$17.50 winter glove review.

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Bbasso, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Bbasso

    Bbasso my name is Rob

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    http://www.refrigiwear.com/Gloves/id-0289/Gladiator™_Glove_★★★_-_Sale_Item

    So I finally got these in the mail just 15 minutes ago.
    I'm not sure how they are able to make a glove like this for so cheap...
    First appearance is shockingly sturdy, rugged and built like a tank.
    A closer look shows double stitching on many but not all the seams. Two velcro closures to get them snug as you want. Big padding on many areas. Reflective panel is kinda small but will do just fine. Some rubber panels in the palm are for additional traction.
    Either my fingers are short or the fingers on the gloves are kinda long but the rest of the glove fits nicely. I bought X L size and maybe should have ordered just a large.. oh well, not a problem.

    The test will be later tonight when I got for a spin on my bike, but just wearing them around the house.... very warm and comfy.
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  2. Bbasso

    Bbasso my name is Rob

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  3. xr400r

    xr400r Long timer

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    ug... i just bought a different pair. i may have to buy these.
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  4. outlaws

    outlaws Been here awhile

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    Biggest question unanswered is how waterproof and how cold can you ride without your hands frozen?
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  5. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    Bunch of DR350 have bought those and gave them good reviews.

    I got a pair during their black Friday sale. Should be at my house this afternoon.
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  6. Wlfman

    Wlfman Long timer

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  7. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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    I wish they came in XXL!

    I'd try those in a heartbeat!
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  8. Matt fe2o3

    Matt fe2o3 Long timer

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    30 bucks with shipping. OK I'll bite. It's frosty out here.
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  9. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    or $32 with a couple of knit caps and free shipping, ill try a pair too.
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  10. purplepeopleeater

    purplepeopleeater The Official VW Nut

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    order two and use a free shipping code, thats what I did.

    I agree, for the money it makes my $60 ones look shabby.
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  11. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    They had all sizes prior to the black Friday sale.
    20% off and free shipping.

    I got my pair for $15 shipped!!!:evil
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  12. Matt fe2o3

    Matt fe2o3 Long timer

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    Well missed the shipping code. All the same will make a nice addition to the collection. Still plenty cheap.
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  13. hyperboarder

    hyperboarder Potato Farmer

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    Spend2Save will get you free shipping over $25. Buy two pair.
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  14. Bbasso

    Bbasso my name is Rob

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    If anyone wants to measure their hand and compare them to mine... I'll bust out the measuring tape. Just let me know.

    OK I just road 30 miles in 36 degree weather and my hand were warm including some higher but unspoken speeds.
    They have enough padding for longer rides, plenty of movement and no real complaints. Other then the cuff might not be big enough for a thick jacket but was fine for mine.

    Again hard to beat for the price!
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  15. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    i wear a 2XL in Firstgear, Cortech, and bilt.

    does that mean I am SOL on an XL with the Frigigear gloves?
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  16. purplepeopleeater

    purplepeopleeater The Official VW Nut

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    I have XXL fox dirtpaws, the XL frigggie gloves fit with a little wiggle room.

    but I also have a set of MSR cold weather gloves in large.

    above all fit good, so ya gotta judge off whats being posted i'm thinkin
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  17. Bbasso

    Bbasso my name is Rob

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    an idea on the size for those who are in the dark like me :rofl

    I'd honestly say I have 1/4 to 1/2 at the end of each finger empty, my fingers don't fill the gloves but my palms do.

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    Hardly scientific, but simple :lol3
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  18. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    thanks Bbassa

    they might be a bit small for me, my 16 year old son may get them if they arrive before the 25th and dont fit me.

    :1drink
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  19. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    Bought several pairs back in November.....rode at 20F and hands still got cold in the fingers but Not as cold on my 30 mile morning commute. Of course turning the heated grips on and its much better. There is a reason I bought heated gloves and when really cold I will stick with them but these should be fine 32-40F for several hours.

    Still a very good buy.
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  20. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    Just ordered a couple pair of XL, got free ship with Spend2save, it did charge 2.45 in sales tax. Appreciate the sizing pics, my hands are exactly the same but the fingers are a smidge longer.

    I have Gerbing gloves for bitter weather, but they can be a pita to hook up for short trips.

    Thanks!
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