Leather Care for Ski Gloves


LEATHER CARE: Use leather conditioner treatment whenever leather is noticeably dry: at least 2-3 times per winter season. When your leather gloves and mittens are in the elements they absorb moisture, which over time causes them to dry out. The more often leather gets saturated with water, the more often you should treat it. It's a quick and simple process: with a clean rag, apply leather conditioner and thoroughly rub it in. There are many options for leather conditioning, but not all are equal in terms of quality and effectiveness. Note that there is a BIG difference between leather conditioners for the surface of the leather, and leather conditioners that account for the delicacy of the stitching in gloves and mittens. Chemicals and chemical compounds damage stitching, so be aware. A leather conditioner that's great for a horse saddle and shoes is not necessarily optimum for a glove or a mitten. That's why Free the Powder makes our own proprietary blend of leather conditioner. Learn More about Free the Powder Leather Treatment 



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DRYING LEATHER: Air dry your leather mittens or gloves at room temperature after every use. DON’T USE HEAT. No clothes dryers, no heaters, no open flames, no radiators. Stand the gloves up. WARM AIR RISES. Don’t turn the mittens or gloves inside out. If you have removable liners, remove the liner for faster drying. 

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CLEANING LEATHER: Wash mittens and gloves rarely. If you do, use mild soap and lukewarm water.

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Care for your leather and it will last!

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