A: I noticed Capt. Tommy Robinson of Key West, Florida, using a pair of gloves that meets your requirements. The palm area has a slightly sticky and padded surface, and the back is a light mesh. Robinson says these wear well and, of all the gloves he's tried, are best for poling. They are designed for sailing, and the trade name is Ronstan — check them out for yourself at www.ronstan.com and see what you think.