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  • Need glove suggestions

    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??
    We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........

  • #2
    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.

    What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. -Christopher Hitchens


    • #3
      got some awesome hand made reasonably priced gloves from Signature Leather at Rolex this year!


      • #4
        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!


        • #5
          Try the Thinline reins! They are the BEST.

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

          Proud Member of the "Tidy Rabbit Tinfoil Hat Wearers" clique and the "I'm in my 30's and Hope to be a Good Rider Someday" clique


          • #6
            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


            • #7
              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:

              MelanieC * Canis soloensis


              • #8
                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.
                "Rock n' roll's not through, yeah, I'm sewing wings on this thing." --Destroyer


                • #9
                  I love the ELT.
                  They are perfect for hot temps, wash easy and are very lightweight and supercomfortable
                  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).
                  Classical Horsemanship


                  • #10
                    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.


                    • #11
                      I love Neumann gloves, the palms are tackified.



                      • #12
                        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!


                        • #13
                          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.

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


                          • #14
                            Roeckle gloves are the best ones out there


                            • Original Poster

                              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.
                              We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by DutchDressageQueen View Post
                                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!


                                • #17
                                  Another vote for Neumann gloves..love them.


                                  • #18
                                    @ 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!


                                    • #19
                                      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?


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Nanerpus View Post
                                        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?