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Philster

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I have a pair of British Army MKII combat gloves - absolutely lovely gloves, super soft quality leather and an excellent fit. Check ebay for them, they are cracking.
 

Wildgoose

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May 15, 2012
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Southcombe gloves have a factory outlet on eBay, southcombeglovesfactoryshop.
You can get some water resistant gloves for £9.50, these are the previous army issue glove, like the NI glove but no padding on the knuckles and made of goatskin. Very good gloves at a bargain price.
They are also selling tough gardening gloves, which are actually the old London fire brigade issue gloves, surplus now they've updated the uniform. They are goretex and Kevlar lined, but bright yellow! May take dye?

Both would be good with a silk liner glove. No affiliation, but a very satisfied customer.
 

Robson Valley

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Nov 24, 2014
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I have quite a variety of different pairs of gloves, depending on the work and the weather.
I have long skinny fingers, doesn't take much for my hands to feel cold.

Top brand for variety here is Watson. I always pick leather outers as they
don't seem to be slippery against other objects (car keys/door handles, shovel & axe handles/etc).
Any sort of a cloth liner, fuzzy or not, is better than bare leather for warmth for me.

Garden/yard gloves are cheap, 3 pairs for $10.00 and more durable than I expected.
Thick and fuzzy inside for driving in cold WX (like down to -20C)
Heavily insulated for outdoor winter work (snowmobile gloves, excellent dexterity, too)
Thick cloth lining for wood working and wood carving = warmth as well as soaking up vibration.

Because I have many pairs for different things, I'm finding that they all last a long time without wearing out like fingetip holes, etc.
 

dwardo

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Its like most bits of kit, there aint one pair to rule them all.

Dexterity, warmth and weather resistant are not going to meet with wear resistance. Especially when woods bashing. By that i mean lugging timber, about hedge/bramble work and playing around in the mud.

I found the neoprene type gloves fine for very very light work but they were cold. Thinsulate type ones very warm but some didn't last the weekend understandably. Posh mountain type gloves have brilliant comfort and weather resistance but dont last five minutes with some graft.

So get two pairs. Something warm and thin and something to lug spiky splintery bits of timer about with.
 

Gcckoka

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Nov 13, 2015
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I don't care about the warmth , I just want nice leather working gloves , what is the mora of leather gloves 😃


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Philster

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Jun 8, 2014
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Those Southcombe gloves look very much like my army ones - in the Ebay listing they state they are military contract leftovers, so probably the same ones!!
 

Gcckoka

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Nov 13, 2015
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I ordered the wells Lamont gloves , I should get it in a week lets see how they turn out


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Chris the Cat

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German issue Luftwaffe leather gloves.
Having worked with and graded Surplus I must say that they have been, consistently, the best quality.
Best.
Chris
 

Robson Valley

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Nov 24, 2014
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The greatest variety of leather gloves in western Canada is a company called Watson.
Maybe 30+ different designs from plain deerskin leather to gel-shock/vibration gloves.
I have 4 different designs for different tasks.
 

santaman2000

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Jan 15, 2011
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I ordered the wells Lamont gloves , I should get it in a week lets see how they turn out


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These type?


Or these type?




Either way if you want to use them in cold weather you just slip on some wool glove liners (military surplus are great) under them. Such as these


 

Gcckoka

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Nov 13, 2015
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These type?


Or these type?




Either way if you want to use them in cold weather you just slip on some wool glove liners (military surplus are great) under them. Such as these


https://www.amazon.com/Wells-Lamont-Leather-Closure-1132L/dp/B00004R9RW/ref=sxts_k2p_hero1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=2668834182&pf_rd_r=10TKAJFFDRR91HVSYPDJ&pd_rd_wg=N6nkU&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-top-slot&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_w=VisOg&pf_rd_i=wells+lamont&pd_rd_r=PR8AFKYAREVP12G4TVB1&ie=UTF8&qid=1478546663&sr=1

this one , hey thats a great idea , my uncle had one of those , was giving it to me but I prefered the shooting mitts now I'll go and ask for those :D but will such thick thing fit ?
 

Gcckoka

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Nov 13, 2015
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Receive my gloves , love the feel of it , perfect fit , but is it just me or it's too soft ? Well we will see how it will hold up after time :)


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