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LiamL

I’m looking at buying some gear recommended by you guys who fossil hunt alot. Any recomendtations on nice gloves, preferably fingerless and very breathable. I’m also looking at buying some knee pads.

thanks TFF.

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Tidgy's Dad

I agree, any kneepads from hardware or sports stores should be acceptable.

Or you could do what I do and cellotape comfy cushions to your knees. :D

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Brett Breakin' Rocks

For gloves I've been using my sailing gloves that are finger-less ... from WestMarine which I believe is also in the UK.  They make inexpensive gloves that fit tightly and have breathable material on the back with a mix of soft leather and more rigid leather for the thumb and palm.  They are great for getting wet.  

 

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  Speaking of .. a lot of my dingy foul weather sailing gear has ended up on my equipment list .. haha ... including re-enforced neoprene booties for my feet and insulated neoprene and cloth socks.  Keeps my feet warm and safe in the creeks that I frequent. Rain or shine. And if you take care of the gear you will have it for years.

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Good Luck ...

 

Cheers,

Brett

 

 

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Herb

you can cut the fingers off any gloves. some leather weight lifting gloves are finger less and are very nice

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Troodon

It all depends on the type of collecting you are doing.  My collecting requires me to remove lots of over burden so I need high quality leather gloves with a palm pad to keep from destroying my hands.  I'm laying down a lot so elbow pads are a higher priority than knee pads.  

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caldigger

Fingerless would make gloves completely useless for me.I am constantly handling and sweeping sandy matrix to the side with my fingers. I usually wear through the finger tips on my gloves in a good day of digging. Think what that would do to bare fingers. Ouch!

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LiamL

Heres what i ended up buying online. 

I already have some full fingered gloves but they're very thin and dont have much grip to hold onto nodules while hammering. I'll take both.

 

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Troodon

Nice looks like you are all set for a good day of collecting, have fun.

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Tidgy's Dad
6 hours ago, LiamL said:

Heres what i ended up buying online. 

I already have some full fingered gloves but they're very thin and dont have much grip to hold onto nodules while hammering. I'll take both.

 

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Great! :)

All ready to go.

(but i think two gloves would have been better ;))

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Sagebrush Steve
On 5/20/2018 at 12:13 PM, Tidgy's Dad said:

I agree, any kneepads from hardware or sports stores should be acceptable.

Or you could do what I do and cellotape comfy cushions to your knees. :D

You should dump the cellotape and use superglue.  Then you’d never have to worry about them slipping off. :)

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Tidgy's Dad
Just now, Sagebrush Steve said:

You should dump the cellotape and use superglue.  Then you’d never have to worry about them slipping off. :)

Good plan.

I shall try it next time I go out collecting. 

And post pictures.:)

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caldigger
1 hour ago, Sagebrush Steve said:

You should dump the cellotape and use superglue.  Then you’d never have to worry about them slipping off. :)

Better yet just stitch them to your knees.

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RyanNREMTP

What I did for knee pads was recycle an old pair of SWAT pants that I used to have.  5.11 makes pants with a neoprene knee pad built into them.  I double upped the layers and am good to go. 

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