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#1 Brandon J Barron

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 02:28 PM

What kind do you prefer? Dexterity to tie cables but insulated enough to pull scrims and move lights. Blew out another pair of gloves, soaked in the snow last night and am curious what type you all go for? Basic leather,"Setwear" or something else. And why.

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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 06:19 PM

Setware Hot Hands is the way to go for me. My pair has lasted me ages.
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 12:13 PM

I've got the setwear normal sort of leather gloves as well, but they seemed to have blown out pretty quickly. Holes all in the thumb and a few fingers. It's also a bit tough to go out and buy new gloves when you know new ones are going to cost you 40 bucks each time. (Not to mention their logo is so so gross.)

A lot of people I know go for some brand from home depot. I think it's CLC or something. They're just like, slim fitting leather gloves. Seem to do the job and they're 15 dollars.
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 12:49 PM

Wells-Lamont cowhide. Three pairs in a pack at places like Costco, Sams, etc., $20 or so. Cheaper gloves are made from pigskin and when they get wet, they dry stiff as a board. I don't use them for pulling scrims, I use needle-nose pliers or a C-74 for that. High heat is a killer for the stitching. I usually find that one or two finger pads wear first in my gloves, so reasonably priced, but durable is what I buy.
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Posted 05 February 2010 - 04:15 PM

I too have trouble finding good gloves. I had a pair of setwear HotHands that only lasted me through one gig in the desert.
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#6 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 04:17 PM

Jesus, one gig? I'd certainly give set-ware a call 'bout that. My pairs normally last me a good 6+ months of work before starting to fall apart, but the pair I've had now I've had for at least 2 years.
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Posted 05 February 2010 - 07:10 PM

I find that I primarily use gloves for matters of temperature (i.e. manipulating hot lights or keeping my hands warm when it is cold outside) rather than general protection. Work is just easier and more efficient without them. Skin is durable enough when you do enough work. Washing with soap a couple times a day keeps them from getting too dried out and nasty. I'll keep a pair of cheap leather work gloves handy, but I mostly use them for adjusting lights. Durability is not a huge issue, just some barrier between the hot surface and my hand. Pliers for scrims, it's just easier, especially when there are a couple in there and you need to pull just one. In cold weather I wear the warmest gloves I can find and just take them off when I need to do some intricate work. Sometimes the mittens that peel back to reveal fingerless gloves are handy. I know people rave about hot hands, but $40 for a pair of gloves seems silly (especially with such a gross logo).
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#8 Michael Collier

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:55 PM

Setware for normal shooting, but for cold weather I keep a pair of deerskin leather gloves with thinsulate insulation. Very thin gloves capable of manipulating cable, but warm enough for about -10 (and good to about -45 for short durations, I keep thicker gloves around during those days.)
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#9 John Sprung

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 09:10 PM

I find that I primarily use gloves for matters of temperature (i.e. manipulating hot lights or keeping my hands warm when it is cold outside) rather than general protection. Work is just easier and more efficient without them.


That's the way I always did it. Ordinary hardware store cloth gloves, with a heavy canvas loop sewed on so I could clip them on a belt hook. Needle nose or a small grip clip to pull scrims. Bare hands most of the time and gloves would last 6 months to a year.




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#10 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 09:16 PM

I do roughly the same, though I keep an older beat up pair of set-ware in my bag with no fingers for those type of moments. recycling afterall.
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