Hi, I like my SealSkinz waterproof gloves very much for fishing. Not sure
whether or not they would work well for milking. The gloves are a little
bit thick - similar to cool-weather knitted wool gloves made from
fine-to-medium yarn. I don't know if that would be a problem or not. As you
can see in the photos, the palm and fingers are covered with little grippy
dots - rubber or something similar. The dots do not stick out very much, so
maybe they would be fine. I am guessing that keeping them cleaning might be
the biggest issue. The outer covering (not the waterproof membrane) is a
porous, knitted material, as I mentioned above. I suspect laundering them
might be the only way to completely remove the inevitable cow poop.
You might consider the thinnest NRS neoprene gloves. They would be about
the same thickness and might be easier to clean.
Good luck with your search. If you find the perfect milking gloves, you
should think about partnering with the maker to market them to dairy farms.
It would be a great service.
Answered on 12/18/2012 by Anonymous