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Post in 'The Gear' started by westkywood, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. mywaynow

    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    I am right handed but have been nursing right arm/hand issues for a couple years. Left gloves always wear out now. I want two things in a glove; 1- leather, 2- cheap. I have bought every level of glove and they all wear out quickly doing wood processing. Last time HD had the 5 packs on sale for 6 bucks or so, I loaded up. Think I bought 30 gloves or so. Just running out of them now, after about a year/ year and half.

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  2. Larry in OK

    Larry in OK Member

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    I remember good leather gloves lasting better than they do now. I think part of the problem is that there is only a fraction of the leather tanning in the US today than there was 20+ years ago. The stuff we are getting from South America and the "developing" countries just isn't as good a leather as we used to get.
    Not all leather is created equal.
  3. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    In the spring summer and fall rubber dipped gloves like the blue ones. They are cheap and last the longest plus they provide awesome grip.

    In the winter I wear insulated pig skin gloves with a heat pack on the top of my palm.

    Pete

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  4. westkywood

    westkywood Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks all. I've heard a lot about the rubber coated gloves. Think I'll hit Harbor Fright and see what I can come up with..
  5. muncybob

    muncybob Minister of Fire

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    Not all coated gloves are the same either. I bought a pair at TSC, thought they were rubber cotaed but apparently they are nitrile??? Anyhow, seem like decent gloves but they don't help with the grip.
  6. Bacffin

    Bacffin Minister of Fire

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    Think I'm going to try welding gloves for stacking in the winter.
  7. toonces

    toonces Member

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    i've also started using those rubber over cloth gloves and so far, so good. last couple pairs of leather gloves lasted a few meager loads before getting all holey boley. and they were useless for splinters too. these rubber gloves seem to resist punctures and you can palm splits with that grippy layer. not sure of the brand but i bought them at Ace.
  8. Como

    Como Minister of Fire

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    Sams have a 3 pack of leather gloves, I have used tape on the inevitable hole on one finger. Odd that it is just one, seems a shame to chuck.

    I have decided that when it gets into single figures and below, time to do something else. Especially with the wind.
  9. Bocephous

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    I ordered a dozen pair of Atlas fit gloves after reading this thread and experiencing the same frustration with leather gloves. Haven't had a chance to try them out yet but I like the way they fit. Twelve pair for $27.24 shipped (ebay) is hard to beat.
  10. MNBobcat

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    Here in Minnesota the problem I have when cutting firewood in the winter is that my gloves get wet right down to the skin. I like the rubber coated gloves for that reason. Anyone found a particularly durable brand of rubber coated gloves? Preferably something with a little insulation inside?
  11. Bocephous

    Bocephous Member

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    I can't vouch for the Atlas gloves yet, but it seems quite a few people here like them, and they have a winter version with some insulation.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ATLAS-Fit-4...314?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5893c9800a
  12. muncybob

    muncybob Minister of Fire

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    I bought a pair of the Atlas winter version to try out. They do help a bit with cold weather but I don't think they will be much of an insulator when it gets into the teens.
  13. JeffRey30747

    JeffRey30747 Member

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    The Atlas 451 Therma Fit give a little more protection from the cold than the regular 300 Atlas Fit glove and help against vibration a little better also. The nap on the inside could use some improvement and the R&D folks are working on it but still no definite time to market on it.

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