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West Marine Sailing Gloves 3/4 Finger

I just won a pair of West Marine Sailing Gloves 3/4 Finger. That’s right, I won it it at the Bonneville School of Sailing and Seamanship Winter Seminar Series the other night. I have to admit, I have a growing collection of sailing gloves. My wife thinks I have to many, but in my experience I have had several gloves in the past that wear out after just one season, making it hard to find a pair that I really love. Since I just won these last week, and seeing as it’s only February, I haven’t had a chance to actually try them out on the water yet. As for now I want to give some of the features that these gloves proclaim to have and some feedback from them online.

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As with everything West Marine, these gloves are designed and tested by boaters, for boaters.

They feature:

  • Excellent grip, flexiblity and comfort
  • Pre-shaped V cut constrution fits your natural finger shape
  • Seamless wraparound DuraGrip reinforcement on fingers for improved abrasion resistance and grip
  • Stretch fabric on back for comfort

Here are my two favorite comments I found on the West Marine site:

Comments about Men’s 3/4 Finger Sailing Gloves:

“I bought these last year for my nephew who sails on a competitive college sailing club. He loves them. I would buy again but they haven’t worn out!”~John

“I’ve had mine for about a year now and they are still in great shape. One minor tear but hold together great. I have used mine for canoeing and yard work (mostly yard work). Great gloves”~Dave

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When I slip them on, they feel like your standard sailing glove.  I do like the extra-textured grip they have on the palm and thumb. I wish it extended to the inside edge of my palm almost to my wrist, but that’s a personal preference. I can hardly wait to test these out, and fingers crossed I’ll be able to do that within a month and half! Look for an update on the gloves in the next few months.

If you’d like to try these gloves for yourself, they are $24.99 on WestMarine.com.

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