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Aircrew (Pilot's) Gloves

Aircrew (Pilot's) Gloves

Black Black
Lamb Nappa Lamb Nappa
Men Men
Pearl Pearl
Unlined Unlined
Women Women

Size & Fit
Reviews (27)

Designed to cope with the exacting standards required by modern pilots, this glove offers high levels of comfort and dexterity. Made from a top grade cape sheep nappa leather processed in the UK and supplied by Pittards, this leather not only has water and sweat resistant properties but through the use of Pittards Armortan® is more resistance to abrasion thus increasing the durability and longevity of the leather by preventing wear on contact surfaces and materials. The glove is table cut in the traditional manner and sewn full pique. It is supplied in both mens and ladies sizes. The ladies sizes are cut from true ladies patterns, not small mens patterns. Southcombe are one of two approved suppliers of this glove to the UK Air Ministry.

100% Water and Sweat Resistant sheep nappa leather

Usually one hand will be slightly larger than the other, typically the dominant hand (the right hand if you are right handed). Using a tape measure, wrap the tape around the dominant hand at the widest part (between your thumb and index finger) and make a loose fist. Make a note of this measurement and check our sizing guide below.


  • SIZE 7 = XS (17.8 cms)
  • SIZE 7½ = XS-S (19.1 cms)
  • SIZE 8 = S (20.3 cms)
  • SIZE 8½ = S-M (21.6 cms)
  • SIZE 9 = M (22.9 cms)
  • SIZE 9½ = M-L (24.1 cms)
  • SIZE 10 = L (25.4 cms)


  • SIZE 6½ = S (16.5 cms)
  • SIZE 7 = M (17.8 cms)
  • SIZE 7½ = L (19.1 cms)

We pride ourselves on quick delivery. Gloves are normally despatched on the day of order up to 2 PM, Monday to Friday, and sent by Royal Mail. Please select one of the following at the checkout.

  • UK Standard (Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded): £4.50
  • UK Next Day (Royal Mail Special Delivery): £7.50
  • UK Next Day on Saturday (Royal Mail Special Delivery Saturday Guarantee): £12.00
  • Worldwide (Royal Mail Airsure/International Signed For): £10.00

We hope that you will love your gloves, however we do understand that sometimes you may want to return a pair, or exchange them for a different size. We offer a no quibble returns policy on all purchased items within 28 days of order receipt and provide a returns form with every purchase. Please view our returns policy for further information.

5 Average Rating 5/5 (27 reviews)
5 stars The only real good one Written by

Don’t hesitate these are the best!

5 stars Fantastic buy and value Written by

These are a lovely pair of gloves,very well made and the leather is beautiful, mine are a bit baggy at the moment but they will shrink in the future and will be a good fit. Dexterity is not a problem i still have a good feel of the controls, in all a great buy at a very good price, you can get these gloves elswhere but they tend to be a lot more expensive to get.Exceptional and Highly recommended.

5 stars Excellent Pilot gloves Written by

I have purchased these RAF type flying gloves from Southcombe Gloves before. It would be incorrect to call them cheap, but they are better value than from various flight stores. That said they are exception quality and will provide long service, are beautifully made and are made from the best leather allowing for good feel of controls. I have purchased both black and pearl.

5 stars Gorgeous gloves Written by

Not many gloves you can wear whilst typing in the office, (I suffer with early onset arthritis in my finger joints) but these are simply stunning. Beautifully crafted, high quality leather, snug fit, they are definitely my new favourite item - plus I can answer and use my phone with them too!

5 stars Aircrew gloves Written by

Excellent gloves. Good fit, very good sensitivity. Fully fit for purpose.

5 stars Excellent gloves Written by

I was waiting for more than one year until the gloves are available in stock. The black gloves are very well made, provide excellent feeling, cool look, keeps my hands clean, and are suitable for all seasons while being outside. No need to take the gloves off when using touch-sensitive devices.

5 stars Aircrew gloves - superb Written by

I had previously hunted high and low to find a supplier of proper aircrew gloves. These are the real deal. I have both the pearl and black versions. The soft leather is of the highest quality and the construction and fit is perfect. I cannot recommend the product or Southcombe highly enough. The fact that these gloves are rarely in stock for long tells you everything you need to know!

5 stars Excellent gloves Written by

Bought these for my husband as he loves to wear them when on his Harley Motorbike. This is his 3rd pair and he loves them. Excellent quality and a great fit.

5 stars Great flight gloves Written by

I'm using these for helicopter pilot duties....excellent quality, fit and style! Delivery to Texas was quick and smooth, and I was impressed with assistance of Anna Medley with questions regarding U.S. currency conversion and sizing. Will purchase again!

4 stars Too Small Written by

Beautiful quality airman gloves. Unfortunately, they were too small for me and because I was shipping them to the U.S., it cost too much to pay for return shipping. I still have them, but they go unused as to their small size.

5 stars aircrew pilot's gloves Written by

Just bought my 6th pair of gloves bought over many years. Can't fault them. Very comfortable and easy to use the radio and transponder etc in the cramped confines of vintage aircraft. Stephen Briggs

5 stars Perfect Written by

Kwaliteits handschoenen. Goed gemaakt, goede pasvorm. Op basis van eerdere reviews heb ik een halve maat kleiner genomen. Dat is precies goed. Snelle levering. Ik kan deze handschoenen iedereen aanbevelen.

