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Hestra gloves are made to last. A little love and care will help them last even longer. Good for you and the environment. Keep in mind that sport and dress gloves should be taken care of in different ways.
Grease the leather regularly and it will resist moisture and wear and tear better. Leather balm can make the leather darker, therefore we recommend trying it on a hidden surface first. To apply leather balm, moisten the leather and use a polishing cloth to rub the balm in until the leather is saturated. A small amount of balm will go a long way. Dry the gloves in room temperature and avoid any heating source. Gloves made from goat leather and cowhide need to be balmed. We do not recommend any other balming or impregnation products then Hestras leather balm.
When the lining is worn out, replace it with a new one rather than replacing the whole glove. If it is dirty, wash it! Wool linings should always be hand washed. Many other linings can be machine washed, but you should always follow the care label.
1. Use the carabiner to hang the gloves when drying or not in use. In that way they will retain it's shape.
2. Dyed leather may stain clothing when wet, so don’t place a wet glove on other garments. Choose a model with a natural leather color if you do not want to risk bleeding.
3. Gloves rarely get damaged while skiing. Instead, the edges of skis and boot buckles are normally the cause of damage to your gloves. Be careful when handling your skis, boots or other sharp objects.