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Ender13 Tuesday, June 17th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
6 months5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
JT 2000 Gloves, and some of those old school hard plastic backing walmart gloves
Marker Setup: Omen - Stock
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Pirahna 2k3 EXT PRO - 12" All American
Strengths: Very comfortable, excellent padding, good palm surface for gripping.
Weaknesses: Are quite expensive. The material, on mine, has frayed at the seams.
Review: These gloves are very comfortable, fitting nice and snug if properly sized. The padding on the gloves is of excellent quality, providing ample protection against those dreaded back of hand shots. The fingers are also protected well. Personally, I think there could stand to be slightly more padding than there is, but this is only personal preference. So far, this has not affected performance at all. Hand shots have ceased to hurt, as a good pair of gloves will do.

It is nice that you do not have to wash the hell out of these gloves like some others on the market. These will not leave dye on your hands.

The seams on my pair of gloves have started to fray so I have been trimming the strings down close to the glove in hopes of stopping this from proceeding any farther. So far this seems to be working. However, for $40 dollars, I would like a pair of gloves that do not fray.

The palm of the glove is made of a new material that actually begins to mold to the shape of your hand after you wear the glove for an extended period of time. You will notice there are no creases in the palm of the gloves when you buy them. Creases at all of your joints will eventually begin to take shape, fitting the glove perfectly to your hand for the perfect grip.

The rest of the glove is made out of a thin material (minus spots with padding) that is very breathable. This is essential for summer play unless you want your hands sweating bullets, distracting you while you are out on the field. These spots of breathing material are at the edges of the hands, between the palm and the back of the glove, ensuring you only have a minimal gap in protection-- I have never been shot anywhere except where padding is placed on the glove.

The Velcro strap that holds the glove on is very good, the Velcro has not yet began to give and has given no sign that it will anytime soon. The strap could have been made a little bit larger, but this is again personal preference.

There is a gel Dye logo on the wrist of the glove, providing a special tab for you to grip when yanking on your gloves. This makes sliding your hands into a snug pair of gloves very easy. This one feature, while perhaps being trivial, makes these gloves come off feeling extremely polished and professional.
Conclusion: These gloves are extremely well made. I begrudge the $40 price tag as they are only a pair of gloves. However, if you demand the best from your equipment, I cannot think of any other pair of gloves that I have seen on or off the field that are as well designed as the Dye 2003 gloves. Unfortunately, due to the price and the frayed seams, I have to give this product a score short of perfection. However, since spending the money was my decision and the frayed seams have been minor, causing no real problems, my final score reflects that as well.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
Chris_Lasoya Monday, July 12th, 2004 | 2:29 pm PST
Thank you,
I just ordered these gloves Friday and the information you have provided me with has been great. I can't wait till they get here thank you again.

Keep it up,
Chris_Lasoya
   

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