Sealskinz Gloves - waterproof - ?

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

  1. Tail End Charlie

    Tail End Charlie Guru

    Location:
    Altrincham
    Unfortunately waterproof comes at a price - the smell after a few wears. It even lingers on your hands after taking off. Ugh.
     
  2. 400bhp

    400bhp Guru

    No Stink glove deodoriser :notworthy::okay:
     
  3. Banjo

    Banjo Fuelled with Jelly Babies

    Location:
    South Wales
    Deodrant spray works inside shoes .I never tried it on gloves.
     
  4. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    Location:
    London
    Well I wouldn't - sounds like a terribly bad idea.

    This is why I prefer to use separate gloves, often cheap, layered. Easy to wash.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    simongt

    simongt Über Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Just sent my third reply e-mail off to Sealskinz, having to explain yet again, that the gloves in question are a pair supplied by them to replace a previous faulty pair - !
    Oh dear - ! :whistle:
     
  6. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

    Location:
    52 Festive Road
    A theme emerges...
     
  7. Lloss

    Lloss Active Member

    I gave up with Sealskinzs a long time ago was not prepared to have wet hands again,
     
  8. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Veteran

    Location:
    East Sussex
    I bought a pair to use in Antarctica - I was making a lot of wet zodiac landings on beaches and wanted something to keep my hands warm and dry. They were beyond dreadful. My hands were freezing and soaked in those useless gloves. I had to borrow some gloves from a colleague and between cruises bought a pair of mountaineering gloves back in Ushuaia. This was some years ago now, so perhaps Sealskinz are making better gloves now, but my experience was so bad I would never trust them again.
     
  9. ade towell

    ade towell Regular

    Location:
    Nottingham
    mine seem good, warm and dry so far, 2nd winter in them
     
  10. byegad

    byegad Legendary Member

    Location:
    NE England
    I bought a pair some years ago. Totally useless.
     
  11. Threevok

    Threevok Junior Member (Trainee)

    Location:
    South Wales
    Me too. Maybe we got the only two good pair ?
     
  12. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    Both pairs of mine have been fine, the first for a decade. Makes me wonder what people are doing to them?
     
  13. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Midlands
    The first 2 pairs I had leaked upon delivery. My third pair have been ok, but they are pretty poor thermally.
     
  14. OP
    OP
    simongt

    simongt Über Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Has a reply form Sealskinz; can I send them back for testing, but as 'they are not the retailer', I have to pay postage. Funny that, because as I've told the three times, they sent these gloves as a replacement for the original faulty pair. Does not that then make them the retailer - ? :whistle:
     
  15. confusedcyclist

    confusedcyclist Über Member

    Nope.

    I've got a pair. Cant fault them. They are lovely and warm when dry, im pretty sure they are plastic lined. Is water running down your arm into them? Or have you got hands that sweat a lot? They're are not particularly breathable so mine get moist from the inside by the time I've done 10 miles in them, which is sufficient enough for me. I just bob them on the radiator to dry out for the return leg.
     
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