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Ideas for hiking sun protection/ scrambling gloves
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Josiah Vandervelde

Locale: Florida
Ideas for hiking sun protection/ scrambling gloves on 04/17/2012 18:20:22 MDT Print View

I'm looking to get some non insulated gloves for two primary purposes:

1) sun protection for hands while using trekking poles.

2) some protection for minor scrambling etc.

I don't know if these two purposes are antithetical, but I figured I'd see if anyone had any good ideas. I'd like them to be pretty breathable and comfortable and relatively inexpensive. :)

Angus A.
(mangus7175) - F

RE: Ideas for hiking sun protection/ scrambling gloves on 04/17/2012 18:27:50 MDT Print View

Have you tried using workout or weight training gloves? The ones that basically look like these:,0&resMode=sharp&op_usm=0.9,0.5,0,0

Hamish McHamish
(El_Canyon) - M

Locale: USA
_ on 04/17/2012 18:57:42 MDT Print View

Try the super thin Mechanix gloves with the synthetic leather palm/fingers & mesh remainder. I have found them at Target in the automotive for $15 or so.

Michael B
(mbenvenuto) - F

Locale: Vermont
sailing gloves on 04/17/2012 19:31:32 MDT Print View

you could look at sailing gloves at west marine or other boat shop, and i use nrs paddling gloves on canoe trips. all the options sound hot to me, but the sailing/paddling glove may have the best leather palm.

David Lutz

Locale: Bay Area
"Ideas for hiking sun protection/ scrambling gloves" on 04/17/2012 21:07:12 MDT Print View

Patagonia sun gloves.....

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: "Ideas for hiking sun protection/ scrambling gloves" on 04/17/2012 21:13:53 MDT Print View

Steve Martell
(Steve) - MLife

Locale: Eastern Washington
Re: "Ideas for hiking sun protection/ scrambling gloves" on 04/17/2012 21:48:05 MDT Print View

Another vote for Coolibar--great for use with trekking poles.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
golf on 04/17/2012 23:01:27 MDT Print View

light mechanix or golf gloves ...

Justin Hebert
(JustDSM) - F
Gloves on 04/18/2012 07:11:58 MDT Print View

I'll second the light Mechanix goves.

I'd also like to throw out there I picked up a set of paintball gloves from walmart that have half fingers and a really grippy pad/palm. They've been my go-to scrambling glove for a while now.

Josiah Vandervelde

Locale: Florida
lots of good ideas on 04/18/2012 17:44:38 MDT Print View

I'll have to look into all of these. I appreciate the input.

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
REI on 04/18/2012 19:54:25 MDT Print View

Sun gloves. They are an off white and made out of spandex or similar material; around $20. I haven't use them but a friend does and he likes them allot.

I use a light weight pair of fleece gloves. They've been great from moderately cold to warm/hot weather. You can buy them at the 99 cent only stores, for you guessed it, 99 cents. I never go on a hike without them. Gave a pair to a friend as well.

Larry M
(Maethros) - MLife

Locale: Mid South
Re: Gloves on 04/18/2012 19:59:39 MDT Print View

Smartwool Training Gloves

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Ideas for hiking sun protection/ scrambling gloves on 04/18/2012 20:10:24 MDT Print View

For sun I use Patagonia Sun Gloves. For scrambling up a 14'er I will try the Gorilla Gloves recommended by Will Rietveld.

Edited by jshann on 04/18/2012 20:10:54 MDT.

Hoot Filsinger
(filsinger) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Ideas for hiking sun protection/ scrambling gloves on 04/18/2012 21:59:18 MDT Print View

E-Force Chill Racquetball Glove. I use these on every summer trip. They breath well, very durable, comfortable, light weight, and protect hands from sun,rock abrasions, fire or pot burns. These gloves are my number one favorite piece of backpacking gear.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Gloces, etc. on 04/19/2012 00:23:37 MDT Print View

One of my backpacking buddies wears thin gloves.

I use Neurtogena SPF 70 sunscreen on my neck, face and hands. Consumer Reports found it to be the most effective sunscreen they tested.

Here in the Mojave Desert for hiking I always wear a wide brimmed hat, long seeve shirts and long pants, summer or winter.

thorbjorn lyster
(nqnq) - MLife
Buff Water Gloves on 04/19/2012 02:51:47 MDT Print View

Buff Water Gloves.

Great length to keep the sun off (both wrists and fingers), light and cool, and fingertips free so you can still crimp handholds on rocks.