quicky gear review: fox river ragg wool fingerless gloves.
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Justin Baker
(justin_baker)

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
quicky gear review: fox river ragg wool fingerless gloves. on 11/21/2013 13:08:19 MST Print View

I purchased these gloves a couple years ago at rei for $10. At that price I wasn't expecting much.
These gloves have been totally abused and are still in great condition. I have scrambled up rocks in them, grabbed onto branches, pushed through brush, hauled around logs, and even partially burned them. They are seriously tough for being wool gloves.
The fingerless design makes them very useful, especially for sleeping in because you unzip your bag easily. When it gets colder I slide some thin poly liners under them.
These gloves stay pretty warm while wet. I've worn them in the rain many times and they keep my hands from going numb.
Highly recommended! My favorite gloves ever. And they are cheap.

link
http://www.rei.com/product/696508

Edited by justin_baker on 11/21/2013 16:48:34 MST.

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Locale: MaxTheCyclist.com
Fox River on 11/21/2013 13:58:08 MST Print View

My Fox River socks are insanely warm and durable. The "Steel Toe" design gives a little extra warmth around my toes. Fox River is all-in-all one of my favorite companies out there right now.

Marc Eldridge
(meld) - MLife

Locale: The here and now.
Fox River Ragg Wool Gloves. on 11/21/2013 14:42:44 MST Print View

I used to use these for skiing but not the fingerless variety. Easy on and off even when wet. On the stormy days I would wear these and a sheet of ice would build up on the outside and the insides were damp but my hands were still warm. If there was too much wind on the way up the chair I would put my hands in the jacket pockets and that would keep the windchill off of them. When I went in for lunch I would let them thaw out, wring out the excess moisture and air dry while eating. When finished with lunch I would go in the bathroom and finish drying them out under the hand dryer. Going out into the storm again I would have dry warm gloves for the afternoon.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker)

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Fox River on 11/21/2013 16:19:54 MST Print View

I think part of their durability comes from being fingerless. The fingers are always the first thing to blow out on the thin gloves I've used, especially wool. Wool gloves in general seems to deteriorate fast... but not these. The nylon content probably helps too.
I want to try out some of their glomitts.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: quicky gear review: fox river ragg wool fingerless gloves. on 11/21/2013 16:38:22 MST Print View

http://www.rei.com/product/696508

"I purchased these gloves a couple years ago at rei for $10. At that price I wasn't expecting much.
These gloves have been totally abused and are still in great condition. I have scrambled up rocks in them, grabbed onto branches, pushed through brush, hauled around logs, and even partially burned them. They are seriously tough for being wool gloves.
The fingerless design makes them very useful, especially for sleeping in because you unzip your bag easily. When it gets colder I slide some thin poly liners under them.

These gloves stay pretty warm while wet. I've worn them in the rain many times and they keep my hands from going numb.
Highly recommended! My favorite gloves ever. And they are cheap."

Edited by jshann on 11/21/2013 16:40:32 MST.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker)

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Re: quicky gear review: fox river ragg wool fingerless gloves. on 11/21/2013 16:49:13 MST Print View

Thanks for the shortened link John.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Re: Re: quicky gear review: fox river ragg wool fingerless gloves. on 11/21/2013 16:52:42 MST Print View

Gonna get me some of those gloves. I have always looked at them, but forget why I didn't spring for a pair.

Soul patch
(mtblack) - F
durable on 11/21/2013 17:13:10 MST Print View

I've had a pair for about 20 years and they are definitely warm and durable. Even with the elastic gone in one cuff they are functional.

Max Dilthey
(mdilthey) - M

Locale: MaxTheCyclist.com
Thanks Justin! on 01/02/2014 19:04:38 MST Print View

Been wearing them for about 2 weeks now. Fantastic gloves. I love that they're "ambidextrous" in how they're sewn, so I can just chuck them on.

My favorite is wearing them over a pair of liner gloves to preserve dexterity but gain a lot of warmth.

10/10 for something $10

J Dos Antos
(Damager) - M

Locale: Redwoods of Santa Cruz Mts
Fox River Gripper Gloves on 01/02/2014 21:15:17 MST Print View

I own a pair of the Gripper style gloves and wear them all of the time because I have the most pathetic circulatory system known to mankind. I like the way they grip my trekking poles. They are warm and durable. Mine have been going strong for nearly 2 years. I park my truck outside all year and in the winter I will even use these for driving gloves until my heater kicks on. I picked them up for ~10$.

They made it onto my best cheap gear list of 2013. Glad to see other people using these products.