Anti-freeze for your digits on those nasty cold morning jaunts to work, or while out night riding your favourite singletrack. Reinforced palms provide extra protection for your mitts and ensure positive contact with your bike. Get 'em while they're hot.
The 2 pairs of chipolatas that I purchased must have shrunk. I ordered the same as my last pairs (M) but these ones are too tight. Is this something peculiar to me or has the manufacturer made an error? Michael Hills
Hi there Michael, thanks for getting in touch. It sounds like the later iteration of the Chipolatas isn't quite as loose fitting as your 2011 version. Perhaps you need to try the large. Here's the info on exchanges: https://www.groundeffect.co.nz/pages/faq-exchanges-warranty. Pedal on. Ernie
I gave a pair of Chipolatas recently to my daughter who wore them early September at the 12 hour Highland Events Rogaine at Otematata in snow and rain. She gave the big thumbs up to the chipolatas which kept her hands warm throughout. I haven't tested my pair yet but can confidently look forward to next winter's back country expeditions with them.
They're great, nice and warm. Can I suggest a larger size? My fingers go to sleep after an hour or two's riding. My hand is only 100mm across the palm, so not that big for a guy I think. Also think the palm padding could be a bit thicker. My firs set of quick draws back in 2004 were awesome, but since then the padding seems to have got a bit thinner?
Hmmmm, not the usual quality feel that I've come to expect from Ground Effect, perhaps because its one of the few products they have made o/seas
Hi there Robert. We'd be keen to hear your thoughts on the Chipolatas. if you'd like to get in touch email email@example.com. Thanks, Ernie
After using other winter gloves and finding frosty mornings a mainly finger numbing experience I decided that NZ born and bred gloves from GE must be better than what I have tried, and yes very happy with the fit style and warmth of the chipolatas. Great value and comfortable to use on my hybrid road bike. Snug grippy and warm.