The Geier Glove company was established in Centralia, Washington in 1927. For over 80 years, they have been making leather gloves and moccasins by hand, as it should be. I have used a pair of their Elkskin Roper gloves for years for motorcycle riding and various other needs. They have worn like iron, and never failed me.
This fall, I decided to try a pair of their thinner goatskin gloves (model #330ES) for upland hunting and shooting. While goatskin is definitely a thinner leather, and may feel a little insubstantial at first, this is deceiving. Goatskin is actually quite tough for its thickness, wears very well, provides good grip and allows for more sensitivity than deer or elk skin, making it perfect for activities like shooting and finer detail work.
It’s also worth noting that goatskin can stretch a fair bit – I would encourage ordering a snug size. The pair that I currently own were a little tough to get on when I first purchased them – but with use, they now fit like a custom-tailored, second skin.
My Geier goatskin gloves are easily as well made and perfectly suitable to the task as some shooting gloves I’ve seen, and used, costing twice as much. All Geier products are made by hand in the USA. To learn more about Geier gloves, check out this very cool blog post over at Wood and Metal.