Sailing gloves offer three advantages: protection, grip and warmth. The primary use for sailing gloves is to protect your hands from rope burn and blisters. Traditional gloves offer reinforced palms and fingers to keep your hands guarded when pulling lines. Choose gloves based on the protection you need: fingerless which cover 3/4’s of all fingers; 3-finger which cover the last three fingers completely and the thumb and first finger ¾’s of the way; or full finger which cover all fingers and the thumb completely. When sailing in colder conditions, you will want gloves that supply warmth as well as hand protection. Glove liners offer additional insulation while winter gloves often supply waterproof warmth. Junior gloves offer great protection for your hands and are sized for kids.