have to do it if you care about the products you sell (Which is like, very few people and companies any more). Check this video out?

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Size Guide

Unisex sizing. Free the Powder Gloves
have a fairly standard initial fit, but our
gloves are made with all-stretchable
materials so they break-in and conform
to your hand like no other ski glove. 

Sizing FAQs Page