Can my gloves be machine washed?
Fleece gloves can be machine washed according to the care label, but gloves with leather components should be hand-washed in lukewarm soapy water, and only when absolutely necessary. Use soap flakes or a specialist outdoor cleaning product to do this, and rinse very thoroughly. If they are really dirty they can be machine-washed, but we don’t recommend this as it will reduce the lifetime of the product.
How should I dry my gloves?
Fleece Gloves should be dried according to the care label and can withstand moderate direct heat. Gloves with leather components should be dried naturally away from direct heat whenever possible, which means not on radiators, in front of open fires, and not in a tumble drier or scorching-hot drying room (though most drying rooms are fine). Regular exposure to direct heat can result in cracks in the leather. However, we are well aware that sometimes the Gloves you must use the next day are soaked, and relatively high heat is the only way to dry them fast enough. If this is the case then thoroughly wring out the gloves to get excess moisture out, shape them into a hand shape while they dry, and try to remove them from the heat source as soon as they are dry. Do not expose leather Gloves to heat sources hotter than your hand can comfortably cope with: if it’s too hot for your skin then it probably is for the leather too.
The leather on my gloves is cracked - What can I do?
If the leather on your Gloves has started to crack or has got rough and hard then chances are it has got wet and been dried multiple times, or has come under a lot of abuse. To prolong the life of the leather, rub wax into the Gloves, just as you would with a pair of leather boots. Specialist Glove Waxes are best, though normal water resistant leather boot wax is also suitable.