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  • most durable gloves for everday use?

    I'm sure there have been posts on this before, but I cannot seem to get the 'search' to actually find what I want instead of pulling up every post with the word glove in it (there's A LOT!). Also, I don't want warm gloves for winter.

    So last night after my lesson I noticed that my gloves, which are pretty worn anyway, now have holes in them. I have just been using my 'show gloves' for lessons because it was either them or my woolly warm gloves, which I don't like using.

    In the past I had the Ovation crochet schooling gloves, but they tended to get stiff/smelly after a summer of riding or getting wet.

    The gloves I have now that need replacing are SSG Gripper riding gloves I think... the really cheap ones (like $6).

    I want a pair of gloves that I won't have to replace in a couple months, that are suitable for everyday riding and are OK if they get wet (riding in the rain or getting splashed cross country).

    Right now I am looking at SSG All Weather gloves, Roeckl Cross Country gloves, SSG eventer gloves and Ariat Tek Grip gloves... Which of these would be the most durable or are they all about the same? For $25-35 I would want them to last at least a year. Also welcome to other suggestions if there are better gloves out there... I just really don't want to spend a lot!

    'Not all those who wander are lost.'

  • #2
    I buy the cheap deerskin ones from the feed store. They last for years.
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    • #3
      Neumann. Can't go wrong with them. I use them galloping racehorses and take about 5-8 a day and they last long then anyother pair I've had and in all weather conditions. They cost around $40


      • #4
        I have a pair of SSG all weather gloves that I have been using for 3 years They go through the wash and come out looking new.


        • #5
          SSG All Weather. Reasonable price, extremely durable, and washable. I've tried more expensive gloves, but still like these the best (love them!). Mine are a few years old and still look good.
          Fear is the rocket sauce.
          Jack Black


          • #6
            The SSGs All Weathers are great, and I like the Ariat GripTeks, too, although they cost a bit more.

            I did find that the SSGs eventually lost their grippy-ness, but we're talking a 10-yo pair, here. Now they do barn chores.
            <<Reste sur le cheval.>>


            • #7
              I had the Ariat Grip Teks. They have held up very well, but in my experience they do not save you from the "stink factor". Mine have gotten wet, but not overly so, and I wash them regularly (I've tried every sort of detergent and deodorizer - this is a "special" smell, and I have no idea where it came from). I've never let them get moldy, but they just REEK. I hate them. In fact, I'm shopping for some new gloves as well for everyday riding and I just won't go back to the Ariat Teks.

              I actually went back to my ancient (like.. I was given them as a Christmas gift ten years ago?) SSG all weather gloves. I liked them a lot, but this fall I finally poked through the thumb and forefingers on the right palm. Great glove, but I don't love the palm material. I think they've updated it though, so I'm checking them out. Best value, I think.. although I'm sure I'd love a pair of Roeckls or Neumanns if I weren't so cheap

              Today is the last day of service for the SSG gloves - I am doing a Christmas themed photo of my horse. The gloves had the brown colored backing, and as it turns out the make PERFECT antlers when put on my guy's ears!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by EquineRacers View Post
                Neumann. Can't go wrong with them. I use them galloping racehorses and take about 5-8 a day and they last long then anyother pair I've had and in all weather conditions. They cost around $40

                Neumann's are very durable, but they really start to stink after heavy use! I had a pair that I loved, but no number of washing's would get that smell out. My husband played baseball and commented that all the players hated Neumann's for that same reason.


                • #9
                  Deerskin one's for me too. Very comfy for working, don't get overly hot, but also nice in the fall and I've only ever had to replace a pair when I lose them. I also used the lined ones in the winter. I also find they are such nice leather they are pretty grippy.


                  • #10
                    I also have the SSG gloves with the string backs, and I like them a lot.

                    As far as the search function goes, when you click "search", don't type in the little box that pops up; instead, click the "advanced search" link below it. On the advanced search page, you can use the drop-down box to select "search titles only" rather than "search entire post". For example, this is what I got when I searched for "gloves" in the titles only:


                    The journey is the destination.


                    • Original Poster

                      Thanks for the input everyone! I think I am going to go with the SSG All Weather gloves


                      Originally posted by The Centaurian View Post
                      As far as the search function goes, when you click "search", don't type in the little box that pops up; instead, click the "advanced search" link below it. On the advanced search page, you can use the drop-down box to select "search titles only" rather than "search entire post".
                      Thank you! Maybe now I will actually be able to search for things properly!
                      'Not all those who wander are lost.'


                      • #12
                        I have a pair of the winter Roecks, and while they're extremly comfy and fit well ( I have small hands), after only two rides they developed a small rip in the left hand, on the side of the palm. Weird place to rip. I was rather disappointed, because they cost around $40, but I sewed them up by hand.

                        I used to have the Heritage ones, which are pretty durable but whew! they stink. I think it's the synthetic palms that smell so bad. I liked my Ariats, but I keep them for shows.

                        The string backed gloves with leather palms are completely useless with rubber reins in the rain. It took one ride on an ex-Intermediate OTTB, over a steeplechase brush, in the pouring English countryside rain to figure this out.
                        "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

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                        • Original Poster

                          Originally posted by Pariah Pony View Post
                          Today is the last day of service for the SSG gloves - I am doing a Christmas themed photo of my horse. The gloves had the brown colored backing, and as it turns out the make PERFECT antlers when put on my guy's ears!
                          'Not all those who wander are lost.'


                          • #14
                            I've had good luck with all manner of gloves--I buy whatever's on sale, as long as they don't look like pieces of crap.

                            My favorites for barn work are the plain old deerskin ones from TSC, unlined for summer and fleece-lined for winter. For riding I have several pairs of Kyra K fleece-lined leather gloves. They're about $80 but indestructible and extremely warm. I "wash my hands" with saddle soap while wearing them, wipe off, let dry and they're good for another six months.
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                            • #15
                              Yup, the SSG all weathers are great, even wash fine in the washing machine. Love them and you don't have to pay insane amounts of money for little ol' gloves.
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                              • #16
                                i put mine in the dishwasher to get the funky smell out- it works great!
                                Jazz- 4.9.01 OTTB, loved since 12.6.09
                                Skip- 3.3.91 APHA, i miss you buddy


                                • #17
                                  I really like the Watson gloves. They've held up to daily use-- longeing and riding 3+ horses, plus all around barn work, throwing hay bales around, lugging water between two barns, etc.

                                  these are the model I have:

                                  they're about $13.00 (Can.) at my local tack store. I've only had to buy 2 pairs in the last four years-- and only then because I lost the right glove to my first pair, had I not lost them, I'm certain the first pair would still be going strong.

                                  They can be a bit stiff/feel thick to ride in the first time, but they molded to my hand very quickly.


                                  • #18
                                    My poor horse...

                                    Originally posted by lionstigersbears View Post
                                    For your viewing pleasure... the SSGs last mission.

                                    eta: I can't figure out how to include Lion's quote of my first post...
                                    Check out my blog! I'm an ammy with a greenie who also happens to be a "non traditional" breed, how fun!
                                    Pariah Pony: Journey of an American Saddlebred in Sport


                                    • #19
                                      I like the SSG all weather or Kerrits gloves that have a color patch on the back of the hand(sorry don't remember the model name). The Kerrits have performed as well for me as the SSG all weather and wash up fine.


                                      • #20
                                        For your viewing pleasure... the SSGs last mission.

                                        OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!