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Affordable toughness.

Want the durability of leather construction without paying premium leather price? Grab the FlyLow Gear Tough Guy Glove made from the finest pigskin leather.
  • Heat Rac polyester insulation offers maximum cold-weather protection
  • Cowhide leather resists abrasion twice as well as cowhide
  • Full natural SnoSeal beeswax DWR treatment helps resist even the wettest conditions
  • Knit wrist helps seal out cold while fitting easily under a jacket cuff

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4 5

Solid glove, wishing for better leather

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great glove for hiking, yard work and warm skiing. I have cold hands, and don't like to go in when I'm skiing and am often teaching. This means that I'd rather have sweaty hands that numb ones, and don't usually break these out on sub 20 degree days.
With that said, for skinning or hiking, these are great for sub zero. Also fantastic for driving, yard work and more.
My chief complaint though is that the leather on the palm, (of my gloves) is incredibly thin. Like, I could tear it if I wanted to thin. This is concerning, and disappointing. I'm guessing it was an oversight, but it's still a bit sloppy.
The Sno Seal is excellent, (especially when compared to my leather gloves that haven't been treated). Definitely improves durability and waterproofing. With that said, roughly a year after getting mine, they are due for another treatment.
All in all, great product, highly recommended. Just look out for the leather quality on the individual pair.

5 5

Great value

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

These are awesome for working outside in the cold. I got the XL and I am glad I did. The leather is very durable and the gloves keep my hands warm here in Utah

5 5

Best all Utility Glove on the market

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

if you treat your gloves with little respect and tend to go through them quickly because of rough wear and lots of contact work, these are a cheap and terrific alternative. Great value for money! I've gone through every pair of "guide" glove there is, spending up to 5-10x more than these yet the durability so far appears to be pretty much on par...they mightn't look as good as the more expensive gloves, but I'll take function and form over style any day if it keeps my hands well protected.
I've noted that several other reviews mentioned decreasing waterproof qualities, so have used hestra wax to reinforce the existing wax coating on one pair and have kept the second pair untreated. Will report back in a few months on how this works. Nevertheless, for comfort and warmth at this price i don't think they can be beat. Elastic cuff is great for keeping the snow out when digging and clearing snow, but also traps in the heat.
My everyday go to work and play glove. Great Job FlyLow...thanks!

3 5

Definitely has the cool factor but....

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Love the way these gloves look and obviously the price is great. However, mine only stayed waterproof for a few months. Bought them last season, worked for the first half. Used them the other day playing in the snow with my kids and might as well soaked them in water before heading outside. I also have the Ridge glove - same story. I've had better luck with Outdoor Research gloves but I ripped them. Hoping to get through this season with these and then will look to purchase something else...

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Have you snow sealed them? I applied it several times to mine. Leather isn't naturally waterproof so they need a good waxing to prolong the life. 3 years and still running

5 5

The best way to spend $30

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

For $30 ($3/digit) you'll be hard pressed to find a better looking or more functional glove. Right out of the bag it's already been treated with SnoSeal to keep the gloves dry. I've used mine for 2 years in all types of conditions and they have stood up to the test. Freezing cold Breck days are the only time a liner might be necessary. Buy 'em and support a great Denver company!

5 5

Just about perfect.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I'm on my second pair of Tough Guys (only because I lost one last winter), and they're the best pair of gloves I've ever had. I tend to get warm when I ski, but I've never had to suffer through cold hands with these on, regardless of the temps. They're probably good for about one full season (~100 days), maybe more if you're not hanging onto ropes, but they cost about 1/5 as much as a pair of Hestras which, in my experience, won't really last you much longer. They're perfect for Utah, where things are generally pretty dry, but might not do as well in soggy PNW-type conditions. If you tend to get cold hands, or spend a ton of time digging around in the snow, I'd probably get something a little heavier, but if you don't feel like breaking the bank on some super-tech gloves, the Tough Guys are a perfect everyday option.

5 5

great glove

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

easily worth dbl the money or more...

4 5

good for the money

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

These are good gloves, but they are basic. I have this glove, the full leather (Flylow Ridge) & one other set of gloves made by Black Diamond for full on cold/storm days. These are good for medium to warmer days, I always keep a second pair in my pack, nothing sucks more than wet gloves. Still saying that, I ,ike these gloves.

They are solid, but they are basic, but I'm not about to spend $100+ on ski gloves, I'll spend it on other more important backcountry skiing tools.

4 5

As good as any

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Pretty much the same thing as a Kinco but already treated, about the same price on pro deal too. I have two pairs (one Ridge full leather, one TGG 1/2 leather), one beater pair and a good pair. Ropework has worn the beater pair down and is no longer as waterproof, and it also has some lacerations from ski edges, but that will happen to any glove. They arn't perfect, but these gloves are as good as any.

