Brad writes: “These gloves are awesome. They’re made to use when its cold but you still have to manipulate small items such as aircraft controls. The Air Force issues them to pilots, and the Army infantry issues these to soldiers — they work much better than the standard issue leather. These gloves were the ‘thing’ before mechanic’s gloves came out. There are many varieties. This link is but one of them.”
The ones in the link are replicas, and I’d want to be sure that they’re really Nomex before I actually put their flame-resistance to the test. But that said, they might be pretty slick. If nothing else, they’d be great for putting on a trailer hitch in cold weather or such. I’m not sure how well they’d stand up to grease and oil.\
From Brad’s favorite G.I. surplus shop, they’re $30. Froogle turns up a number of versions starting at around $25. Looks like eBay’s your friend.