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Old 03-24-2014, 07:21 PM   #91
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Received the gloves few days back and my initial impression was phew...Thank god i didn't order M size. To me it seems more like italian fit, so L is good for me.
Fit and finish is nice.
I went for a small ride very next day, In morning I felt like glove needs a little break in and after few hours only, I think my hand got used to it and the glove is very comfortable.
My fear is inner yellow liner will get dirty soon
Weather was in 50s, no sweaty hands or no coldness with the glove on, but 50s is like ideal temp with a glove on.
Protection- i am no pro in here and my view is based on looks and in comparison to other gloves. In terms of protection glove looks good enough and promising but upper thumb does not have any extra padding other than leather, may be more padding on metacarpal region will be nice by keeping knuckle protection in separate pannel, I guess prodigy has that.
Glove is definitely bang for the buck.
On the palm area the leather has turned grey, not sure why, I have not even used it extensively yet
update- Another small ride in upper 30s, my hands were cold but not frozen
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:49 PM   #92
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Received the gloves few days back and my initial impression was phew...Thank god i didn't order M size. To me it seems more like italian fit, so L is good for me.
Fit and finish is nice.
I went for a small ride very next day, In morning I felt like glove needs a little break in and after few hours only, I think my hand got used to it and the glove is very comfortable.
My fear is inner yellow liner will get dirty soon
Weather was in 50s, no sweaty hands or no coldness with the glove on, but 50s is like ideal temp with a glove on.
Protection- i am no pro in here and my view is based on looks and in comparison to other gloves. In terms of protection glove looks good enough and promising but upper thumb does not have any extra padding other than leather, may be more padding on metacarpal region will be nice by keeping knuckle protection in separate pannel, I guess prodigy has that.
Glove is definitely bang for the buck.
On the palm area the leather has turned grey, not sure why, I have not even used it extensively yet
update- Another small ride in upper 30s, my hands were cold but not frozen

Any chance you can take a photo of the grey-ing?

I have a glove order that is getting ready to be produced, anyone else think the thumb should be revised on the Exhibition pro?


I think it would be wise, for anyone buying these gloves, regardless of use, to use a waterproofing agent to protect the leather.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:13 PM   #93
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There you go, did anyone face similar issue?
I would also like to know what others think about thumb and metacarpal protection, I ve broken once all 4 metacarpals :(

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Old 03-24-2014, 11:31 PM   #94
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There you go, did anyone face similar issue?
I would also like to know what others think about thumb and metacarpal protection, I ve broken once all 4 metacarpals :(

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Are you in contact with any oils, fuels or solvents? Anything? Soap even? Not a common problem thus far but, I prefer to fix the problem if possible.

I think waterproofing the leather will become a step in our "method".. In addition to strap and specific seam bonding..
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:42 AM   #95
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I think it would be wise, for anyone buying these gloves, regardless of use, to use a waterproofing agent to protect the leather.
Got a product that you'd recommend?

(Can't wait to get my Prodigys in the mail, BTW. Starting to wear through a fingertip on my old pair of Fieldsheers, so they can't show up soon enough!)
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:10 PM   #96
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Are you in contact with any oils, fuels or solvents? Anything? Soap even? Not a common problem thus far but, I prefer to fix the problem if possible.

I think waterproofing the leather will become a step in our "method".. In addition to strap and specific seam bonding..
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Got a product that you'd recommend?

(Can't wait to get my Prodigys in the mail, BTW. Starting to wear through a fingertip on my old pair of Fieldsheers, so they can't show up soon enough!)
I am not in touch with any oils or solvents.
I just used them over the handlebar grips and it became like that very first day of ride.
Let us know what treatment product do you suggest?
How about Nikwax?
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:05 AM   #97
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I am locked in for a large Prodigy. Look forward to new gloves as my last pair is going on 10 years old...

