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ECrognale Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Marker Setup: Tippmann A5 w/RT
Flatline Barrel with Raider Shroud
SpecOps Gas-Thru MP Mag
OpsGear G36 Fixed Stock
Rufus Dawg Wicked Bolt
PMI Remote Coil w/ARPAT shroud

Tippmann 98 Custom Platinum ACT
Viewloader VLocity Select Force
J&J Ceramic 14"
APEX Barrel tip (w/adapter)
RAP4 Handguard with Front Sight Post
Bossmann Enterprises M-16 Magwell
BT M-4 Carry Handle with Rear Sight Post
TAPCO 4-position CAR Stock
Tippmann Double Trigger Kit

Smart Parts Ion Pro
VL Evo3 with Z-Board
360 QEV
New Designz Skeleton Bolt
S.P. Freak Barrel 12"
New Designz Spring Detent Kit
New Designz Razr "Silk" Rolling Trigger
Locking Feedneck
Strengths: Sturdy Construction
Appearance/Looks
Weaknesses: Fit is smaller than indicated
Stitching uncomfortable at fingertips
Lack of adjustment strap
Review: I have only tried these gloves on, and cannot use them for play.

At first glance, I like the look of the Exoskin gloves; the color, pattern, and so forth. It is also built with a sturdy weave and good stitching.

However, it took a good deal of strength to pull the gloves over my palms until they were on correctly. I have large hands, and ordered the XL size (the largest that Smart Parts produces), and they fit as though they were a large. I would have liked to see a split-wrist design with some kind of securing strap rather than a solid cuff. Even when on, the glove was squeezing my fingers.

The stitching at the fingertips has a good deal of excess material, which felt uncomfortable against my fingers. This was likely aggravated by the poor fit, so someone with hands smaller than mine might not be bothered.
Conclusion: I wouldn't recommend these gloves for someone with large hands or long fingers, but someone with smaller hands/fingers might find this to be a good quality product.
Rating:
7 out of 10
 

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