Goatskin Roper Glove

United States
$53.00
Item No. 505
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The roper glove, originally developed as a riding glove, is available in goatskin. Goatskin is more dense than deerskin, and will provide protection when working with oil or diesel fuel. The gloves have a patch on the palm to resist wear. An elastic back provides security. Color is Natural. Made in USA.

The roper glove, originally developed as a riding glove, is available in goatskin. Goatskin is more dense than deerskin, and will provide protection when working with oil or diesel fuel. The gloves have a patch on the palm to resist wear. An elastic back provides security. Color is Natural. Made in USA.

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    • Natural
  • Glove Sizing

    Your glove size is the measurement in inches around the palm of your hand. Your glove size is the measurement in inches around the palm of your hand. If you are right-handed, measure your right hand. If you are left-handed, measure your left hand. Most of the Geier Gloves we sell are offered in sizes 6½ through 12, by half sizes (no size 11½).

    Measurement around Palm (inches) 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 12
    Glove Size 7 8 9 10 10½ 11 12
    Geier Mitten Size S M L XL
    Measurement around Palm (inches) Glove Size Geier Mitten Size
    6.5
    7 7 S
    7.5
    8 8
    8.5
    9 9 M
    9.5
    10 10 L
    10.5 10½
    11 11 XL
    12 12

  • More Info

    The Geier gloves we carry are made in the Gunn pattern, in full-grain leather. The seams along the fingers are at the back to provide longer wear, leaving a smooth surface where the fingers apply stress. There is a seam on the inside at the base of the two central fingers. Except on the lightweight gloves, welts are used on the seams of the thumb and base of fingers to protect the seams from wear. The thumb is the stick-out or wing pattern, for easy thumb movement.

    Leather gloves in normal use require little care. Gloves which are normally kept dry will pick up enough natural oils from the skin to keep them supple. If they do become wet, and somewhat stiff after drying, they will soon soften with wearing.

    After some period of use, especially a soaking, most leather will benefit from a good leather dressing. All Geier Gloves can be made more water resistant by applying Pecard Leather Dressing. The full grain western chrome tanned finish leather of the Deer and Elkskin gloves give a particularly exceptional grip on tools and reins known as a "Western Drag". Since this dressing leaves a slightly waxy surface, it will alter the Western drag characteristic. For this reason we suggest you test the dressing on the back of a glove to evaluate the change. The dressing will darken light leather somewhat.

  • Why pay so much?

    Our goatskin gloves are US made by a glove manufacturer who has been in business over 90 years. They've developed a set of good practices that they use with every pair of gloves made. Their experience, and the materials they use, make all the difference when you want a quality glove:

    -- Grade A, USA raised goatskin is used. Quality leather is the foundation of a good glove.
    -- An important feature of leather is that it has a memory. If it is stretched, it will return to its original size and shape. Our manufacturer cuts the leather with care, using the stretchy part of the leather over the knuckles and palm, where it is meant to stretch. The leather with the least amount of stretch is used from the fingertips to the palm.
    -- The seams along the fingers are at the back to provide longer wear, leaving a smooth surface where the fingers apply stress.
    -- Our gloves are offered in a full range of sizes. The right size glove makes a real difference to comfort and utility.

    There are much cheaper goatskin gloves available, many of them imported from Pakistan. These gloves are great when you need a single-use or disposable glove but please check the quality carefully if you want a glove that will last. Gloves made overseas are often made from a lower grade of goatskin that is first soaked in water. Once wet, the goatskin is stretched. In fact, six square feet of leather can become nine or ten square feet. That's 50% larger! This means that the goatskin is much thinner and vulnerable to ripping and tearing.

    Cheap gloves are often made in factories that switch between goods, and are not dedicated to glove manufacturing. These factories often lack the expertise and good practices so important to a high quality glove, such as using the stretchy part of the leather where it is needed. The gloves are often made in general sizes of small, medium and large to cut inventory costs. Wearing such a glove would be like wearing a pair of shoes in a small, medium or large -- not a good fit for most.

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