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2006-2007 Costco Head gloves

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When I found this year's Head gloves at Costco the first things I noticed was the price was $13.50 instead of $14.99 like they've been for at least 5 years. I bought a pair and took them home to compare with previous models. I found a couple changes that explain how they lowered the price.

The biggest change is the size of the cuff. It is around 3/4" shorter and not as wide. While its still big enough to fit over my jacket sleeve the old model's cuff were vastly easier to fit over.

The other big change is the idiot straps (AKA yardsale straps) are gone. Since the first thing I did with the older models is take them off I'm not too concerned but I know lots of people that need to continually take their gloves on and off that will miss them.

Overall this is still a great bargain. These gloves are tougher and warmer than the $60 to $75 dollar models you find on sale for $30 to $40 in the ski shops. I use them in all but the coldest conditions. I was skiing the other day with 3 friends in temperatures in the lower teens. The only member of the group that complained about cold hands was the one not in Costco Head gloves.
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Now, can you help me find the two pair that I bought and cannot find?
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Now, can you help me find the two pair that I bought and cannot find?
They're in that special place where you put them so you don't lose them. and it's the last place you'll look for them.:
post #4 of 13
Definately feel like 13 dollar gloves, the pair I bought last year came apart at two seams: where the ring finger meets the body of the glove(palm side) and on the other glove, where the thumb meets the body(palm side).

Costco replaced them with the newer ones, and they have started to fall apart as well.

Back to my 'troller gloves it looks like.
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Now, can you help me find the two pair that I bought and cannot find?
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They're in that special place where you put them so you don't lose them. and it's the last place you'll look for them.:
Woo-hoo! I found them. Funny, they were right where I hid them.
post #6 of 13
Go to E-bay,search Head ski gloves. $29.99 for the same thing. I never do business on E-bay !
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It's true the quality is not there, but they are warm and water resistent and under $15. I probably have about 5 or so from different years and a couple have fallen apart but who cares for $15. I've spent $$ on black diamond/spyder/northface gloves and they all eventually fall apart, especially if you use them for more than just skiing.
post #8 of 13
I have used many pair of these gloves over the past few years. I can't remember ever wearing any out, but that is ok. I have cut a few on ski edges. It is great to have a ski bag full of water resistant gloves on a rainy day. Just change gloves every two hours and you can go all day on eight pairs of gloves.
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Originally Posted by Rio View Post
When I found this year's Head gloves at Costco the first things I noticed was the price was $13.50 instead of $14.99 like they've been for at least 5 years. I bought a pair and took them home to compare with previous models. I found a couple changes that explain how they lowered the price.
I was at Cosco last night, there's a manuf. rebate applied at the counter, they're now $11.50.
post #10 of 13
My old ones stopped being breathable after 1.5 yrs. Actually, they started stinking, so I washed them. After that, they smelled better, but stopped breathing. They had gotten a little frayed, but no holes or rips. I gave them to a buddy who lost his gloves (warned him they weren't breathable anymore; he didn't care).

I picked up a pair of the new ones ($11.50), and they seem like the insulation is thicker than the old ones. For $11.50, worth a try.
post #11 of 13
I wore them a good 25-30 days last season, and the only significant damage was tearing out the hang ring on one.

Who can complain?
post #12 of 13
Plus its Costco...you can return them at any time.
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Some glove thoughts

Hi all,

Just a hint for getting cheaper gloves. Since plenty of male gloves are made in black female versions and female ski gloves don't sell as well at online retailers, buy the next size up of the female version on closeout to save extra $$$.

My Black Diamond Stratos (a season old, of course) were $15 this way.

James
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