Author Topic: £25 Planet X warm it up bundle: overshoes; thin and thick gloves + toe covers  (Read 2687 times)

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
I've been using all these bits of gear for over a month including in cold, rain, wind, on commutes and deliveroo shifts. For £25 this is a good value pack and the kit has been sterling so far.

My usual overshoes (Sealskins) weren't keeping my concrete flateners nearly warm enough when the mercury is below 6, so these thicker neoprene jobbies are doing a sterling job. There is a bit of wear on the front but the velcro should keep them nicely in place. They're really easy to put on and off.

Now it's gone a bit mild again I'm just wearing the toe covers. It keeps the worst of the wind and road splash off my toes without starting a Turkish bath inside my shoes. Lovely.

The lobster gloves work a treat but I advise teaming them either with the thins in the packet or another set of liner gloves so that they're easier to keep dry and clean. The thins themselves work very well on phone screens etc.

Nothing else to say really. Cracking deal! And it can all come in black which I find very pleasing.

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+1 for using liners with the gloves.  I have a pair of PX lobsters and it's impossible to clean&dry them.  Once they start to stink there's no remedy!
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bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
I have found an infrequent generous spray on the inside with fabric freshener before sticking the clobber in the airing cupboard overnight is working wonders. Bit tricky with gloves though 🤔
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bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
FYI the reflective winter version of the crab gloves are £10. They are great gloves, I recommend getting them out of season while you can.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CLCACHG/carnac-reflective-waterproof-crab-hand-winter-gloves
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Karla

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Do they size up large or small in your experience?

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
I have the large. As a men's large wearer they fit my hands fine but would be a bit snug with substantive inner gloves. I would be tempted to go a size up if I were to buy again.
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BrianI

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I have the large. As a men's large wearer they fit my hands fine but would be a bit snug with substantive inner gloves. I would be tempted to go a size up if I were to buy again.

But do the fingers pull inside out when removing them? That's an issue I find with cheap gloves.

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
No. I have found that happens with crap gloves too but thankfully. It in this case. Worth remembering they were more like £25 in winter time.
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bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Bundle's 'on sale' today for... £25. Cheeky 'fluid' pricing but still good VFM in my opinion. I've used all this gear and have been happy with it for a while now.
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