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Old 01-01-2020, 12:44   #1
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Glove recommendations

Many sailors wear gloves I understand, but what is preferred?

- Fingerless?
- Padded?
- Leather?
- Mesh?

Is there a favorite brand or style you prefer? Something you love, something you tried and hated?

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Re: Glove recommendations

I like the cheap leather and mesh work gloves from like Home Depot that are 3 pair for $12. But i only wear sailing if my hands get cold, which has been a few years now.
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Re: Glove recommendations

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I like the cheap leather and mesh work gloves from like Home Depot that are 3 pair for $12. But i only wear sailing if my hands get cold, which has been a few years now.

You find it OK if they are loose fitting? I would have thought tighter fitting gloves would provide more control, such as for tying knots in a hurry or something.
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They aren't loose fitting! I bet the smallest line on my boat is 5/16” and easy to tie. But if the gloves would to be source of an issue i would ........... take them off.
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Re: Glove recommendations

I like a tight, fingerless glove. They protect my palms. I like the kind you find at sport check for weight lifting.
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Re: Glove recommendations

Much depends on how actively you trim sheets, whether you have finger problems, weather, and personal preference.


Warm Weather
  • Ronstan Sticky Race, long finger (means thumb and index are free)
  • Harken Black Magic long
  • Some dinghy sailors like Atlas Fit with the finger tips cut off. Snug fit.
Cool weather (40-50F)

  • Musto Pro
  • Gill 3-season
  • Heat packs can help
Cold (<40F)

  • Ski gloves. Have to take them off to do anything, so take something else too.
  • Various coated gloves for very wet. I like insulated double coated Hyroflectors for the kayak, better than any kayak glove.
Various work gloves can work--I've used them when I left sailing gloves at home--but the grip generally stinks, they don't protect the tendons as well, and they don't last as long.
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Re: Glove recommendations

For cold/cool weather I prefer the mechanix gloves. Leather palms and silicone padding on the knuckles and tops to take any bashing. I usually splice double braid with them as well to give you an idea of dexterity.
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Don't get this year's west Marine branded fingerless gloves. I've used those for years. They skimped on the leather and the fabric comes apart in a couple weeks.
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