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Any recommendations on gloves?

Post by tcawood » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:53 pm

I keep trying different pairs from Fleabay, B&Q etc, not found any yet that i'm 100% happy with... any recommendations?

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Re: Any recommendations on gloves?

Post by f8met » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:10 pm

I use the ones from poundland with the rubber grip and cloth back. Cheap enough to have a few pairs in the boot so if they wear out of if a pair is still damp from a previous hunt I have another pair ready to go. They are not perfect but I don't like fully sealed ones as my hands sweat and the neoprene ones are too thick.
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Re: Any recommendations on gloves?

Post by Steve_T » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:36 am

Toolstation or Screwfix do quite a range

I use palm gloves / super grip gloves in summer or when it's hot and dry

Builders gloves for heavier going and the thermogrip ones for colder times

All quite cheap but there are a myriad to choose from including waterproof, always carry spares so if the get soggy you have a dry pair

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Post by jcmaloney » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:38 am

Production gloves do me...light enough to press buttons etc but good enough to keep mitts clean! Then just get a pair of "flip back" mitts for Winter. ::g
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Re: Any recommendations on gloves?

Post by Lowland » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:56 am

Uvex do the best anti puncture mega thin gloves I've used.
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Re: Any recommendations on gloves?

Post by Stillburning » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:04 pm

I only wear gloves when it gets really cold but on my sticky clay sites I like the fishermans gloves with the cut fingers as the gloves get caked in clay but then you can poke your fingers out when recovering the small finds ::g
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Post by Mud Max » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:32 pm

A good fit and feel is important to me, I only buy what I can try on. Garden centres can have some good ones as well as the DIY shops.
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Re: Any recommendations on gloves?

Post by tcawood » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:32 pm

Thanks all, I'm going to keep experimenting till I find the 'right' ones and will give the suggestions a whirl.

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Re: Any recommendations on gloves?

Post by deusdave » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:20 pm

I use a pair of pro motocross gloves and have had the current pair a few years now and still going strong ::g

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Re: Any recommendations on gloves?

Post by bigjohn » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:31 pm

I use ones from Amazon , there called BLACK MAMBA , they are what mechanics use very very tough, yet you can still feel everything through them , check them out , you will not use anything else

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Post by alfaowner » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:03 pm

I wear pu coated gloves , hard wearing and thin ,I go for size 9 ( large ) they are very cheap and 1 pair lasts for ages ::g

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Re: Any recommendations on gloves?

Post by Billy Doyle » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:50 am

These (or similar) work well in most conditions, although are not that warm when the weather gets a lot colder:

https://www.aldi.co.uk/workwear-medium- ... gIfx_D_BwE

2 for £2.99

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Re: Any recommendations on gloves?

Post by f8met » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:10 pm

Similar to the poundland ones. 2 for £2 :D
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Re: Any recommendations on gloves?

Post by PingPong » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:19 pm

I use neoprene fishing or diving gloves during the winter months, neoprene's great, warm when wet, the last pair I bought was from fasttech in Hong Kong and were for diving, free delivery and cost just less than a fiver, fit like a glove too ::g
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Re: Any recommendations on gloves?

Post by f8met » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:22 am

One thing I do do in winter is put the teabag hand warmers in the back of the glover to keep my hands warm. Alternatively in a chest pocket over my heart. Not sure if warming it effects the blood but I don't feel over cold :))
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Re: Any recommendations on gloves?

Post by Arch Stanton » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:27 pm

I have some B-twin cycling gloves which I picked up from my local Decathlon store for £14.00. They are very warm, grippy and quite sturdy, although I wouldn't scrape away in the soil mole-like with them too much! The best thing is they fit! I struggle to find gloves where the fingers aren't too long for me. There's nothing worse than trying to hold that tiny artefact when the end of the fingers are flopping about all over the place! I always have to try on gloves for this reason, so would never buy them online without having tried a pair on first.
ps. they are meant to have a conductive pad on the forefinger for using a touch-screen, but mine don't really work that well.....especially not once covered in mud!
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