If you use your hands a lot in a sailboat, the handle is important. Good grip can be the difference between the correct position of the sails in strong winds and damage to the boat. Make sure you have a good grip on the palm, fingers and fingertips. The material used in the construction of the gloves plays a major role in the grip of the glove.
A full finger glove covers the fingers to provide maximum protection and warmth without sacrificing dexterity. High-end gloves use pre-bent fingers and additional padding that combine protection and flexibility. The palm is an essential part of any sailing glove. It must be sticky enough to grip wet lines well, padded enough to protect the hand from rope burn and impact, and durable enough to withstand severe friction.
Gloves are the way you tie and untie knots and perform other tasks that require manual dexterity. To protect the hand and make full use of the fingers, we have the choice of gloves with full fingers, three fingers or short fingers, which means a little more fingers are ready to use. Your gloves should protect your hands and keep you warm when sailing in cold conditions.
In colder weather, wearing thin cloth gloves or a pair of household cleaning gloves over it is an effective and economical option. Growing up with a touchscreen board can be a problem when sailing, as the gloves must be worn from the inside out.
In some cases, the best technical sailing gloves perform excellently. Others can vouch for the effectiveness of gloves sold to commercial fishermen as a cost-effective alternative. Of course, there are many occasions when this is not the best option, but to a certain extent style is an important consideration.
Good three-quarter-finger sailing gloves are inexpensive (about $20) and well-crafted. Serious offshore sailors are happy to pay $30 for a pair of high-quality gloves. Be prepared to give up comfort and buy a size that is bigger than you think.
The fabric used is Amara synthetic leather, and its design is ergonomic for 3 long fingers (3 / 4 thumb and forefinger). The durable handle is comfortable, the back of the glove is ventilated with stretch mesh and the contoured neoprene strap is anti-hook. Sailors have cutouts to look out for, and a double velcro fastener secures the glove.
Dura-Grip wraparound fabric is used on the palm to maximize grip without compromising flexibility and provides excellent abrasion resistance. The preformed construction ensures a comfortable fit and the excess fabric reduces the cuff length and reduces the mass, so that the movement of the wrist is not hindered. The back of the hand is a four-way stretch material, which ensures good wearing comfort and a high SPF50 sun protection factor.
Neoprene sailing gloves are good for cold days, but not the first choice for cold days. Neoprene is a breathable, wind- and waterproof fabric that ensures a stable fit with good sensitivity and effect and keeps hands dry. A hybrid stretch fabric design improves breathability, comfort and dexterity.