Pow GlovesRoyal GTX Glove - Men's

The supple luxury of goatskin, fit for a king.

If you have crowned yourself king of the mountain, the supple goatskin Royal GTX Glove from Pow is your go-to choice for defending your empire. The low-profile Royal provides excellent dexterity for nimble tip grabs that send all would-be challengers scurrying back into the shadows. Gore-Tex inserts and Thinsulate insulation ensure you will stay warm and dry whenever you tour the kingdom. Don't feel guilty when loyal subjects complain about their cold clammy hands, sporting a luxurious glove like the Royal is your birthright.

  • The goatskin leather and Sotina Nylon comprise the perfect shell construction for situations when suppleness and dexterity are critical
  • Gore-Tex glove inserts bring world famous Gore-Tex durability and protection into the equation
  • 100g of 3M Thinsulate insulation and a anti-pill polyester micro-fleece liner keep your hands warm and fired up when the temps fall
  • The Ultra Magic no snag technology closure seals the glove on your wrist to keep snow out without leaving a pesky drawcord flapping around
  • Nose and goggle wipe thumb panel keep foggy goggles and boogers at bay
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great Gloves and Mittens!

Love these gloves from Pow! I have a pair of the mittens as well as the five-fingered style and they are both great! With 100g of insulation, they have kept my hands pretty warm with temperatures in the teens and windchill on top of that. I will say thought that those temperatures are probably the threshold for these gloves so if you tend to run a little colder or will be in even colder temps then I would recommend a gloves with a little more insulation.

The quality of the gloves and materials is excellent though and have stood up to a season of skiing and I think they'll be great gloves for me for years to come. They are made with soft and supple leather as well which is long lasting and easy to maintain.

Great Gloves and Mittens!


  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I ordered the distressed finished glove and although the glove's are comfortable I ordered them for the look. Extremely disappointed in that they not leather at all and made of some manufactured material in a ridiculous attempt to make them look distressed! It's kinda funny actually!! They'll be getting returned.

Hey Chandelle, I work with POW and I'm sorry to hear they didn't meet your expectations. That seems bizarre they would have been sent without the goat skin leather. The distressed look gives it a slightly different touch, but it should certainly look and feel like leather. We take pride in quality built gloves and appreciate all input. I will pass this review on to our designers.

best glove I've owned

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

these are perfect for parl laps on a cold day and perfect for deep pow. all around awesome glove

Great gloves!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: large

I love these gloves. Just bought, second pair. First pair lasted three seasons, seventy days on the slopes. No rips, or split seams. Lost a glove, at the end of last season, hence a new pair. Pros, well made, very comfortable, keeps hands dry, reccomend using provided nikwax, packet contains enough to treat gloves twice, when packet is gone, buy more. I bought a tube at local shoe store for ten dollars, its enough to last years.I treat my gloves about every five days of use, keeps leather sort, adds in water proofing. these gloves keep hands warm, in temps to low teens. not to bad in single digits. love the short cuffs. Cons, size runs small. normally I were medium. Pow's large is a perfect fit for my small hands. I bought the new distressed style, they look great!

Thanks for the awesome review!

Disappointing - better than stealth

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XL

I bought 6 of the top gloves after doing a fair amount of research on Snowboard/Ski gloves for resort riding in PNW. These POW gloves deadset favorite before receiving them because of the look and reviews, though I was a bit worried about them being too warm. Would buy several other gloves for sure before ever buying these though now that I got them on my hand compared to everything else. FYI just follow whatever outdoorgearlabs . com says. They aren't messing around with their testing of anything.

1- POW Stealth - I bought the Distressed Leather option, they look insanely cool in the photo. See my attached photo for the garbage that they actually look like. It was the ugliest glove I've seen. Like my kid took old gold paint and rolled it over them. Nothing near the photo. Total deceptive marketing from only what I can assume was a manufacturing failure that they tried to slide under. The other colors look fine, though the tan leather will dirt out over time. Aside from the color situation, the gloves are way too small for an XL. All other gloves I bought fit fine but these were tight and short. Finger design sucks and is far to squared off compared to other high end gloves and some cheaper. Even worse was the dexterity which was weak for a 90$+ Glove for sure. There is a bit of baggy room at the finger tips etc. POW is good company and local to the NW, I'd give them a chance again but wasn't impressed with a few things for sure though, far from just some personal preference.

