Ansell Activarmr Gloves for bush bashing

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Ansell Activarmr Gloves for bush bashing

Postby Huntsman247 » Tue 02 Oct, 2018 11:02 pm

With the weather warning up I tried some new bush bashing gloves. Got these from bunnings for about 20 odd bucks. I've found them to be excellent.
Great grip on the palm and ribbing on the back makes it good for scratching that itch on your nose without taking the gloves off. The palm is spikey Hakea proof but it penetrates a little on the back.
The back is breathable but supposedly cut resistant. haven't tried that out yet. Although the Hakea makes it thought it felt much much reduced.
My hands felt a little warm but it was a warm day and I had long pants and sleeves.
They have velcro tabs which does a good job securing the gloves tight.

I know there are cheaper similar styled silicone over cotton gloves but let's be honest lose gloves make doing things awkward.

I was enough impressed that I thought to share. Hope this is helpful to someone.
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Re: Ansell Activarmr Gloves for bush bashing

Postby Neo » Thu 04 Oct, 2018 4:08 pm

Serious looking gloves! Minus the logo they would work for a Dr Who alien costume :)
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Re: Ansell Activarmr Gloves for bush bashing

Postby GPSGuided » Thu 04 Oct, 2018 4:59 pm

Bunnings stocked some great work gloves but have since change brand. Irrespective, I have been reluctant to go with those rubber gloves (even if just on the palm side) for heat and moisture trapping. Have you found it to be problematic in this respect? I have preferred those rigging gloves with leather on the palm side.
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Re: Ansell Activarmr Gloves for bush bashing

Postby Huntsman247 » Thu 04 Oct, 2018 9:35 pm

GPSGuided wrote:Bunnings stocked some great work gloves but have since change brand. Irrespective, I have been reluctant to go with those rubber gloves (even if just on the palm side) for heat and moisture trapping. Have you found it to be problematic in this respect? I have preferred those rigging gloves with leather on the palm side.
It does trap a bit of moisture keeping the palms a bit sweaty. However it's more due to the sweat not being absorbed. Ideally i would like to find some gloves like the seal skinz all season glove without the waterproofing and insulation.
I didn't mind having them on all day. Although it may be a different story when it's 40 degrees but on a day like that I'll be hanging up the boots and using the flip flops instead.
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Re: Ansell Activarmr Gloves for bush bashing

Postby Warin » Fri 05 Oct, 2018 9:07 am

Really a question of what the weather is like.

If it is wet then leather tends to not the right choice.
If it is hot then anything water resistant tends to not the right choice.

Of course if I pack the leather gloves it will rain, water proof gloves and it will be hot, both and it will be hot and rain .. and then I'd prefer to go without gloves ... except for the vegetation. :?
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Re: Ansell Activarmr Gloves for bush bashing

Postby Huntsman247 » Fri 05 Oct, 2018 5:31 pm

Warin wrote:Really a question of what the weather is like.

If it is wet then leather tends to not the right choice.
If it is hot then anything water resistant tends to not the right choice.

Of course if I pack the leather gloves it will rain, water proof gloves and it will be hot, both and it will be hot and rain .. and then I'd prefer to go without gloves ... except for the vegetation. :?


Lol. Very true.
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Re: Ansell Activarmr Gloves for bush bashing

Postby wildwanderer » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 4:26 pm

Can you use a phone (swipe/pinch zoom) while wearing?
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Re: Ansell Activarmr Gloves for bush bashing

Postby Huntsman247 » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 10:17 pm

wildwanderer wrote:Can you use a phone (swipe/pinch zoom) while wearing?
Yes. Forgot to mention that. I could fully use the touch screen on my phone with the gloves. Worked really well actually even when they were wet with water. Only thing that didn't work was the fingerprint scanner obviously but swiping, pinching, tapping all worked fine.
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Re: Ansell Activarmr Gloves for bush bashing

Postby wildwanderer » Thu 11 Oct, 2018 2:43 pm

Huntsman247 wrote:Yes. Forgot to mention that. I could fully use the touch screen on my phone with the gloves. Worked really well actually even when they were wet with water. Only thing that didn't work was the fingerprint scanner obviously but swiping, pinching, tapping all worked fine.


Thanks Huntsman247 which bunnings was that at?

An annoying aspect of bunnings is for some reason they stock different gloves at different stores, and the gloves on the website are often not in the store but they have some other brand.. with different specs :x
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Re: Ansell Activarmr Gloves for bush bashing

Postby Huntsman247 » Thu 11 Oct, 2018 7:30 pm

wildwanderer wrote:
Thanks Huntsman247 which bunnings was that at?

An annoying aspect of bunnings is for some reason they stock different gloves at different stores, and the gloves on the website are often not in the store but they have some other brand.. with different specs :x


It was at South Nowra. Shoalhaven Area.
You might be able to get them from other online stores if not available locally. Ansell is a reasonably big brand.
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