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Re: Clueless Sister-in-law Needs Help!

I love the 3/4 finger Harkens I've had for 5 years now.

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Thank you guys! I think I finally have enough info to start looking at a few pairs - thanks for the pics of the "flashy" Harkens - those are exactly what I was picturing .
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Hey, since your buying for three guys, by three different brands, then they can tell them apart and you can report back on a side by side comparison Although you won't be able to report on durability for a LONG time if they only use them once a year.

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These look cool and are good gloves.



I actually wear a very old pair of Ronstan gloves, not very cool looking but they fit like a ....

I have a pair of these. Tough as nails, have lasted for several seasons now. Totally worth the extra $10 you spend on these, but get them on sale for even better deal.

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I use leather bicycle gloves. They hold up great. IMO, there is nothing unique about sailing that precludes use of any snug, fingerless, leather glove.

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I use leather bicycle gloves. They hold up great. IMO, there is nothing unique about sailing that precludes use of any snug, fingerless, leather glove.
I find the fingers on bike gloves to be too short. I want a glove that will protect my hand from rope burn.when a line runs through.

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Re: Clueless Sister-in-law Needs Help!

How well gloves fit is a very intimate thing, so my #1 priority would be getting the gloves from a real STORE if you can, making it easy for them to be exchanged if you get the wrong fit.

The odds are about the same as would happen if one of them went out to get you a bra. For about the same reasons.
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Okay I'm torn between the Gill 3/4 Pro Racers and the Harken 2083 Reflex Gloves. They both seem to have patented synthetic materials: Proton-Ultra and Dura-Grip for the Gills and Black Magic for the Harkens. Any advice on what's better?

Also - I can't find any reviews for the newest Harkens, while everybody seems to love the Gills. Anybody have any advice on whether to go with the tried and true or to trust Harken to have made a quality pair?
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Fingerless gloves are not all the same. Some sports are only interested in protecting your palm, such a cycling, and don't have enough protection on your fingers. You need good protection right up to the knuckle below the tip of your finger.

Not sure how you're going to size a gift. I've had both L and XL that fit well from different brands. Be sure you can return to change sizes, particularly if you're ordering this far in advance of Christmas.

I do like the Gills posted by Jack. I've had them in my hand, ready to buy a few times. I just don't really need another pair. I have three sets aboard. These have held up the best and are most comfortable, but I don't wear them every time I sail.

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Re: Clueless Sister-in-law Needs Help!

Well I for one (apparently the only one) can't stand 3/4 finger gloves.
Give me the 3/4 First and thumb and the full finger for the other four.
Much better glove in my opinion. I seem to buy a pair a year and just keep cycling trough them all. Probably have about 6 pairs of various gloves in my bag.

That being said, one of my favorite pair of gloves was from Boat Leather: Boat Leather, Leather Products for the Marine Environment
You can also find them at most boat shows. Great group of fellows, Unfortunately they only make 3/4 finger. I have asked them about full fingers and they simply don't offer them. For 3/4 finger these are my choice.

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