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  1. yteka99

    yteka99 Oakley Beginner

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    I'm not sure if my Factory Pilot gloves are fake or not but I bought them off ebay for 30$ (retail 90$) about 2 years ago. I used them with my mountain bike and still do but I also used them with my motorcycle untill I could afford a proper road glove. These have ripped quite a bit though. My buddy has a real pair that he said he was wearing when he was deployed to Iraq and says he's had no problems with them. I wish I could justify a new pair :( I really love these gloves.
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  2. SpliceD

    SpliceD B-)

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    From what i understand, the gloves you can buy from the stores use different material from the ones used by the military.
     
  3. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Those look quite fake. Poor stitching, wrong leather for the palm, probably a few other issues I can't see.

    I have a set of retail Factory Pilot w/ Leather Palm I can take pics of when I get home.

    SpliceD- as far as I know the SI sets were originally the same as the factory pilots. I don't think much has changed with this glove. I've seen SI pairs and I really wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Whether a thicker leather is used, or slight changes have been made to improve function, I don't know.

    They have made a couple models that were quite similar. I think they had changes for roping or fire retardant, though I don't specifically remember.
     
  4. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    I've used these for some yard work, as well as shooting guns. A good amount of use, no real abuse, but the palm shows marks.

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  5. yteka99

    yteka99 Oakley Beginner

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    Yup, different material used in the palms and my knuckles are very shiny. I'm not complaining, they get the job done just fine and look cool as hell. I bought my buddies gloves for a present for him from the actual "O" Store so I know his aren't fake. I never really compared the two but it's nice to know for a fact they aren't real instead of questioning if I should buy another pair or not. Any comments on how strong the real ones are? I would like to use them for my motorcycle gloves instead of full gauntlet style gloves I use that don't pick up on my ipod touch. But I also wouldn't use a glove on the street that would just rip up if I do happen to go down.
     
  6. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    I don't know where exactly you're at, but there's a place at I think 26 Mile and Mound called Sport Bike Track Gear that has a good amount of stuff. They'll be able to point you at an armored glove from Alpinestars or whoever and you'll get a glove for the specific purpose. Much more padding on the top of the hand and fitted well.

    My Oakley gloves are cool, but I have complaints about the slack material in the palm, and the thumb is too long. If you go with a synthetic glove you'll be able to buy one that fits you, and IIRC short cuff gloves start in the $40 range.
     
  7. yteka99

    yteka99 Oakley Beginner

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    I actually have Alpinestar SP-X gloves that I wear now. But who doesn't like to rock a little Oakley gear? I'll figure out something, like a sticker or something though.
     
  8. Hoot

    Hoot Oakley Beginner

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    Heres mine if it helps..worn twice for mountain biking..bought them from a tactical retailer here in Plymouth £37.00..lovely bit of kit
    Hoot :wink:

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  9. reswob

    reswob Oakley Beginner

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    The item numbers are all the same for the Factory Pilot and SI Assault, they should be exactly the same.
     
  10. Duck_Fat808

    Duck_Fat808 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Qusetion: What do you guys use the gloves for? I get issued mil gloves but never really used them for anything besides work and working on cars. Whats the difference between bike gloves over these oakley? I havent been issued and oakleys yet cause the military will only put out for the cheaper stuff. I'm thinking of getting a pair, just dont know if it is worth it to invest since i will be using them for biking only.