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aovboy Friday, January 14th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Fingerless Gloves - You can assume. They do their job, and protect palms and hands.

Wooly Gloves - During cold recball games, I skip the C4 Gear, and go for the warming of my butt...and hands. Again, they protect yer little fingers, and keep you warm.
Marker Setup: AGD RT ULE Automag
12" Dye Xcel, bore is about .689
ULT Kit
ULE Mainbody
Blade Intelliframe
Blue Warp Feed
Black Halo B
Crossfire 88/4500 Screw-in w/Dye Rhino
Strengths: Style/Sex Appeal
Name
Wiping?
Venting/Insulation
Weaknesses: Wiping?
Price
Useless?
Review: To start, I didn't go out and spend $35 on some gloves, they came free in my C4 Clothing Package. Okay, that sound just dandy to me...I'll take free stuff. They came packaged well with the rest of the gear, in their nice little box. The blue ones I own match the pants, jeresy, and my Profiler very well, and make for a very nice look. If Dye did something right here, it's the style...you can't deny they look great.

Also, walking onto the field with a full set of Dye stuff is a good feeling...you know you have good products. Dye has been making great stuff for years, and though it might be a little high-priced, you can't deny the quality they put into their work. These gloves are no exception.

They are well padded, and do a very nice job of protecting the back of your hands and fingers from hits and shell splatter. High-speed paint splatter can make small cuts, and the movement in your hands makes this very uncomfortable...so why deal with it? I took a bounce off my index finger, belive it or not...though I would assume it was a longball, judging by the impact felt, but nonetheless, good to know.

The Kevlar in the palms is GREAT for crawling, something I love to do. It really helped with slides and crawls, and gave me another stable surface to be on. Took my weight fine, was really happy with that.

I dunno about the "Sensi-Touch" fingers. It's just small bumps inside your two first fingers, which is supposed to help stimulate your trigger action. Ever try to walk a trigger with gloves on? Yeah, it doesn't work. This means you get to take your $35 gloves and cut the corner and two first fingers right off. After this, I had no problem getting onto triggers again. I think that they should have went ahead and did away with the first two fingers in the new gloves, but....whatever. Just seems like a waste to have to cut it up like that.

This gloves distribute heat fine. I've used them during a fairly hot weekend, and worn them during fairly chilly mornings. No sweating or numb finger problems, but I haven't tested extremes.

A factor that is rarely mentioned about these is that fact that they absorb paint. After taking a hit on my Warp Feed, as I was walking off the field, I decided to start to clean to paint and shell off. Okay, let's wipe it off with these fancy new gloves real quick...wow, that is clean looking. Later that day, hit in the leg...again, walking off, I cleaned the hit, and was amazed to see no residue left. Checking the palm, there was little or no sign of any shell or fill on it. I was able to do this all day, and not collect any noticeable stains. These are WIPERS GLOVES. If you're into that, here's some suckers for you. They do a good job at it, I'll say that. If you might think people would consider you a cheater because you wear them, well...you might be right. Thing is, it's just becoming a part of the game. You can't stop it, you can only hope to contain it. :)
Conclusion: The only real purpose I used to see to gloves was to protect your skin from paintballs, because, as we all know, you should have a thin layer over as much of your body as possible. They do a good job in this, and can clean you hits or gear just as fast as that towel back in the staging area. Only the ref probably can't tell. It's your go whether you'd want to possible idea of being a wiper or not...

...but it just looks to derned sexy not to wear with the rest of the C4 stuff. A 9, because of the price, and fact that they're just gloves...believe it or not folks, gear (especially this kind) doesn't do much for your game. You do.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

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