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Freezy Freakies: the brand, the myth, the legend

We grew up in the '80s, that mystical decade when Freezy Freakies gloves revolutionized the world...well, at least in the eyes of a 6 year-old. If you were like us, these gloves were the most radical gear in your life. Why? Because they were high-technology (in layman's terms, ”hi-tech”) winter gloves that were printed with awesome designs. The most critical part of the design would only reveal itself when the temperature changed. We’re talking about designs like fighter jets and unicorns, race cars and extreme skiers. Totally gnarly stuff. At school, we made sure everyone saw us wearing them, and we actually looked forward to the cold days so we could activate the colors. To us, Freezy Freakies were a defining part of our '80s childhoods. 

Never heard of them before? For all those handwear history-buffs as well as the newcomers, here's some good web stuff to get you caught up:

Buzzfeed - What Happened to Freezy Freakies, the Greatest Gloves of All Time?

Dinosaur Dracula - Freezy Freakies: Gloves of Glory

Childhood Relived - Who Killed the Freezy Freakies?

Note: yes, it's totally cool if you refer to these as "Freaky Freezies" instead of "Freezy Freakies". As long as we all agree that they're both freaky AND freezy, then we're cool.

The Revival: for adults

Freezy Freakies officially came back to life in January 2015, thanks to an amazing crew of Kickstarter backers! In case you missed it, our campaign is posted here: Freezy Freakies project on Kickstarter.

The revival actually began a year or so earlier, following a desperate search for Freezy Freakies. That's when we realized two things: 1) Freezy Freakies had been out of production for a while, and 2) they were never even made in adult sizes. The other glove brands that have survived since the '80s all seem to have matured in their styles, regardless of the fact that many of us did not. Totally uncool, right? Well, the solution became clear: bring back Freezy Freakies in their original '80s designs, adding some more modern materials for comfort, and in adult sizes for the first time ever. 

The great folks at Swany America Corp. loved the idea and let us have a crack at it. And the rest is (very recent) history!

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Warning! Freezy Freakies might make you utter the following words: awesome, fresh, cool, gnarly, bodacious, righteous, radical, tubular.

2018: kids are back too! 

Nearly 40 years in the making, kids and adults can finally agree on something: these gloves are peak-level radness. There's a chance these gloves could utlimately lead to the end of parent-child conflict as we know it.

Kickstarter folks responsible for making this happen

The true heroes of this movement are our 1,396 Kickstarter backers.  We can't thank them enough for making it happen! While some heroes like to fly under the radar, these heroes wanted some well-earned recognition:

Freezy Freakies Kickstarter hero list

Our mailing address (because snail mail was hot in the 80s too!):

Buffoonery Factory LLC
584 Castro St, PMB 326
San Francisco, CA 94114