The Tri-plex insulation system with a Volcotek heat shield makes the X-Cell Glove one of our warmest ski gloves. Some of the features are rolled finger construction, a quick release strap, and a utility heat pocket. The waterproof and breathable insert will keep you dry while on the slopes. A great piece of ski gear to keep you going.
Shell: Smooth Grain LeatherShield and Nubuck Leather with Reinforced Digitized Palm
Insulation: Tri-Plex Insulation System: Volcotek Heat Shield, DynaTherm Lining, Dryfinger, Waterproof/Breathable Insert
The surface of most gloves can be spot cleaned simply by gently rubbing the soiled area with a solution of Woolite, and water. (Follow manufacturer's directions).
Fabric gloves, even with leather palms, can be hand washed with sports wash or Woolite. (Follow manufactures directions). Be sure to rinse thoroughly to remove all detergent. It is a good idea to have your hands inside your gloves during the wash & rinse process to help maintain the shape of the gloves. Soap has surfactants that reduce the surface tension of water and dramatically reduce waterproofness. (Nikwax or a similar waterproofing material, works best). Be sure never to wring out your gloves, it will ruin the internal stitching and lining materials. You need to let the gloves air dry away from direct heat.
Clean the outside of leather gloves with a mild leather cleaner. It is recommended that you have your hand inside your glove as you gently clean it. After cleaning, you should spray your gloves with a silicone spray to protect the leather. As for the inside of the glove: it is very difficult to clean the inside of gloves. You could try using Woolite on a cloth and gently clean the inside or try spraying the inside with Febreze. Then you would have to let them air dry.
A second option is to have your gloves professionally cleaned.
Our story began back in 1893 when Elmer Little & Sons, a family run company located in a small upstate New York town called Gloversville, began specializing in upscale dress and casual glove production.
Meanwhile, Swany Corporation in 1980 created Swany America. They did this to better serve its US customers and to launch a new glove called Freezy Freakies.
Freezy Freakies changed colors in the cold and for a decade were the most popular children's glove in the USA.
As this story goes, Swany America acquired Elmer Little & Sons in 1987. Bill Dzierson, the owner and descended of Elmer Little joined the Swany family. Bill was an avid skier and saw a need for a warmer and more durable ski glove.
In 1990, the Swany Ski Division was formed. Bill only wanted to make the best ski gloves. He found that skiers were willing to pay more for a warmer more durable ski glove.
Swany Ski Gloves - Sport Utility Gloves
Swany's growth has been driven by innovation and the desire to make the best ski gloves. The introduction of glove categories that did not exist before (Flexor, Toaster Mitts) gave the retailers a reason to carry the more expensive Swany gloves. With the start of the new millennium, Swany introduced a glove category that rocketed Swany to the top. In 2000, Swany introduced the crossover gloves.