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Find out what’s next for gloves in Skiing Business interview with John Kloser of Swany America

The good folks at Skiing Business conducted a live Facebook chat with John Kloser, Vice President of Sales for Swany America, about the latest in gloves. Here’s a look at the great questions asked by Skiing Business and other Facebook users, along with John’s answers.

Jarl Skibumdad Berg (Facebook user): What is your best choice for spring gloves?

John Kloser: I would recommend our FX-10. This is a light-weight Flexor glove with leather palms and fingers. Flexor has mobile knuckle joints for better dexterity. It also has a 3D mesh on the back and a wrap-around strap.

Skiing Business: Would that be a good backcountry glove too, John?

One of the new gloves with Touchtek leather coming out this fall from Swany

One of the new gloves with Touchtek leather coming out this fall from Swany

Kloser: Yes the FX-10 would be a good ascent glove, lightweight and flexible. But we have developed some backcountry specific gloves for 2013. We are using the NeoShell fabric from Polartec. NeoShell is a waterproof fabric that has unprecedented breathabilty. We have three models (See them here) that are being well received in the marketplace. REI is putting all three of our backcountry gloves into their stores for this fall.

Skiing Business: Speaking of new fabrics and technologies, it seems like more brands are incorporating technology into their handwear. Where do you see that market going?

Kloser: Wearable technology is becoming very important. We are currently selling G-Cell gloves that are bluetooth adaptable and will sync to your phone. You don’t need to take your gloves off to talk on the phone — you feel a vibration and just push a button to talk. The Continue reading ‘Find out what’s next for gloves in Skiing Business interview with John Kloser of Swany America’

Tina Maze wins downhill, sets World Cup season points record, but Mancuso challenging for Super G season title with one race left

Julia Mancuso (US Ski Team)

Julia Mancuso (US Ski Team)

UPDATE (March 4): Slovenian star Tina Maze received police protection on Sunday at the Super G in the wake of an e-mailed death threat after she won the Downhill on Saturday. Read more.

Tina Maze made World Cup history with her Downhill victory on Saturday (March 2), establishing a new season record for most overall points. Here’s a look at all the women’s World Cup races Continue reading ‘Tina Maze wins downhill, sets World Cup season points record, but Mancuso challenging for Super G season title with one race left’

Burton U.S.Open Finals: Shaun White bests Ayumu Hirano for halfpipe gold; Mark McMorris tips Torstein Horgmo in Slopestyle;

Here are results from the Burton U.S. Open, which was held in Vail this season after 30 years in Vermont.

HALFPIPE FINALS

Was there ever any doubt? Shaun White took gold in the men’s halfpipe on Saturday (March 2) at the Burton U.S. Open in Vail. But it wasn’t easy, as amazing 14-year-old Ayumu Hirano from Japan was a close second. Louie Vito took third to round out the podium.In Women’s halfpipe, the longstanding leader Kelly Clark defended her U.S. Open crown for her 6th title in this event and and 61st halfpipe win in her career. Hannah Teter earned the Continue reading ‘Burton U.S.Open Finals: Shaun White bests Ayumu Hirano for halfpipe gold; Mark McMorris tips Torstein Horgmo in Slopestyle;’

Everyone loves the Swany G-Cell, the glove that’s also a phone

Let’s face it: No one can resist the G-Cell, the glove that’s a phone.

SIA GCell for NewsletterNeed  proof, just look at these two videos. Above, the good folks at Freeskier take the glove for a test-ride at the recently completed SIA Snow Show in Denver.

Or watch Bill Dzierson from Swany illustrate how to use G-Cell at the Snow Show in this AOL Skiing Video.

Want one? Of COURSE you do. Here’s where to buy it.

Want to win a G-Cell? Enter here.

Swany Gloves is dedicated to bringing you the best of outdoor adventure. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, enter our Outdoor Adventures Video Contest.

Check out Swany’s new gloves and mitts NOW for the 2013-14 season

BX-1 Glove

BX-1 Glove

We enjoyed sharing our latest products with retailers and the media at the recent SIA Snow Show in Denver, but we also wanted you to get a look at them as well.

So now it’s time for EVERYONE to check out the next big things for the Swany Gloves 2013-14 product line:

TX-1 Glove

TX-1 Glove

BX-1: The “A Star Glove” has a NeoShell Fabric that is incredibly breathable and waterproof. (Watch this video to see just HOW breathable. )

TX-1: The “X-Calibur TTL” is an all-leather glove using TouchTec, a patented nano-technology that enables the wearer to operate any touch-screen devices with your gloves on.

GX-5T Glove

GX-5T Glove

GX-5T: This “G-Cell” glove is BlueTooth adaptable. That means it can serve as a glove AND a phone. Plus: it offers TouchTec leather that enables the wearer to operate any touchscreen device with your gloves on.

Swany Gloves is dedicated to bringing you the best of outdoor adventure. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, enter our Outdoor Adventures Video Contest.

Check out the skis, snowboards unveiled at SIA Snow Show in Denver

The recent SIA Snow Show in Denver, as always, did not disappoint when it came to overloading the senses with the latest skis and  snowboards. Frankly, it made us dizzy.

We shot photos of many of the colorful, cutting-edge skis and boards we saw (see them below), but we will leave it to the experts to tell you what they thought of this year’s crop.

