New Gloves

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New Gloves

Postby Mick F » 19 Nov 2020, 3:03pm

I bought a pair of these from eBay.
Arrived today.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Autumn-Winte ... 2749.l2649
Thinner than they look, but very comfortable indeed.

Yet to try them out, but I'm optimistic that they'll be fine, and at £10.99 I can't complain.
If they are ok, I can see me buying another pair ............ or even two.

No care instructions as the cards that came with them are in Chinese, so I can't read them! :lol:
They look washable. :wink:

I'll report back after a ride. Possibly tomorrow or at the weekend.
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Re: New Gloves

Postby rjb » 19 Nov 2020, 3:31pm

Your showing off. :shock: You just want us all to know how big your hands are. :lol:
I'm trying to keep an old pair of gloves going as they are the most comfortable for cycling in. There is probably more sewing repair than original glove now but i prefer them to later purchases which are sat in a drawer. Its funny how the oldies are still the best. :D
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Re: New Gloves

Postby rjb » 19 Nov 2020, 3:34pm

Mick F wrote:
No care instructions as the cards that came with them are in Chinese, so I can't read them! :lol:


You need to have an eyesight test. Here you go just read this one.

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Re: New Gloves

Postby simonineaston » 20 Nov 2020, 9:39am

Luckily I spent some years as a police officer in Hong Kong and can tell you that the message you've shared with us, roughly translated, is as follows:
Haha, gotcha! If you think this product will perform anything like its description, you got another think coming - waddya expect at that price?
Hope that helps.
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Re: New Gloves

Postby PDQ Mobile » 20 Nov 2020, 10:27am

^^
:D :D

You forgot the PS:-
"made in a sweat shop by child labour" :shock:

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Re: New Gloves

Postby Mick F » 20 Nov 2020, 2:40pm

I made sure they were coming from UK, but I was under no illusions that they were made in China.
I was rather surprised, though, that the instructions are in Chinese.

Two cards.
A side and B side.
I can read the 100%, Warranty Card and Certificate ................... and what seems to be like a telephone number .................... talking of which, 0579 was the code for the Liskeard (Cornwall) area before they added a 1 to make it 01579 ........... a bit of useless information for you! :D


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Re: New Gloves

Postby philvantwo » 20 Nov 2020, 6:16pm

Ask for the return address mick F!!
Bet you'll have to post them back to China!

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Re: New Gloves

Postby Mick F » 21 Nov 2020, 11:39am

Ten miles this morning wearing (amongst other things!) my new gloves.

Seem fine, though a little thin and poorly padded. Seemed warm enough, but the temp wasn't low and the weather wasn't damp.
Not sure how they would be in the cold, but the temp throughout my ride was 10/11degC ........ quite mild I guess. Nevertheless, they felt reasonably windproof.

I've decided that I'm not tempted to buy a second pair though.
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Re: New Gloves

Postby simonineaston » 24 Nov 2020, 8:37am

About ten years ago, I bought a pair of cheap, suede-leather gloves from a gardening centre on the Oxford ring-road, near Botley. They were a tiny bit too small, but as leather does, stretched to a perfect fit over the years. They were great, being thin, light, tough-as-old-boots, weather-resistant and cheap. Then about a year ago, they * just disappeared. :(
Not living anywhere near Oxford anymore I was stuck, until I plucked up courage to buy these a couple of days ago off of Amazon. They're much nicer than the originals, but a roomy fit from the get-go, so they will never achieve the excellent close fit the others had... rather a startling shade of yellow, mind.
* I have got a hazy recollection that something called a "pub" was involved, somehow...
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Re: New Gloves

Postby Mick F » 1 Dec 2020, 6:35pm

Twenty-five miles done today. Temps were 5-7 degC with a cold chilly wind. Ok in the sunshine, but on the shady lanes, there was precious little of it.

I'm actually quite happy with these gloves. I took my Sealskins gloves with me just in case I got cold fingers, but I was fine.
The Sealskins are way too padded and sweaty, so these Chinese eBay offerings are quite good to ride in.
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