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2tempe
Jun. 2, 2011, 01:50 PM
I normally ride in SSG gloves; they are the lightweight, same fabric palm and back. I am finding in the hot weather (florida) my hands sweat, gloves get VERY wet and I cannot hold my reins - they just slide right thru any time the princess and I combine to more than about 2 lbs of pressure.
Looking for suggestions on gloves that either have better grip situation, or breath or something!
What do you wear and like??

FertilizerLeaves
Jun. 2, 2011, 02:12 PM
I school in heritage gloves. Since it's just for schooling, I bought mine in stars. They've held up really well, I've had them for a year or so now and I wear them everytime I ride. I throw them in the washer and dryer once a month. And even though my hands get really sweaty they always come off well and work great.

http://www.heritagegloves.com/PerfGPrints.html

webmistress32
Jun. 2, 2011, 02:13 PM
got some awesome hand made reasonably priced gloves from Signature Leather at Rolex this year!

young21
Jun. 2, 2011, 03:28 PM
I really love the Heritage gloves posted above, but a couple of months ago I got the SSG Digital gloves and I am hooked! They are extremely thin but grippy and dry quickly. I've never found them to get slick when damp/wet and they are super breathable. Now I won't wear anything else!

Spud&Saf
Jun. 2, 2011, 03:28 PM
Try the Thinline reins! They are the BEST.

I also like these SSG gloves - cool but with good grip.

http://www.ssgridinggloves.com/style-4200-ssg-hybrid

belgianWBLuver
Jun. 2, 2011, 04:16 PM
I had the exact same problem so I started looking at other sports for a solution.

I ended up with lightweight football (runningback) gloves from Walmart. They provide superior grip, little to no sweating, and hand wash well. I live in the southwest and it is hot even in the a.m. when I ride but these work for me. They last about a year with daily use and I wear them also during my barn chores. And the price? < $20 :)

MelanieC
Jun. 2, 2011, 04:23 PM
I have those cute Heritage gloves (in the multicolored stars) but I find the palms to be a bit sweaty. This is not true of the other Heritage gloves I have that are woven (and pink argyle) and have ultrasuede palms. I think they must not make this style anymore, because I can't find it on the Heritage website.

That said, I prefer crochet-back gloves if it's really really hot out:

http://www.smartpakequine.com/ssg-lycrochet-horseshoe-back-glove-5272p.aspx

kinnip
Jun. 2, 2011, 04:32 PM
I second the crochet backed gloves. They breathe and I've found that with both SSGs and MHs the leather actually gets tackier when it's wet. Mine get doused in between rides when I hose the horses. They do get a little harder to get back on when they're wet, so I just leave them on while I tack up the next horse. Besides, I find wet gloves and wet helmets are like wet bathing suits. If you think you're going to go back in, just leave it on.

UST
Jun. 2, 2011, 04:36 PM
I love the ELT.
http://www.sunspree.net/horses.php?cat_id=295
They are perfect for hot temps, wash easy and are very lightweight and supercomfortable:yes:
I don't know where you are, but you can buy them also directly from her at the shows (her schedule is posted further down her website).

baroqueNheart
Jun. 2, 2011, 04:45 PM
Neumann Tackified gloves. I hated wearing gloves until I wore these. They keep shape and the leather is tacky (but not sticky). If you wash them with soap and water like you wash your hands, they clean off easily and the tackiness comes back to life.
These are the same gloves the football players and baseball players use.

PaulaM
Jun. 2, 2011, 04:50 PM
I love Neumann gloves, the palms are tackified.

http://www.doversaddlery.com/product.asp?pn=X1-3971

KateKat
Jun. 2, 2011, 05:44 PM
I just bought a pair of the Heritage Summer Trainers. No idea if they really work as described or are particularly durable, but the idea sounds nice!

Petstorejunkie
Jun. 2, 2011, 06:03 PM
My everyday gloves (for riding my balanced yummy show horse, and the green bean effed up wanna be bronc TB fixer uppers) is the SSG Digital
I needed a tough glove, and after destroying all weather SSG's in a matter of weeks, I called the company and asked what's closest to kevlar reinforced.
I use nunn finer rubber reins, and even when everything gets soaked by rain, sweat, whatever, that rein ain't sliding unless I want it to. :yes:

For show I have a pair of white all weather SSG's because it's 10 minutes of my life on a gentleman.

DutchDressageQueen
Jun. 2, 2011, 06:40 PM
Roeckle gloves are the best ones out there

2tempe
Jun. 2, 2011, 07:06 PM
Wow, so many ideas! I will probably pass on the Thin Line reins, seeing as I just had to buy a new saddle for the princess; and it is unlikely that I can bring myself to wear the print Heritage ones - but the solid colors are another story. Walmart idea has some appeal, excellent idea there. I have long been a fan of crochet back though I've found that the crochet part unravels w/ time, so I haven't owned any in a while.
Think I'll get two different kinds (and maybe also go to Walmart!) and see what I like from there.

Nanerpus
Jun. 2, 2011, 09:40 PM
Roeckle gloves are the best ones out there

Agree. I'm obsessed with my Roeckles, I have several pairs now. The grip is great, and they are SOO lightweight, and stand up to washing!

eks
Jun. 2, 2011, 10:06 PM
Another vote for Neumann gloves..love them.

DutchDressageQueen
Jun. 2, 2011, 10:14 PM
@ Nanerpus

Yes, Roeckles are the only ones I get, I also wash them frequently, they still fit the same and keep their quality for a long time!

