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Watch videos that illustrate why Swany gloves and mitts are the warmest and dryest around

Our SX Crossover gloves were designed to handle a wide variety of winter outdoor activities. Starting with palms that are durable but still flexible and including a zipper-pocket on the back of the gloves for the use of a heat warmer (or venting if you’re too warm), these high-quality gloves do it all. Watch this video to see why the SX Crossover is perfect for the world’s top athletes and people just like you.

The technology behind our fantastic Flexor gloves was developed by NASA for use in the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs. The result is a glove that offers the most warmth AND dexterity of any glove on the market. Watch this video to see how the Flexor can work for you.

Toaster delivers the best of both worlds: the warmth of a mitt with the dexterity of a glove. Just unzip the mitt and use the glove inside to complete a variety of jobs in warmth, even using your smartphone. Watch this video to see how the Toaster, which uses technology developed for the U.S.  Navy on arctic expeditions, can work for you.

Our exclusive Triplex Insulation Technology offers thicker insulation on the back for more warmth and thinner on the front for better flexibility and heat management. Watch this video to see how the Triplex Insulation System provides the best moisture control and can help generate heat for your hands.

Our Dryfinger Waterproof Breathable Inserts are a big reason why our gloves keep your hands warmer and drier when you are skiing, snowboarding or just enjoying winter. Watch this video to see how Dryfinger Technology makes the difference between a good glove and a great glove.

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Swany Gloves makes the best gloves and mittens for skiing and snowboarding. We’re also dedicated to bringing you the best of outdoor adventure. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Remarkable report tells the story of fateful avalanche in Washington that killed three

Elyse Saugstad survived the avalanche.

Elyse Saugstad survived the avalanche.

Last February’s fatal avalanche in Washington’s Cascades at Tunnel Creek behind Stevens Creek Ski Resort claimed three lives and focused national attention on backcountry safety. The New York Times has just published a remarkable re-telling of the day in Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek.

This compelling, multi-part story blends traditional narrative seamlessly with streaming images that show topographic maps of where the avalanche happened, interactive graphics that illustrate what made the snow slide and how the air bag deployed that may have saved the life of skier Elyse Saugstad. There’s even a weather map showing the movement of the storm that created the unstable snow.

And after all that, there’s a video documentary in the words of the survivors. It’s an exhaustively reported, respectful story of the tragedy. For those who want to learn more about this fateful day and backcountry skiing in general, it’s a tremendous effort that brings you right into the events of that day.  Read it now.

Swany Gloves makes the best gloves and mittens for skiing and snowboarding. We’re also dedicated to bringing you the best of outdoor adventure. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Video: Toaster offers warmth of a mitt, dexterity of a glove and makes the perfect gift

Toaster delivers the best of both worlds: the warmth of a mitt with the dexterity of a glove. Just unzip the mitt and use the glove inside to complete a variety of jobs in warmth, even using your smartphone.

The newest Toaster includes a smartphone-friendly inner glove.

The newest Toaster includes a smartphone-friendly inner glove.

Watch this video to see how the Toaster, which uses technology developed for the U.S.  Navy on arctic expeditions, can work for you — or someone on your holiday gift list.

Here’s where to buy Toasters for men and women.

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Swany Gloves makes the best gloves and mittens for skiing and snowboarding. We’re also dedicated to bringing you the best of outdoor adventure. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Join Swany Gloves at the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships in Breckenridge Dec. 13-16

Our “Claw” is the official glove of the Dew Tour. Come see it at the Swany booth at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge.

We’re excited to announce that Swany Gloves is a proud sponsor of the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships to be held Dec. 13-16 at Breckenridge Resort in Colorado.

We can’t wait to get an up-close look at the likes of Shaun White, Scotty Lago, Kelly Clark, Torah Bright, Bobby Brown and Tom Wallisch as they compete in events like ski and snowboard superpipe, as well as slopestyle and Big Air. Want a complete roster of competitors? Find it here.

We also can’t wait to meet Dew Tour fans at our booth, where we’ll show off our great gloves and mitts, including Swany’s Claw, the official glove of the Dew Tour. We’ll be conducting giveaways all weekend with fantastic prizes, so we hope you can “Do the Dew Tour” and visit us.

