SmartPak Monday Morning Feed: Time To Get Your Glove Tan On

Warm weather is finally here, which means more and more riders are rocking the T-shirt or short-sleeve polo to go riding. And that means one thing: time to build a glove tan. Grab some sizing advice and glove reviews from our friends at SmartPak!

After a winter like the one we’ve just had, it was almost with relief that I noticed my first minor sunburn of the year. (Disclaimer: protect your skin and slather on some sunscreen, or wear a long-sleeve sun shirt!)

More time in the saddle and more hours at the barn mean increased chances of building an equestri-tan: you know the one, with the pale breeches- or jean-covered legs, the tanned arms and the untouched hands thanks to rocking gloves all summer long. Sure, we might look a little silly elsewhere this summer, but a good pair of gloves is essential for barn work, whether you wear them to ride or have a working pair for putting up hay or fixing fence.

Getting the perfect pair of gloves starts with the perfect fit, and SmartPak is here for you with a quick video on how to measure yourself for your glove size:

Finally! Now that you’ve established your glove size (don’t lie — who else has been making educated guesses all these years?) you can head over to to the full array of gloves and start shopping!

Here are a few favorites from the SmartPakers: Sarah loves the SSG The Rancher for getting work done around the farm…

…while Cora is a big fan of the Noble Outfitters Perfect Fit Cool Mesh Glove:

Whether you ride hunter/jumper to dressage, working ranch to working around the ranch, there’s a perfect glove for you. Go SmartPak, and go riding!

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