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    Gloves - What do you use?

    I tend to use a pair of baseball batting gloves whenever I am going more than a couple blocks. They're easy to pick up at Dick's or wherever, they tend to fit me pretty well and I feel like they have pretty good grip for what I do without being overgrippy (basically feeling a lot like pushing with my hands). However, I don't really like rolling around with "Franklin" or whatever brand and a huge MLB logo, because I'm not even a baseball fan.

    Just wanted to see what you guys are using, if there is something better I should be checking out.

    #2
    Tried everything over the years from mechanic gloves, baseball gloves, weightlifting gloves, etc. and would wear right through them all. I prefer Sportaids wheelchair gloves. They hold up great and quite a few varieties.

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      #3
      Our boys bought my husband ( T-10 ) a pair of full-finger Chiba Gel Protect wheelchair gloves. They're pricey but he likes them a lot.
      Most days though, he uses Hatch LiquiCell wheelchair gloves with open fingertips.
      Grippy gloves plus Intelliwheels FitGrip Pros on the push rims keep the old man moving.

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        #4
        Google 'landscaping gloves' and take a look at the images results. You might see something you'd like. A lot of them have nicely reinforced thumb and index fingers which can really help IMO.
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          #5
          I bought some Dritz Crafter's Comfort Gloves a few days ago. They have open fingertips and are made of "Breatheable Cotton/Spandex fabric delivers all day comfort". Only, I bought size Small, and should have bought Medium. Snug is nice, but they are a tad too much so. It's been cold and I've liked having them. I think I'll be needing to wash them frequently, which means I should buy a few more pair. Oh,...and they are an almost day-glow green. There was no other color. :/ Why?
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            #6
            These are great in the winter
            https://www.amazon.com/Pack-Atlas-Gl.../dp/B00KQ1AR74

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              #7
              Those are 'monster gloves', brian. Thanks for the link. I may order a pair online. Wheelchair rims are hot in summer and oh-so-cold in winter We really do need gloves.
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                #8
                Originally posted by pacrossbow View Post
                Tried everything over the years from mechanic gloves, baseball gloves, weightlifting gloves, etc. and would wear right through them all. I prefer Sportaids wheelchair gloves. They hold up great and quite a few varieties.
                Same here. Weightlifting are good "non-wheelchair specific" gloves, but I prefer the Hatch gel gloves with the full thumb.

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                  #9
                  I use these:

                  https://www.safariland.com/products/...ves-17626.html

                  You can get them usually for just under $20 delivered off ebay. Work really well to grip hand rims, not too clunky so you can manipulate your keyring. There is an insulated version for winter also.
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                    #10
                    Lots of good suggestions i use Dewalt (like the tools) Gloves for normal use then a little heavier ones with thinsulate lines for winter. Getting very hard to find the liners now.They are around 20 to 25 each but last better than most i have tried.

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                      #11
                      I use Petzl Cordex lightweight gloves. The are rock climbing / rappelling gloves, so they have plenty of padding and leather reinforcement in the palms and fingertips. They aren't the cheapest, but they last me nearly a year before finally giving up the ghost and needing to be replaced. In the winter I line them with these guys that I found at Costco to give a bit of insulation.
                      Most likely I've 'over engineered' things, but it's hard to find a perfect pair of gloves for all seasons, so this is what I've come up with.

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                        #12
                        I use powerchair, been years since manual chair. But have poor circulation and hand stay cold year round. Found some Under Armour gloves that has good grip even though they are made mostly out of spandex that can be used as glove liners in winter. Picked up at local Ross Store for like $12 a pair.
                        They really do work for winter as glove liners, too. No problem pulling on winter gloves over them. Folks using fingerless gloves might find they help keep cold off fingers in cool weather as well.
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                          #13
                          I use Metolius Climbing Gloves. They are a bit pricey ($35/pr), but they go on sale sometimes; I found them for $15/pr a few years ago, and bought three pair. I like them snug, so had a cobbler sew on finger pulls. I also have a pair of oversize deerskin mittens to slip over my gloved hands when it's real cold outside.
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                            #14
                            I use these as well (without the modifications). They are the best gloves I have used and I have tried a lot of different gloves.

                            Originally posted by chasmengr View Post
                            I use Metolius Climbing Gloves. They are a bit pricey ($35/pr), but they go on sale sometimes; I found them for $15/pr a few years ago, and bought three pair. I like them snug, so had a cobbler sew on finger pulls. I also have a pair of oversize deerskin mittens to slip over my gloved hands when it's real cold outside.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by t8burst View Post
                              I use these as well (without the modifications). They are the best gloves I have used and I have tried a lot of different gloves.
                              Checked the link. Have to admit- those are nice looking gloves.

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