Safety is very important in the sport of Archery and protective equipment for your hands is essential, especially for someone who shoots often. Archery gloves can make your shooting experience much more comfortable. They help protect your fingers against the pressure of the bowstring while shooting for prolonged periods of time. They are also ideal for cold weather when your hands tend to crack more than usual. Imagine a bowstring slicing against chapped hands – ugh – painful!
Archery gloves come in several styles including the 3-finger shooting, the full finger leather, and gloves that only cover the tips of your fingers. Leather and canvas are used often because of their durability. Full gloves made of leather are often not very breathable, so several gloves are designed with a narrow strip of leather on the back of the hand.
Below are some of the best archery gloves on the market:
#1: Damascus DWC Archery Shooting Glove
This is a 3-finger design that will fit the right or left-handed person. It is made with 100% top quality, soft and supple, drum dyed leather. Fingertips have been reinforced to provide additional durability and comfort. This glove offers excellent sensitivity for proper feel of the string. A Velcro strap enables adjustment of the glove to various sizes, from small to extra large.
#2: October Mountain Products Traditional Glove
October Mountain Products’ goal is to enhance the archery experience – nationwide. Their traditional glove, made from premium-quality handcrafted leather, helps meet that goal by providing optimal protection and comfort with full coverage to your fingers. The reinforced tips keep fingers from becoming red and raw, and the Velcro Brand strap adjusts to keep the glove secure and give you the perfect fit. To top it off, a “Mountain ManGear” logo is nicely embossed on the top which gives an extra appeal.
#3: Buffalo 3 Finger Design Archery Protect Glove
This snazzy looking 3-finger glove is designed to provide the ultimate protection and comfort while shooting. Made of pure thin, soft, but durable leather, it is 7.5 inches and offers outstanding sensitivity for proper feel of the string. Reinforced tips ensure that these gloves will last for years to come. They are designed for right and left-handers and are ideal for shooters who practice tactical combat and traditional archery. In addition, the design makes the glove breathable because your whole hand is not fully covered.
#4: Manzella Productions Bow Ranger TouchTip Glove
Manzella has over 30 years of experience making products for people who are active in all types of outdoor conditions. They have a line of gloves that definitely provides ultimate coverage for the shooter. Although the gloves appear to be bulky, they are actually touch screen compatible and precision-fit bow hunting gloves. The 4-way stretch anti-microbial power fleece shell is highly breathable and the lining is soft and cozy. A bow release collar enables individuals to wear a wrist release against their skin, while still being protected from the elements. The palm of these gloves has “Control Trax” which is a rubberized gripping surface developed by Manzella.