And here’s a sampling of the colorful skis and boards we saw. It’s important to note: there are offered as a peek ahead to next season, not as an endorsement of one product or another. Enjoy!

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A selection from Armada

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K2 offered its new look

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Great graphics from Line

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Rossignol showed a new ski designed by women, for women

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The Kastle display AND skis were colorful

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Wild images from Ride on its snowboards

Endeavor Snowboards from Vancouver

Endeavor Snowboards from Vancouver

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Salomon’s latest look

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“Moonshine” from Burton

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Bataleon brought excitement

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Some “animated” fun from DC

Swany Gloves is dedicated to bringing you the best of outdoor adventure. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, enter our Outdoor Adventures Video Contest.

Video: Swany’s latest manages moisture to deliver the most warmth

It’s simple: Your glove (or mitt) needs to manage moisture to keep your hands warm.

BX-1 Glove ResizedWant to see how we do that? Watch John Kloser of Swany Gloves show how the system works at the SIA Snow Show in Denver.

Here’s where to find four more videos about Swany’s great gloves, mitts and leading-edge technology.

Swany Gloves is dedicated to bringing you the best of outdoor adventure. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, enter our Outdoor Adventures Video Contest.

Watch the CNN Alpine Edge story on the Swany G-Cell: The glove that’s also a phone

SIA GCell for NewsletterVIDEO: PUTTING SKI TECH TO THE TEST

Check out this entertaining story from CNN Alpine Edge on ski gadgets, which includes a glowing review of the Swany gCell, our revolutionary glove that is also a mobile phone.

That’s right, you get Swany’s traditional high quality and warmth as well as the ability to sync the glove to your phone via Bluetooth. Once you’ve done that, you use an earpiece and mouthpiece built into the phone to take calls. No more fumbling for the phone in your coat, no more cold hands.

Want to learn more? Check out the G-Cell on the Swany website. Or if you are at Snow Show in Denver this week, drop by the booth.

Swany Gloves is dedicated to bringing you the best of outdoor adventure. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, enter our Outdoor Adventures Video Contest.

Photos from Winter X Games in Aspen

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We had a great weekend at Winter X Games in Aspen. The weather was warm (maybe too warm for conditions, some of the athletes might say), the crowds big and happy, the athletes amazing.

Brita Sigourney, the Swany Gloves-sponsored ski pipe star, skied hard but did not win the Women’s Superpipe. But after winning at Dew Tour and taking third at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, she’s already had a great season. (On the way for Brita: the next stop in the  Grand Prix tour this weekend in Park City. Good luck, Brita!

Here are some of our favorite images from the weekend.

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Looking up from the bottom of the pipe is awe-inspiring.

Brita Sigourney's third run left her just off the podium.

Brita Sigourney’s third run left her just off the podium.

The weather ranged from cloudy and snowy to brilliant blue skies -- often at the same time.

The weather ranged from cloudy and snowy to brilliant blue skies — often at the same time.

Slope star James Woods showed his national pride for all to see.

Slope star James Woods showed his national pride for all to see.

Former Olympics gymnast Shawn Johnson wanted a photo with Slopestyle winner Nick Goepper, who was only too happy to oblige.

Former Olympics gymnast Shawn Johnson wanted a photo with Slopestyle winner Nick Goepper, who was only too happy to oblige.

Swany Gloves is dedicated to bringing you the best of outdoor adventure. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, enter our Outdoor Adventures Video Contest.

Winter X Games Aspen ski and snowboard results: Shaun White, Kelly Clark, Henrik Harlaut, Maddie Bowman, Mark McMorris and much more

Winter_X_Games_logo.svgIt was a wild weekend at Winter X Games in Aspen. Shaun White scored a “six-peat” in superpipe while Henrik Harlaut scored gold and silver. Here’s a look at the winners in ski and snowboard events:

  • Men’s Snowboard Superpipe: The amazing Shaun White once again blew up the pipe, followed by 14-year-old phenom Ayumu Hirano. More.
  • Women’s Snowboard Superpipe: It was Elana Hight who became the first athlete to ever land a double backside alley-oop rodeo in competition, but Kelly Clark got the win. More.
  • Men’s Ski Superpipe: David Wise reigned despite stiff competition from Aspen’s Torin Yater-Wallace. More.
  • Women’s Ski Superpipe: Maddie Bowman rode a powerful first run to gold over Roz Groenewoud. More.
  • Ski Big Air: In one of the weekend’s most exciting events, red-hot Henrik Harlaut soared to victory with Kai Mahler second. More.
  • Snowboard Big Air: Torstein Horgmo won the event in a tiebreaker, thanks to a perfect score on one jump, over Mark McMorris. More.
  • Men’s Ski Slopestyle: Nick Goepper’s brilliant third run was enough to edge Henrik Harlaut. More.
  • Women’s Ski Slopestyle: X Games rookie Tiril Sjastad Christiansen performed like a veteran to win, edging defending champ Kaya TurskiComplete results.
  • Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle: The big dog, Mark McMorris, scored the win over Maxence Parrot when Shaun White suffered two falls. More.
  • Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle: Jamie Anderson bested the field while Sarka Pancochova earned silver. More.

Swany Gloves is dedicated to bringing you the best of outdoor adventure. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, enter our Outdoor Adventures Video Contest.



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