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TECHNICAL FORUMS => Equipment => Topic started by: mudman on June 22, 2003, 11:01:59 pm

Title: Gloves
Post by: mudman on June 22, 2003, 11:01:59 pm
Huw's post in the Lost and Found forum made me think. What gloves do people use?
I generally use neoprene canoeists gloves. Keep the hands lovely and warm but a bit fragile. If I don't use them, then I'll generally not wear any. I have a real dislike of the big red "one size won't fit any" rubber gloves.
Title: Re: Gloves
Post by: bubba on June 23, 2003, 08:48:52 am
Quote from: "mudman"
I have a real dislike of the big red "one size won't fit any" rubber gloves.

Yeah, those are the ones I use, the ones you get from garden centres and the like.
I really like them after they've been left at the dig for a few weeks and you put your hand into that nice, cold gloop - mmmm!!!
Title: Gloves
Post by: mudman on June 23, 2003, 01:07:14 pm
Know what you mean. Have you noticed just how impossible it seems to be to get that gloop out of the fingers?
Title: Gloves
Post by: Huw Groucutt on June 23, 2003, 05:34:59 pm
I use the yellow fabricy ones in dry caves, they are nice until they get wet. They also seem to get holes very easily as well, on the fingers, which you don't notice until you accidently hit yourself with the crowbar!

For wetter caving I like long gloves as they protect my wrists, i see to have a long arms and  often end up with little cuts, using some blue ones from france at the moment. They seem to have an annoying tendency of being very hard to dry out the insides though.
Title: Gloves
Post by: bubba on June 24, 2003, 07:51:47 am
Quote from: "mudman"
Have you noticed just how impossible it seems to be to get that gloop out of the fingers?


All my workmates must think I'm a right scuddy get - my fingernails are often filthy and stained around the sides with lurvely muck.

Ah well, we must suffer for our sport.....
Title: Gloves
Post by: underground on June 24, 2003, 12:32:32 pm
I got an excellent pair of gloves from the army stores- been using them a year and they heven't been cut or anything yet, and they're tight fitting rubber too :shock:

They are from  surplus NBC kit (Nuclear-Biological-Chemical) and only cost a couple of quid. Easy to clean and dry too......


Halfords car washing gloves are nearly as good, but not quite.
Title: Gloves
Post by: SamT on February 11, 2004, 05:24:30 pm
Got some nice ones from an Agricultrual place in bradwell (eyres)
they came highly recommended from the Titan diggers (so they must be good)

They're brown rubberised things, with a furry lineing - seem to be about a durable as those horrible red things but the cuffs are much snugger and slightly elasticated.

Other than that - for wet sports trips - Tescos 'tough' rubber gloves. Black - last 3 or 4 trips then bin em. Tight so no loss of dexterity, put em on before your oversuit so you have a nice seal round the wrist.  :D
Title: Gloves
Post by: Titch98 on February 11, 2004, 05:35:45 pm
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They are from surplus NBC kit


Use these myself with the white cotton inner gloves for that little bit of warmth and comfort.
Title: Gloves
Post by: paul on February 11, 2004, 06:12:10 pm
Those blue ones you only seem to be able to get in Inglesport - they're my favourites. :grab:
Title: Gloves
Post by: Fiona on February 21, 2004, 09:45:42 pm
:D I use neoprene  gloves for wet caves and sumps but they don`t last long they go in the finger tips very quickly .