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Buffalo Mitts - Disappointment.

Discussion in 'Outdoors Gear Discussion' started by beachlover, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. beachlover

    beachlover Moderator Staff Member

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    Following on from buying a Buffalo Jacket, I recently bought a pair of their mitts. I've only worn them once and they are now split and falling apart. :sad03:

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    I'll probably just fix them with tenacious tape because I can't be arsed to faff about with the retailer and it's not big money, but pretty poor quality looking at how little material was held by the stitching. :(
     
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  2. warrenbond

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    Shit that Kev iv had some Buffalo mitts for ages and not had any problems.
    You should get in touch with Buffalo I think they would want to know
     
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  3. BorderReiver

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    Knock offs getting into the legitimate retail sector?
     
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  4. beachlover

    beachlover Moderator Staff Member

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    I did wonder, but it's a reputable retailer and all packaged and labelled as they should be. I just cant be bothered with the rigmarole of sending back to the retailer for them to forward on to Buffalo and for them to decide on a replacement that will no doubt arrive after the cold spell. I'll bodge a repair and they'll do, but it's a dent in my current strategy to buy British or European wherever I can. I'm also regretting giving my sealskins to my son-in-law! I should have just bought the ex-MOD mitts and ignored the weight I think.
     
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  5. noddy

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    Oh not as expected. I am sure they’ll replace them though

    There’s quite good sales here and I just scored a pair of Hestra army Goretex gloves for lots less than their usual mad prices. The choice was between these and a pair of Black Diamond Guides. Which are very great too.

    These are both leather and goretex construction, available as five finger, two finger and mitt variations and at different prices. Removable/replaceable liners. The goretex adds a lot to the price of the Hestras and their other gloves (designed for colder, drier snow) are much more affordable. I can’t recommend them enough, partly because Hestras at size 10 fit like they were made for me. When you put them on you can’t really imagine how you are going to wear them out ... dexterous too .... well, for what they are
     
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    That's a shame. I'd email Buffalo the images Kev, I'm sure they'd be interested, as Warren mentioned.

    +1 for Hestra's :)
     
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  7. Stuart Mitchell

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    I'd be getting in touch with Buffalo, Kev...

    Send photos, as much info as you have, tell them you are going to tape them up because you need to wearing them right now but you'll be back in touch in a few weeks, at which time you'd like them swapping...

    Nowt to lose really... :)
     
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  8. Templogin

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    What he said. Never be afraid to give company’s feedback, good or bad. Most worth dealing with want you to have a good experience.
     
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  9. BorderReiver

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    I don't think that our Kev's afraid of much; I get the impression that he can't be fucking arsed.:D
     
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  11. beachlover

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    In the great scheme of things that is my life at present it’s rating pretty low on the list. I’ve saved the pics, tenacious taped the mitt and won’t fuss about using them. I might shoot an email to Buffalo just to let them know that my next pair of mitts won’t be from them and to give them a heads up that perhaps their QC needs looking at.
     
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  12. Templogin

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    Good man!
     
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  13. beachlover

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    Just don’t absolve me from being a lazy twat though. It’s rare I get compliments!
     
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