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18 years 1 month ago - 18 years 1 month ago #122876 by wwyatt
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What gloves do you recommend?

I had been using inexpensive generic leather palm gloves. These worked pretty well but I found some I liked better.

I found Wolvarine work gloves to be less bulky and more supple. I keep them soft with Neatsfoot Oil. They worked pretty well.

But today I was in a special tool store and found some gloves that just plain have me excited even though I haven't used them yet. I have held a rope with them on in the grip is great.

These are Flex Grip Boxer gloves from Custom Leathercraft (CLC). CLC has a large variety of specialty work gloves. These are especially nice because they have a tacky pattern on the palm for firm non-slip grip. They also fit very nicely.

How will they work? I don't know yet and am a bit concerned about their durability. They look very strong but are labeled for low abrasive applications. Does anyone think that applies to tree climbing? :D

They look strong enough to last so I will give them every opportunity to perform.

What gloves do you use and recommend?

Bill Wyatt

Bill Wyatt - Nassau Bay, Tx. (across the street from Johnson Space Center)

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18 years 1 month ago - 18 years 1 month ago #122877 by Tear
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What I've found for the best cheap gloves is dollar store gardening gloves. They're like a cotton/poly blend that are covered in little PVC(?) dots that grip the rope real well. They're super cheap, and a really good bang for your buck. That's what I've got for my upcoming grove, and I think that's what Tim buys for the Founder's Grove.

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18 years 1 month ago - 18 years 1 month ago #122883 by Rod Justice
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I like the cotton gardeners gloves that have the fingers and palm "dipped" in rubber. It flakes off after a while but you can get a good number of climbs out of a pair. They're about 3 bucks a pair and the tips of the fingers cut off real easy for better tactility. They come in lots of different sizes, male and female give you lots of choices.

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