Great glove, once broken in
After a couple seasons, found this glove to be 'just right'.
When brand new, they are a bit stiff. After a few uses, it breaks in great. The feel a bit heavier and substantial than other similar gloves. They don't have the best INITIAL feel compared to other gloves, but don't let that worry you!
Buy the size that is the same as your t-shirt size for a good fit.
velcro closure is in a great spot. Other gloves with the closure on top, catches on things, and gets annoying. Not a problem with this glove.
They feel like a second skin once they are broken in.
Felt comfortable regardless of the outside temprature. Even in 90+ heat, the gloves did not overheat your hands. I almost never take them off when sailing.
Again, give time to break them in for best results. Once the palms get a bit of fuzz on them from use, the performance gets even better.
Great sail gloves that should last a while, based on others' reviews. They fit well (I got a small and consider myself a medium-sized woman). They're flexible and comfortable (ok, hot in NV, but worked just fine in Rhode Island!) Get lots of compliments on them. I didn't find them stiff at first at all-- didn't take but one sail to "break them in". I got 2 pair by accident, and am thinking of keeping them both!
They are comfortable and work perfect for my usuage. I wear them for tying lines and fenders. They save my hands from getting scrapes and pieces of skin missing.(I know that sounds weird but it happens) When they are new they are a little snug but they loosen up with use. I am very happy with them.
Best gloves around
These gloves are the best around (for keelboats). They're the only gloves I've found that last more than a season of club races - and these last for years of much more intense racing.
The only reason I needed a new pair was as a gift for crew!
Best gift one could givbe
The gloves are soft to allow flexability and durable. The leather palm grips the wheel nicely on our 42' sailboat and prevent and slipping. They run true to size and when these wear out, which won't be anytime soon, they'll be replaced with another identical pair.
These are THE gloves!
These gloves are the only gloves to have! At first fitting they're on the stiff side but after a few hours of sailing and working the lines they conform to your hands. They have more protection in the palm and finger areas where it's needed.
one size bigger
This is the first pair of Pro gloves I have ordered. I've owned about four pairs of Gills and two pairs of Harkens over the past 5 years. I have always worn a Large, but in this size I apparently need an XL.
Quality glove for a fair price
Got as a gift and am very happy with them. Outside of my usual price range for gloves but can say they are well worth the upgrade!
Good solid glove
Good glove it works best when not constantly being wet but I have enjoy the use of these gloves. This is my second pair.
Gill Gloves - well worth the money
These gloves work great - especially when it gets a little bit colder in the spring or the fall and in rainy weather.