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The Rancher

SSG Riding Gloves
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Why We Love This

The Rancher Gloves are made from genuine North American deerskin and are favorites for roping, riding and working! Imported.

Favorite Features

  • Gun cut finger treatment
  • No finger seams on the palm side of the glove allow for a far more comfortable feeling in the saddle
  • Elasticized wrist for easy on and off

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The Rancher is rated 4.64 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still Kickin' after 5 Years I have had my rancher gloves for 5 YEARS! And I don't plan on throwing them away any time soon.  I'm from New England and our summers are very humid, and even though these gloves are all leather my hands never get over heated. The leather breathes wonderfully and you will always have a solid grip on any type of rein.  My gloves have endured endless sweaty rides, emergency hose-downs, feeding slobbery apples, handling muddy boots, and even having dirt ground into them from nasty falls.  After all of that they are still holding strong with no rips, tears or holes. They only become more moulded to the form of your hand : )   
Date published: 2013-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft as butter These gloves are soft, smooth, flexible & fit good. Excellent riding glove because you can still feel the rein in your hand. I plan to purchase another pair.
Date published: 2013-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from work gloves Excellent fit comfortable and wear well around the barn
Date published: 2012-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as a custom glove I am spoiled. For years, I had a person make my gloves from a template of my hand. When he retired, I thought no problem, plenty out there on the market. How wrong was I! The fit, the quality, the performance all paled in comparison to my custom gloves until I found the SSG Rancher gloves. They are the closest I have found to my well-loved custom gloves. They are of very good leather, high quality, great stitching, and amazing fit. The downside is that you sacrifice some durability for comfort, which I am willing to do. My custom gloves lasted about 9 months, where these last about 6 months of daily use. I am an SSG buyer for life.
Date published: 2012-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tough and comfortable Fits very well, and is very tough. But not very warm. Wish I got the lined ones for working in winter weather.
Date published: 2011-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gloves! I love these gloves. I have always used work gloves but the ssg ranchers are the best for barn work and riding. They are tough enough for working around the barn and thin enough to ride in without losing contact/feel for the reins.
Date published: 2011-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent work/riding glove, but... I bought these gloves because I'm sick and tired of gloves that fall apart in 3 months or less. I have large hands, with wide palms and long fingers, so I ordered a 9. They're just a little bit too big- not enough that they're uncomfortable to ride in, but I do have to pay attention so that the fingertips don't get stuck while I tighten the girth. I really wish they offered 1/2 sizes, as I know for a fact that the 8's are too small. They have fairly good grip on the reins, and certainly don't cause rubs or blisters, but they do stain my hands yellow, if I have a particularly sweaty ride. I have a feeling that these will be relegated to the work glove category, as soon as I find gloves that fit me well, and actually LAST!!
Date published: 2011-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I wouldn't buy them again I bought a 7, my usual glove size and they ran very large! I was never able to wear them because they always slid off my hands. When I wasn't morving, the gloves fit well in the fingers (length wise), but everything was just proportioned bigger. The elastic at the wrist isn't very tight so they wouldn't stay on. I know they are meant to be a looser fitting glove, but I just couldnt get them to work for me. The seams in the fingers were bulky and made my hands feel cumbersome, but man oh man are they warm! I really do wish they had fit me better!
Date published: 2011-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love these gloves I haven't been able to use this product for years!! I am thrilled to be wearing them again!!I wear these gloves ALL the time!!! I ride in them, work in them and even wear them around town when my hands are cold--vourse I live in an area where a lot of men wear cowboy hats too!
Date published: 2011-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These gloves are the greatest I absolutely adore these gloves. The Ranchers are buttery soft, yet grippy. I purchased them in a size 7, my normal glove size, and they are a tiny bit big. Even with the little bit of extra room, the gloves conform to my hands and allow me to have excellent feel while riding. I have used my Ranchers on very hot, humid days and they have remained tacky enough to give me a good grip on the reins despite my mount's sweat. Also, my hands have not gotten too hot or too sweaty, as the leather really breathes.
Date published: 2010-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough gloves for everything These are tough gloves for any work around the house or barn or even for riding. I like how long they held up versus other leather gloves I have tried yet still remain butter soft. I also like the fact they come in larger sizes to accomadate my long fingers. I just bought my second pair as my first ones are getting a little thin after 2+ years of use.
Date published: 2010-07-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not What They Used To Be I've used and loved SSG Rancher gloves for years, but I must agree with another reviewer who said the quality of these gloves has slipped - this is unfortunately true. The leather quality and craftsmanship are now poor, and I won't be purchasing any more of these gloves in the future. What a pity.
Date published: 2010-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gloves for hard riding! I love these gloves for the fall/spring riding seasons. The leather is soft but very durable. They have great grip and good feel (not too thick). They hold up to a lot of wear - the one glove I was not able to wear holes through in a couple months.
Date published: 2010-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable, Comfortable and Surprisingly Warm! My title says it all. My pair of these gloves are going on their 3rd year and still are flexible and have no rips or holes. They are my everyday gloves for everything from riding to barn chores. I have long fingers and most women's gloves do not fit my hand properly. These fit perfectly. I was even happily surprised to find they keep my hands quite warm on all but the coldest of days. Worth the money if you're hard on gloves and want a pair that can take whatever working around horses can dish out.
Date published: 2010-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good schooling glove I prefer deerskin gloves, which limits my available glove options; these are pretty good although I think that I like the SSGs a little better. I tend to wear mine only for riding and switch to rugged work gloves for mucking/chores, so that may be why they are holding up pretty well.
Date published: 2009-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warmest riding gloves I've ever had My hands are always cold in the winter, and they were toasty through my entire ride.
Date published: 2009-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all-purpose glove I keep several pairs of these gloves around the barn because they're so useful. My "clean pair" I lunge and ride in and my "dirty pair" I clean hooves and apply hoof medicine with. They're also durable enough for barn and farm chores like cleaning stalls, fixing fence and weeding. Did I mention they were durable?
Date published: 2007-04-09
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