View Poll Results: What Kind of Extrication Gloves are the Best?

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    Question Question on Extrication Gloves

    I have a $40 gift certificate for GALLS that I need to spend quickly before it expires. I have been looking at extrication gloves and I was wondering what the best kind out there was...

    For anyone who has a pair of extrication gloves, has any experience with them, etc:

    What kind are they?

    Do you like them or not?

    What kind would you recommend getting?

    If you don't recommend getting a pair...what is something I should get that would be a good tool/gadget to have...

    Thanks!
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    I have a pair of mechanix gloves. They work well, but I think a decent pair of leather gloves work just as well. If you want a pair, I say go for it.

    If you don't already have it, I would recommend a length of webbing and a large caribeenor(sp) before the gloves. I use my webbing more than anything in my pockets.

    A multi-tool, like leatherman or gerber is another handy tool to have.
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    I've been wearing Crossfire gloves. They have a cut resistant kevlar palm and fingers. The gloves extends part way up the arm.

    For winter, I have a pair with goretex inside them to keep the fingers warm!

    The only negatives to these gloves is that they are not acid resistant and can be a pain if they get a bit wet....
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    I think they all do they job well.

    But I chose the mechanix gloves, as they were primarily nomex construction with kevlar stitching. I'd shy away from the nylons, even if they are "ballistic."
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    I use a pair of Valeo gloves. They are mechanic gloves and work very well, not as bulky as some of the other brands and good protection.
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    Regular ol non-fire fighting leather work gloves. I use 'em for extrac. and grass fires.
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    I'm with 33Motor. I use just a pair of leather work gloves.
    I do carry fire gloves in my bunkers though, which we all know are bulky and stiff when you need them.
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    I use Ringers, but that's only because they were an issue item in my Guard unit. I also have a pair of mechanics gloves that I use a lot. I would recommend that you see if you can borrow a coworkers and try them out. Get something that works for you and that you can work with.
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    I wouldn't use the "Mechanix" style gloves. They have several small holes for ventilation along the fingers. Slivers of glass and metal get in these holes easily, causing big trouble for your little digits. I use Ringers and love them; some of us have Shelbys and love them. It seems like the Shelbys have more gel in the pads, though.

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    Default I voted other

    Hi I chose other because I have the mechanix brand made with kevlar palms and knuckles. I have seen a lot of guys with the ringers with the gel palms and have seen the gel break and get all over. One instructor that i met saw mine and asked about them becaus ehis ringers broke and he allergic to the gel it made him break out on his skin nothing major just a small rash where ever the gel came into contact with his bare skin. Just my two cents worth thanks.

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    Originally posted by ThNozzleman
    I wouldn't use the "Mechanix" style gloves. They have several small holes for ventilation along the fingers.
    Not all of them... check them out.



    Can get pricey for this model, but they offer others with the same amount of protection, just not the "fire-rescue" model. I have their older version which is all nomex, and got them for $40 at a show. This one seems to have nomex on the palm side of the glove extending from cuff to up around the finger tips.

    http://www.mechanix.com/detail.asp?product_id=MN
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    Those look to be full-blown extrication gloves. I was actually writing about the off-the-shelf variety that you find in your local auto parts stores. The pair in the photo you posted look just like Ringers, to me.
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    Use the gift certificate towards a handlight or a Leatherman. Then go to KMart and buy two pairs of leather work gloves for $9.99. They will last almost as long, provide the same protection, and provide better grip and dexterity.

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    I have been using Shelby and feel they have the best fit that I have found so far....They hold up well and I reccomend them.
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    Question Alright So If I Don't Get the Gloves...

    ...Then what is something that I should get with the gift certificate???

    I have a leatherman, EMT-B Field Guide, Helmet w/ Leather Front, Fire Gloves.

    Any Suggestions on something you know GALLS has that you would recommend?

    Thanks Everybody!
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