I have found that sailing gloves work great on the tower and have used them
for years. The tips of the fingers are cut out, and makes it great for
handling nuts and bolts etc. They have extra leather padding in the palm.
The entire top of the glove is made of a stretch nylon material. I purchase
them at the local Marine shop. Try them and do not think you will go back
to your normal gloves. They worked great for climbing my AB105 towers and
working on antennas up on the tower.
73 Pete N4KW
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Smar" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2010 4:51 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower gloves redux
> At Home Despot today I bought a pair of cheap yet, I hope, effective
> gloves for use while climbing. They are made by Firm Grip (a Vietnamese
> company) and have padding in the palms and across the back of the third
> knuckles. They are washable and have a Velcro (TM) hook-and-loop type of
> fastener at the wrist. The price is $10. I found only large sized ones
> on the display rack.
> I haven't actually used them on the tower yet, but am looking for an
> excuse to climb so I can try them out. I will probably clip the
> fingertips off, though, for more dexterity with hardware atop the tower.
> 73 de
> Gene Smar AD3F
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