Fieldsheer Legend Gloves
Too many disadvantages with too few benefits
I'm giving these gloves a negative review. 2.5/10
The gloves are poorly made. Within the first month, my thumb poked a hole through the liner.
The exterior of the fingers have some armor, but they aren't fully sewn to the glove (see attached photos). The consequence is that they will catch on everything - similar to a barb on a fish hook.
I wanted a glove that would go over the wrist cuffs of my jacket and from the photos provided, I assumed these would be adequate - they aren't.
There doesn't appear to be much protection in the wrists. I haven't used the protective qualities of the gloves, but they don't feel like they have a lot of protection.
In rain, they absorb water (not waterproof at all).
I have heated grips, so I can't tell how well they would keep your hands warm.
They do fit well and they are reasonably comfortable with the ability to adjust the Velcro straps, but there isn't very much that can I say positive about these gloves.
July 12, 2016
Small and light
Please make sure you order a size bigger than you would normally. Most gloves I am in between medium and large, I would have needed an extra large in these to fit right out of the box. After stretching and oiling these they fit fine. Lightweight with average protection they are good daily gloves. The wrist strap is designed to go over the jacket not under, which wasn't what I though from the picture. Overall a good glove at a great price.
March 9, 2016
Once I got the correct size, these gloves turned out to be comfortable. I have size 10 hands and the chart says Large. I could not even get my hand in the gloves. Exchanged for 2XL which fit nice and snug and have broken in to "fit like a glove". My fingers do slightly contact the ends of the fingers, a common thing for me.
They appear to be well made, but only time will tell how they hold together. I like all of the side and top armor, but the small patches on the palm side are a bit small, although they should provide protection in a fall. The gauntlets have some armor/padding. 20 years ago, these would have been considered race gloves, today this level of armor is considered a street / track day glove. .
The wrist cinch straps work well - not covered by a flap that just gets in the way, and long enough so the ends don't pull out of the rings when putting the gloves on. The gauntlets are long enough to properly cover jacket sleeves. The palm leather is on the thin side, providing excellent tactile feel, with double layers and armor patches at the bottom proving crash protection. The accordian stretch panels at the back of the thumb and each finger work very well, providing great dexterity, and the leather with armor extensions provide crash coverage over the top of them.
My old gloves were 6-7 years old, cost ~$60, and were as good as these. ~$100 seems a bit high, but shopping around showed the prices on this type of glove have risen since I last shopped. So maybe they are more than a decent value........
October 16, 2015
Only one Mobile Touch finger that doesn't work super-well
The product description includes "Mobile touch on the index fingers for use with touchscreen devices", but my pair came with Mobile Touch only on the right index finger. This is a great feature to have, but the implementation in this particular glove is less than ideal. Having only one finger means that there is no ability to do multitouch gestures (like pinch-to-zoom). Having it only on the right index finger means you can't use the phone with your left hand. Also, since there is a largish seam on the end of the index finger, it's difficult to get good and accurate contact with the conductive threads that make up the Mobile Touch pad.
The gloves are comfortable and well-designed, otherwise. Having a single Mobile Touch finger is better than none, but it doesn't work that much better than the leather glove I used to use that had been treated with Anyglove. The clear advantage is that the Mobile Touch pad shouldn't wear out like the Anyglove treatments do. I'll likely still use Anyglove with these gloves, though, at least on the left index finger and thumbs.
September 15, 2014