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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What is the warmest ski glove?

October 08, 2014

Somebody asked me the other day, "What is the warmest ski glove?"

I thought about the question for a second before answering...

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What is up with the Free the Powder Gloves Logo?

October 06, 2014

I had not thought about writing a blog post about our company logo until I read derogatory comments about it on an internet forum. I believe one of the comments was "nice gloves, but the logo... WTF." Another comment was even less nice.

During the arduous design phase, one of my edgier friends said to me, "That's a logo for a child's product. Your logo looks like a cartoon. What are you thinking?"

What none of these people seem to understand is the incredibly deep and complicated nuance the design of this logo represents...

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An odd story of how I came up with leather treatment (Or was it expensive lip balm?)

October 06, 2014

I tell this story a lot, and it's kind of odd:

One of the big problems I have had over the years as an everyday skier, wearing leather-palmed gloves, is that they dry out after repeatedly getting wet and drying in the warm environment of my 7500-foot-elevation living room in crazy-dry Utah. Eventually, the cracking of leather begins and the gloves go south way too fast. Then to replace them, I have to trudge through online sales, eBay, discount bins in ski shop basements, and ski swaps, just to find a premium pair of gloves (which I require for the toughness and dexterity needed for backcountry skiing). There is no way I am going to pay $130 for gloves that some ski glove company (scam artists) made in China for $12 a pair...

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