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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.

Nomex Flight Gloves [Omaha’s G.I. Surplus]
Street Pricing [Froogle]

 

3 Responses to Reader Find: Nomex Flight Gloves

  1. eschoendorff says:

    Geez… I think I need to get some of those. I even like the gauntlet length.

  2. Jimbo says:

    They are not made for cold weather. They are for fire protection. Nomex is a great fire resistant material. They are very minimally warm. Leather gloves haven’t been worn since before Viet Nam.

  3. JohnMarsh says:

    Nice post and very informative details about Nomex flight gloves. I have gone through some articles about Nomex glove and i see that everyone agrees that this gloves are the best available today.

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