February 05, 2018

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

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 all the happy memories of those carefree days. So naturally I really love ski gloves that harken back to my youth.

What I am really nostalgic about is the functionality of a glove that has lots of structure, and protects your hands from everything the mountain can throw your way. What I am not so nostalgic about is the fact that the race gloves of my youth lacked warmth and toughness for their high price.

So I set out to make the glove of my youthful dreams: twice the padding, twice the insulation, a better sealing cuff, softer, tougher leather, and palm reinforcement for all the rigors of my adult backcountry ski life. And at a price that isn’t crazy like everyone else’s race/freeride gloves. This is the ultimate short cuff ski glove. This is my homage to the youthful joy of skiing.

Chase Stewart –Founder

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