Whether you sail recreationally or in races, life on the open water can be tough on your hands, particularly when you're in the middle of rough seas and harsh weather conditions. Constantly handling abrasive lines, oaring and heavy gear can cause blisters and friction burns, and when combined with bitter temperatures and cold winds, this can become quite uncomfortable to live with.

Beyond superficial injury prevention, sailing gloves can also give you essential grip, waterproof protection and even improved dexterity while you're out on your boat.

So how do you go about choosing a pair of sailing gloves? And what exactly is on offer?

At Mylor Chandlery, we offer a selection of brand leading gloves, tried and tested by sailors, and designed with unique features to improve performance and ensure you get the very best out of your next casual or competitive sailing adventure...

Crewsaver Short Finger Glove

Made especially for professional and novice watersports enthusiasts, these short finger gloves give you the perfect combination of finger dexterity and palm protection. They also come with a comfortable neoprene wrist and a spandex construction for enhanced movement.

Gill 3 Seasons Gloves

So lightweight, you almost won't know you're wearing them! Offering grip, flexibility, durability excellent abrasion resistance, and more, these quality gloves also come with extra length on the cuff to tuck into your jacket as well.

Gill Neoprene Winter Gloves - Black

A must-have for winter, these Gill gloves are made from high-performance materials that provide brilliant grip, dexterity and durability. They also come with water-resistant liquid taped seams to protect against water ingress, a smoothskin wrist seal to prevent cold water flush and Sharkskin palms for superior grip in wet conditions.

Gill Short Finger Deckhand Gloves - Grey

If dexterity and performance are what you're looking for, try the Gill Short Finger Deckhand Gloves, equipped with tactile thumb and forefinger design, double-layer Amara® reinforcements that dry quickly and won't absorb or hold water and UV protective 4-way stretch fabric across the back.

Henri Lloyd Deck Grip Gloves Short Finger

Built to withstand the heaviest of use that any active sailor can throw at them, the Deck Grip Gloves offer a great blend of dexterity and protection against water infiltration. They also come with Amara reinforcement Kevlar thread, Neoprene wrist closures and an articulated design for easy movement.

Crewsaver Three Finger Glove

Looking for a great multi-sport glove? The Crewsaver Three Finger Glove offers flexibility and palm protection along with a cut-off thumb and forefinger design, reinforced with additional stitching for longlasting wear.

Gill Helmsman Gloves

Probably our most rugged on-deck glove, the Helmsman is waterproof and breathable with a Thinsulate insulation design to trap and hold body heat and Dura-Grip™ on the palm and fingers for durability, abrasion resistance and grip when you need it most.

Post By Ed Mason