Double-layered leather protects the fingers. Mesh backing wraps comfortably around the hand. Adjustable hook-and-latch cuff holds the glove on securely during releases.
Tends to run small, so check manufacturer’s measurements carefully.
Durable elastic and polyester glove stretches to fit tightly to the hand. Fits left or right hand. Cow leather padding protects the fingers. Interior elastic loop helps tug the glove back into place quickly when needed.
Not as comfortable for heavier draws.
Great for left- and right-handed archers. Leather padding is thin enough to feel the bowstring yet still protects nerve endings. Synthetic glove stretches around the hand.
Stitching comes loose from the seams after only a couple of target shooting sessions.
A full-palm protective glove that uses thinner doeskin for improved bowstring feel. The leather breaks in quickly, within one or two archery sessions. Works best at draw weights below 50 pounds.
Tends to run large.
Archery protective gloves prevent injury to an archer’s hands and fingers. There are two types. Shooting gloves, worn on the hand that draws the bowstring, keep an archer’s fingers from getting irritated and sore from repeated draws and are the most popular type of protective glove. They feature thicker padding on the inside of the fingers, usually leather, which both protects the fingers and keeps the glove from wearing down too quickly. Beginners should look for a glove that’s comfortable with plenty of finger padding and that doesn’t need to be broken in. Hand guards, worn on the hand that grips the bow, prevent injury from the arrow shaft or fletches during release and are used mainly with bows that have no arrow rest. These are stiff and use thicker leather or plastic to shield the hand and thumb.
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