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POW is a Seattle based glove company that produces three major hand wear lines: ski, bike, and golf. This ski season we have had a few testers wearing the POW Feva glove, designed for women.
For starters, our tester felt that the sizing was a bit snug; while testing out a medium, she was wishing that she had a large. The goatskin leather is rather tight in the beginning, but after a few wears the leather starts to loosen up, but not fast enough per our tester’s response. The Feva is a low-profile glove without a lot of loft or fluff, this allows for great dexterity and the ability to pick up a piece of paper, operate zippers, and dial in the GoPro helmet cam while wearing the gloves. As for insulation, the Feva features 200g Thinsulate® and is best suited for temps above 15 degrees and up to the 40’s. Our tester felt most comfortable in the Feva’s when the temps were in the 20’s-30’s for downhill adventures. However, they also work great for a skinning or climbing glove in colder temps. The goatskin leather is nice and grippy, allowing for good ski pole control and the construction of each seam appears durable. There is a velcro closure at the wrist to seal out the cold and customize the fit. There is no loop or “idiot cord” as some brands call it, to loop your hand through to prevent dropping them on the lift, and there is no wrist gauntlet. These gloves are definitely designed to be a minimalist glove for more on resort pursuits, as opposed to back or sidecountry use.
As for looks, the Feva thankfully offers more than your standard leather work glove. The Feva offers some flair and features a two-tone striped pattern and is available in 3 color combos: black w/white, blue w/white, purple w/white. The Feva also comes in a mitt version for those of you that like to keep your fingers a bit warmer. Please see the photo below.
For more info on the POW Feva Glove, visit www.backcountry.com.
The Feva’s retail for $70.