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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by E5RSY, Oct 12, 2019.
Looking at the big 3: Groovelife, Qalo, and Enso.
Recommendations or wave-off's???
My wife got me a silicone band that goes around my wedding consummater...does that count?
Love mine. It is a SafetyRingz. Super comfy.
Wirecutter recommended them.
My wife and I use Qalo. They are all pretty similar.
One thing to keep in mind, their sizes are incongruous with normal ring sizing. My wife wears a 5.25 inch ring but her Qalo is 7.5. I believe mine is 10.5 or 11 (Qalo) but wear a size 9 ring.
IDK, silicone just doesn't feel the same...
Is this a new thing? I've never heard of silicone wedding rings.
They sound budget friendly though so i'm all for that.
Probably cheaper than getting a whipped or taken tattoo on the finger.
For some reason I feel like I'm missing an inside joke here. (?) Anyone care to elaborate?....or are you guys just gonna chuckle at my stupidity?
I'm not sure of the current trend status but it started as wedding rings for folks that work a trade that is not compatible with a band of metal around a finger.
For instance construction or factory work with a high chance for the ring getting snagged and either removing the digit or "Sleeving Degloving" it. (Yes, that is a thing)
For a long people people in that kind of work just didn't wear a ring to work, now they wear a silicone ring that will just tear off instead of causing physical damage.
Many are just wild colors. some do a so-so job of passing for gold or silver.
If you manage to tear one off do you get to make out with the wearer like with those black rubber bands girls used to wear around their wrists in the 80's?
Wife and I have several Groovelifes each.
Great for activities, athletics, camping, nature, field work, and great for travelling without having to worry about losing it, diamonds coming loose, or getting mugged, etc.
Very important for working with your hands...do yourself a favour and DO NOT Google "wedding ring degloved".
Highly recommend Groove rings, just buy them for the situations when you need them, and save yourself the trauma.
I repeat, DO NOT Google "wedding ring degloved".
I love mine.
My wife bought generic ones off Amazon. She likes em. I specifically got an unobtrusive width ring when we got married, so I haven't bothered.
Given most women's rings have a big rock on 'em, silicone is a cheap stand in if they work healthcare or anything else with gloves, or where a stabby piece of dense carbon is a safety concern.
Obviously, guys and gals working certain jobs benefit not having a real precious metal getting welded to a stick at work....
I wear a Qalo, and love it - and so does my wife. I bought it after nearly having my finger (and wedding band) torn off in a chain link fence while playing tennis. My wife liked it so much she asked me to wear it all the time, and it’s so comfortable I was happy to oblige.
Several friends of mine who participate in competitive cycling, and two more who do CrossFit swear by silicone rings.
My normal ring size is a 11.5, but I wear a 12 Qalo.
My wife got me a variety pack of them from Amazon. The only time I've worn any was when I lost my real ring (which itself was only a $50 titanium ring) at one point for a few weeks. They were fine but felt different, I'd describe it as a little sticky... not truly sticky but sticky when compared to a metal ring. I more or less got used to them and wouldn't have gone out of my way to find something else, but my wife found an Amazon deal on a tungsten ring and got me one of those for like $5 (shes really into reviewing stuff on Amazon and gets all kinds of crap free or very cheap). About a week later we found my original titanium ring in the couch when moving furniture.
Now, out of the three options (titanium, tungsten and silicone) I prefer the tungsten and pretty much only wear it. I take it off when I am working in the wood shop and usually don't even bring it with me to work (or if I do I just put it in my pocket). I don't see the problem with just taking your ring off when you need to, but for those that don't want to the silicone rings are fine once you get used to them.
For the OP, I think my main advice would be whatever kind you get, don't pay for the name brand. My brother in law paid $300 for a titanium ring because someone convinced him it was a good deal for a good brand. My $50 titanium ring is exactly the same. I don't know about the silicone rings, but I'd guess the same situation applies...
Anyone wearing a silicone wedding band?
No, but I do PLAY in one... The Polly Dartones!
Titanium here, I've dropped a cylinder head on it and no damage....
But I've already cut off those fingertips, so no matter really, I don't pick with my ring finger.... ;0
This made me laugh....