REVIEW: GLO GLOVs
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Petty Tyrant
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Tue May 09, 2006 8:54 pm quote
I spotted these nifty gloves on the Head To The Hills night ride -- one of the Napa Valley scooterists (John) was wearing them. I didn't know what they were called or who made them, but a few quick google searches and I had tracked them down. They're called GLO GLOVs, and I bought them from Pedestrian & Safety Products. Here is the product page. They cost $19.00 and shipping (according to my invoice) was free.

I was riding behind John for much of that night ride (and, come to think of it, much of the whole rally. Hmmmm.) Anywho, John used them quite effectively to signal direction, indicate caution, and generally direct my attention to the various hazards of riding at night. They are exceedingly bright when a headlight hits them -- much brighter even than the turn signals, and much more versatile. They have a yellow triangle on the back of the hand, along with a short bar on each finger, and a red triangle on the palm of the hand. John used the palm effectively to tell those of us behind him that we should be slowing down, and I immediately got it.

They're actually not really a full glove -- they're a very thin stretchy material, with no fingers, designed to be worn over a real glove. There's also a model that is padded and probably appropriate for cycling, but I figured the extra padding would just make it difficult to wear over my real gloves. I wouldn't have thought of doing it this way if I were designing them, but in retrospect it makes perfect sense. People are particular about what gloves they wear, and having something that fits over your preferred gloves would seem to please the widest possible audience.

If you have an agency affiliation (i.e. law enforcement or public safety) you can buy a model that has a red stop symbol in the palm instead of a red triangle -- that particular model is designed for traffic control.

Last edited by jess on Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:10 am; edited 2 times in total
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Wed May 10, 2006 2:07 am quote
Jess thanks for the review. I have been looking at these for a while, and wanted some personal reference. The pics really help, I am gonna have to order some, the price sure is right, Beale.
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Wed May 10, 2006 4:13 am quote
Re: REVIEW: Glo Gloves
jess wrote:
I spotted these nifty gloves on the Head To The Hills night ride -- one of the Napa Valley scooterists (John) was wearing them. I didn't know what they were called or who made them, but a few quick google searches and I had tracked them down. They're called Glo Gloves, and I bought them from Pedestrian & Safety Products. They cost $19.00 and shipping (according to my invoice) was free.
I got a pair of these last year at a raffle and they are great. They're so tiny when folded up they take up virtually no space in the glovebox.

Karen
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Wed May 10, 2006 6:02 am quote
These were designed by, and the company's owned by Lynn Gray, a woman in a small town in central Oregon, an ex-cop's wife who wanted to enhance night time safety and visibility for emergency workers--

Tell Santa you want some in your stocking!

--Deborah
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Wed May 10, 2006 8:50 am quote
Re: REVIEW: Glo Gloves
jess wrote:
I spotted these nifty gloves on the Head To The Hills night ride -- one of the Napa Valley scooterists (John) was wearing them.
On our way home from Port Costas on Sunday from Head to the Hills, I was riding in front of DJJC (John) and I noticed his overgloves in my mirrors. That should tell you how noticeable they are in the daytime. At our next stop I asked him about them. I think I'll add them to my safety arsenal this summer.
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Mon May 15, 2006 6:26 am quote
just ordered mine. i ride at least twice a week at night on my commute home, every little bit helps
Molto Verboso
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Mon May 15, 2006 6:51 am quote
They look like a cheap, but very effective way to improve visibility!
Which is never bad!
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Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:37 am quote
I sell the Original Glo Glovs www.KennelsShop.com

A pair is $18 normally but my Modern Vespa member price is:

A pair is $15.50 & S&H within the US is $3 (first class mail in padded env).
Two pairs to 1 address is $30 & S&H within the US is $5 (priority mail).

Sale good through August 31, 2008
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Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:58 pm quote
I have never seen these before; but you bet yourself I am going to get a pair today. I ride at night quite a bit.
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Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:58 pm quote
I have never seen these before; but you bet yourself I am going to get a pair today. I ride at night quite a bit.
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Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:47 pm quote
I still stock them if you're interested and YES I wear them everyday.
Smilin wrote:
I have never seen these before; but you bet yourself I am going to get a pair today. I ride at night quite a bit.
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Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:31 pm quote
You don't even need to ride to make good use of them.

During the darker months I walk about 10 minutes from the Metro Station to my house. I just slip a pair of the Glo Glovs over my regular hand-warming leather gloves and get out my very intense LED flashlight (for some drivers you still have to make a point). The natural swinging motion of your arms is a plus.
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