We've always been fans of deerskin gloves, and once you've tried a pair you'll see why. Compared with typical (even "high-quality") cowhide, deerskin feels softer, is more breathable and abrasion-resistant, and is just nicer on the hands. One of the best deerskin gloves we've tried is the DeerSports, offered by Lee Parks Design. The DeerSports features 2.75-plus ounces of U.S. deerskin, heavy-duty thread, a seamless palm, trimmed internal seams, and a unique, four-seam design, which makes for less bunching and, according to the maker, higher protection than more seam-heavy designs. The gauntleted DeerSports isn't a race glove, but it does offer extra layers of deerskin on the knuckles, finger backs and palm. The gauntlet features a wide and easy-to-use hook-and-loop closure, while the wrist gets cinched with another hook-and-loop strap. They're hugely comfortable, are wearing superbly well after being worn every day for nearly a year by an unnamed editor in chief, and, at around $100, are a steal.