We are the original inventors of this open zipper glove design. We take pride in being the ORIGINAL innovators and pioneers who brought this design to market first back in 2005.
Taking gloves on and off is a regular part of a day on the mountain. Whether adjusting your gear, getting out your phone or a snack, or just letting your hands cool off, we do it all the time. If you make sure your coat and gloves are sealed so no snow gets in, then it can be time consuming and a hassle to take your gloves on and off.
In 2004, while riding the Great Western lift at Brighton Resort, Utah, the idea came to the mind for a better way to gain access to your fingers, without completely removing the gloves. With a simple zipper across the top of the hand, in just the right spot, with just the right curve, it is easy to slip on and off. A quick zip and you are on your way, secure, and you didn’t have to break that seal between your coat and gloves.
Perfecting the design led to the necessity to hold the open portion of the glove out of the way. We achieved this goal with a velcro strap at the wrist. Simply release, fold the open portion down, bring strap around and secure. Reverse this process and your hands are back in, safe from the elements.
Best gloves ever hands down! I get anxiety thinking about ever using anything else. I ski a fair amount and have had the leather c-zip Vader for like 10 years!.
I got these gloves last year (17/18 season) for snowmobiling. Wore them every time out, since getting them.
The zippers work great, no issues, love the fact that you do not need to take off your gloves with every stop. The real problem is, I let my son borrow them to go snowboarding, and I have not gotten them back. He uses them for both snowboarding and sledding.
He can't say enough about them for snowboarding, as you don't have to take them off while riding up the lifts. Great gloves and have wore well.
Most convenient gloves ever! Makes stopping to handle an unzipped pocket, loose strap or frozen goggles a quick and seamless task. No holding up your buddies while you fight your gloves on and off, just zip, zip and GO! 8 for warmth 10 for durability 9 for flexibility 10 for convenience!
I have used the VO gloves for several seasons now. They are my favorite cold weather glove to MTN ride in. The ease of zipping open your fingers on the fly is truly priceless in cold weather riding, filming, grabbing a snack, sending a text, even taking a leak. I love these gloves!! They are very comfy as well.
Absolutely love the vo gloves. I use them for snowmobiling, hunting and fishing. They work good for vaccinating calves on the ranch. Zippers work great in cold conditions. No complaints here, highly recommended glove.
Hands down Best gloves I have ever owned! They are super comfortable. They keep your hands dry and warm. Nothing compares to these gloves.
The most conventional gloves I have found on the market. They help with not being the last man or woman in your group. The struggle when putting on your gloves just to find your phone is over. I put them on right away and if I needed to use my actual hands I unzip, do what I have to do and then zip my hands back up for warmth. Cannot go wrong with owning a set of these gloves.
I have been running two of the VO gloves this year to see what they are made of, and all I can say is wow! These things compete with the big name brands all day long while offering its own unique extra feature. The drying time is 1/2 of what my previous gloves were and my hands have yet to get cold. I’ve ran these through the ringer and they have held up to everything I’ve thrown at them. So far I’m impressed!
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