Over the last year some mates and I have been designing ski- mittens (eventually we'd like to make gloves as well, but figured that at the start, it would be better to do one thing really well).
Our idea was to create mitts that have the quality nailed (including all the features that seem to get forgotten along the way by other brands, like leashes, stash pockets, nose buffs, easy-to-use clips, reinforcement panels, etc.) but that also have a fresh look (it seems like 90% of the time high-performance mitts/gloves are super boring looking and/or always black or white).
In any case, we spent heaps of time doing research, drafting designs, having samples made, visiting the factory, and testing out the prototypes. We have some retailers lined up to carry the products and we've just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund our first production run.
Obviously, it would be great to get support/backing for the campaign from people on NS, but I'm also keen to share it here because its the first time we have really presented the product/brand/story in a formal way and it would be awesome to get as much feed-back from the ski community as possible.
here is the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nivose/nivose-mitts-are-back
super big thanks for checking it out!