Monday, July 16, 2012
Rugged Wear Work Gloves Review
At Menards they had a big selection, a whole isle with different kinds of gloves in fact. Not only that, but the prices were good too. I found a pair I liked that were by the brand "Rugged Wear" or RW for short. The model is X-Treme Work Gloves. These looked like weight lifting gloves so I tried them out. They seemed pretty good and not only that, they were on sale for only $5! Regular price was $15 I believe. So I got them. I went with the XL size because I like the gloves to be roomy and breathable.
So at home I decided to do some modifications to them. They were kind of bulky so I decided to cut off the wrist strap that has velcro. This made them more comfortable and easier to get on and off. They are still full finger which I was looking for. I'm debating on whether or not to cut off the finger tips like most weight gloves, but for now I like them full finger.
After a few uses, I am pretty happy with these gloves. They look nice and make it easy to hold the weights. I did some research and there is practically nothing online about them. I don't even think the company has a website. They are a Menards brand so that is probably why they don't have a site. Anyway, if you are looking for gloves, I highly recommend going to Menards and trying these out.
So I have been using the gloves for a few weeks and I have noticed the the inside lining is starting to peel. Not a huge deal, but not great either. I'm not surprised considering the low cost of the gloves, but it is something to consider.
Update 4-6-15 Hard to believe it has been almost 3 years, but the gloves are still going strong. I use them for weightlifting pretty much every day and they are still in good shape!