Apr 17, 2012 at 5:20 pm #1288838
I'm looking to get some non insulated gloves for two primary purposes:
1) sun protection for hands while using trekking poles.
2) some protection for minor scrambling etc.
I don't know if these two purposes are antithetical, but I figured I'd see if anyone had any good ideas. I'd like them to be pretty breathable and comfortable and relatively inexpensive. :)Apr 17, 2012 at 5:27 pm #1868300
Have you tried using workout or weight training gloves? The ones that basically look like these: http://s.shld.net/is/image/Sears/00629281000_20100513120154347?hei=600&wid=600&op_sharpen=1&qlt=90,0&resMode=sharp&op_usm=0.9,0.5,0,0Apr 17, 2012 at 5:57 pm #1868316
Try the super thin Mechanix gloves with the synthetic leather palm/fingers & mesh remainder. I have found them at Target in the automotive for $15 or so.Apr 17, 2012 at 6:31 pm #1868330
you could look at sailing gloves at west marine or other boat shop, and i use nrs paddling gloves on canoe trips. all the options sound hot to me, but the sailing/paddling glove may have the best leather palm.Apr 17, 2012 at 8:07 pm #1868378
@davidlutzLocale: Bay Area
Patagonia sun gloves…..Apr 17, 2012 at 8:13 pm #1868380Apr 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm #1868399
@steveLocale: Eastern Washington
Another vote for Coolibar–great for use with trekking poles.Apr 17, 2012 at 10:01 pm #1868424
light mechanix or golf gloves …Apr 18, 2012 at 6:11 am #1868489
I'll second the light Mechanix goves.
I'd also like to throw out there I picked up a set of paintball gloves from walmart that have half fingers and a really grippy pad/palm. They've been my go-to scrambling glove for a while now.Apr 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm #1868782
I'll have to look into all of these. I appreciate the input.Apr 18, 2012 at 6:54 pm #1868829
Sun gloves. They are an off white and made out of spandex or similar material; around $20. I haven't use them but a friend does and he likes them allot.
I use a light weight pair of fleece gloves. They've been great from moderately cold to warm/hot weather. You can buy them at the 99 cent only stores, for you guessed it, 99 cents. I never go on a hike without them. Gave a pair to a friend as well.Apr 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm #1868830
@maethrosLocale: Mid South
Smartwool Training GlovesApr 18, 2012 at 7:10 pm #1868833
For sun I use Patagonia Sun Gloves. For scrambling up a 14'er I will try the Gorilla Gloves recommended by Will Rietveld.Apr 18, 2012 at 8:59 pm #1868863
@filsingerLocale: Pacific Northwest
E-Force Chill Racquetball Glove. I use these on every summer trip. They breath well, very durable, comfortable, light weight, and protect hands from sun,rock abrasions, fire or pot burns. These gloves are my number one favorite piece of backpacking gear.
BillApr 18, 2012 at 11:23 pm #1868900
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
One of my backpacking buddies wears thin gloves.
I use Neurtogena SPF 70 sunscreen on my neck, face and hands. Consumer Reports found it to be the most effective sunscreen they tested.
Here in the Mojave Desert for hiking I always wear a wide brimmed hat, long seeve shirts and long pants, summer or winter.Apr 19, 2012 at 1:51 am #1868915
Buff Water Gloves.
Great length to keep the sun off (both wrists and fingers), light and cool, and fingertips free so you can still crimp handholds on rocks.
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