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Atlas Fit gloves

Post in 'The Gear' started by muncybob, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. muncybob

    muncybob Minister of Fire

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    I bought a pair of these over a year ago and really like them, but nothing lasts forever. The coating on them helps me with my ever weakening grip and hands don't get too warm in above freezing temps. Getting ready to buy some new gloves but wanted to ask if anybody that has used these gloves tried & liked something else even more?

    One thing I did learn is not all nitrile coatings are the same. Picked up a pair of similar looking gloves at TSC and the coating is very slick, no help with the grip at all.

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  2. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    Love the Atlas Fit gloves. For the price, though, the similar dipped gloves at Harbor Freight are pretty good. I wear similar gloves at work every day, throwing cardboard cases that weigh 5-50 lbs. Cardboard is really hard on gloves, and the company supplies us with pretty crappy gloves. I brought my own pair of Atlas gloves one day, and ended up wearing them for three weeks, or three times as long as the others. The HF gloves I wore for a week, about the same as the ones the company buys, but at $1.79, they were about 1/3 of the price.

    It will be time for Frosty Grips soon.
  3. Dairyman

    Dairyman Feeling the Heat

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    The frosty grips are my favorite winter chore glove.
  4. JeffRey30747

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    The standard Atlas Fit glove is a natural rubber coating not nitrile (synthetic rubber).Natural rubber has a different grip and superior cut resistance to nitrile. If you think you might like the grip of natural rubber without the bulk of the traditional polycotton liner of the Atlas Fit, you might want to try our Atlas Opti-Grip 340. It seems to be very popular with most people who try it out. I still use the Hi Vis version (317) of the Atlas Fit when I handle or split wood. One pair usually lasts me several months.
  5. RED FRONTIER

    RED FRONTIER Member

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    I have had good luck with KINKO Acrylic-Lined Latex-coated Gloves. Great for cold weather jobs. Nice and warm and great grip on the saw or splitting maul.
  6. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    They are all I've worn for over 10 years. At the intersection of price, utility, and durability they can't be beat.
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    midwestcoast Minister of Fire

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    I have used the Atlas Fit plenty, but unlike you I actually can't stand how grippy they are for splitting.
    I use cheap orange medium duty nitrile dipped gloves with less texture on the grips. Buy from whatever big box I happen to be in a multi-pack. They last very well. http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc...1&keyword=nitrile dipped gloves&storeId=10051

    Beware cheap knock-off of Atlas Fits, the rubber can peel right off.
  8. muncybob

    muncybob Minister of Fire

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    If I was manually splitting these days I would have to agree with you, but I'm spoiled with hydraulics :)
    Going to order some more Fit models along with some others recommended...wife's gonna think I have a glove thing like she has a shoe thing going on!
  9. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    I would agree if I was using a heavier maul, but I grip the Fiskars with my hands together since it is so light. Doesn't make a difference to me what gloves I'm wearing. But then, I use an hydraulic splitter 95% of the time.

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