Paydirt Home Locations Permit Map Equipment Permit Services Gold Price Old Forum Archive

Anyone tried Kevlar gloves?


#1

http://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/scuba-snorkelling/gloves-hoods/auction-1231770301.htm

I’m curious to know how they perform against the standard Duct tape gloves?


#2

still wear through… regular coatings of sikaflex in high wear areas helps


#3

still got mine in the shed with holes in the fingers. just not worth the money. I use $12 gardening gloves they last about 3 to 4 days with heavy usage. then the same again with tape round the fingers


#4

Yep, same experience here… still get holes so I also opt for cheaper gardening gloves that get chewed through every few days.


#5

the orange keene gloves are good they last a good few weeks+ a mate of mine had a pare that lasted a whole season but he has a 8 inch dredge so dosnt have to manually move many rocks :slight_smile:


#6

Good to know that. Thanks for the tips also.


#7

All divers gloves are crap for gold mining, I use the orange cray fibhing gloves, sometimes with a liner if its cold, no holes after one season


#8

He meant “fishing”.
They do look durable.


#9

blue showa gloves from wrightsons or a rural service centre are good. crevicing /sniping u will get 1 day out of a pair of dive gloves verses 6 days for showa brand. also they are compatible with a dry glove system for drysuits which a lot of people dont like but i could spend the day in 5 degrees C and be toasty warm.