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Old 06-04-2010, 01:54 AM
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Work Gloves

For those who use them, which type of work gloves do you use for camp chores (chopping wood,...)?

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Old 06-04-2010, 06:08 AM
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I prefer leather palm work gloves for most work. They provide good protection to your palms & fingers, are easy to get on & off, and are relatively inexpensive. Pick them up at any good hardware store.

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Old 06-04-2010, 09:50 AM
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i've sworn by mechanix gloves for years. they came out with a set that had little LED lights on the knuckle(battery unit was on the back of the hand) that made pawing around on the ground for that dropped knife a breeze. my one gripe about my pair of those particular gloves was how fast the leather seemed to wear out in certain spots.

their m-pact gloves can make chopping wood a nice easy task too. very little shock to the hands.
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Old 06-14-2010, 10:49 PM
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I'll wear anything that fits my hand, usually riggers gloves.
I am shopping for big gloves now, I want something I can wear a wool glove inside for warmth when I get up on the roof to shovel snow off or have to clear the walk-ways and stairs.
Australian snow is heavy and wet and you need 4 pair of gloves, one on, pair in pocket spare, one set ready to go and the last pair drying, wish I could get decent chopper mittens here, but if I want a pair I'll have to make them.
For playing with the wood fire in summer good welders gloves are great
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:34 AM
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I keep going back to OSH for Wells Lamont leather gloves, usually deerskin or split cowhide. They fit my hands and flex well without being loose, are thin enough for me to feel things through, tough enough for protection without snagging, and warm enough to hold the cold receiver of my .30-30 early on an autumn morning .
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:52 PM
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Let's see? Summertime I keep a set of mechanic's gloves in my pack at all times. I have a pair of unlined leather work gloves that come with me when I know I will be doing rough work. Come Fall the mechanic's gloves come out and are replaced with a pair of thinsulate lined rag-wool gloves. I have a pair of waterproof shells that go over them for additional cover when I know the weather will be wet. Otherwise, I always keep several sets of vinyl exam gloves that are for emergency use.

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Old 06-29-2010, 12:10 PM
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I've been watching this topic for new ideas. The next time I'm out in the catclaw, I'll probably be wearing some Wells Lamont leather gloves from whatever hardware store is near the TH. The extra weight doesn't appeal to me, but I get tired of having to be careful of getting blood on everything.
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:06 PM
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mechanics wear are good from my days doing fire rescue work, and i really like Ringers gloves.
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:44 AM
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I typically will use my Mechanix gloves for chores or working in the garage. Pretty cheap, and they may wear out fast, but I find them light and comfy
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