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Old 04-25-2013, 10:23 AM   #1
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Hello. I will be getting certified in the next couple months and have been casually browsing online looking at gear. I thought of an issue that I may have a problem with. I have a issue with gloves. I have NEVER found a pair of gloves that fit correctly. I have long fingers and short thumbs.
In every pair of gloves that I have ever owned, there is always 1/4-1/2 inch of unused glove on my thumb that seems to completely eliminate any dexterity. I was a firefighter for 11 years and experienced the same issue, though it tended to be less of an issue, whereas everything in the fire service leans towards being big and bulky. I am concerned that the loss of dexterity in this case will be a pain when it comes to diving. Suggestions?
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:29 AM   #2
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Have a seamstress shorten the thumb up on whatever gloves you like best....
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Lol. I guess that would make a lot of sense. Just assumed that there was more to it when it comes to dive gloves. I know that, when it came to fire gloves, no one would touch them.
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You really don't need "dive" gloves for diving. You will pay a minimum of $20 too much just because they are for "diving." A $6 pair of rubber palmed or nitrile gloves from wally world or any hardware store server the purpose just fine... I buy them a size small for better dexterity.

The best I have found are the Carhartt Men's Knuckler Formula 100... $10 at Academy. I grab lobsters with them, spearfish, cull shrimp, you name it.
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Here they are...
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Very cool. I hadn't considered that! Thanks for the tip!
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You really don't need "dive" gloves for diving. You will pay a minimum of $20 too much just because they are for "diving." A $6 pair of rubber palmed or nitrile gloves from wally world or any hardware store server the purpose just fine... I buy them a size small for better dexterity.

The best I have found are the Carhartt Men's Knuckler Formula 100... $10 at Academy. I grab lobsters with them, spearfish, cull shrimp, you name it.
Agree with this. Don't buy "dive" gloves. There are a ton of non-dive gloves on the market that work really well while diving etc... I used to buy the Riffe dive gloves because they were form fitting and worked good. At least till they ripped. I went through two pairs before I realized that I was paying too much for junk.
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I usually get work gloves at home depot or wherever else I find ones I like. They are considerably cheaper that dive gloves and to me hold up better when spearfishing grabbing lobsters or holding onto barnacle covered items.
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You really don't need "dive" gloves for diving. You will pay a minimum of $20 too much just because they are for "diving." A $6 pair of rubber palmed or nitrile gloves from wally world or any hardware store server the purpose just fine... I buy them a size small for better dexterity.

The best I have found are the Carhartt Men's Knuckler Formula 100... $10 at Academy. I grab lobsters with them, spearfish, cull shrimp, you name it.
yep, i use same type of gloves but a different brand from work. great gloves!
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I usually get work gloves at home depot or wherever else I find ones I like. They are considerably cheaper that dive gloves and to me hold up better when spearfishing grabbing lobsters or holding onto barnacle covered items.
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