2- POW Royal - better looks in the distressed but still "gold painted distressing" is total garbage. These were still small but had less of the "reservoir tip" than the stealth. Below average dexterity. Still too small for an XL standard for sure. Not overly warm which is what I like.

3- Dakine Titan Leather - Big and baggy glove. Pretty flexible. Low Dexterity. Big reservoirs in the tips which doesn't help anything. Reminds me of old school burtons etc. Same design. Very nice for that big baggy glove design though. You won't need the liner as they have insulation in the main glove, which I really liked. Note that the leather version doesn't have the screen touch designed into it.

4- Outdoor Research Ridgeline - great dexterity for being so bulky glove with all the padding on back hand. I'm not sure who needs all that padding though. Very well fitted, Lots of articulation in the design. No reservoir tip nonsense.

5- Outdoor Research Southback - awesome glove, just the right amount of insulation for me (I'm not riding in sub zero stuff on the PNW snow). Great design. Great fit. No reservoir tip non-sense. Their warranty is the best by far. For the price these were awesome. Only issue would be the gauntlet is small. It won't fit over many boarding jackets but is small enough to fit under. Cool quick release design on the wrist harness. Buy these if this is your budget. Very nice. outdoorgearlabs was right. Best glove under 100$ for sure.

6- Outdoor Research Mute Sensor - outdoorgearlabs were spot on again after getting these in. These things ROCK. I got them via outlet for around 68$ too. Perfect insulation. Perfect fit, no tip gaps at all. VERY nice finger tip design for thumb and index finger. Great articulation design and just the right amount of EVA padding on the back without really noticing it. The grab loops, the wrist holsters etc. All awesome. The touch sensor is sooo nice. Works better than cold fingers. I'm able to text on Galaxy S7 Edge with glove. Best gloves I've ever bought by far. Perhaps the Hestra Morrisons are better (probably) but they are expensive.

Warm and functional

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

I bought these as a gift for a friend who took a birthday snowboarding trip to Austria. He wears a size medium in everything and this was no exception. He's very happy with the quality and style of these gloves.

Best gloves ever

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small(I like em tight so they stretch )

Super durable material. I've grabbed a lot of trees (because I love tight tree riding ) and my first pair has held up solid for 3 seasons. Gloves will keep you super warm. I ride same gloves from -15 to 30' and have been warm the entire time. Gloves are def waterproof . When you take your gloves off and collect snow , and reinsert , naturally they'll get wet ... But will keep you dry from the elements . I read reviews of people complaining in 20-25 degree weather about warmth .. Either you have very poor circulation , or you wear TOO MUCH clothes. If your sweating in the glove it's going to be wet. Also use a dryer after every ride , and you NEVER will have smell my gloves ( common sense that it seems most people don't have )
I'm have 3 pairs now and will never buy anything else ! Quality !!

Hats down

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

The reason why I gave it 4 stars. They need to work on the velcro over all hats down

Hard to find good under cuff GTX gloves

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I prefer having GTX liners, leather palms, and under cuff length. And this one ticks all those marks and does a good job at it too.

A nice feature that seems to be missing from gloves these days is a glove retention loop, so you can quickly pop these off on the lift to use your favorite electronic device, and not worry about dropping the gloves.

Not totally water proof, especially if you take them off. But even when soaking wet, the insulation did a fine job keeping my hands warm. Said wet day was a recent rare super wet powder day in Utah, and I was definitely taking the gloves off so snow was getting inside.

Haven't had them in colder temps (sub 10F) so can't comment there. But no issues with anything above that. And no reason to think it won't work well below that.

All in all, a well designed glove that works as advertised.

Good, but not great

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I think this glove is well-made, stylish, and warm... but it could be much warmer. I've had chilly hands on 20-25 degree days wearing these. To combat that problem, I'm using a pair of plastic dishwashing gloves inside mine to trap moisture and work as a vapor barrier. They increase the warmth, and they also prevent the glove from getting stinky.

I've read that the reason your feet get cold is because the water (sweat) directly in contact with your feet chill (water transfers heat 20x faster than air) and thus the skin in direct contact with the chilled water gets cold, hence cold feet. The best material for wicking away sweat right now is wool

I believe by wearing a dishwashing glove, you're trapping moister directly in contact with your skin, and really compounding the problem (ie - preventing the glove from doing it's job). Get rid of the dishwashing glove, and see the results. We'd love to know!

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POW Gloves: Royal Glove Video

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