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French work gloves

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I've seen a lot of instructors and guides using beige leather work gloves with a sheepskin-type lining, rather than fancy tech fabrics.

A guide last year was swearing by them and said that they are quite cheap to buy from Mr Bricolage (France's B&Q).

However, that shop doesn't seem to have an online store and a search of UK online sites hasn't showed any results.

Does anyone know if these gloves are available over here?
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Are these the gloves you mean : - http://www.arco.co.uk/products/1255600?gclid=CLHmhbGQl58CFWlr4wod513HJA They are very warm although not waterproof.
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sproggski, They are also available at B+Q, e bay and in good UK garden centres. Far better than the fancy technical gloves and so cheap I bought 3 pairs but so far have only used 1 pair. I got the leather soaking wet in the rain before Xmas but my hands stayed dry and they were bone dry by morning. Very Happy

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These look good
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/5-Pairs-Fleece-Lined-Leather-Drivers-Work-Gloves-XL_W0QQitemZ350294353756QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_BOI_ProtectiveGear_RL?hash=item518f2ba75c

or these

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MENS-LEATHER-DRIVERS-GLOVES-FLEECE-LINED_W0QQitemZ300368496929QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_BOI_ProtectiveGear_RL?hash=item45ef5b8921
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Strauss Direct have some interesting cheap gloves that look like they could be ski gloves

Theese for £7

http://www.engelbert-strauss.co.uk/show/activeSITE.asp?p=%3Cfolder%20id%3D%22D4BC8C48-E197-4B09-8BC7-3B4716FDCC84%22%20%2F%3E%3Cslot%20name%3D%22content%22%3E%3Cco%20id%3D%222601671F-B60A-4B23-80D3-616CBCC9C096%22%20%2F%3E%3C%2Fslot%3E%3Cat%3E%3Cmillieu%3E48F69B66-BDE4-4D22-A960-42777761F373%3C%2Fmillieu%3E%3CArtikelid%3EF9A36C9F-D1C3-43E6-A581-74E0BDA393B7%3C%2FArtikelid%3E%3Cpage%3E1%3C%2Fpage%3E%3C%2Fat%3E%3CRubrikID%3E1721F451-CE98-4D6B-954C-4FA33EA801D7%3C%2FRubrikID%3E%3CRubrikName%3ELeather%3C%2FRubrikName%3E&sid=47e8148de55546e8b497a1976f465036d87051a8

or if budget is tight

£4

http://www.engelbert-strauss.co.uk/show/activeSITE.asp?p=%3Cfolder%20id%3D%22D4BC8C48-E197-4B09-8BC7-3B4716FDCC84%22%20%2F%3E%3Cslot%20name%3D%22content%22%3E%3Cco%20id%3D%222601671F-B60A-4B23-80D3-616CBCC9C096%22%20%2F%3E%3C%2Fslot%3E%3Cat%3E%3Cmillieu%3EDA331D00-97BC-450B-95B0-D9940A5832F5%3C%2Fmillieu%3E%3CArtikelid%3E2F4B96B8-D544-4987-B516-326B1700867B%3C%2FArtikelid%3E%3Cpage%3E1%3C%2Fpage%3E%3C%2Fat%3E%3CRubrikID%3E1721F451-CE98-4D6B-954C-4FA33EA801D7%3C%2FRubrikID%3E%3CRubrikName%3ELeather%3C%2FRubrikName%3E&sid=47e8148de55546e8b497a1976f465036d87051a8


and a more traditional snow glove

http://www.engelbert-strauss.co.uk/show/activeSITE.asp?p=%3Cfolder%20id%3D%22633D3271-953F-4675-B490-0C3F7E4C7D64%22%20%2F%3E%3Cslot%20name%3D%22content%22%3E%3Cco%20id%3D%222601671F-B60A-4B23-80D3-616CBCC9C096%22%20%2F%3E%3C%2Fslot%3E%3Cat%3E%3Cmillieu%3E4D19B7AF-6F00-492D-BCA3-A37F938F4BD8%3C%2Fmillieu%3E%3CArtikelid%3E51D9A33C-E975-4D93-9242-8572695EE267%3C%2FArtikelid%3E%3Cpage%3E1%3C%2Fpage%3E%3C%2Fat%3E%3CRubrikID%3EBF7A2935-CEDF-4E31-99A4-71530C0CC53E%3C%2FRubrikID%3E%3CRubrikName%3ETextile%3C%2FRubrikName%3E&sid=47e8148de55546e8b497a1976f465036d87051a8
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Boredsurfing, What a great idea. At that price it's worth buying a few pairs to put in your back pack. Then there will always be a dry pair to put on. Very Happy B&Q here I come. Cool
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I went to St Sorlin D'Arves a couple of times and in bad weather the ESF guys used to wear some big rubber gauntlets. If they came out in the morning with these on and huge red raincoats you knew you had to worry about the weather.
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geepee, I bought mine off e bay, much cheaper, and you don't have to deal with the pensioners in B+Q Very Happy

The more you think about it, they are leather so wind proof, rip/snag proof, shower proof (waterproof up to a point) and with a fleece lining, what more do you need in a ski glove? What more do you get in a glove 5 / 10 times that price?
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and don't foget the infamous Glove Porn Glove technique thread on snowHeads Toofy Grin

http://snowheads.com/ski-forum/viewtopic.php?t=32488&
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In the US - many seem to think it way cooler to wear work gloves than ski gloves to the extent that technical brands now sell gloves designed to look like work gloves.


