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Dry Glove Material

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by eweingarden, Feb 10, 2021.

  1. Chris H

    Chris H Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: LaCrosse, WI
    420
    155
    I've been using the Atlas 660 PVC gloves for a lot of years (probably 20) They are cheap, and durable. The downside may be the dexterity, and when they are cold they are tough to get on. It was -2°F on my most recent dive, and the gloves aren't very pliable in those temperatures. There is a nitrile version CS720 that is supposed to be more durable and offer better dexterity, but it didn't come in a large enough size for me. I wear the 2XL 660. I use them with Si-Tec rings.
     
  2. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Torrance, CA
    9,520
    9,924
    I use 2XL 720s quite often. They're stretchy.
     
  3. bobmaggi

    bobmaggi Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives:
    Location: Michigan
    274
    47
    I just changed over to the 720’s, size wise they are smaller than the 620’s but seem more flexible. I need to use them a few more times in cold water to see if I like them better than the 620’s.
     
  4. eweingarden

    eweingarden Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Canton, CT
    282
    42
    Any difference in durability from one material to another (latex vs nitrile vs pvc)?
     
  5. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Torrance, CA
    9,520
    9,924
  6. eweingarden

    eweingarden Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Canton, CT
    282
    42
  7. eweingarden

    eweingarden Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Canton, CT
    282
    42
    Max - As this is my first experience with dry gloves, I'm not sure how to size them. I see you use a 2XL. My hand measures 9" across the knuckles, and then add the thickness of a liner. What is your hand size that warrants a 2XL? Thanks.
     
  8. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Torrance, CA
    9,520
    9,924
  9. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
    4,103
    3,980
    I assume you meant to say around the knuckles? My hand is 9” around, prefer 2x gloves so I can fit thick liners.
     
  10. eweingarden

    eweingarden Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Canton, CT
    282
    42
    Yes, I meant the circumference. Thanks for the photos.
     

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