I hope you’ll agree with me when I say:
“Your hands are very delicate tools that need to be looked after, especially if you plan taking up archery on a fairly regular basis.”
For centuries, man has used gloves to protect his hands from various archery related injuries. These gloves also enhance grip for the archer.
Best Archery Gloves Reviewed
We have compiled a list of the best archery gloves to protect you and enhance your performance as an archer.
The first glove we’ll go through is the Neet Suede. The three finger design means it can be used by either left or right handed archers. It is soft and comfortable glove that provides protection with its thickness on the fingertips. This is an ideal pair for longbow archers as well as field and barebow archers. It is designed for strength and protection without hindering dexterity.
There have been a few problems that some users have given voices to recently. The first of which being the thickness of the leather. Some people felt that the leather didn’t adequately protect their fingers from the harshness of the bow.
Over all this seems to be a really solid product. The customer review pool is filled up in the praise department. People from different backgrounds and with varying ability and character traits sing the praises of this glove.
The next glove we’ll look over is the Damascus. Made entirely out of leather, this soft and supple drum dyed glove provides outstanding levels of sensitivity. The classic three finger design being implemented here allows this glove to be used by both hands. It has reinforced fingertips for added comfort and durability. The adjustable Velcro strap makes this glove all the more comfortable and user adjustable.
There have been a few issues that have been brought up, however, that need to be taken into consideration. The biggest problem has been the quality of the build.
Over all though, these seem to be a great pair of gloves. The thinner design gives it a more natural feel to it. The Velcro strap stays firm around the wrist and the glove stays snug and feels good with no slipping or movement.
The next glove us the ArcheryMax. This cow leathered ambidextrous glove has an outstanding level of sensitivity for proper feel of the string. The adjustable Velcro strap makes it more user friendly. The leather of the glove is quite soft and thin but designed to durable as well. The reinforced tips help to improve longevity. It’s very light weight which makes it very easy to travel with.
The problems that have been highlighted with this product is the design. This was seen to be a glove that catered for each hand but it seems that this particular glove is meant for left handed people.
All in all this is quite a great pair of gloves. If you are a left handed then you should really consider this pair. What it lacks in interchangeability, it more than makes up for in functionality. It looks great and works even better.
The next pair of gloves we’re going to look at are the OMP Mountain’s pair. This leather glove was handcrafted from premium cowhide. The simplistic three finger design gives it that interchangeability. Velcro wrist straps keep it fastened onto whatever you’d like to secure it to. Reinforcred tips increase the level of durability.
This attractive looking soft and supple shooting glove is seen as too delicate. In the eyes of many complainants, this glove is prone to breaking and tearing. Some people feel that it has no long term value and that it is more likely to tear apart before they finish their first light month of shooting.
Overall these seem to be some pretty great gloves. If you are more into the bare hand experience then this is probably the glove for you. Something a bit closer having the string from the bow between your fingers and feeling exactly when to let go.
This pair is said to have been designed to reduce finger fatigue and soreness. The wrist strap is easily adjustable and the entire glove breaks in pretty easily. It’s also designed to be quite comfortable to wear. The cloth back is the secret to the reduction in finger fatigue.
Again, the main issue with this pair was build quality. Some people felt that the finger contact points weren’t up to par with their expectations. Some claim that the material is too thin to offer any kind of career. Others claim that it is far too thick for their liking.
This seems like a decent pair of gloves. Most of the consumers that have purchased this product have been quite satisfied with its performance, look, and feel. You should strongly consider making this purchase.
|Fight finger fatigue|
Pellor’s Handmade 3 finger glove with durable leather had to make it on the list. The design is very minimalistic. The 7.5 inch length, outstanding sensitivity for proper feel of the string. Designed and built for only finger releases or mechanical releases.
So far we’ve only seen people having problems with the overall design of the Polly. Some people claiming that the design caused their fingers to twist in knots after they’ve shot.
This seems like a great glove to purchase. There weren’t too many complaints by the looks of things and the gloves seem to be flying off the shelves. There are very few products that resonate so purely with the target market. A good sign that a product is good is when it resonates with the customers.
The Hunting door 3 finger design glove is a lot like the Pellor. It has the long fingertip look and feel to it. It’s comfortable, easy to take on and off, and we’re told that they feel luxurious. They are easily modifiable. Like most leather items they need to be broken in a bit before they can be used to take shots.
Some minor complaints have been about the design style. Some have called it flimsy and claimed that it doesn’t sit on them too well. For people with larger fingers, this design can actually pose a problem for those many men and women.
Overall this seems like a decent pair of gloves. They are quite affordable and they are quite effective. The few issues that we have here and there could be lived with, depending on the hands of the owner.
The next pair of gloves have a classic 3 finger design, adjustable wrist strap with an elastic insert for a more comfortable fit. They are designed to prevent pain in the fingers when hunting for long hours. The soft and durable cow leather gives life to the gloves. They are light weight, convenient and easy to carry.
This has all the hallmarks of being a great glove. It has the support of the people and it has the sales to match it.
|Not enough protection|
The next pair of gloves are a tad bit different from the rest. This left hand guard was designed to ensure a comfortable and snug fit. The Adjustable wrist strap makes it a little more form fitting. It could also prevent your hand from hurting when shooting with a longbow. All the gloves on the list have a 3 finger design but this one incorporates less of your appendages. The other gloves were concerned with the pulling of the string while this one is more focused on the hand that holds the bow.
For every good idea, there are a few flaws and this one is no exception. The positioning of the leather is dependent on how one holds the bow and because we are all different, we have different ways of holding a bow.
Over all this is a great product. It caters to a very niche kind of market because the type of arrow you use will determine its necessity. It’s said to be comfortable when it fits and we have no reason to doubt this.
|Not as inclusive as we would’ve hoped|
Another three fingered design makes it on our list and this time it comes from ZHW. Unlike the other ones though, this one looks a little different. It looks a little bit sleeker. Like the others, though, this one has an adjustable strap, light weight, and curbs certain types of injuries. It’s also quite affordable so that doesn’t hurt its rankings.
There were a few issues with this product that should be addressed. The first of which is probably the most dangerous. The fingertips are quite slippery because of the finish on the leather so this results in arrows getting loosed unintentionally and that can either be a humorous mistake or a deadly headache.
All in all, this is a decent pair of gloves. The statistics tell us that an overwhelming majority of the people that purchase these gloves are happy with their purchase. They love the way it looks, the way it feels, the way it breaths with them. It almost has a life of its own.
Archery Gloves Buyer’s Guide
There are a few things you need to keep in mind when you’re purchasing a pair of gloves. The art of purchasing gloves is exactly that; an art. There is a finesse that comes with it. You need to understand yourself, firstly, then you need to understand the world you’ll be involved in. A good grasp of the archery will probably help you identify where you need to look for information.
We’ve mentioned it more than once in this article. Knowing your hand dimensions is a crucial key to making a good purchase. Understanding how you would naturally hold up a bow, for instance, is some really important information and it also brings us to the next sub heading.
Know thy game
Knowing what kind of Archer you are can tell you whether a purchase is a necessity or luxury. If you cannot understand these two points then you’re going to make consistently effective purchases on purpose.
A good pair of gloves can either set you back or propel you forward. Gloves can aid or ail your performance. A good understanding of a few key concepts can get you on the right path to growth and flourishment. The bad decisions will either be a learning curve or a nail in the coffin, dependent on how you look at things. Try to keep an upbeat attitude and you should be alright.