Fingerless Glove Recomendations?

10:43 a.m. on January 19, 2013 (EST)
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Hi All,

I am looking for a new pair of fingerless gloves. I have a pair wool "Major Burns" gloves from Goorin Brothers but they have started to fray.

I basically want to use them for short hikes and walks and just running around town and commuting to work. I've hit Dick's and REI but their selection is very limited. I've looked on Amazon and they offer quite a few, but in all sorts of price ranges.

I'm not interesteted in those hybrid mitten/fingerless gloves since I tend to find them a bit bulky.

The Windproof Fingerless Gloves by Patagonia seem pretty nice. But I've been reading user reviews about them and they seem split down the middle as far as warmth and quality, plus they're $40.00. Also the Orvis Barbour gloves seem pretty good at $27.00.

Anyway any thoughts would be appretiated.

10:48 a.m. on January 19, 2013 (EST)
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The two types i use and prefer and ragg wool fingerless gloves, and the fleece fingerless/mitten convertible gloves commonly sold as ems, rei etc. And much cheaper than the name brand varieties

11:59 a.m. on January 19, 2013 (EST)
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i burned a few holes in the ends of the thumb and some fingers of expedition capilene glove liners years ago (hot candle lantern and stove) and eventually cut the fingers off.  nice because they fit nicely under other gloves and give you really full use of your hands, if you don't need too much warmth.  if it's a little too cold, i'll wear them under OR's windblock fleece gripper gloves.

metolius makes really nice fingerless leather climbing/belay gloves that i find myself wearing a lot.  very thick/supple leather, and they have great loops to clip into a carabiner.  

12:13 p.m. on January 19, 2013 (EST)
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I wear fingerless cycling type gloves and you can also get weighlifting gloves at places like Target, Walmart and Kmart. I don't buy them at bike shops cause they are way too expensive. I find them for about $5-9 a pair at the above listed places.

I also use them for hiking especially when some climbing or rock and branch handling is possible.

For cold winter riding a wear lightweight nylong gloves underneath.

Below are examples but htey come in many styles.


10:18 p.m. on January 19, 2013 (EST)
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This is something I wouldn't over think.  I've used fleece and rag wool versions.  After melting a fleece glove on my skin I've used wool more often than not.  Patagonia's are nice, but they are fleece and $40 is a lot of money for these.  I'd go for a pair of rag wool gloves and call it a day.

1:06 a.m. on January 20, 2013 (EST)
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Thanks all! I stopped at EB today and got something similiar to these but in a dark gray. Got 'em for $10.00 (60% off)...

10:34 a.m. on January 20, 2013 (EST)
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Leadbelly has is right.  I have cut the fingers off lots of gloves, especially for fishing in cold weather.

2:35 p.m. on January 20, 2013 (EST)
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No question, ragg wool that cover the wrist. I can't remember where I got them, but they last a long time.

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