Soft and lightweight American goat skin. Goat skin has a tight grain and it's lanolin oils offer mild water repellency. Very good abrasion resistance and tolerates moisture well. A work and riding glove that will last a very long time. All purchases are cut and hand sewn to order. Please allow one week for product to ship! All leathers come from natural hides which may contain scarring, giving each pair its own character.
Measure around your palm... If you don't have a soft tape measure.. use a string, mark it, lay it flat and measure it. This will give you your general size. If you like more or less room you could go up or down from there. See illustration by going to top of the website and selecting About :: Sizing.
2.5-3oz American goat skin
Drum dyed in the United States
Made in Bend, OR, USA
Unlined for Spring, Summer and Fall work and riding
We have 2 pairs of these gloves, and we just did quite a bit of prickly garden work today, and these gloves are amazing.
I want to start out by saying that this is my third pair of Sullivan gloves (buffalo and elk skin lined are other two). I also struggled to rate the glove because I wanted to be fair and honest both to Sullivan and to anyone looking to purchase a decent pair of gloves and is on the fence because of price. Pros: Smooth leather, good construction (except for the reason it gets a 3 star and not more), good fit for me. Cons: Left thumb feels very awkward, the threading comes in front of the thumb. When the glove is laid flat you can see it point very differently. The pinky on the left hand is twisted too much also and is the longest of the fingers. So that combination puts the seam in front of the flat of the finger. Finally the index finger for the right hand also is overly twisted putting the seam in front of the flat of the finger. Finally at this price you expect perfection. Had I seen this at a store I would have skipped it and got the pair that looked more decent. Now the reason I could not give it a two star rating is that those are defects that were probably made by accident or someone new, whatever the case, but the construction and materials are still beyond what you get at your local Cabelas or hardware store. I went out and bought 3 pairs from my local farm&fleet. A deerskin, cowhide and a goatskin because I wanted to compare. And the Sullivan’s still feel better than the others. The deerskins came close but the seams on all 3 are more pronounced and more noticeable. So while my Sullivan goatskin gloves are a little Frankenstein they still feel much better then the other made in Asia ones. The craftsmanship still comes through in the USA made pair.
Thanks for this in depth review! We appreciate your feedback, if you ever feel like the fit isn't spot on reach out to us and we will make it right before you start to wear them.