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December 03, 2021 4 min read

Sailing Glove Options at Sailing Chandlery

There are hundreds of pairs of sailing gloves available on the market today and we appreciate that picking the right pair for your type of sailing can be a tough choice. Gloves are so important to your sailing, get the wrong pair and you'll ruin your day, get the right pair and you'll be out there for hours in the harshest of winter conditions having the time of your life.

In this article we give you some insight into the sailing gloves we have available here at Sailing Chandlery and explain the key features that might be right for you and your type of sailing.

Winter Sailing Gloves

Zhik Superwarm Sailing Gloves

The Superwarm gloves are Zhik's premium winter sailing gloves. Made from 3mm super stretch neoprene with a soft fleece inner liner to keep your hands warm and toasty. The water repellent outer and the glued and blind stitched seams allow your hands to stay warmer for longer as the water is kept out of the gloves. 

These gloves are great for use for all kinds of water sports.

If you plan on using these gloves for sailing Zhik recommend that you put Zhik grip gloves over the top so you have the best warmth, grip and protection.

Key features of the superwarm gloves include:

  • Super Stretch Thermal Neoprene
  • Water repellent outer
  • Fast Drying Soft Fleece Inner 
  • Glued and Blind Stitched Seams
  • Pre Shaped Pattern for Reinforced High Grip Palm

Zhik G2 Long or Short Finger Sailing Gloves

The Zhik G2 glove is the most technical sailing glove they have made so far. The clever seams allow you to be comfortable whilst wearing these for long periods. The Kevlar stitching is durable and lasts the test of time. Extra padding allows these gloves to be used all year round and still keep your hands warm.

These gloves are packed full of features:

  • Re-inforced Palm and Finger Paneling
  • Durable Kevlar Stitching
  • Offset Paneling in Key Areas to reduce pressure point from the seams 
  • Durable Abrasion resistant outer face
  • Padding and Grip Further up your Finger to suit small and larger diameter ropes

Showa 451 Grip Gloves

Originally designed for construction these Showa 451 gloves are great for the colder months. The thermal lining and latex grip are extremely resistant to abrasion and will outlast any expensive sailing glove. The seamless design allows comfort and lowers the risk of any stitching coming loose.

Key features we love:

  • Extremely resistant to abrasion
  • Protects the hand in damp environments or against aggressive detergents or alcohols
  • Breathable back of the hand to reduce perspiration
  • The surface provides a tactile feel and excellent grip
  • Designed for easy movement and continuous wear
  • Seamless for optimum comfort
  • Colour helps extend wearable life

Gill 3 Season Sailing Gloves

As the name suggests the 3 season gloves can be worn all year round.

These gloves are constructed from lightweight neoprene and dura-grip on the palms, this provides you with exceptional grip whilst protecting your hands from the elements.

These gloves feature no seams on the fingertips and the pre-shaped construction to fit your hand. Wrap around palm protection offers flexibility and durability whilst remaining dexterity.

These Gill sailing gloves are great all-rounders with long cuffs you can tuck under your outer layers whilst doing any water sport.

Key features that make the 3 season gloves great:

  • No seam fingertips for improved comfort, fit, durability and dexterity
  • Wraparound palm protection eliminates uncomfortable side seams and complete wear protection
  • Pre-shaped construction fits your natural hand shape
  • Lightweight neoprene construction for warmth when wet
  • Extended cuff length makes it easier to tuck underneath neoprene layers or spray tops


Summer Gloves 

Zhik Tactical Sailing Gloves - Pack Of 3

The Zhik tactical gloves are gloves for all types of sailing. They can be worn over other gloves to give extra grip or worn alone for high sensitivity and flexibility. The seamless nylon liner and dipped outer make these gloves great value for money as the gloves come in a pack of 3 pairs.

Key Glove Features:

  • Super lightweight and flexible
  • Provides high sensitivity and dexterity
  • High grip sandy latex coated palm
  • Soft and seamless nylon liner
  • Comes in a pack of 3 pairs

Zhik G1 Sailing Gloves

The Zhik G1 has been designed for all sailors. Compared to the G2 gloves they are at a much more competitive price point but are more lightweight without taking too much away from the gloves.

Although they come in at a lower price they do this without taking away the great features:

  • Lightweight fabrication which is great for warmer conditions
  • Key performance details have been drawn down from our more tech gloves
  • Extremely comfortable with the ergonomic pre-shaped pattern and offset seams to eliminate bulk and pressure points
  • Re-enforced palm with targeted padding in key areas for comfort and performance
  • Breathable fabric on the back of the hand is light & strong for hotter days
  • Durable Kevlar stitching reinforces the glove

Showa 341 Flexible Sailing Gloves

The Showa gloves may not have been designed with sailing in mind but the advanced grip latex works in the wet and dry whilst being flexible and seamless.

Key Features of the 341 Gloves we love:

  • High levels of flexibility and softness
  • Engineered waterproof latex coating to palm and fingertips
  • Elasticated wrist provides a secure and comfortable fit
  • Breathable 13 gauge liner
  • Excellent dexterity and tactility
  • An ergonomic design that replicates the natural curvature of a human hand helps to reduce fatigue
  • Seamless for optimum comfort
  • Antibacterial and anti-odour treatment

Gill Pro Long Finger Glove

Gills Pro gloves are the best in Gill's glove range. The Proton-Ultra XD Palm allows the gloves to be durable whilst being soft and flexible. The gloves also feature Gill's tried and tested Dura-Grip fabric that doesn't compromise the durability of the gloves.

Key Features Of The Pro Gloves:

  • Notched finger construction with flex zones allows the natural articulation of fingers
  • Offset finger seams remove pressure points and help reduce wear
  • Wraparound palm protection eliminates uncomfortable side seams and complete wear protection
  • Pre-shaped construction fits your natural hand shape
  • Reduced cuff length to eliminate bulk and improve comfort
  • Rear volume adjustment for freedom of movement and increased wrist flex
  • Easy to grab silicone grip at cuff

Sailing Glove Options

Explore all of the sailing gloves we offer here at Sailing Chandlery and compare prices in more detail.