The First Chair Glove is designed for a vertical assault on the mountain on big storm days.
Premium cowhide leather, 4-way stretch softshell, and EVA knuckle padding combine to make supremely warm, dexterous, and rugged severe weather protection for your hands. These formidable, highly breathable gloves deliver maximum functionality and comfort in the harshest of conditions.
- FINEST LEATHER –we use premium cowhide leather that is tanned and treated to be plush soft and highly water-resistant.
- SOFTSHELL –waterproof and ultra-breathable.
- FIXED LINER –made from super-soft fleece and 200 grams Breathefil™, our proprietary insulation that maximizes breathability and minimizes hand sweating -the prime cause of cold hands.
- Gauntlet Storm Cuff with cinch cord closure
- EVA foam knuckle padding
- Wrist glove leashes
- Soft suede thumb
- Direct pricing
- FREE same-day domestic shipping & exchanges
The concept of Free the Powder
Take your average premium brand ski glove and make these changes:
- Make the leather thicker and softer to make them tougher with better dexterity.
- Add an over-sized reinforcement patch that protects all high-wear areas of the palm to make them last longer.
- Change the shell material to one that is more breathable, improving versatility.
- Add more insulation that breathes better to make the gloves warmer.
- Switch to materials that stretch and break-in for better fit and dexterity.
- Lower the price by selling direct online.
Learn all about us
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 compromise on warmth, toughness or protection -a no-brainer glove-. The body goes through a lot on a stormy day of powder skiing: waiting in the cold for lifts to open, charging with high intensity motion, side-stepping, hiking, more waiting for lifts to open and relentless cold before fatigue starts to set in. So I started with the idea that the glove needed to first be simple -fixed liner and black. Second, it needed a gauntlet storm cuff. Third, it needed to be really warm, so we packed it with more insulation than anyone else. But, it needed to be very breathable for the intense bursts of energy that produce a lot of sweat moisture, so we used highly breathable, wind and waterproof softshell. My hands and gloves take a beating on these long days, so I added padding on the back of the hands. Finally and most importantly, as the connection to my poles, backcountry gear and everything else, the gloves needed the best, softest and grippiest cowhide leather available for the palms. These are just all-around great ski gloves, especially on storm days.
Chase Stewart –Founder