Four years ago, I bought a pair of Free the Powder gloves as "factory seconds." They were a bargain, and were so warm and comfortable that I bought two pairs of the mittens almost as soon as they were available. I ski a lot, especially on storm days, and these mittens have kept my hands warm with a light glove liner even in sub-zero temperatures while exposed to the wind. They have also held up very well over the last two seasons--they are a bit softer, but show little wear. The removable liners are great, I never find them damp the next day if I take them out to air out overnight.
I have purchased various pairs for myself and family of SX Gloves, SX Mittens, and a pair of Spring Gloves. All have been great. I recently had a potential issue with my son's mittens. Nothing ended up being wrong with the mittens, but Free the Powder went way above and beyond in making sure the issue for my son was resolved. Great service from an amazing company. With a whole family of skiers/boarders I will keep buying gloves from Free the Powder.
These are the best gloves I've ever worn. I particularly like the ability to remove the insulator inner glove and put it on a boot dryer. Two thumbs up! You will not be disappointed.
Great glove, looks new after a season of use. Warm, supple and bomber. I just ordered the RX3 for stupid cold days.
Great price and customer service. I've bought 2 pairs of RX gloves and one pair of RX mittens for my teenage daughter.The gloves slide on easily, keep my hands pretty warm and are comfortable. After 2 years, they are starting to show a bit of wear from holding and carrying skis, but it is where the material is doubled on the inside of the hand.
Gloves are very very warm and seems indestructibles. With the leather treatment they are soft. After 1 ski season they still like new.
Love these Gloves and Mittens! I have a pair now for two years. As a ski instructor and patroller they been through all kinds of wx. We've bought a pair for everyone in our family.
The RX gloves are the warmest and most comfortable gloves I have owned. They are still in excellent shape and showing little wear after two seasons. I bought the RX mittens last spring for the really cold days and look forward to putting them to work this winter. I recommend these gloves to all my friends.
I've used these gloves as my main gloves for 2 ski seasons now. I mainly ski at Tahoe and these gloves are perfect for weather between 20 to 50 degrees. Outside this range, the gloves are either too cold or too warm. Fortunately, that is exactly where the weather in Tahoe usually hovers. They also have been surprisingly good at keeping my hands dry even though I didn't use the waterproof balm.
At Alta I met 2 people with FTP gloves. They let my try them on and I was impressed. I ordered the RX Mittens in the morning and they were at my Apartment in Sandy, Utah the next afternoon. I have been very happy. I then purchased the SX gloves for warmer days. Finally, I purchased pair of RX gloves from the Outlet. The RX (over the cuff) gloves work better with my ski jacket. Obviously, I am a happy purchaser and recommend these mittens and gloves.
I wear these mittens every day as a ski instructor and find the quality of construction is unsurpassed even by others at a higher price. They wear well and keep my hands comfortable all day. I recommend them to everyone and find that many of my co workers have come on board. I can't praise these enough, they are just a superior product.
After my previously trusted brand stopped making ski gloves, I decided to try a pair of Free the Powder gloves, and I couldn't be happier with that decision. One look, and the quality and attention to detail is apparent. In fact, my initial thoughts were that these gloves might actually be too warm. On a balmy end of the season spring day, maybe. But for the rest of the last 2 seasons now, my hands have thanked me for them. And thank you FTP!
The FTP gloves are warm and work well; the only slight knock is that they run a bit small. I had a problem with the stitching at one seam and contacted FTP. They insisted on replacing the pair (rather than repairing the faulty glove) and the new pair arrived promptly. A first-rate company with a good product and I won't hesitate to do business with them in the future.
These gloves are great. Better than the big name brands and less expensive even with the NSP discount.
I’ve bought a couple different pairs of gloves and mittens now from FTP. I really love the removable liner type. My hands sweat a lot! So I can remove the liners during lunch break and it’s like putting on a fresh pair for the afternoon. Or I just wear the leather shells on warmer days. Just great.
I have some gauntlet RX from the first run, and some short cuff / removable liner SX from the 2d or 3d year run. Fantastic gloves for the money. Supple, grippy leather and really good dexterity. The amount of insulation feels a little excessive when they're new, but after several full days of use it compresses to give a perfect feel. As with any good leather glove, you need keep the leather conditioned, and FTP can provide you with that stuff too.
I've also got some of their MTB gloves. They're good, no bagginess or bunching anywhere, but not quite as close/accurate fitting as a Troy Lee Designs glove, for example. Plenty breathable for hot days.
Purchased the RX glove last fall (on the advice of a friend) and used it over the last ski season. Very versatile glove for multiple conditions, and fantastic quality for such an affordable price (even with CAD exchange rate). Free The Pow support was awesome to help with the shipping options, and answer questions.
Very happy with my purchase and will shop again!