3 5

wished they were tougher

loved these gloves fit perfectly, warm but not tough enough. the leather was great but after only one day of skiing the stiching fell apart where the fabric meets the leather. Really hope it was just a fluke.

4 5

Hide

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

My "gardening gloves" as some broad called them on the bus get the job done. They held up well during a cold session. However, I wouldn't wear them in frigid weather.

5 5

Great Gloves

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Pretty much identical to that other brand you find at hardware stores except for 1 big difference.

These gloves use a different liner fabric that doesn't pack out like the loose-style "heat keep"fabric. I feel those lost some of their warmth as the fabric packed out and this isn't an option with the "heattrak" that Flylow Uses. Been using these for about 2 months now and they're holding up strong. Should last more than a season of 60+ days if the liners doesn't loose it's warmth.

4 5

Pretty Good Kinko's

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I definitely like these gloves. I bought them for hiking so that I wasn't sweating out my warm pair, but lately Ive been wearing them on both the up and down.

They did a pretty good job of impregnating the leather- unless you're punching your hands in the snow while going up a chute or something, they stay pretty dry. And even though I wouldn't call these warm gloves (my hands do get cold pretty easily), they do a pretty good job considering they're not that thick.

My only grip would be that the stitching began to pull apart after two uses on one of the gloves. But it hasn't gotten worse after a decent amount of use, and it was only the outer stitching, meaning the inner membrane has stayed intact

5 5

Bomber

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These Gloves are warm, soft, awesomeness to wrap up my fingers in. I wear them everywhere.

5 5

SIZING CHART FOR FLOWLOW GLOVES!!!

  • Gender: Male

Sorry we don't have any sizing chart on the gloves. I found a good sizing chart on another site tho. Check it out. http://www.powder7.com/flylow-gloves-size-chart/sizing-guide

3 5

Tempered expectations

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Based on the glowing reviews here, I excepted glove nirvana. But of course, in reality, it's just...fine. The leather is certainly durable and this glove makes sense for anyone working extensively in moderatley cold temps.
However, the knit back does not block the wind whatsoever. And despite the sno-seal treatment, the knit part gets wet and through to the back of the hands.
Also, due to the leather's ruggedness, it is somewhat stiffer than other leather gloves out there.
At a recent Ski demo days, I saw lots of ski techs wearing these, which is probably their perfect application. Relatively protected from the wind, doing lots of binding adjustments, not too cold. However, bringing them out the the mountain on a cold and windy day left my hands frigid.
In brief, a good glove for the right application, but for more typical winter pursuits, I prefer something a bit warmer, wind- and water-proof.

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You should get the Ridge glove. It's all leather. They keep my hands toasty at zero degrees. I'm out all day, every day in them, and I love them. They pack out, but that's okay by me. Sno Seal them every now and then, and dry them out every night, dude.

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Jack, funny you should say that. I had a pair of Ridge's before I lost them this summer. While I found them warmer than the Tough Guys, I still prefer my old Marmot Work gloves on the cold and windy days. And speaking of drying out, when these gloves do get completely soaked, they take forever to dry. Like, days.

1 5

Not tough

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These gloves are pretty warm, look great and the leather is super soft and nice. But these are far from tough. Within 2 weeks the leather started ripping at the bottom of the thumb. Now, at a month, the opposite thumb is beginning to rip in the same spot as and the stitching is coming undone at the cuff. Terrible name for these gloves. So disappointed.

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I had a similar experience: The outside of the little finger separated on my first outing. Backcountry took them back and gave me a refund.

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second time i wore these skiing the middle finger seperated at the knuckle and continued throughout the day. the fabric tore apart from the leather at the stitching. very dissapointed.

Sizings?

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Sizings?

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The size chart is beside the selection drop down box. It is pretty spot on, too.

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right on for me

5 5

Jackson Hole special

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

You go to JH everyone has this glove. Pretty much guys from Flylow saw everyone in Teton Village had the $20 Kinco (plus another 5-7 adding leather water treatment to them) work gloves skiing. They are cheap, but not cheaply made. I like how Flylow is keeping the cost down. If I did not get some nice black diamond gloves for a gift, I would have these gloves. A lot of my buddies have these gloves & why pay more for gloves??? You save money & put to your beer fund.

5 5

Better Than Kinkos

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I can't tell you guys enough how much these gloves make our lives as winter professionals easier with good quality work gloves I use my Tough Guy Gloves every day working for the US Forest Service !!!! (Operating a groomer, Grooming XC ski trails, patrolling both on a snowmobile and skis and also on days off skiing on my own time) They stay drier and warmer longer and last twice as long as any pair of Kinkos I Have ever owned. Thanks for a great product!!

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Kinco makes these gloves for Flylow, just rebranded, so.....for $12 you can get a pair of Kincos, or for $30 you can get a pair of Flylows - there isn't a difference.

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