GOODE Partners with PrimaLoft® in New Glove Line

GOODE Ski Technologies, the worldwide leader in carbon composite ski poles, snow skis and water skis, has selected PrimaLoft® – Insulation Technology™ as the exclusive insulation in its new GOODE-TEK™ glove line.

Albany, NY – GOODE Ski Technologies, the worldwide leader in carbon composite ski poles, snow skis and water skis, has selected PrimaLoft® – Insulation Technology™ as the exclusive insulation in its new GOODE-TEK™ glove line that was launched at the SIA Snow Show in Denver last month.

GOODE-TEKâ„¢ gloves feature a patented InterLocâ„¢ System, which is designed to be compatible with GOODE's new ski pole grip. All ten styles, designed for both men and women, are made with a new ultra pre-curved shape for superior pole handling. The gloves and mittens are made with the finest materials to include drum dyed leathers, a GOODE-TEKâ„¢ waterproof breathable membrane, PrimaLoft insulation, and moisture wicking liners.

“After studying the glove market extensively, we determined that there was an opportunity to take our high-end quality approach to skis and poles and apply it to this category,” said Henry Deutsch, designer of the GOODE-TEK™ glove line. We wanted to offer our customers gloves and mittens that are consistent with our other products.”

PrimaLoft was developed by Albany International Corp. under contract to the U.S. military to mimic the properties of down, while maintaining the performance aspects of a synthetic. It is a unique microfiber polyester insulation that is as warm and soft as down, in addition to being water repellent, extremely light weight and compressible.

“PrimaLoft has changed the ‘feel' of gloves,” said Eileen Berner, PrimaLoft Sales and Marketing Director. “Gloves insulated with PrimaLoft provide a complete thermal and moisture management package and also offer improved dexterity and comfort.”

When asked why GOODE selected PrimaLoft, Deutsch commented, “If we are going to be the best, we want to use the best.”
The suggested retail price range of the GOODE-TEKâ„¢ line ranges from $280 for its battery- heated gloves and mittens to $90 for its powder and spring gloves. The glove line will be available at specialty ski and outdoor retailers nationwide this fall.

About GOODE Ski Technologies
Former U.S. Ski Team member, Dave GOODE, founded GOODE Ski Technologies in 1975. During the first fifteen years, the then Michigan-based company manufactured and marketed a full line of ski accessories. In 1990, GOODE introduced the world's first patented CARBON Composite Pencil ski pole. In 1994, based on the success of its composite ski poles, the company applied the same technology to the manufacturing of water skis. In 1995, GOODE prototyped and built the snow ski industry's first Carbon Fiber ski. In 2001, GOODE expanded its factory and purchased the production assets of Volant Skis. Today, GOODE produces a full line of carbon fiber snow skis. In 2005, GOODE relocated it offices to Ogden, Utah to be closer to world-class snow and water skiing. For more information, please visit

About PrimaLoft®
PrimaLoft® is a registered trademark of Albany International Corp. PrimaLoft insulation was originally developed for the US Army as a water-resistant synthetic alternative to down. Today, PrimaLoft is regarded as a research and development leader in high performance insulations and yarns, which provide warmth and comfort from head to toe. Its family of products are manufactured in the US, Europe and Asia. The PrimaLoft brand is recognized globally and is used in leading outdoor and fashion brands, home furnishings, work wear and military applications. For more information, please visit and

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