I'm asking for help!
Might seem a bit of a cheapskate but
gill championship gloves short fingers are about £22, or for all winter sailing I wear gill neoprene gloves (about the same price) which are a life saver. Don't like the gill pro gloves personally.
I've had a couple of pairs of Gill Pro gloves that have lasted better than any other glove ever. They are a bit stiff rather like leather gloves used to be till you get them wet and then they are fine. I always end up with blisters just above the end of the glove on my 4th finger with short fingered gloves, I think it is probably from letting out the mainsheet, so I have always used the long fingered version.
With Megan on this one, but why pay £2.50?
Gill pro. Unless you want the disposable ones they knock spots off everthing else.
Gill Pro all the way. Have used the orange 'latex dipped' ones for a season and they work brilliantly but only last for one outing and you end up with a boat full of orange rubbery fragments where the things have been falling apart. As GGGGG says, buy the orange ones in bulk if you are going that way. Oh yes, buy the other-half a good pair of scissors as well for cutting the thumb and index finger tips off!
I've just bought a pair of Gill 'Helmsman's' gloves for winter sailing on a yacht on the Solent, they are quite expensive. I wore them sailing on the Solent on Monday and was delighted with their performance, they're flexible enough to handle ropes, wind winches and so. They are warm and comfortable but perhaps a bit bulky for dinghy sailing.
Fat Boy Slim
The B & Q or Screwfix ones with marrigolds over the top, hands stay taosty warm and dry all winter, oddly enough marrigolds are also awsome wet weather golf gloves too!
Well for my tuppence worth, the Gill Chamionship glove have always been a good mix of flexibility, feel and durability (once wet, as previous post)but they are definitely a consumable item, but ought to be good for a season, currently using Gill Pro as an experiment and they slightly tougher to wear and may prove to be more durable than the champinship ones.
Do Rooster still do the Aquapro gloves? If so they are the BOMB! Super-grippy, warm and lots of feel.
+1 for Rooster. They are grippy - Steve Cockerill was demonstrating just how grippy they are by wearing some and holding a rope. He asked my other half, Sandy, to pull on the other end and Steve was pulled almost right over as Sandy, being a builder, is a lot stronger than he looks!
Or try cnc fingerless horseriding gloves, same design and construction as the black and yellow Gill sailing gloves at a very reasonable GBP12.97...