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Outside Calls Tough Guy Glove A Favorite Winter Glove

"These are my favorite all-around ski gloves, hands down..."

We never set out to be a glove company. But when we first came out with our Tough Guy Glove all those years ago, we realized we were onto something. The idea was simple: Skiers like us were buying hardware store leather gloves, because they were tough and durable and could be used for shoveling your deck or a spring tour. Then they were slathering these affordable leather gloves with a stinky bee's wax in their home oven to make sure they stayed waterproof on the hill. We could do that for them, we thought. So we rolled out the Tough Guy Glove, which we pre-treated with a waterproofing Sno-Seal and triple baked in a backyard oven we'd purchased on Craig's List.

The Tough Guy is just one of the many gloves we make now, but it's still one of the favorites. Outside Magazine writer Jakob Schiller recently called the Tough Guy one of his go-to winter gloves in a story about the best gloves of the season.

"These are my favorite all-around ski gloves, hands down," Schiller writes. "They’re thin and dexterous enough that you can buckle your ski boots or adjust straps on your backcountry ski pack, but packed with enough synthetic insulation that your hands won’t freeze while riding the lift. A tough, waterproof pigskin leather on the palms resists tears if you use them to put on chains during a powder day or gather wood for your après fire. The breathable back vents heat on the skin track on sunny spring days."

Check out our full line of gloves here.

Tough Guy Glove

A leather ski patrol style glove that’s pre-treated with DWR.
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