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Gore Mitts

gbsahne001gbsahne001 Posts: 1,973
edited June 2011 in Commuting chat
Bought a pair of these last year

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With less than 1 seasons use they are now going to be consigned to the bin, as the stitching has failed and they're generally falling apart.

When approached Gore state, " A seasons use is quite typical from a glove
and this appears to be the case here"

Of course I've lost the receipt but is it too much to ask for a pair of mitts to last longer than 6 months?

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  • spasypaddyspasypaddy Posts: 5,179
    mine were in perfect condition again this season after buying last year. however i lost one hand so i bought a new pair.
  • Wallace1492Wallace1492 Posts: 3,707
    spasypaddy wrote:
    mine were in perfect condition again this season after buying last year. however i lost one hand so i bought a new pair.

    Surely no need for a "pair" then?
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,781
    My Aldi Mitts are into their third year...of course many people do more in one year than I have done in 3.......but that is Gore off my list at least!

    Simon
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • spasypaddy wrote:
    mine were in perfect condition again this season after buying last year. however i lost one hand so i bought a new pair.

    Should have tried the second hand store. :?

    +1 for Aldi / Lidl mitts. Cheap enough to be considered disposable but last well.
    Nobody told me we had a communication problem
  • spasypaddyspasypaddy Posts: 5,179
    spasypaddy wrote:
    mine were in perfect condition again this season after buying last year. however i lost one hand so i bought a new pair.

    Surely no need for a "pair" then?
    you're right but decided a pair was better than one.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,781
    Are you suggesting there is something for a pair - In this game?

    Simon
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • They say 2 heads are better than 1, but I'm glad I've just got one - imagine for instance the helmet debates we would have if we all had 2 heads!?!. I do however have a couple of extra chins. :oops:
    Nobody told me we had a communication problem
  • vorsprungvorsprung Posts: 1,953
    I got two pairs of "washable gel mitts" in late 2009

    They are still going strong, they are the only mitts I have- but I wear full finger gloves in winter. I do 10,000 miles+ each year

    You can get them from
    http://www.inmotionproducts.com/

    current cost is 13.55 per pair, they are available in various colours, they have thick palm padding and are "warm" for a mitt

    I have had various other mitts in the past but these are best. Most disappointing mitt purchase were the Assos ones. They were fabulous EXCEPT they have almost no padding
  • t4tomot4tomo Posts: 2,643
    spasypaddy wrote:
    mine were in perfect condition again this season after buying last year. however i lost one hand so i bought a new pair.

    Surely no need for a "pair" then?

    what would have been really annoying would be losing a hand and the opposite glove. :D


    *Apologies for our insensitive jokes if you really have lost a hand, rather than just had an inexact message wording issue
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  • SimonAHSimonAH Posts: 3,730
    I swear by the leather Knog Love-Hates I ride in - perfect condition after almost two years. And they fit like a glove.
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  • spasypaddyspasypaddy Posts: 5,179
    t4tomo wrote:
    spasypaddy wrote:
    mine were in perfect condition again this season after buying last year. however i lost one hand so i bought a new pair.

    Surely no need for a "pair" then?

    what would have been really annoying would be losing a hand and the opposite glove. :D


    *Apologies for our insensitive jokes if you really have lost a hand, rather than just had an inexact message wording issue
    haha no i have both hands thankfully and three gloves!
  • spasypaddy wrote:
    haha no i have both hands thankfully and three gloves!

    So I expect now you'll be wanting someone to give you a hand?
    Nobody told me we had a communication problem
  • spasypaddyspasypaddy Posts: 5,179
    spasypaddy wrote:
    haha no i have both hands thankfully and three gloves!

    So I expect now you'll be wanting someone to give you a hand?
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  • 7 years for some altura mitts I have.
  • motopattermotopatter Posts: 179
    7 years for some altura mitts I have.

    got some altura gel mitts still going (although getting a bit ragged) after a couple of years
    wave your willy here !!!! :)
  • godders1godders1 Posts: 750
    I bought a new Gore gilet recently to replace an old one that I was really happy with (the old one was just always slightly on the small side).

    The new one cost almost double what the old one cost (bought around 3 years ago) yet the material is more flimsy (and noisy!) and it just feels cheaper overall with a naff net lining (compared to the integrated lining on the old one). And the nicely stitched gore and windstopper logos have been replaced with printed logos (the type that start peeling after a few washes).

    I'll probably avoid Gore in the future.
  • InitialisedInitialised Posts: 3,047
    For some reason I read the title of this thread as More Gits
    I used to just ride my bike to work but now I find myself going out looking for bigger and bigger hills.
  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,821
    spasypaddy wrote:
    haha no i have both hands thankfully and three gloves!

    So I expect now you'll be wanting someone to give you a hand?

    Can't help with a hand, but some bloke on here may be selling an ankle. Not sure what its worth though.
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