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Winter work gloves have to keep your hands warm and safe without rendering your digits useless. These Pile Lined Elkskin Work Gloves by Geier are an excellent choice because of they balance protection and warmth with dexterity.
The medium weight elkskin is perfect for rough tasks like snow shoveling, handling rough materials, or splitting wood. The simple, slip on design is no-fuss, and has a classic time tested look. The pile lining is made from a mix of polypropylene and polyester. Like the elk-skin outer, the lining is a straightforward choice, perfectly inline with the get-it-done ethic expressed by these gloves.
Order lined gloves 1 size larger than your measured size to allow for the lining.
Made in the USA from tannery run elkskin lined with 14 oz. pile.
Measuring your glove size:
The sizing of lined gloves is slightly different than it is for unlined. Measure around the widest part of your palm excluding your thumb. The measurement in inches, is your unlined glove size. For lined gloves, such as these, select one full size up. If you prefer a looser fit, and can sacrifice a little dexterity, order up a size and a half. If you have exceptionally long fingers, or will be wearing the gloves with additional liners (read: overkill) order up two sizes. If you are left handed, measure your left hand, if you are right handed, measure your right hand.
Geier has been making gloves in Centralia, Washington since 1927. Their long history of attention to detail shines through in the superior fit and finish of their products.
Geier uses several grades of leather, but none that would compromise the wear or durability of their gloves.
Tannery Run leather is perfect for work gloves. The best, and poorest hides are graded out leaving leather suitable for grain (hair) side cutting. Typically leather of this grade will exhibit some scarring or marking. Under no circumstances is the wearing quality of the glove affected.
Select leather is the clearest leather available. Wild animal hides such as deer or elk are never perfect, however imperfections are kept to minimum.
Reverse (Suede) leather will typically have numerous scars, marks and blemishes. For this reason, the leather is used flesh (suede) side out. Again, under no circumstances is the wearing quality, or durability of the glove compromised.
Geier gloves are made to last, and will become even more comfortable with age. Kept dry, the natural oils from your skin will keep them soft and comfortable. Air-dry wet gloves; although they may stiffen, they will soon soften back up with use.