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  • #16
    I like gardening gloves.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Rolo Tomasi View Post
      Cut a pair of these gloves open and look at the liner, then decide if these are the gloves you want protecting your hands.
      Which gloves are you talking about?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by gb1k View Post
        Which gloves are you talking about?
        My guess is the Pro-Tech's in general. I don't know if you had or have seen any of the first gen Pro-Tech 8's, but they were simply awful.

        That being said, it sounds like the later models have seen vast improvement over the earlier ones. I'm not sure, I haven't seen the newer ones yet.
        "A fire department that writes off civilians faster than an express line of 6 reasons or less is not progressive, it's dangerous, because it's run by fear. Fear does not save lives, it endangers them." -- Lt. Ray McCormack FDNY

        "Because if you don't think you're good, nobody else will." -- DC Tom Laun (ret) Syracuse

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Chenzo View Post
          My guess is the Pro-Tech's in general. I don't know if you had or have seen any of the first gen Pro-Tech 8's, but they were simply awful.

          That being said, it sounds like the later models have seen vast improvement over the earlier ones. I'm not sure, I haven't seen the newer ones yet.
          Weird I was in a lot of fire's with the original Pro-tech's and never got burned. Now in the last couple years I have been in a hundred or more fire's with my Titan's and the last few months fusions and haven't had a problem yet.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by giweff View Post
            Weird I was in a lot of fire's with the original Pro-tech's and never got burned. Now in the last couple years I have been in a hundred or more fire's with my Titan's and the last few months fusions and haven't had a problem yet.
            I saw some wickedly trashed Pro-techs from the first model. And I heard a couple stories of peoples hands getting burned. But if you had luck with them that's good. I went with the DragonFire's because I felt they offered better protection with the same amount of dexterity.

            It boils down to what Fyred said though,

            Originally posted by FyredUp
            Gloves are a very personal thing. You need to find a pair of gloves that fit you well, offer some durability, and of course the protection you need.
            "A fire department that writes off civilians faster than an express line of 6 reasons or less is not progressive, it's dangerous, because it's run by fear. Fear does not save lives, it endangers them." -- Lt. Ray McCormack FDNY

            "Because if you don't think you're good, nobody else will." -- DC Tom Laun (ret) Syracuse

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            • #21
              Most of the gloves I have been issued, no make that all of them, have been like trying to work with mittens on. Have to take them off to do most things. My experience with the Pro-Tech glove has been that they were far superior. I have never had a problem with the Pro-Tech 8's or the Titans that I have owned. I love the way they feel.
              Stephen J Bourassa
              Latham FD (NY)
              member since 1969
              challenge competitor since 1993

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Chenzo View Post
                Have you had better luck with the new Pro-Techs vs the old ones? I just can't get over seeing some of the old ones all cut to hell and burned up to feel comfortable using them. Any heat related issues with them? Hands getting burned or incredibly hot?
                The first pair of ProTechs I owned the liner pulled out of them and ProTech replaced them for free. That pair within a short period of time had a cut right through the leather into the inner lining. ProTech also replaced those for free. I had a very long discussion with Andy from ProTech and I became a product tester for them. The ProTech 8 Titan is head and shoulders above those first generation gloves. I abuse the crap out of my gear as a fire training instructor and they have held up great there and in front line use on my career FD. I received a pair of the Fusion gloves to test and I think they are even better. Again I have used them in training fires and for extrication training too and they are light, comfortable, and so far have offered fantastic protection against heat and cuts.

                I realize people will look at my posting on these gloves with a jaundiced eye because I am a product tester. I am not paid to test their products and the only thing I get out of it is the gloves to use. Believe me, and Andy knows this too, if I thought the product was sub par he would know it and so would you!
                Crazy, but that's how it goes
                Millions of people living as foes
                Maybe it's not too late
                To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by FyredUp View Post
                  Believe me, and Andy knows this too, if I thought the product was sub par he would know it and so would you!
                  I know, but I hadn't heard anything good, bad, or indifferent from you, so that's why I asked.
                  "A fire department that writes off civilians faster than an express line of 6 reasons or less is not progressive, it's dangerous, because it's run by fear. Fear does not save lives, it endangers them." -- Lt. Ray McCormack FDNY

                  "Because if you don't think you're good, nobody else will." -- DC Tom Laun (ret) Syracuse

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                  • #24
                    protech 8 titan k

                    I bought my first pair of titan k. I am a fire explorer and I used them three times, one in just a search trainging, one in fire sprinkler training and used them in a bomb fire. When i was using them they started getting smaller and now i can't even fit my hand in them. Any ideas of why that happened?

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by fireish14 View Post
                      I bought my first pair of titan k. I am a fire explorer and I used them three times, one in just a search trainging, one in fire sprinkler training and used them in a bomb fire. When i was using them they started getting smaller and now i can't even fit my hand in them. Any ideas of why that happened?
                      I have the same problem, my L were perfect after break in and after a bit of use now they feel too small in almost every way, especially lengthwise in the fingers. My guess is it's due to the leather, I'm just curious if I would be safe with a L if I go wth a pair of Fusion.

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                      • #26
                        I've heard nothing bad about the Titans. I agree, and hear a lot of the same as the others... great dexterity and protection. For the price, I don't think you can go wrong.
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