Xpression
Jun. 2, 2011, 10:52 PM
I just looked at all the Roeckl gloves on their website...

I definitely want the Ulla Salzgeber ones, with the extra grip for the crub! What a great idea!
I don't want to jack your thread, but does anyone have any experience with these?

Rhiannonjk
Jun. 3, 2011, 09:06 AM
Agree. I'm obsessed with my Roeckles, I have several pairs now. The grip is great, and they are SOO lightweight, and stand up to washing!

I got a new pair of Roeckles in January, and they are falling apart now - are they defects?

scubed
Jun. 3, 2011, 09:44 AM
My Roeckles have held up well. I did just buy Signature at Rolex: http://www.signature-leather.com/spring_love.htm

I also really like these Ariats: http://www.smartpakequine.com/ariat-air-grip-gloves-2381p.aspx?cm_mmc=paidfeeds-_-froogle-_-NA-_-12381

But, 80% of the time, I ride in these (I buy 5 or 6 pairs at 2.99 a pair every couple of years and don't worry if I lose one, which happens often): http://www.horsetacknow.com/Cotton-Pimple-Gloves_p_1487.html

mickeydoodle
Jun. 3, 2011, 01:59 PM
I bought three pair of the Ariats that have a mesh back- my hands sweat like crazy in this 90degree heat. I wash them often. I buy them a little big, as I have found they last longer if the seams are not stressed as much by being snug. I will say I have had to sew up a split that occured in the right hand long finger seam on two of them- that is where gloves always fail for me.

Equibrit
Jun. 3, 2011, 02:49 PM
These are the best; http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=113105

InWhyCee Redux
Jun. 3, 2011, 07:52 PM
Agree. I'm obsessed with my Roeckles, I have several pairs now. The grip is great, and they are SOO lightweight, and stand up to washing!

Yes, yes, yes -- finally broke down and splurged on a pair and all my other gloves are gathering dust. ;)

belgianWBLuver
Jun. 3, 2011, 07:56 PM
OK Here are my walmart picks:

football gloves - running back http://www.walmart.com/ip/Riddell-Stealth-Tac-SPEED-Adult-Football-Glove-Receiver-Running-Back-Blue-Black/14644831

the white is a little nicer colour than the blue and these machine wash and last about a year (I ride 1 horse everyday w/ barn chores)

item 2: had these for 18 months - hideous coulours / great glove really grip with double reins and and for lunging that very energetic younster and in inclement weather:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Schutt-DNA-Red-WR-QB-RB-Football-Glove-Blue/14554278

my suggestion- go to the store and try then on as sizes vary.

DutchDressageQueen
Jun. 3, 2011, 10:13 PM
@Xpression
Yes I have 2 piars of those, one with ulla's name on them and the other with debbie mcdonald's name. I have had them for several years( I would say around 3 yrs) (used for showing) they're white and they still look great!

@Rhiannonjk how many horses do you ride/day and how many times a week do you ride? If you're only riding one horse around 5 times a day, then they shouldn't have been falling apart. But If you ride lots of horses a day, around 5-6 days a week, then they get a lot of wear and tear. Do you wash them?

J-Lu
Jun. 3, 2011, 10:20 PM
My alltime favorite hot weather glove was the Ovation coolmesh, which are difficult to find. They were light pigskin (superlative feel) with a polyester mesh backing. My friend's dogs just ate my second to last pair, leaving me with only one pair left. If you can find them, buy them! :yes:

Valentina_32926
Jun. 7, 2011, 11:28 AM
I love Neumann gloves, the palms are tackified.

http://www.doversaddlery.com/product.asp?pn=X1-3971

These are the only ones I ride in - tried them once (after crochet gloves, leather, etc...) and found these to be the best for the Florida heat. You can wash them when they get nasty and they make them in white for showing.

Rhiannonjk
Jun. 7, 2011, 11:40 AM
@Rhiannonjk how many horses do you ride/day and how many times a week do you ride? If you're only riding one horse around 5 times a day, then they shouldn't have been falling apart. But If you ride lots of horses a day, around 5-6 days a week, then they get a lot of wear and tear. Do you wash them?

Haven't washed them (boy do I need to!) and I only ride one horse 4-5 times a week. I would take them back where I bought them, but they were just a last-minute addition on an order from Germany... :no:

DutchDressageQueen
Jun. 7, 2011, 01:48 PM
Haven't washed them (boy do I need to!) and I only ride one horse 4-5 times a week. I would take them back where I bought them, but they were just a last-minute addition on an order from Germany... :no:

They shouldn't have been falling apart when you ride just one horse 4-5 times a week. I ride 3-4 horses(sometimes more) a day, 5 days a week and mine last for months! I got a new pair in January as well of this year, they have some wear, but they still work. I also wash them at least once or twice a week.
I just buy mine at a local tack store.

it looks like yours must have been defects then.

eventer_mi
Jun. 8, 2011, 10:25 AM
Another vote for the Roeckls. I splurged and bought a pair (as they were the most comfortable and the grippiest of all that I tried on at the tack store) and they're amazingly comfortable. I live in NC and I can wear them year 'round.

I had the Heritage for a while, and the Kerrits, and they get so STINKY! I was washing them constantly and they fell apart quite quickly. So, the Roeckls were worth the money as they have lasted. I've tried the Neumann's Tackified ones, but the tackys tuff gives me the creeps for some strange reason - I don't like the feel. They ARE grippy, though.