Gloves for rowing, or am I just a softie?

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Calonnen
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Gloves for rowing, or am I just a softie?

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Any recommended rowing gloves? I find that doing the computer support thang doesn't harden up my hands enough for rowing, so then I get blisters at the base of my middle fingers on each hand when I pull any real distance.

Currently using a pair of padded cycling gloves, fingerless and comfy in the heat, but not sure that the seams are built properly for grasping an oar. Thanks.
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It's entirely up to you if you wear them or not. Some insist you mustn't/shouldn't whereas others would never row without them. I'm weird as I row with one glove on my left hand only (I like to be unique ;-) ). I wear some ultra-light Reebok ones - code: RAGL-11133CY (I think the "CY" means Cyan as that's the colour they are)
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I use Raptor gloves. Blisters are horrid otherwise. These are pretty robust and cheap

https://www.raptorsports.co.uk/index.ph ... duct_id=81
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These gloves are made for mountain biking, but they work very well to protect my hands from blisters.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GT ... UTF8&psc=1
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