These Gloves

4 Mar

I’m always on the lookout for a good pair of work gloves, especially winter work gloves.

I can usually wear a pair out within 3 months, so I buy a couple pairs to get me through winter.  Farming is a pretty work-glove-intensive endeavor.


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So after two years of trying out every decent pair of winter work gloves I could find, I’ve settled on these.

Kinco pigskin leather gloves, model 1917.

They’re warm and they’ve been tough enough to last through 4 months of daily use. That’s more than I can say for any other glove I’ve tried.  And when this pair failed on me, it wasn’t because a seam blew apart.  Instead I wore right through the leather on the index finger.  That’s a good sign, the stitching is heavy enough to withstand my abuse.

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This may seem trivial to some, but when you’ve got 5-6 months of winter, it becomes a very big deal very quickly.

Now the big dilemma: knitted elastic cuff on the glove or the coat?  (Do I want snow/sawdust/hay to end up in my sleeves or my gloves?)

 

One Response to “These Gloves”

  1. Adam Stevens March 10, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

    I found some Atlas thermal rubber gloves that are waterproof. THey lasted me almost all winter, but they don’t get 8-10 hrs per day of hard use. My beef with leather gloves is the wet. We don’t have sub freezing temps here for more than a total of about four weeks, and when it’s not frozen everything is wet. Yes. What you read about the Puget Sound (Seattle) is true. So water resistance and comfort in 30-45f weather is a bigger deal for me.

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