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Give-r Gloves

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Has anyone used or know anything about gloves made in Jackson? I read they used Kickstarter to get started with 2 models.
post #2 of 19

Wow, did they ever use Kickstarter.  Got over $200,000 when they had a goal of $25,000.  Sounds like the first deliveries will be happening soon.  Over 1500 people pledged to get at least one pair.  Probably won't be able to get much feedback until winter hits the Rockies.  The list of retailers outside JH is short but feels like it may grow pretty fast.

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2057346768/the-4-season-giver-gloves-the-best-damn-gloves-eve/description

post #3 of 19
I didn't see anywhere that said the gloves were actually made in Jackson?
post #4 of 19
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I didn't see anywhere that said the gloves were actually made in Jackson?


The original version the inspired the 4-season version for the Kickstarter sounded like it was made by hand by the founders of the company.  Their website mentions "Local Commitment" but doesn't say anything about manufacturing.

 

http://www.give-r.com/pages/local-commitment-ii

post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
I'm more interested in the original unless the 4 season has a removable liner and I don't think they do. I'm also wondering about sizing. I have glove that all fit about the same but are sized from medium to XL including a Black Diamond XL that's too small.
Edited by cbtbakkes - 7/10/16 at 12:00am
post #6 of 19
I wish Give-r good luck on their new business endeavor.

But realize Kinco 1927kw's are the standard to be measured to. Especially when one can buy them for $12.00 a pair.

HB
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by HarkinBanks View Post

I wish Give-r good luck on their new business endeavor.

But realize Kinco 1927kw's are the standard to be measured to. Especially when one can buy them for $12.00 a pair.

HB


Are the Kinco gloves insulated?  My impression from the video is that the new version was invented to be that much more useful during the cold and snowy season.

post #8 of 19
Yes, 1927kw's are insulated.

True, one has to spend another $6 for a can of Snow Seal to get the Kinco's ready, but you have to do that with any leather glove.

Note, I am NOT trying to berate the Give-r gloves. I'm just stating that they have a tough standard to live up to.

http://www.kinco.com/product/1927kw/
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by HarkinBanks View Post

Yes, 1927kw's are insulated.

True, one has to spend another $6 for a can of Snow Seal to get the Kinco's ready, but you have to do that with any leather glove.

Note, I am NOT trying to berate the Give-r gloves. I'm just stating that they have a tough standard to live up to.

http://www.kinco.com/product/1927kw/


Interesting that Kinco markets directly to ski resorts and ski patrol.

 

Understand where you are coming from.  I'm always curious about good gloves.

post #10 of 19

with a 30 second search on alibaba, I found several nice looking insulated leather work gloves selling for as low as $0.70 per pair. Many will even add your own logo to the glove with a relatively small minimum order.  I believe this is where a lot of these kick start ideas come from.

 

Although I do like the look of the giver gloves and their video. No problem paying asking price if I was in the market.

post #11 of 19
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with a 30 second search on alibaba, I found several nice looking insulated leather work gloves selling for as low as $0.70 per pair. Many will even add your own logo to the glove with a relatively small minimum order.  I believe this is where a lot of these kick start ideas come from.

 

Although I do like the look of the giver gloves and their video. No problem paying asking price if I was in the market.


Did those gloves use Thinsulate?  That's one difference between the original Give'r gloves and the 4-season version.  The original version mentions Heatrac.  The Kinco gloves use Heatkeep (R).

post #12 of 19

I did see some using thinsulate. I even saw some with similar cuff designs like the leather pull tag. I don't really care enough to sort through it all, but if you do you can order direct from China for  cheap.

post #13 of 19
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I did see some using thinsulate. I even saw some with similar cuff designs like the leather pull tag. I don't really care enough to sort through it all, but if you do you can order direct from China for  cheap.


Did my own 30-sec search.  From what I can see, to get a really cheap price . . . need to order at least 300, if not 1000 or more.

 

Have also learned that to compare properly, need to look for cow leather, as opposed to pig or other leather.

post #14 of 19

Correct. That's why Kickstart works great. You can set a target to complete the order and then submit it to the Chinese manufacture once you reach your "goal".  China/India is pretty good at making stuff and the right manufacture can build to your specs, will send samples and help with design.

 

Now I have no idea if the giver gloves are manufactured in China nor do I care. If it's a good glove, it's a good glove.

post #15 of 19
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Did my own 30-sec search.  From what I can see, to get a really cheap price . . . need to order at least 300, if not 1000 or more.

Have also learned that to compare properly, need to look for cow leather, as opposed to pig or other leather.

Treated pig hide is much more durable/resilient/waterproof than treated cow/goat/kangaroo/deer/elk hide, IMHO.

HB
post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by marznc View Post

Have also learned that to compare properly, need to look for cow leather, as opposed to pig or other leather.

Treated pig hide is much more durable/resilient/waterproof than treated cow/goat/kangaroo/deer/elk hide, IMHO.

HB

Good to know.  Never really thought about it before.  Don't need warm, tough, waterproof work gloves in North Carolina. ;)

post #17 of 19
Again, I wish Give-r the best of luck in their endeavors.

HB
post #18 of 19
Thread Starter 
I don't like the Kinko's. Fleece lined Wells Lamont (before they switched to Thinsulate) was the standard in the 70's & 80's and sold in every gas station & hardware store around. All mine were purchased on ski trips when I needed another pair. Have never found anything close since!
post #19 of 19
Kinco 901 mitts and gloves are the bomb with a good nikwaxing. I've got a pair of gloves that weren't 901s but very similar with a brown cuff too.
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