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    Quote Originally Posted by cobra View Post
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    HexArmor - http://www.hexarmor.com/

    Cobra, Nice gloves but have you used them if so wich ones do you reccomend. They have a few styles.

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    I just use the plain old White Mule leather work gloves for wood gathering and working around the fire to protect my hands. I use the wool half-finger/mitten combo "glomits" for keeping warm, which are available at most sporting goods stores and even K- and Wal-Marts.
    I used to use climbing gloves for rock climbing, but don't climb anymore.
    Get something you like, and use them. Just get out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikejd View Post
    Cobra, Nice gloves but have you used them if so wich ones do you reccomend. They have a few styles.
    I've tried a couple different styles of Hexarmor gloves & find them to be sized weird. I can fit into Mechanix Large gloves & they conform to my hand, perfectly. The Hexarmor felt too narrow, around the palm/thumb & fingers were too long. That was size L, I got the waterproof gloves in XL & they're pretty good, but not for fine dexterity, for me.

    I work with tools & fine wires, all day, every day & my best combination is Mechanix with the leather palm, combined with those hunter's mitts, with the fold back mitten & fingerless interior. I also like that they come with a pocket for a chem warmer, but don't care for it on the outside of the fingers. I prefer to be able to hold the chem warmer in my palm & wrap my fingers around it.

    Just my opinion.

    Here are a couple links.

    1)The large size gloves that didn't fit me well.

    2)The waterproof gloves that were pretty decent.

    You'll need sunglasses to look directly at the waterproof ones.

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    I also use my Wells Lamont gloves for wood work, cooking ect. I use my trusty TNF fleece gloves that I cut the fingers off of for general use. And a pair of windproof fleece gloves for when it is cold.
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    Out and about in cold but not frigid weather I wear a deerskin work glove. At work this time of year I wear wool fingerless Ragg wool gloves and I put a pair of synthetic knit(?) gloves with a rubber(?) coating on the palm and fingers for mucky, greasy situations over top. In warmer weather I sometimes use a mechanics fingerless glove for some work situations.

    Of all the various gloves I've used, the ones that I would recommend for what you're describing would be an all-leather pair of fingerless that I got at a marine outfitter. I never had any blisters, hot-spots or rope-burns when using them to handle lines and crank winches sailing in club races.

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    I would like to find a nice pair of gloves myself. I have always used any heavy leather work glove that fit good. I'll have to check out the mechanics gloves.

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    Honestly, I get cheap leather gloves in the gardening dept at a box store. I dont use them climbing or hiking, but for wood gathering & processing, things like that. I dont hike with gloves-if its cold outside, I get those same mittens that fold back, that someone else mentioned. I have waterproof overmitts for them, just in case, too. I have worn that combo down to 0, with no issues. But, working with sharps, and gathering, I go through $5 leather gloves, about once a year.
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    Im surprised by everyones answers... Ive been on the hunt for a few weeks now and have come across all kinds of gloves, bit i guess i ruled out plain old leather gloves without thinking. The price is good, but for dexterity and long-wearing comfort i was thinking of something more....problem is that something more doeant come cheap! These things are pricey!
    Does anyone feel atrongly about 1/2 or 3/4 length fingerless gloves? I keep coming across them but cant get past the thought that beating up my fingertips wouldn't be very fun.

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    Another vote for the fingerless rag wool gloves. I found some with rubber gripper dots on the palm that are great. I find that, personally, cold hands make any trip less fun, so I bring them on all my trips.

    I'm also a fan of the basic leather work glove. I started bringing a pair on many trips because they are useful to protect my hands when handling a hot pot and when doing rough work chopping wood. Going to see if I can waterproof them with Sno Seal. (Footnote: In my area it's become impossible to find a decent pair of basic leather work gloves - or, really, any gloves - that are made in US. Suggestions?)

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    Here's what Rheinhold Messner wore that mountain, whichever it was.


    Rheinhold Messner did'nt need oxygen to summit Everest. He da MAN! He probably just put on gloves for a promotional shot.
    But back to the original post; there are more gloves than ever to chose from. I also like the leather palm, but stretachable finger type from Home Depot. But the best I ever have owned was when I traded a deer skin to a tanner for a pair of deer skin gloves that fit like custom. In other words, sized like 9, 9 1/2, etc., not M and L. Those type of tanners and traders are still around, and not to hard to find with the internet.

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