5 stars Air crew gloves Written by

Superb quality and fit. Incredibly quick delivery. Order placed midday, goods delivered first post next morning!

5 stars Rolls-Royce gloves for flying mammals Written by

Super quality craftsmanship. Nice long cuff. Good feel. I am training to handle bats (the fury flying ones), and these gloves are perfect to protect my hands from the odd scratch and nip but delicate enough to gently grip a small, fidgety thing. Not what these gloves were for, but ideal for the job. The sizing guide worked for me, however for a really snug fit it might have been worth trying 0.5 size down as mentioned in a previous review (by John).

5 stars Marshall Written by

These are very well made gloves with very fine stitching. They are genuine Military issue having an NSN. They are made from very soft leather and are very comfortable on. Time will only tell if they wear well and last.

5 stars The Right Stuff Written by

The original quality aircrew gloves and not the imitations you might find elsewhere. Despatched and delivered promptly. I shouldn’t say this but I would have paid more to get the genuine article. Well done and thank you Southcombe.

5 stars Finally dealing with the manufacturer! Written by

After many years of searching in vain for the black version of these gloves from pilots supply stores, I finally find out who actually makes them! When they arrived the quality was clearly above any I have bought before (I have 2 split pairs in my wardrobe). Great service and superb product. I will be buying more.

5 stars Great Written by

Fit, stitching, sturdy, quality leather.

5 stars Fast delivery Written by

From placing my order online to receipt of goods was a record 22 hours.  This being my fastest online purchase to date. Well done.

The gloves are good. I use them for driving. The last pair lasted me over nine years.

I recommend Southcombe to other potential customers.

5 stars Excellent! Thank you very much indeed. Written by

For the second time, this was a very pleasant and professional shopping experience with Southcombe. After having been told the price in Euros and being given the Southcombe bank account number, the order was dispatched very quickly four days later once the international money transfer had been accomplished. The parcel was delivered in Germany by Royal Mail’s subsidiary General Logistics Systems (GLS), nine days after ordering and the giro transfer. The gloves are of an almost white, very light grey-technical colour, exactly what I wanted. I am happy that they look so natural and not artificially white. Having a warm grip, they are very soft, perfectly crafted with a natural and unobtrusive smell. My chosen size of 9 1/2 fits perfectly, though the fingers could maybe be slightly longer. But I suppose that I will not notice that anymore wearing them one or two times. Come on, Brits, please consider staying in the European Union after all. The ease of the ordering process and the friendly, quick and professional delivery might make more customers from the continent come back to your offers.

5 stars Perfect gloves Written by

The gloves are perfectly tight and comfortable to wear. I wear them every day with my business suit.

5 stars Second time I buy them...excellent product. Written by

I've bought a pair of them a couple of months ago, when I was desperately looking for a pair of classy long leather gloves which were made for men. I was extremely happy when I found these gloves on Southcombe's website, but I was even more happy when I reached the parcel... ...they are simply amazing! The nappa is really perfect...extremely soft, but, since I'm not the kind of person who treats his garnments very well, I think they are also quite sturdy for being made of such soft leather...and I have the impression that they are really of outstanding quality. On the aesthetic side, they are exactly like in photo...and I really LOVE them! This is the second time I buy a pair of these and it's one of the very few times that I buy something just because I love it so much that I'd like to have more than a pair of it...I am extremely happy of this product.

5 stars Aircrew Gloves - First Class Written by

A high quality product, good fit, good RAF pattern. Best of the best.

4 stars Sizing Written by

The gloves are made from wonderful soft leather. The finger length is excellent. Would order 1/2 size smaller than your normal gloves as they tend to be a bit generous if you prefer your gloves initially tight. At the 1.2 half size smaller the finger length was excellent (I normally wear an 8 and have tried both an 8 and 7.5 and preferred the 7.5)

5 stars Aircrew glove Written by

Receive on time, very nice, cosy and comfortable....

4 stars Aircrew Gloves (Black) Written by

I ordered these gloves (black) as I wanted something for work that could withstand the punishment from moisture and heat by being worn from 2 - 5 hours per day, inside the cockpit of very light training (VLA) aircraft where temperatures can vary (+10 to 30+ degrees C.). Following the leather care instructions on your website on receipt of my pair, I immediately used the gloves on a busy day of flight instructing; it was hot as well! As expected, these high-quality gloves were comfortable to wear despite the heat and sweat; no hot-spots nor any "tacky" feeling the longer I wore them. Control feel and turning small knobs and flicking toggle switches was no problem with these gloves. As a busy civilian FI, these gloves are a worthwhile investment, rather than, and in my opinion selecting NOMEX flying gloves, or settling for cheaper "RAF-style" imitations available. Allowed to dry flat naturally overnight and gloves were ready for me to use the next day!

5 stars Smart as well as functional Written by

I have owned and used aircrew gloves for many years for driving and photography. As all my previous pairs were "tactical" green, I decided to buy a pair of the black gloves for more formal occasions. My new pair had their first airing in Whitehall at the Cenotaph, where a number of my colleagues admired them.

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