High-performance gloves made from ultrafine Kero Leather
The Varis are our take on the classic, full finger ride/drive gloves of old. Handmade in California in numbered batches, they’re elegantly detailed, comfortable and suitable for cycling, driving, and use anywhere in the city. (They have been tested for thousands of miles on a bike and get better with age.)
The Varis are made from Kero Leather, one of the most special leathers in the world. Kero is made from reindeer that roam free for most of their lives and are harvested in their native habitat by the Sami people of Northern Sweden. The skins are then vegetable-tanned in small batches 80 km north of the Arctic Circle by third-generation master craftsmen at the Kero Leather Tannery. The result is a leather that is as soft and flexible as the finest Italian lamb skin, but also highly durable.
Varis gloves are made in collaboration with our good friends at Mission Workshop – San Francisco’s premier purveyor of weatherproof bags & technical apparel and are a part of their Friija collection. As with all Philleywood gloves, we make with meticulous attention to detail & personally inspect each pair before numbering and adding to the batch.
**Kero leather breaks-in and molds to your hand after the first few uses, so if you are between sizes, please size down.
Made in California from leather made in Sweden