Putting your hand in a hole to retrieve an object while metal detecting sounds pretty safe until you grab onto a piece of aluminum can and slice your finger open. I know because I’ve done it!
All to often a beginner will start metal detecting without gloves either thinking they won’t need them or simply not realizing they may need them, only to find out the hard way. I can tell you that they are a necessary “tool” for your metal detecting arsenal, and In this post I will list some gloves that I have personally used or others that I know have used and recommend them.
Mechanix Gloves – very popular and not to expensive, these Mechanix Gloves are sturdy and provide much needed protection while metal detecting.
Fits and protects like a second skin. Developed to protect racecar mechanics from cuts, scrapes and abrasions. Unlike ordinary leather gloves, Mechanix gloves provide so much feel you can pick up thin washers. Machine washable Clarino is soft like cotton and wears like leather.
Hidden stitching eliminates snagging. Seamless thumb and index finger. Stretch knit/padded Spandex back. Streamlined elastic cuff with Velcro closure. Comes in all sizes and is machine washable!
Wells Lamont 3214M Work Gloves – Tough abrasive resistant timber grain pigskin palm with stretch spandex back. Lightly padded neoprene knuckle insert. Pigskin leather reinforced fingertips, first finger and thumb. Elastic cuff with hook and loop adjustable closure.
- Leather: 100% pigskin. Back 96% polyester, 4% spandex. Knuckle Strap: 100% nylon over neoprene. Insulation: 100% polyurethane foam
- Premium grain high performance pigskin construction
- Stretch fabric back with neoprene knuckle insert conforms to hand
- Comfort closure adjustable wrist fits snugly
- Reinforced leather finger and thumb tips add wear resistence
- Pigskin leather provides good abrasion resistance, allows great dexterity
Wells Lamont 555L Thick Rubber Coated Winter Lined Glove
•Contents: 100% nylon exclusive of nitrile coating. Linin: 100% acrylic.
•Nylon knit outer shell with a full knit brushed high bulk acrylic liner for cold weather warmth
•Fully coated palm and thumb with a 3/4 back coating of foam nitrile
•Water Resistant – Great flexibility and dexterity for cold weather use
•Precurved design for better fit and comfort and less hand fatigue from use
•Elasticized cuff keeps out the cold
Knit Glove with Textured Latex Coating, 12 pairs
•latex coating provide extra duty
•cotton and rubber coated with Blue latex
•All purpose handling
•Sold By Dozen (12 pairs)
Try this link for many more choices for metal detecting gloves – Wells Lamont gloves