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WalkingWicket37

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Online Stockist softs - a pleasant surprise
« on: October 26, 2017, 07:59:49 PM »

Evening all

We've all seen these posts a million times before, so I'll keep this very brief.

I ordered some plain OLS softs for a teammate, so thought I'd share a few pictures and a quick review while they're in my possession.

The gloves

https://onlinestockist.com/ULTIMATE-All-White-Light-Weight-Cricket-Batting-Gloves-UNBRANDED-P2714386.aspx

22 a pair (reduced to 19.25 with multi-buy discount)







Now with flashes of silver instead of all white, and they look much better for it.

The velcro strap and palms are rather thin, but this means they fit pretty well.
The protection, while not quite up there with true top-end gloves, is very good for the price.

The pads

https://onlinestockist.com/Unbranded-X1-Cricket-Batting-Pads-P2982000.aspx

28 a pair







Completely white and a lot of fabric, so likely to look dirty fairly quickly.

The straps are padded and fairly short, so they shouldn't overhang when fastened (unless you have really thin legs!)
They seem to fit nicely and wrap around your leg fairly well from trying them on quickly.

These aren't light weighing in at 965 grams per pad, but they're 7 canes and the protection appears to be pretty good on initial inspection.

The verdict
From placing my order to receipt of my parcel took 19 days, and I had to chase twice.
Ordering from OLS always carries risks, and I was well aware of this when I placed my order.

Had this not been a favour for a mate, would I have ordered these? Probably not

Was the service good? It was slow. The products I ordered did arrive though so it wasn't a bad one either

Would I recommend these softs? If you're in India yes. If you're elsewhere the shipping cost will negate any sayings you've made. I'd say you're better off ordering from someone in the same country as you are. On here we're spoiled for choice with any of the forum sponsors providing a better option.
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Re: Online Stockist softs - a pleasant surprise
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 09:44:03 PM »

You got a matching pair so that is a bonus! :)

They do look good, but as you say there are so many good options over here it isn't worth the risk to save next to nothing
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Re: Online Stockist softs - a pleasant surprise
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 10:13:20 PM »

If you're elsewhere the shipping cost will negate any sayings you've made. I'd say you're better off ordering from someone in the same country as you are. On here we're spoiled for choice with any of the forum sponsors providing a better option.

Thanks for the candid review. For us, "dodgy" service and shipping mistakes just compound the cost (shipping and back) and make the whole venture worthless.

In the end, nothing is free and you somewhat get what you pay for. I paid a lot for my Newbery gloves but they are just sublime!
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Re: Online Stockist softs - a pleasant surprise
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 10:42:37 PM »

Thanks for the candid review. For us, "dodgy" service and shipping mistakes just compound the cost (shipping and back) and make the whole venture worthless.

In the end, nothing is free and you somewhat get what you pay for. I paid a lot for my Newbery gloves but they are just sublime!

For the cost of shipping compared to the value of goods, it sometimes works out cheaper to just cut your losses and buy elsewhere if there is a mistake. When that's the case it truly is a false economy.

It's probably best to remove the risk all together in all honesty!
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Re: Online Stockist softs - a pleasant surprise
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 12:12:04 AM »

It's probably best to remove the risk all together in all honesty!

I agree. Headache and wasted time is just not worth it!
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Re: Online Stockist softs - a pleasant surprise
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2017, 05:46:47 AM »

How are they in terms of sizing? True to size or a bit small?
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