What Are The Longest Lasting Working Gloves?

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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I have good gloves for fueling, but what I need is a good, long lasting work gloves. Any suggestions?

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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I use cheap ones that come in a two pack from Walmart.

Brian's Comment
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Home Depot also has a 3 pack for 5 dollars.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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I've become a fan of Bellingham Wonder Grip gloves. The ones I use are fleece-lined, so they're great in winter. They're nitrile-coated on both sides, so they're waterproof, double dipped for durability, and very grippy. Theyre fantastic for chaining up, because your hands stay warm and dry while you're wrestling with cold, wet, slippery metal, and they'll last upwards of 9 months before you get any tears in the rubber. I usually get mine at a workwear store near my house for around $7 a pair.

Amish country's Comment
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I've been using basic leather work gloves from harbor freight. 5 pack for like $8. Gloves only last me 3-4 months because of the valve handles and hatches so I can't justify spending to much on them.

Cwc's Comment
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Depends on what your doing with them. I pull a food grade tanker and the best I've found are the CAT gloves with a rubber palm. Why? Cause they're only 10 dollars a pair and every time I unload it's a coin toss as to rather I'll have to throw them away because some of the stuff I unload will not come off. Or it turns rubber into goo in a few days with heat.

So depending on what you do don't focus on it lasting forever.

Rob S.'s Comment
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I've become a fan of Bellingham Wonder Grip gloves. The ones I use are fleece-lined, so they're great in winter. They're nitrile-coated on both sides, so they're waterproof, double dipped for durability, and very grippy. Theyre fantastic for chaining up, because your hands stay warm and dry while you're wrestling with cold, wet, slippery metal, and they'll last upwards of 9 months before you get any tears in the rubber. I usually get mine at a workwear store near my house for around $7 a pair.

I bought 2 pair of these for handling the cold, wet hoses we use for loading milk. They're really keep my hands warm and provide lots of grip on the 3" hose. Trouble is they're such nice gloves I hate to get them dirty :)

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Hours Of Service

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Thanks guys for the info. When I drove a fuel tanker before, I would have the fuel gloves and would last about 4-5 months. But if I am to go into dry van or refer, then I would need something different. I guess cheap Walmart gloves will work.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
G-Town's Comment
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Harbor Freight is my sole source for gloves; fuel, work and cold-weather work.

I bought a pair of their mechanics gloves (with the knuckle-protection) 3 years ago...wash them when they get really dirty, however they are showing no signs (yet) of significant wear. They cost me $9.99 with a 20% off coupon. Fueling gloves; same place, a 3 pack for (if I recall correctly) $5.00. Considering the type of work you are about to do is very similar to me), you do not need a super heavy-duty set of work gloves. Fit and comfort is first on my list, second is durability. The Harbor Freight product has provided me with what I need, while offering grip assistance and superior protection. Can't ask for more than that.

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Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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I've been using RW brand gloves from Menard's for a while now. They are leather palm, with a synthetic fabric woven back, and I handwash them using Dawn dishwashing detergent when they get really cruddy (about every three months). They are not great in the winter, as they are not insulated, but they are my go-to for day to day stuff. My current pair is about a year old now... they last about 12 months before the thumb seams start to ravel. In the winter, I use cheap leather palm / fabric backed ones. I do van work and I/M, so insulation isn't necessary as I'm not spending inordinate amounts of time outside of the truck. I keep palm warmer packets in the rig in the event that I will need to be out for extended.

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