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So I've gotten to the point where I'm destroying more than one pair of gloves per season. Something must change.

What have you all done to reinforce the palms of your gloves? I've heard of some actually attatching P-tex to them! How does that work???

After just one month:

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(If we could keep the "don't drag you hands" thoughts to other forums... and just stick to reinforcing gloves here, that would be great)

Thanks guys!

Mike

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I've been using Plastic Dip that's used on tool handels. It works great and has saved a lot of my gloves, I've actually been able to bring old gloves back to life :biggthump. I'm still waiting hoping/counting on FIN or someonelse to come up with a love that well endure our palm draggin that we all do :cool: . The dip on the finger tips last about one season, after that you just re-dip it's great stuff.

I picked up some gloves from SierrarTradingPost.com that have pig skin leather, and have used them this season. They are holding up better than any glove I've owned. I'd have been dragging my hands across some real ice slopes this season on the "Ice Coast" and they show no signs of wear so far. I just ordered a 2nd pair.

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I've got some old Sims gauntlets with kevlar palms and fingers. I've had them forever, they never tear. Maybe there's an equivalent still out on the market.

I got some Ride mitts built on the same principle, Kevlar palm and thumb. Bought them for 100$CDN in 1995, used them exclusively for snowboarding ever since. I changed the liner this year because they started to be a little cold. They're not waterproof or wind resistant anymore, but they are indestructible.

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The Sims are just the bomb, as the kids used to say. They've got kevlar not only on the palm and fingers, but wrapped around the tips of the fingers too. Now admittedly I'm not dragging my hands on east coast ice all the time, but these are tough gloves. I think they were originally designed to avoid getting cut up when grabbing airs.

Plus, they've got a flame Sims logo on the backs for that old school cred.

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I would go through a pair of gloves every year too. so I decided to go to Marks work wharehouse and pick up a pair of Dakota winter work gloves. They have tougher leather palms and no seams on the inside of your palm. they arent too waterproof and if you get cold hands, they might not be the glove for you but at 20 bucks, I can wear out 5 of them for the price of one good pair.

they are also a bit short on the wrist,but I need some cooling down most days. When it is really cold, I wear my gauntlet style snowboarding gloves.

They come in 2 versions, make sure you get the insulated winter ones

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These gloves are now 3 seasons old! And no, I don’t just use them one day a season ;)

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When I bought them the first time (this is my second pair) I ripped them apart in 3 days. So I complained about the quality and my shop gave me another pair right away. They also let me keep the old ones. Now, I took the old wrist guard pieces and attached them to the outside of the new glove. Basically used the original piece inside the new glove to attach the old pieces with rivets. Worked great. The result was perfect wrist protection, made the glove last for VERY long already (at least for me) and what’s also really cool about it, they became super fast gloves. What I mean is these do not slow me down at all while I have my hands on the ground.

So after 3 seasons now, I only hope one day when I need them again, I can still find them… Maybe I should get some now…

When you look closely, you see that the seams are a little shiny, that’s Loctite super glue. That prevented the seams from falling apart (so far). See all the grooves and scratches in the plastic, that tells you what your hands are on when you put them down on icy snow!

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duct tape layered on palm and wrapped on tips. extended the life of my previous gloves so installed it on day one with my newest ones.

best thing for me though is air. working on the hand hover. gloves are lasting longer than in previous years but my pants are taking a beating. I should see if my missus will make me some winter leathers.

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Hi Ray!

Good idea, but the plastics pieces on the palm of your gloves was fixed or sewed?

Sito

I cut an exact opening for the new pieces into the glove so I was able to

slide them directly on top of the other ones by about 2cm.

Fused the whole area with super glue. For the other side I used rivets.

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Anybody try/use Reliable Racing's Carver Pro glove? Next time I'm down in Glens Falls I'm going to try 'em on for size.

Yup,

I use the above glove as my only glove! Going into season 2 on them and loving them. Several people at my home mountain have picked them up and love them as well. they hold up well, and for me are the right temperature. Some people say that they are a wee bit on the cold side and only use them on warmer days. today started out at 12 degrees F and I had no issues.

Only small problem with them is that where the glove closure is, there is a hole (by design). In order to stay warm, long underware with thumb holes is a must, otherwise you end up with one little cold spot on your wrist. Or, you could order them slightly large and wear a liner underneath.

I used to go through 2 pairs of gloves a season, now I am going through a second season with these and it looks like I might get a third.

Oh, and by the way, all of us hand draggers need to work together to keep our hands off the snow!!! ;-)

~tb

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In case anyone is interested, you can currently buy the Outdoor Research Couloir glove for $50 in S or XL. It's GoreTex XCR and has a goggle wipe, leather palms, and long gauntlets. It's the glove I have and I've been very happy with them and can say that they really are totally waterproof.

http://www.backcountryoutlet.com/outlet/ODR0080/Outdoor-Research-Couloir-Glove.html?id=omrQFuAa

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