Gloves for keeping sun off hands?
Jul 8, 2021 at 5:59 pm #3721362HkNewmanBPL Member
@hknewmanLocale: Western US
I don’t fully understand the phenomenon of sun gloves
Not only is it less sunscreen I need to bring, remember to apply, etc.. (goes for DEET too if permithrin-treated), I tend to treat gloves as added protection in a number of different ways, tending to get a pair with synthetic leather palms. Also acts like a baselayer for fleece and waterproof gloves/mitts if need be. Truly multi-purpose IMO.
After a decent sized trip, I’ll hand wash my sun gloves in some Dr B’s with water, and wring a lot of grey out in the dirty water.Jul 8, 2021 at 9:00 pm #3721368Adrian GriffinBPL Member
I find the cheap cotton inspection gloves from Al Express are more comfortable than going bare-handed, especially when using trekking poles. They seem a bit cooler and protect my hands from drying sun and wind.Jul 9, 2021 at 7:47 am #3721410Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
I have sleeves on my shirt that are long enough to go over my hands
Velcro strip to tighten around my wrist when I want to use my hands
sun and bug protection
coverage by shirt or gloves is more effective than bug spray or sun screenJul 9, 2021 at 9:56 am #3721420Daryl and DarylBPL Member
@lyrad1Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Your method sounds perfect for hands.
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