Any estimate on the current production schedule for these?
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:03 PM   #98
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I missed this thread earlier in the year, but looks like the links are still active, so yay!
I have some ExPros from a GB here a year or two ago. I commute year-round, ~80 miles per day. Couple questions:

Do the Formulas have the same 'inner glove' or liner, like my ExPros?

Is the size chart that's on the order page right now, today, 04/16/14, current and correct?

Formulas are 100% black, regardless the picture on the order page? If not, what colors?

For 100% kangaroo, the disadvantage I know of is cost. What are the advantages and other disadvantages? Thinner? Better feel? More resistant to deleterious effects of sweat and/or water?

Is kangaroo an more, or less, colorfast than cowhide? The sun here in southern AZ is really, really hostile. My ExPros have faded on the top to a lighter semblance of ...sort of a ruddy-brown-purple-black. It's not terrible, just noticeable. Just wondering whether to expect similar, more, or less of this from kangaroo.
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:38 PM   #99
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I am not in touch with any oils or solvents.
I just used them over the handlebar grips and it became like that very first day of ride.
Let us know what treatment product do you suggest?
How about Nikwax?
Better late, than never?

Nikwax for sure!

I contacted Manufacturing, my supplier was highly surprised by the photo, he's looking into it. I haven't heard of any other issues in this regard, so we'll see.
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:39 PM   #100
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I am locked in for a large Prodigy. Look forward to new gloves as my last pair is going on 10 years old...

Any estimate on the current production schedule for these?
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I should have a shipment in the air within a week. There were only a few orders for the Prodigy, unfortunately..
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:48 PM   #101
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I missed this thread earlier in the year, but looks like the links are still active, so yay!
I have some ExPros from a GB here a year or two ago. I commute year-round, ~80 miles per day. Couple questions:

Do the Formulas have the same 'inner glove' or liner, like my ExPros?

---I'm using a full kevlar liner now and seam bonding on all straps and specific grounding points. The other liner may still be used, I'm not sure which I prefer..

Is the size chart that's on the order page right now, today, 04/16/14, current and correct?

----- No. We're using "average sizing". That is; the size glove you most commonly wear..

Formulas are 100% black, regardless the picture on the order page? If not, what colors?

----- All black for now...

For 100% kangaroo, the disadvantage I know of is cost. What are the advantages and other disadvantages? Thinner? Better feel? More resistant to deleterious effects of sweat and/or water?

-- Stronger, better fell, more supple. In order to minimize deleterious effects from sweat or rain, using a leather protectant is advised. Nikwax for example...

Is kangaroo an more, or less, colorfast than cowhide? The sun here in southern AZ is really, really hostile. My ExPros have faded on the top to a lighter semblance of ...sort of a ruddy-brown-purple-black. It's not terrible, just noticeable. Just wondering whether to expect similar, more, or less of this from kangaroo.

--- a Leather Re-Colouring Balm may help restore a more original color. I'd expect the same from any leather that is exposed to sun constantly.
Anyone have any experience here with long term sun fading and leather???
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:51 PM   #102
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Just an FYI-

Exhibition pro and Formula Pros are in stock. Both models are 100% black...
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:52 PM   #103
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Just an FYI-

Exhibition pro and Formula Pros are in stock. Both models are 100% black...

Here are the Group Buy pages:

FORMULA pro http://www.highvelocitygear.com/ADVR...ormulaPro.html

EXHIBITION pro http://www.highvelocitygear.com/ADVR...bitionPro.html
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:40 PM   #104
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I should have a shipment in the air within a week. There were only a few orders for the Prodigy, unfortunately..
In for a pair of Expedition Pro. Happy to support a Spokaloo business. Grew up in 'scow.
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:36 AM   #105
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I should have a shipment in the air within a week. There were only a few orders for the Prodigy, unfortunately..

I just ordered two more pair. The Exhibition pro and Prodigy both in large.

You should put that Prodigy link in the first post of the thread as some people might not even know about that group buy or be inclined to dig for the link(its on page 6 for those interested).
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