Spear fishing gloves, Advice on type? Are Tilos 1.5mm leather too thin?

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UnderWaterFlyerGuy

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I'm a new diver that will be spearfishing soon.

While checking for dive gloves that would be good for spearfishing, I was advised that some of the thick ones are uncomfortable, have poor dexterity, and wear out anyway.

I was advised to simply get the Tilos 1.5mm with leather palms.
1.5MM REEF GLOVE [G1316] :: Tilos, Inc

Should I consider something else?
 

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I have been using Mechanix brand automotive gloves while diving for the last 2 years. They make a couple different styles: Elastic wrist band, Velcro wrist and so on. They are easy to get on and off, and have held up great in the salt water. I just soak them in a bucket after the dives and let them air dry. You can get them at Walmart, any auto parts store, or your favorite Home Depot.
BTW, they are cheap too.

Stephen
 
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Thanks for the info.
I have been looking for a cheap "spare pair", or a more protective pair.
I like your idea for mechanics gloves, because I agree they should protect well, and I already have a pair or two of those!
I'll be diving near 100ft, and I'm a little concerned about thermal protection.
I got some advice on heavy Akona protective gloves that I may eventually get.
Akona ArmorTex Kevlar Glove @ Divers-Supply.com
I'm hesitant about increasing my dive equipment budget much more though.

I did find out the my current Tilos 1.5mm glove should work for a while, and being that I won't be diving every weekend like some, I searched out some TommySports 5mm gloves as a cheap alternative. $12 and free shipping.
BLACK 5MM DIVE HD GLOVES, SCUBA , SURFING, SNORLKING | eBay
These should be in the mail within a couple of days.
I ordered a dive hood through TommySports also.
Thanks for your advice and info... I think I'm in good shape with gloves for now.
 

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I'm a new diver that will be spearfishing soon.

While checking for dive gloves that would be good for spearfishing, I was advised that some of the thick ones are uncomfortable, have poor dexterity, and wear out anyway.

I was advised to simply get the Tilos 1.5mm with leather palms.
1.5MM REEF GLOVE [G1316] :: Tilos, Inc

Should I consider something else?

+ 1 for the akona kevlar. work great for cleaning fish too. worth the extra $
 

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I second the Mechnix wear gloves. I usually get a couple pair of the less then $20 pairs in keep them in my bag in addition to the ones Im wearing. They make great dive gloves for the money.
 

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5mm is a thick glove. I would cut off the right index finger of the glove (my trigger finger) so you can feel the trigger and not fire accidentally.
 
https://www.shearwater.com/products/perdix-ai/

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