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“The Kinco gloves are a staple at our house, Orson uses them everyday and has for several years. He likes them because they fit and are soft. He uses them for work, digging, motorcycle riding, and a whole lot of other activities busy boys do.”
Dad wrote, “It’s my son & I plowing snow. In addition to the cute little boy, I couldn’t help but notice my beautiful new pair of Kincos.” Mom wrote, “Plowing snow with Dad in freezing temps = ultimate joy for this little dude!”
Grandpa Carl wrote, “This photo is of my 4 year old granddaughter taken by my son in law; He moves heavy equipment with a semi tractor trailer lowboy. She rode with him and was helping unload by operating the hydraulic levers, the picture is completely unstaged. My first thought was “Kinco gloves… Made for the next generation of the American work force!” What better face than a 4 year old girl operating a semi tractor trailer lowboy.”
“…I have owned two pairs of Kincos. The first pair was my primary ski glove two winters ago; and was lost traveling in the front-country over the summer. The pair I own currently has been with me since the fall. It served as my ski glove for the entire winter. It also came on an overnight ski-tour and on many single day backcountry ski trips this winter…” READ MORE
“…Several of the club field rope tows are powered by tractors that have had their back ends removed. If the club wants to speed up the rope, you just shift the tractor into high gear. The nutcracker/rope tow combination definitely takes a few tries to master, which is both humbling and hilarious…” READ MORE
“I was in need of a pair of gloves that would see me through the winter, keeping my hands warm and dry during the colder wetter months, be it chopping logs, mountain biking, or the various tasks I undertake whilst working at the Hunter Gather Cook School. I opted for the Kinco…” READ MORE
“A while back I went on the hunt for good, durable gloves that would withstand the ravages of midwest tow ropes. A few searches and forums suggested the insulated Kinco 901 gloves, so I ordered a pair and put them through the ringer. After riding them for nearly an entire season, here’s how they stack up…” READ MORE
“I just wanted to let you know how great this product is. I work in a shipping and receiving department. I pack boxes, pallets, use metal banding and putt a varied assortment of parts away. I have tried two other different brands of gloves before I found these. This pair of gloves has by far out performed the other gloves. I purchased my first pair in April or June 2014. The are very dirty, but no holes or rips or seams pulling apart, all things I happened to the other gloves I have used.
Again, I just wanted to let you know how well I feel this glove has been made. THANKS!”
“…After looking around the internet for gloves that would fit my criteria I found various options across the board as far as pricing. My budget didn’t allow me to spend a lot of money for gloves for fishing. After searching, I came across Alyeska Half Finger Wool Gloves. These were exactly what I was looking for and for under $10…” READ MORE
Kyle Briggs of Colorado
Date: February 23, 2013
“Best gloves ever, work and play, never had a bad pair!”
“Just bought my third pair. I’ve worn the high wrist non-elastic striped utility glove (with heat keep) on the slopes and couldn’t imagine anything better. Then you introduced the Ski Glove and I’m flushed with love all over again. Just in time too. It is closing in on Valentines day.
“I’ve had lined suede work gloves in my pack for firewood and winter tasks too. I work at snow removal service and I am always happy to have these on my side.
“Great job & thanks for diversifying the product line.
“Cheap ski gloves are getting more and more popular these days and not just for fashion statement reasons. They are practical, affordable, more durable than they seem and give skiers great dexterity. I used to buy 70 to 100 dollar gloves and they would usually last a year, maybe 2 if I were lucky…” READ MORE
” have seen hardware store gloves made by Kinco worn by skiers for years however I was unaware that they were also frequently used by climbers until a few years ago. I bought a pair of Kinco 1927KW in size medium last year and have been pleasantly surprised by them in nearly every environment in which I have used them….” READ MORE
“‘The Alaskan Way’ is a documentary film chronicling a season spent in a community of heli-skiers in Haines, Ak. that asks: “Is living the dream worth risking it all? Together the heli skiers explore the commitments, sacrifices and rewards of living a life with deep passion for deep powder.” READ MORE
Justin Lukasavige of BackcountryTreks
Title: “The Most Durable, Warmest, and Most Useable Gloves on the Slope”
Date: January 7, 2013
Product: #901 Ski Glove
“What do you do with perpetually cold fingers and a desire to ski in cold weather? You test some of the most popular gloves on the market.”For this review I brought together gloves from Mountain Hardwear, Kinco, Flylow, Columbia, and First Ascent. I tested on the ski slope, in the backcountry, hiking, and even bucking and splitting wood.”
