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Any suggestions on some gloves that would be good for using "out in the field"?

Not worried about being able to shoot with them so much, but something that offers protection, and yet still wearable enough to do some detailed work in. And are affordable - I'm not paying $50 + for a pair of gloves that most likely wont last a year of heavy use.

Not worried about them keeping my hands warm, or even dry really. I want some designed for some moderate hand protection and ease of doing work in, tying knots, handling a knife, walking thru bush, etc.

I have never come across a pair of gloves that really fit this ticket.
 

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I have had good luck with some of the mechanix style gloves from HD and dickies (leather/spandex mix). One i have from HD are very similar to some of nicer tactical gloves out there with the sweat band thumbs, etc. The dickies i have also have held up very well.
similar to this-http://www.dickiesgloves.com/ProductDetail.asp?BrandID=2&CategoryID=1&ProductID=74

here is the other one si have had good luck with the clc tradesman glove-
http://www.clccustomleathercraft.com/products/detail003.asp?partNo=145

i also hate gloves where i cant feel my finger tips, reason why even in winter i'll just wear mitts or fingerless gloves with a hand warmer. these have done well from working with small parts at work to in field.
 

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I have had good luck with some of the mechanix style gloves from HD and dickies (leather/spandex mix). One i have from HD are very similar to some of nicer tactical gloves out there with the sweat band thumbs, etc. The dickies i have also have held up very well.
similar to this-http://www.dickiesgloves.com/ProductDetail.asp?BrandID=2&CategoryID=1&ProductID=74

here is the other one si have had good luck with the clc tradesman glove-
http://www.clccustomleathercraft.com/products/detail003.asp?partNo=145

i also hate gloves where i cant feel my finger tips, reason why even in winter i'll just wear mitts or fingerless gloves with a hand warmer. these have done well from working with small parts at work to in field.
Thanks for the advice, I like the looks of them. I'm gonna price em and get me a pair to try them out.
 

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I got a pair of workmans gloves at Home Depot for about $20. They're spandex with textured leather palm and fingertip for increased grip and the knuckles have little pads of rubber on them for protection. They work great when I'm out in the field.
 

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I've heard good things about mechanix gloves.

I use issue nomex aviator's gloves. Probably got about 15 pairs in different states of repair. They are not rugged by any means, but they are a lifesaver out in the booneys. I use them in the jungle and they work well. The same reason they are issued to aircrew is the reason I find them good out in the field. They camouflage your hands and you get great "feel".

I've never paid for em, but I'm guessing you could find them cheaply enough at a surplus store.

Lots of guys don't like the old school nomex anymore and are going for gloves made by hatch, blackhawk, wiley-x and even oakley. These are all expensive and not much tougher than the nomex types. People sure do get pissed off when their gucci gloves fail in the field though and end up going barehanded.
 

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Try some military issue leather gloves. The gloves are pretty tough, can be worn with or without wool inserts and you can find for around $20.
+1 on the military gloves. I like the Gore-Tex Airforce (fabric) gloves for light protection, but I won't go past leather riggers' gloves for every purpose. The only down side I found to these is they can go stiff if you keep getting them wet. So, throw in at least a couple of pairs.

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Yes, you should wear gloves to work in. I wore gloves with long cuffs on them when I was a telephone lineman. I wore the dotted knit gloves when I worked dry drilling in WY. I wear fingerless leather gloves when running jumpers on mainframe.
Picked up the last two pairs of these wells lamont gloves at Walls. Need to get a bigger size, mine's a bit snug. I think I've seen these on tv, computer nerds are wearing them??

http://www.instawares.com/well-lamont-stretch-fabric.wlg04135.0.7.htm

That said, the other day while plumbing, I got some metal splinters cause I wasn't wearing any kind of glove. Fiberglass splinters will drive you crazy too.
 

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Golf gloves do wear out quickly...my brother gave me his golf bag and in a pocket was 5 or 6 golf gloves with the fingers blown out. If you are looking for AWESOME dexterity, with a little better wear durability, look into a pair of baseball batting gloves. I also have a set of Mizuno, but there are many different ones by nike, franklin, under armour, etc...
http://www.weplaysports.com/baseball/batting/gloves/


ALSO, look into football "receiver" gloves!
 

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Golf gloves do wear out quickly...my brother gave me his golf bag and in a pocket was 5 or 6 golf gloves with the fingers blown out. If you are looking for AWESOME dexterity, with a little better wear durability, look into a pair of baseball batting gloves. I also have a set of Mizuno, but there are many different ones by nike, franklin, under armour, etc...

ALSO, look into football "receiver" gloves!
Thanks, I wouldn't have thought of those, being a Deep Southerner. I was ordering some stuff online yesterday and spotted these fingerless sailing gloves. I reckon they would be ok as well, since they take a lot of punishment and moisture.

Glove Safety glove Personal protective equipment Sports gear Fashion accessory
 

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Harbor Freight Tools has 2 different pair of inexpensive gloves that might be what you are looking for.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=90912

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=34531

The first pair is $1.99 and is a knit glove with rubber grippy palm and fingers. The second is a pair of thin leather gloves. They call them driving gloves, but they are just thin leather giving you a better feel.....$3.99. There is a Harbor Freight in Lafayette. Good luck...
 
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