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Title: Desert hiking gloves
Post by: DesertRatShorty on September 09, 2019, 11:41:28 AM
Looking for recommendations for desert hiking gloves. I want them to provide UV protection (I use trekking poles) but not warmth. REI stopped carrying the ones I used to use.
Title: Re: Desert hiking gloves
Post by: presidio on September 09, 2019, 12:06:34 PM
Looking for recommendations for desert hiking gloves. I want them to provide UV protection (I use trekking poles) but not warmth. REI stopped carrying the ones I used to use.

Generally, I use leather work gloves when hiking in rough terrain. Provides UV and abrasion protection.

However, I also use these when durability is not an issue, and probably are what you're looking for.

https://www.coolibar.com/accessories/gloves-sleeves.html (on Amazon as well).

Google 'spf gloves' and you'll get more hits than you want (and for shirts/pants/hats).

The gloves are relatively fragile due to their thinness, but they ventilate fairly well and have good tactile utility.

However, unless they've been improved since buying mine, they do not work with capacitive touchscreens.

A lot of offerings come in fingerless versions, which solves the touchscreen issue, but partially defeats the idea of UV protection.
Title: Re: Desert hiking gloves
Post by: Flash on September 09, 2019, 12:21:29 PM
I tried out a pair of these in July and liked them:

https://www.amazon.com/Outdoor-Research-Active-Spectrum-Gloves/dp/B01N3R2KLW

They kept the backs of my hands from getting toasted and actually felt cool.

==> Sent from Flash's phone

Title: Re: Desert hiking gloves
Post by: congahead on September 09, 2019, 12:27:36 PM
I was always forgetting to put sunscreen on my hands and getting sunburned.

I used these for the first time a couple of weekends ago in BIBE and loved them:

https://palmfreesunwear.com/

Very light, lots of ventilation, forgot they were. But they would do nothing to keep your hands warm.
Title: Re: Desert hiking gloves
Post by: wrangler88 on September 09, 2019, 03:15:41 PM
I use Outdpor research Spectrum Sun sleeves. They have worked great for years. They have the ability to not only cover my arms, but I can pull them down and cover my hands and first knuckles. The rest of my fingers are tucked around my hiking pole and don't get burned. I like the sleeves because it allows me to wear a short sleeved shirt and put the sleeves on or take them off depending on sun exposure.
Title: Re: Desert hiking gloves
Post by: Keepa on September 09, 2019, 07:02:24 PM
I used NRS Skelton Gloves on the AZT. Worked well.

https://www.rei.com/product/152473/nrs-skelton-gloves-mens
Title: Re: Desert hiking gloves
Post by: Jalco on September 09, 2019, 10:28:27 PM
Grease Monkey Gorilla Grip from Home Depot work fine for me.
Title: Re: Desert hiking gloves
Post by: Robert on September 10, 2019, 08:55:35 AM
Check out cycling gloves. Get the finger-less ones. They have a padded grip and the back side is usually a ventilated lightweight material. Also they are washable.  You can get them at REI, bike shops, or online. You might find some cheap ones at a big box store but the quality might not be the same.
Title: Re: Desert hiking gloves
Post by: miatarchy04 on September 10, 2019, 10:23:48 AM
Absolutely over the top in more ways than one: Turtleskin CP Secure 360 are anti puncture (cactus, snakes, whatever) and cost $146.
https://turtleskin.com/default/secure-cp-360-anti-puncture-gloves.html
Title: Re: Desert hiking gloves
Post by: presidio on September 10, 2019, 11:06:45 AM
Absolutely over the top in more ways than one: Turtleskin CP Secure 360 are anti puncture (cactus, snakes, whatever) and cost $146.
https://turtleskin.com/default/secure-cp-360-anti-puncture-gloves.html

Nice, but for that price they should have included capacitive touch capabilities.
Title: Re: Desert hiking gloves
Post by: Ranger Tim on September 11, 2019, 01:23:59 PM
I typically just wear light duty leather work gloves or mountain biking gloves. Those Turtleskin gloves are pretty sweet but damned spendy!