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Old 09-04-2007, 11:50   #1
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Question Anyone have opinions on sailing gloves?

I am thinking about buying some sailing gloves to protect my hands Anyone have opinions on

good brands?
good prices?
Full, 3/4, or 1/2 finger gloves?
are they worth getting?

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Old 09-04-2007, 12:14   #2
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Aloha Merlin,

I usually get mine at Home Depot. About $10. Either half or 3/4 finger are best. I've lost more pairs than have used them up so get something cheap. You can just cut the fingers off of a pair of work gloves and you do need to be able to pick things up.

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Old 09-04-2007, 12:16   #3
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JohnL - do you usually just buy regular work gloves? I am probably going to be doing a fair amount of dinghy sailing so I want something that will take getting wet and then drying, and then wet again....well!
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:19   #4
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Opinions, here?

Sorry, Merlin: I'm afraid you've come to the wrong place.

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Years ago I started out with the cut-aways. But as I'm older now I just use the full finger types. The edges seem to roll over and cause abrasions.

As long as they dry quickly (well vented) and the seams are away from stress areas the brand shouldn't matter. I just buy the WM cheapies every year or two. It's good to have a spare set too in case they get wet/cold or you loose one. But even wet the fill finger stays fairly warm to a point................_/)
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Aloha Again Merlin,

The brand I'm using now are SUG. They are all fabric so dry pretty quickly. They cover to between the second and last joint of my fingers. They are reinforced where you need it most. I got them at a store called Cost-U-Less. For my use they are perfect and I sail dinghies and big boats in tropical waters. My only complaint about them is that their large size is a bit tight and they are hard to get off when they are wet.

I don't always wear my gloves but always wish I had when the sailing day is done.

Hope this helps.

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Old 09-04-2007, 14:48   #7
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I have been considering trying the so called mechanic's gloves. They are reputed to be strong and give good feel. The marterials don't seem to be a problem getting wet.

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Gardening gloves, cut the fingers off if you want.
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I use the type that have full fingers on three fingers but the first finger & thumb are cut off at the first knuckle..
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The Home Depot gloves are awsome even if they are a corporate monster feeding our ever growing hunger for suburbanization and the-DIY-home improvement-spend-tons-of-$-on-crap-American-Dream.

Great gloves though.
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I like Home Depot too. If you use them alot you'll trash them. If you don't then who cares. The Home Depot gloves come in sizes. That would the first rule. You need a good fit. For most other items I shop at Lowes it's a 1/2 mile closer but their gloves suck.
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