February 15, 2009
Review - Swany Gloves
I have been wearing a new pair of Swany X-Change Gloves for the first half of the season. In the past I have tried the local El-Cheapo gloves off of clearance racks, and several different gloves by Burton, etc. I am loving the Swany Gloves.
You cannot add too many new features that someone else doesn't have already, but the Swany has all the major ones. Glove Warmer pockets are of course included. Quick draw release strings to get them on and off. Glove holders.
What you can add is quality. Normally, I wear a pair of gloves out per year and these do not show any signs of wear at all. They are reinforced at all the key places and well stitched. And they are crazy warm. No more frozen finger tips. I have worn them in 0 degree temps and they have still been warm, even warmer with a glove warmer in the pocket.
All in all, the best gloves I have ever used. They are a tad more expensive than you can pay for el-cheapo or even some of the low end gloves by Burton, etc., but well worth the extra $$$.
Posted by Justin at February 15, 2009 01:18 PM
Good to know you're liking them Justin. The wife needs some new gloves and I'll definitely check out the Swanny selection.
Warmer pockets are a must!
Posted by: Rich at February 15, 2009 09:57 PM
Just a Warning. I bought a pair of Swany gloves last year. Skied maybe 6 times. Took them out this year, did some shoveling before I went skiing and they fell apart!!!! I would not waist $100 on Swany's again. I can't remember where I bought them. But, took them back to a local place that sells swany. (in the hotel I work in) and the Swany dealer would not replace them! He said they only have a one year warranty. Never Buy Swany!
Posted by: Theresa at March 5, 2009 08:16 AM