Sealskinz Gloves - waterproof - ?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by simongt, 20 Jan 2019.

  1. simongt

    simongt Über Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Bought a pair of Sealskinz Ultra Grip cycling gloves about five years ago. Only used them when I felt it would rain during my commute, thus they were out about ten or twelve time a year; hardly heavy use. After a couple or so years, on a rainy ride home, they leaked. So I tested them at home and yes, they leaked. Contacted Sealskinz who asked me to send them back for them to test. This I duly did and received a replacement pair. When I later asked about the results of their test, I was informed that 'the results of the test were not available' - ! :whistle:
    I was wearing the replacement pair last Thursday, again it was raining :rain:and they also leaked - ! :eek: Tested them at home and yes, several leaks in both gloves. Again, this second pair of gloves only get used when I'm expecting rain. I've just e-mailed Sealskinz for their comments, but has anyone else experienced anything similar with Sealskinz products - ?
     
  2. Drago

    Drago Guru

    I've 2 pairs, one about a decade old, one about 6 months old. Neither leak.
     
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  3. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

    Location:
    Leicester
    Sealskinz are very hit and miss, if you are lucky they are great, though they do seem to have a high failure rate.

    Though if it is really wet then nothing will keep you dry, the key is that whilst you may be wet they need to keep you warm.
     
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  4. theloafer

    theloafer Guru

    Location:
    newton aycliffe
    had mine now 2 years :okay: no leaks
     
  5. pawl

    pawl Veteran

    2 years without a leak . Batter see a urologist.

    Just read the title of this thread it’s about leaking gloves Must pay more attention.
     
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  6. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

    Location:
    52 Festive Road
    Hopeless company in my personal experience. Their default is to send another pair rather than address the issues and problems that a customer is doing them the courtesy of feeding back.

    They seemed nonplussed when I said that I didn't want a third replacement pair and would buy a different brand which might not fail.
     
  7. tom73

    tom73 Über Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Had a pair for years never had a problem. Even the pair of socks I have are holding up well. Outlaws use them for years (hard core walkers) and they’ve never had problems
     
  8. Threevok

    Threevok Four Sprung Pork Technik

    Location:
    South Wales
    No leaks with mine, plus I don't get any problems with the lining bunching up - as I did with the Endura ones I had
     
  9. furball

    furball Veteran

    Never managed to get all ten fingers into my pair due do the lining twizzling up. Gave up on them before it rained so will never know if they were waterproof or not.
     
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  10. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Location:
    Ultima Thule
    Washing up gloves is what you want. Waterproof all the way.
     
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  11. OP
    OP
    simongt

    simongt Über Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    But despite the boast of a Merino lining, they do neither - ! :wacko:
     
  12. Banjo

    Banjo Fuelled with Jelly Babies

    Location:
    South Wales
    I bought a pair and found them horrible to put on with sweaty hands and they leaked after a few months.

    Worst gloves I had for putting on were Endura .The lining would bunch up and go rock hard.
     
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  13. Reiver

    Reiver Ribbit, Ribbit.

    this is what I found with them, once my hands get a bit wet (iether sweat or doing something without the glove on) I can't get the things back on very easily.

    they're ok for short rides or as a back up pair on a big day out. but overall 3/10 from me - good for snowball fights

    mine also leak but they're not that cold even when wet through, but if i take them off I can't very easily get them back on
     
  14. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    Mine leaked, big-time. They were not cheap...…..or warm. Never again.
     
  15. Lee_M

    Lee_M Veteran

    pair of gloves, waterproof after 12 months.

    3 pairs of socks, still waterproof after about 5 years
     
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