My Brother had a partner that carried his Handcuffs SOB.
The day came when a felon picked him up and threw him down a flight of stairs. Twenty years later he is lucky to be able to walk with the aide of a Walker.
I carry my Latex Gloves in a pouch located in the small of my back. I figure it will serve as padding, and has already.
I don't want anything hard on my spine, all those years of riding four legged animals that didn't want me on their back has messed mine up enough.