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The only thing they seem to lack is as much wrist protection as a ski glove - I would imagine that you might get a gap where sleeve meets glove and maybe snow could get in easier - but apart from that they look fine.
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Boredsurfing wrote:
they are leather so wind proof, rip/snag proof, shower proof (waterproof up to a point) and with a fleece lining, what more do you need in a ski glove?



+ breathable

I suppose you could get some leather stuff (nubbin?) to rub in and that will go a certain way to waterproofing a bit more
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Boredsurfing, I've ordered some from e bay. Cheers for the info. Very Happy
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Megamum, There are some on e bay with elasticated cuffs Very Happy
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geepee, so have I!
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I saw some of the nice cheap leathery ones in B&Q when shopping for gardening gloves before Christmas (yes, that sad) and the only drawback I could see was the potential (IMO likely) gap between glove and sleeve. Evil or Very Mad

Does any snowHead know where you can buy sleeve gaiters to reduce this problem?
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andyph, with cuff Very Happy
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/YELLOW-LEATHER-COTTON-LINED-KNITTED-CUFF-RIGGER-GLOVE_W0QQitemZ200261864128QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Sporting_Goods_Equestrian_Clothing_MJ?hash=item2ea0898ac0
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andyph, well they are used in the welding world and the catering world, but may not be what you are looking for Laughing
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Megamum, I've never been to Welding World or Catering World, maybe they only have them in Essex. wink
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Hi guys. Long time skier, first time snowheader... I think the gloves you are talking about are actually these:

http://live.johnmogul.com/the-glove.html

Hope you like the site!

Piste & Love

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Venitex Gloves from Snowshepherd


Got a pair
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Tim at Snowshepherd sells 2 types, and at a great price, I bought some in late autumn, great gloves and super warm. Check them out.
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skimastaaah, beat me to it by 1 minute! wink
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Shirley you mean these:

http://shop.snowshepherd.co.uk/epages/es122028.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es122028/Products/ssvenitexFBF15
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Loads on E Bay and much cheaper than others mentioned wink
www.ebay.co.uk
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sproggski, I've got some (issued by work). Don't bother, you'll get cold wet hands.
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Dubbin is pretty good, but it's just easier to use a bit of Vas'!
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sproggski, I've got some (issued by work). Don't bother, you'll get cold wet hands.


This.
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Reading this thread I have just realised that my E Bay gloves bought in 2009 are still going strong the pair I wear for skiing stil in use, the back up pair still not used and the pair I use for gardening are still fine as well, all round bargain.
Who needs branded or French Stuff snowHead

www.ebay.co.uk


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Ive been wearing the Kinco Snow Shepherd gloves for 2 seasons now. Fantastic, warm, waterproof, breathable and very very durable. Best ski glove Ive ever had
Do look a bit bright when new, but that soon wears off and the knoited cuff keeps your wrist warm. They ere warmer than my Hestra Army Ski gloves and far more dextrous. Just use Nikwax learger and glove waterproofer on them and dry they will stay. Been nice to not have the normal soggy inners due to sweat

http://shop.snowshepherd.co.uk/epages/es122028.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es122028/Products/SSkinco901large
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jbanfield, Welcome to Snowheads, nice first post wink wink wink

I usually avoid posting on threads with links to my shop, but hey ho Toofy Grin

The French Gloves need treating to make them waterproof, this also makes them much warmer.

I found out last week, from Amiee from Holland, on the Pre Season Bash that, that they are branding my gloves with a nice large logo for their chat forum, so thought it would be cool to ask the many SH's if they would like a nice brand on the gloves??

Could be "Snowshepherd"

or something like "Love" on one and "Powder" on the other

or many be a Snowhead logo over to you admin????

ps this is a hot brand like a cattle branding
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livetoski, love the branding idea - should be simple enough to offer a (limited) choice, shouldn't it? I'll go for a few pairs with 'LOVE/HATE' on the knuckles and 'POWDER/SLUSH' on the respective wrists.

P.S. a clip on stretchy wrist cord option would be nice too.
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RattytheSnowRat,
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P.S. a clip on stretchy wrist cord option would be nice too.


Laughing Laughing They come free on my expensive gloves Toofy Grin
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So .... the option is not to buy the cheaper gloves?????

I give you my very, very valuable branding input and all I get is product placement?!?!?! Fie, sir. FIE!

JUsta thought - when branding merrily away you could also just punch a hole in the top of the cuff and loop a hoop of leather lace through the hole to lock onto itself. The knot in the hoop would seal the hole and you could adjust the size by adjusting where the knot was in the hoop.

(p.s. - if I buy any more ski realted gear and the g/f finds out I'm dead meat. If I get the special branded gloves you are going to have to describe them as 'tools' or something so she does not find out {taps side of nose and winks})
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Could you use leather shoe dye to turn them a little darker? Dye first then water proof perhaps?



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I want to buy a pair. WHich one is best the Venitex or Kinco?
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redbaron51, Pays your money, takes your choice!
Happy with my Venitex. Softened them with Hestra Balm, waterproofed with silicon. Perfect.
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Go by the wrist of your jacket. The venitex are thick and woolly at the wrist the Kinco thin and elasticated. I like my wrist able to fles so for me the Kinco are best. Do you want your jacket inside or outside your gloves, done up tight or left open?
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livetoski wrote:


or something like "Love" on one and "Powder" on the other


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I got Kinkos, brilliant
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redbaron51 wrote:
I want to buy a pair. WHich one is best the Venitex or Kinco?

Kinco
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