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    Call me a wimp, I need gloves!

    I am talking some well made, comfortable, stylish, well fitting gloves.

    Any suggestion of places with really nice brands?
    Oli

    #2
    i use deerskin mechanics gloves, they are a snug fit, breathable cloth back, and deerskin still has good grip when wet. cowhide gets slick when wet and gets stiff, where as deer skin won't. i've tried fingerless and IMO, might as well have no gloves than those. i think you said you use natural fit handrims though and i don't, sure that will make a big difference in choice.

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      #3
      You're not a wimp. Many (most?) manual chair wheelers use gloves, especially if you are gripping the tire, not just the handrim.

      I use bicycle gloves. Tight is better than loose (you don't want them slipping against your hand, causing more friction).

      Search the forums - there are lots of recommendations for gloves.

      ETA: Oh, you said "stylish"! Probably out of luck there :-).

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        #4
        Originally posted by Oli View Post
        I am talking some well made, comfortable, stylish, well fitting gloves.

        Any suggestion of places with really nice brands?
        Oli
        i use this, excellents, buy a few pairs for the same shipping cost.

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          #5
          I use the cheap vinyl covered gloves from the hardware or Lowes. 4.99. I get the gray colored ones. Thel last a long time and don't have any seams to cause blisters.

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            #6
            bicycle gloves are good........i also have a couple pairs of cheap (>$5) gardening gloves that you can get at home depot or lowes or whatever. nitrile coated or something, i never checked the label. i just thought 'oh cool, bright pink, i dont have bright pink gloves' - they probably have more sober colours, but i tend more towards the clashing screamers. im not entirely comfortable with the idea of matching socks. not just on me. when i see them on other people, i always feel sorry for the poor humiliated feet, force to dress in the same outfit.

            the gardening gloves are very thin and stretchy, and if you tear one, just buy another pair. but mix and match. no one wants embarrassed hands.

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              #7
              Gloves.. we don't need no stinkin' gloves..

              (though there have been times I thought about it.. )
              Rick Brauer or just call me - Mr B

              http://www.riseadventures.org

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                #8
                OK, good start for sure. I have those gardening gloves. Maybe I can find some in black. All mine are in hideous colors!

                The bike gloves I have, but I finally understood why wheelchair gloves have thumbs! Ouch.

                I wish there was somewhere where I could try on gloves because I have very long thin hands. Fine with bike gloves but not so good with thumbs...

                I was wondering about golf gloves. Thin and nice looking but they won't have padding on the palm....

                Hmmm, thinking...
                Chanda

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                  #9
                  http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._400000_400040

                  http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/SubCate..._202329_202358

                  Or go to a bike/sporting goods store. I buy them tight because they will eventually stretch.

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                    #10
                    Golf gloves rip and wear out really really fast O.

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                      #11
                      I use bike gloves and they are much cheaper in the US than here. As tight as possible as Amyk mentions. You need more than one pair because you have to wash them quite often. Sticky leader/plastic in the palm.
                      I bought some really cute ones in Nashville.
                      TH 12, 43 years post

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                        #12
                        I use a pair of fingerless deerskin motorcycle gloves from Fox Creek with my Natural Fits. (I have hub locks, so no pinched thumbs.) I glued a patch of deerskin on the palm (Tandy Leather), and absolutely love the result. Deerskin is washable (think chamois), very soft, stretches to fit your hands, and has great grip even when wet. They are not stylish, but are exceptionally functional.

                        When weather is really cold, I put a pair of lined deerskin mittens over them.
                        Chas
                        TiLite TR3
                        Dual-Axle TR3 with RioMobility DragonFly
                        I am a person with mild/moderate hexaparesis (impaired movement in 4 limbs, head, & torso) caused by RRMS w/TM C7&T7 incomplete.

                        "I know you think you understand what you thought I said, but what I don't think you realize is that what you heard is not what I meant."
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                          #13
                          i have a couple pairs of these :http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_228864 - they have loops between the fingers for easy removal

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                            #14
                            They were cute and only 1/3 of the price here. I hope they can send to Norway

                            No, they couldn't
                            Last edited by woman from Europe; 7 Apr 2011, 3:48 PM.
                            TH 12, 43 years post

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                              #15
                              I have been using the Petzl Cordex rappelling gloves for 3 months and they are superb.

                              they are less than $30 most places and they are showing VERY little wear. in the previous 3 months, I went through 3 pair of FOX Motocross gloves, a pair of weightlifter gloves and some leather fingerless ones they gave out at the hospital.

                              in Alaska, we have had snow and Ice, and are now heading towards sping slush. I have found my gloves...

                              Ira
                              www.roosterskier.com

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