“Gold Rush” on Discovery Channel
Episode No.: (multiple)
Product: Multiple, but Hi-Vis Green is most prevalent
There have been multiple episodes on which Gold Rush miners have been seen wearing Kinco gloves. Can you find them? It’s like playing “Where’s Waldo?” but with gloves. If you spot an episode not listed on this page, shoot us a picture of the scene on that episode, the episode name or number, and your mailing address. Once we confirm your submission, we’ll send you one pair of Kinco gloves, a Kinco hat, and other Kinco swag in return.
“Winter isn’t over yet folks. So let’s look at a pair of well-priced gloves that will keep your hands toasty, the Kinco Ski Gloves (Buy here: http://tinyurl.com/KINCO). Made with pigskin leather, they are super durable while also being quite breathable. Check out the review, and be sure to stop by http://CampingGearTV.com for more backpacking and camping gear reviews.”
“Want a tough pair of gloves that will handle it all? Look no further than the Kinco Ski glove.”
“Bering Sea Gold” on Discovery Channel
Season 1 Premier: January 10, 2012 (currently airing Season 2)
Cast members of “Bering Sea Gold” use Kinco gloves while mining in a deep water basin of the Pacific Ocean between Alaska and Russia.
Bering Sea Gold (also known as Gold Divers) is a reality television series set in Nome, Alaska that airs on Discovery Channel, with reruns also airing on TLC. It is from the creators of the Deadliest Catch reality TV show.
Tyson Lukasavige of BackcountryTreks
Title: “Kinco Ski Gloves from Crested Butted Mountain Resort [Review]”
Date: Jan 7, 2013
Product: #901 Ski Glove
“At $28, this is a glove that handles the ski poles and shovel just as well as it handles a chainsaw and axe. Tyson even used the gloves to change the oil on his snowmobile.These gloves don’t care how you abuse them; they’re like a dog that craves adventure, no matter how many people think it’s torture.The Kinco ski glove is a favorite of ski resort workers. Tyson makes snow at Crested Butte ski resort and has abused them plenty. I’ve used them backcountry skiing, at the resort, and bucking and splitting wood.”
Railroad Alaska is a reality TV show that follows an elite crew of workers– brakemen, engineers, construction crews, mechanics and train drivers – illustrating the battle against ferocious weather and treacherous terrain to keep the State of Alaska’s critical 500-mile long railroad rolling to deliver life sustaining supplies. From controlled avalanches to prevent catastrophe, to fascinating characters, like Jim James, the one-handed handy man, learn what it takes to keep this train on track. How many Kinco gloves can you spot?
Stevens Pass Mountain Resort avalanche control team creates a massive avalanche via helicopter on the back side of the pass after a large storm system that dropped over 10 feet of snow! This process helps mitigate the risk of natural avalanches traveling into the ski resort area in order to protect lives and property.
“Testing the new Kinco gloves we treated with Nikwax glove proof, which has done a great job on both the super soft deerskin and also the fabric backs of the gloves. Gloves are the Kinco 101 HK with Heatkeep insulation not as warm as the classic 901 ski glove, but a great choice for spring skiing and ski touring.”
Product Review by Justin Lukasavige
Title: “Mittens NOT Built For Girls: Kinco Ski Mitts [Review]”
Date: April 1, 2014
Product: #901t Ski Mitts
“Need a pair of mittens that look good on the slopes, après-ski, and with a chainsaw? Well, no one needs that, but the Kinco Ski Mitts fit the bill and are only $20…” READ MORE
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