I need recommendations for very durable, long lasting riding gloves with good grip. They would be for everything and should be able to cope with heavy daily use for at LEAST a year, preferably more. Price isn't an issue if they're going to last... I've been cheap and bought the $20 variety in the past, only to have them showing signs of major wear after one ride. Warmth isn't too much of an issue as I live in Australia, it rarely gets cold enough to need gloves for warmth and when it does gloves of any type do the job, however I want thick gloves as I prefer them (and have had my fair share of rope burn LOL)
I would also like to know what coats/jackets everyone wears in the Winter? I need to buy a new jacket/coat for horses and am deciding what I want to buy. I was thinking of a bomber jacket but am thinking they'd be way too hot? I've never worn anything other than parkas (admittedly probably what I will end up buying again lol) so wouldn't know.