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Old 04-06-2013, 09:01 PM   #451
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Originally Posted by notrivia View Post
I bought the nonsense in the Aerostich catalog. Despite careful application of the sizing instructions, they were a horrible fit, with fingers ridiculously long. The stiching was also loose, supposedly to provide for "give" to preserve the glove on impact. They also looked just plain goofy. But the deerskin was soft and pliable ...
So I stupidly did not send them back! I downsized the fingers, intending to use them as hiking gloves, particularly for heavy bushwaking.
They deteriorated quickly from the work, the stiching unraveling. Then they shrunk in the rain. When I pulled them off, they ripped. And these gloves were supposed to protect your hands from roadracing falls? They were very expensive!
They were not just a product misapplied and abused. They were criminally negligent in size, use, and durability.
I recently read his book on riding, which was just a repeat of everything any motorcyclist already knows ...
So be aware of this profiteer.
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