Learn more about the Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships.

Swany Gloves makes the best gloves and mittens for skiing and snowboarding. We’re also dedicated to bringing you the best of outdoor adventure. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Video: Watch Felix Baumgartner jump from 128,000 feet above earth and land safely

VIDEO: Felix Baumgartner skydives from 128,000 feet

Felix Baumgartner achieved his goal on Sunday (Oct. 14), jumping from 128,000 feet above earth and landing safely on Sunday. Watch the video.

The Red Bull Stratos project might sound like a lot of hype to see an energy drink, but Baumgartner’s hair-raising leap of 23 miles (which topped the speed of sound, about 700 mph) also has many scientific applications. Read more.

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Felix Baumgartner makes successful Red Bull Stratos skydive from 23 miles above Earth

Felix Baumgartner on a recent jump from 71,000 feet (Photo: Jay Nemeth/Red Bull Content Pool)

UPDATE: Felix Baumgartner achieved his goal, jumping from 128,000 feet above earth and landing safely on Sunday. Read more.

Felix Baumgartner is about to take the biggest step of his life: Out of a capsule at 120,000 feet above Earth.

They don’t call him “Fearless Felix” for nothing.

The Red Bull Stratos project might sound like a lot of hype to see an energy drink, but Baumgartner’s hair-raising leap of 23 miles (he is expected to top the speed of sound, about 700 mph at that altitude) scheduled for Sunday (Oct. 14) also has many scientific applications. Read more.

We’ll keep an eye on the sky and report when the weather allows Felix to go for history.

Swany Gloves is dedicated to bringing you the best of outdoor adventure. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Glen Plake returns to climbing in wake of fatal Nepal avalanche

Glen Plake climbing Arête des Cosmiques on Chamonix’s Aiguille du Midi

Glen Plake got “back on the horse,” climbing in France a little more than a week after an avalanche high in the Himalayas claimed two of his partners.

See for yourself in the video (below) made by freeskier and climber Nathan Wallace as Plake and his wife, Kimberly, scaled Arête des Cosmiques on Chamonix’s Aiguille du Midi.

Our thoughts are with the Plakes, and all the families of those who lost loved ones in the avalanche, as they move on in the wake of the tragedy.

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Best. Gear. Ever. The list, according to Outside Magazine

The Specialized Stumpjumper is one of the Top 100

What do helmet cams have in common with vibram soles?

Or for that matter, what do RayBan Aviators share with waxless Nordic skis?

The answer? They’re all on the list created by Outside Magazine of the “Most Influential Gear Of All Time.”

And what a list it is, including the likes of carabiners, sun protection cream, metal-edge skis, neoprene wetsuits and the Specialized Stumpjumper.

Check out this great list of the Top 100 items to see if you agree. The folks at Outside know this is a moving target, so they’re also interested in hearing your feedback. Check it out.

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Tony Hawk discusses skateboarding legacy and video games that made extreme sports popular

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD revisits some of his classic games.

There are skateboarding legends and then there is Tony Hawk.

Even though Hawk no longer competes in the X-Games, he still skates daily and keeps cranking out cool video games, including Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD (PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360), a high-definition remake of some of his classic games (Read USA Today’s review).

Bottom line: “The Birdman” remains a leader and an icon in his sport, so it’s always interesting to hear what he has to say. Check out this Q&A, which also includes video, of Hawk and John Gaudisio of GamerLive.TV discussing the superstar’s video games (there are now 12!) and how video games have fueled interest in extreme sports.

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Want to BASE jump off a 1,000-foot cliff in Moab? See how easy (and exciting) it is to do

Check out this amazing story and video by the New York Times on tandem base jumping in Moab (Chris Hunter for The New York Times)

Are you kidding?

It’s wild enough to try BASE jumping off a 1,000-foot cliff. But to do it as a complete novice? Who does that? Turns out ANYONE can, as this tremendous video shows.

So journey with us to Castle Valley in Utah, where guide Mario Richard makes a living (and creates thrills that will fill up multiple lifetimes) flinging himself and clients off cliffs.

Watch the video and read the New York Times story here.

Swany Gloves is dedicated to bringing you the best of outdoor adventure. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.



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