Product Care & New Gloves Break-in Tips


General hints for breaking in new leather gloves

You can and should repeat this process anytime you saturate the gloves with sweat; salt is not a friend of any leather and will break down the material overtime if not removed.

  1. Put them on and soak them in warm water
  2. Wear them or ride in them for a while (the longer the better)
  3. You'll notice them loosening up right away
  4. When you are done riding, let them air dry (always out of the sunlight)
  5. Once dry, put a high quality leather cream on them

General hints for professional care and cleaning of leather gloves

All unlined gloves are exposed to sweat, especially on the ball of the thumb and the fingertips. This sweat hardens the leather until it breaks. Held gloves are as sweat-resistant as we can make them, but you can extend their durability with the right care.

  1. Clean your gloves in tepid water using mild soap or special leather cleanser
  2. Wash in clean water afterwards to remove chemical residue
  3. Do not use fabric softener
  4. Wrap the gloves in dry cloth and squeeze (no mangling!)
  5. Put the gloves on when still wet and clench your fists to mold them back into shape
  6. Air-dry the gloves (no heating, direct sunlight or dryer)
  7. Put on the dry gloves and knead to make them soft
  8. Treat the gloves with a leather care product

General hints for professional care and cleaning of textile gloves and gloves with climate membrane

  1. Wash the gloves by hand with mild soap
  2. Do not use fabric softener or bleach
  3. Wash the gloves with clean water afterwards to remove chemical residues
  4. Do not squeeze or mangle the wet gloves
  5. Air-dry the gloves (no heating, direct sunlight or dryer)
  6. Do not dry-clean

If only the inner lining of a climate membrane glove needs to be cleaned, you can use water with a little mild detergent on the inside of the glove without having to clean the (leather or textile) outer shell.


Well impregnated gloves are dirt- and water-repellent. A wet upper causes a loss of heat. Therefore good impregnation protects also against cold. The upper is already impregnated when manufactured. As the impregnation looses the effect with use over time (when water does not roll off anymore), the gloves should be treated with a commercial impregnation spray.

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Extend the lifetime of your glove with the correct care and maintenance!



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