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3/7/2012 8:06 PM
 

Lately I have found a good set of elk skin or leather gloves a must, especially when working with a wood stove. Last year I bought a pair of Geier elk skin gloves at Whites up in Spokane, and they have been great. Eventually though I am sure they will wear out. Does anyone have any recommendations on good quality gloves?

I noticed that there is a company in Bend called "Sullivan" that makes gloves- does anyone have experience with these?

Both Geier and Sullivan offer "Made in USA" gloves, which I like. 

At the winter rondy, someone brought up an outfit in Idaho that would make kangaroo hide gloves to a tracing of your hand, but I can't seem to find who that might be.

I've also had good luck with standard USGI Nomex flight gloves for shooting- I cut the gauntlet on mine down a bit.

 
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3/7/2012 9:03 PM
 

I really like the Marmot basic work gloves

http://marmot.com/products/basic_work_glove


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3/7/2012 9:20 PM
 

Badger,

Ive been using these over here

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Men's-Pistolero%E2%84%A2-Glove/OM3625,default,pd.html

All leather except for the area top of the hand behind knuckles.  I am assuming for breathability.  They won't keep you warm on really cold days, but do a good job on most cool to cold.  I needed leather gloves to fly with here but wanted something with light insulation.  These work great.  The forearm portion is starting to seperate from being pulled on over liners, but I hate that part anyway and will get them sewn up today by our resident wizard here.  I will let you know how they work.

Also look into nomex flyers gloves.  Extremely thin and are fire retardant by nature.  I was able to pick up my EdT stove by the legs while still hot with them on and I think they may weigh 3 or 4 ounces total.  Work great in hot weather too for shooting and anything else requiring dexterity.

ETA:  I just noticed you already hit on the flyers gloves.  Let me know what size you wear.  I have a few unused sets laying around if you wanna go that route.


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3/8/2012 12:10 PM
 

Super Badger I got a pair of heavy duty elk hide gloves from Old Trading Post (www.oldtradingpost.com) at a pretty good price for heavy, well made elk gloves. They have LOTS. I got mine in the clearance section and that is the place to check for any type first. It is hard to beat elk or deer hide for gloves, I get them all the time for work.

 
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3/8/2012 9:08 PM
 

Sorry Badger,   Berti's Glove Company, Harrison ID 1-208-689-3111 or www.berti4gloves.com.  I havent ordered for a couple of years but this is the place Peter Krumfeldt of Outdoor Safe suggested

 

 
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3/8/2012 10:05 PM
 

Badger, you might take a look here: http://www.oregonglove.com/shop/category/unlined-leather-driver/

They're located in Salem (probably closest for you) and they're CHEAP compared with all the other options listed so far.  My dad bought a pair of their goat skin gloves for working with berry briars and loves 'em.  According to their website, they only sell USA made gloves, but don't specify which ones are made in house------------if that even matters.

 
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