I took my own advice from the earlier post and decided to order a few things from the SG HQ catalog. Here’s what we got, and here’s my impression of them. (No, not ‘impression’ like Rich Little.)
LXM-190570X – German Military Insulated Gloves – These are rather nice. They are very much l ike the commercial ski gloves one would buy. Synthetic fleece lining inside, comfortable, protected palm and knuckles, wrist cinch, cuff cinch…I like them but they’re really too expensive to buy the several pairs I’d like to. On the other hand, if you want just one or two pairs, these are quite nice and they go along nicely with the flectar field jakets and liners.
LXM-182900X – German Trigger Finger Mitts – Absolutely brand new, 10 pairs to a bundle. Theyre definitely going to be at their best with a liner of some sort but for the money these are a great bargain. Cheap enough to stash a couple pairs in the truck, at the shop, etc, etc. They are, essentially, disposable. However, theyre of good quality and I tried pairing them with the next item….
LXM-182323 – Theyre wool, theyre in good shape, theyre cheap, and you really cant have too many of these. They had some wear in terms of the lettering being faded on them but condition-wise theyre great. Tried the size L in the German trigger mitts and it was a tiny bit snug but they seemed to work well together…so theres a synergistic pairing for ya. By themselves theyre nice for driving, walking the dog or what have you…couple them with a good outer mitt and youve got some nice warmth going on.
One other thing I picked up were these. About 5′ of webbing with a fastex-style buckle on the end. Just the ticket for rolling up sleeping bags, blankets, etc. At a buck each, another excellent value.
Im not trying to sound like a shill here…there have been times in the past that SG dropped the ball and I wasnt thrilled with the quality of what I got, but, to be fair, they have always tried their best to correct anything that seemed wrong.