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Old 22 Mar 2008
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Work Gloves

Brrrrr it's cold today. And I'm working on the Land Rover with numb fingers. Being a Southern softie I'm thinking there most be some recommended gloves to use, that you can still work in. I'd like to aim at bringing just one pair of goves with me, so ideally these won't just be work gloves, but also general purpose.

At school the rage for all the motor mechanics (YTS) was fingerless gloves, but that was maybe just fashion. Also maybe i was thinking those sort of cross mittens/fingerless gloves. I'm guessing that wool isn't the best material.

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Hi Ollie

We recently discovered SEAL SKINZ gloves which are completely waterproof/windproof - fishermen have been using them for years. The gloves have been used for hiking in Jan up Snowdon to working on our vehicle and they've been great. Prices start from around £23.

Well worth a look

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Thanks for that Beck .........

The wife has just told me she's been trying to persuade me to buy these for years. Oops I really should pay attention....



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How about this kind of thing?

Perfect Fit Poly Gloves Black - Screwfix.com, Where the Trade Buys

I've worn them at work and you can still do fiddly tasks in them. Screwfix charge about £5.00 delivery for orders under £45.00 but Google builder's gloves and loads of other suppliers will come up.

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Another vote for seal skinz - good for putting away the roof tent in the morning when the zips frozen and sticky palms too.
If you just want to be warm then Dachsteins mittens are the best and, though made of wool are waterproof - good for snowballs. Mine are 25 years old and still going strong.

I use the polygrips at work and are fine but not quite warm enough for my needs in winter.
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Originally Posted by CornishDeity View Post
...At school the rage for all the motor mechanics (YTS) was fingerless gloves, but that was maybe just fashion.... Any thoughts?
Fingerless gloves make a lot of sense. Perhaps a pair of thin cotton garden-type gloves would be the answer (sod paying twenty-odd quid!). Just cut the tips off if you need to. I use them for camping - getting wood, starting fires, etc. Keeps my hands clean for prepping food and cooking.

Screwfix ones look good though - 'cept for the postage.
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what we do on the airfeild hardstanding is rub deep heat on our hands before going out. sometimes you cant trust gloves if your doing fiddly work
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