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Hunting gloves

Post by JasonW77 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:53 pm

I'm tired of either freezing my fingers off or having wet gloves. Does any one know of a good pair of hunting gloves? If insulated that's fine as long as not to thick. Just looking for something that is light weight and weather proof. But still keep the feel of my shot gun for shooting and loading.

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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by Ditch__Parrot » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:12 pm

I don't like anything insulated or thick. I've been using a pair of thin neoprene (sp) gloves that I picked up at Cabela's a few years ago Cabela's brand. They are pretty well worn out now. I don't think they carry them anymore that are unlined. If you can find them though they work great untill you tear a hole in one with a thorn. :evil:

I've been thinking about trying a set of Mechanix as replacements.

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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by birddogger » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:38 pm

I have a pair of eirus gloves [maybe spelled wrong] I have the non insulated ones. The dexterity is great and they are waterproof. I really like them. they were $29.95 at farm and home supply.

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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by FLocker » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:52 pm

I really like Gun Gloves. They have summer, regular, and winter models. I wear them a lot, while doing a lot of things.

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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by snips » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:57 pm

I am a fan of Cabelas gore tex insulated shooting glove. (they have insulated or not) but either way you can move our fingers. I love them for washing kennels.

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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by windswept » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:56 am

I just picked up a pair of Mechanix winter wear gloves at Lowes. We are in the middle of a real cold snap up here in South Dakota right now. I wore them on Thursday pheasant hunting and the high temp was about 4 degrees. They really worked well. I have to admit that the link Flocker posted looked good but I'm the kind of guy that has to be able to put a pair of gloves on before I buy them.

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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by Mr. Crappie » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:26 am

I just bought a pair of Upland hunting gloves at Bass Pro the other day. They are nice gloves and fit tight.

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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by k2k » Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:49 am

I've got a pair of XC ski gloves that I love: Fleece (or something like it) on the tops and leather on the palm side including fingers. They fit perfectly, and I can do anything from loading my shotgun to tying my boot laces with them on. They're pretty waterproof (altho we don't get as much rain as you do :) ).

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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by RayGubernat » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:32 am

Over the years I have tried a bunch of things for my hands.

I have come to the positive conclusion that no one pair of gloves works for me.

So, basically, I mix and match. I ALWAYS wear a glove on my left hand(I'm right handed). In warmer weather it might be a goatskin glove (which won't shrink if it gets wet) or a technical glove from a manufacturer like Hatch. In the colder weather it might be a glove/mitt or a straight mitten. On my right(trigger finger) hand, I might wear a technical glove if it is warm, a cotton glove with the index finger cut off or a finger mitt if it is cold or if it is real cold, a mitten with a slash palm so I can sneak my trigger finger out when it is time to use it.

As far as keeping my hands dry, I have tried a bunch of things and, other than Neoprene trapper's gloves...nothing keeps you hand dry. Nothing... and Yeah, I've tried just about all of them. Oh and if it ain't real cold, your hand sweats inside the Neoprene glove and gets wet also, , so a cotton glove liner is generally a good idea and that gets pretty bulky.

It is far more practical for me to have a set to change into, back at the truck.


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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by mcbosco » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:46 am

Gun Gloves in the above link is a NJ company and people rave about them here. I don't have a pair but I have seen people wearing them at the skeet club and they appear to fit like a second skin.

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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by 3Britts » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:48 am

I've just been using a pair of mechanic's gloves and have been happy with them.
Two pairs for $15 at your local parts store.

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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by 56-26 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:18 pm

Hatch Specialist ns430 is what I wear. been wearing the on the range and hunting. They also make two others the are insulated, I havent tried them but the next pair the I get will be. They are nepreon so your hands stay dry.

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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by lightonthebay » Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:24 pm

I use a pair of very thin neoprene and then stuff the palms with a shake and heat pad when it is very cold. they last all day.

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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by ezzy333 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:37 pm

I usually take two pair, one regular brown jersey and the other a lined or lightly insulated pair. Depending on weather I wear whats comfortable. Bare handed till it get cool then a jersey on the left hand and still bare for the right. A little colder the left gets the heavier glove and the right a jersey and occasionally the left gets the jersey inside of the heavier glove but normally stick with the jersey glove for the right hand. Seems to work about as well as any of the expensive gloves I have tried and I have a bunch of them laying around here that get used when not hunting.


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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by Mike50 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:59 pm

I've been using the cheep brown jersey gloves up here. One pair if it's above 30 degrees 2 pair when it's below 10. And a hand warmer in between the two pair if it gets below 0.

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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by Ruffshooter » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:54 pm

Well, tip of the day:
1) Wear your thermals, keep your torso warm and keep the wind from getting to your torso.
2) Wear a warm vest, to help keep your torso warm. I wear thermal (not cotton), Mock turtle neck Fleece or my wind breaker wool sweater, (depending on temps) and a filson wool hat or a lighter thinsulate duck hat. thats it. Well pants socks, boots of course.
3) Wear a hat to hold heat in.
4) Your torso is the heat generator for your whole body so keep it warm. You will find out that your hands and feet will be much eaier to keep warm if you do the above.
5) I use gloves to break the wind or keep dry. On occassion I will wear a wool glove on my non trigger hand and non or a light thin glove on the other. I find I don't need gloves until 15 to 18 degrees with no wind, then it depends on the wind and snow on the trees or if it is snowing hard.

Remeber, Cotton Kills. If you are lost, wet, cold etc. Holds moisture.

Some will doubt me but I have been working and playing out side my whole life. You can check out how Emergency rooms warm Hypothermia patients and frost bitten patience. Or check out the Coast Guards newest Hypothermia recovery suit.

Enjoy the cold.
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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by Chaingang » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:33 pm

I have not used them... Yet, but have heard nothing but good about GripSwell gloves:

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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by tori » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:14 pm

56-26 wrote:Hatch Specialist ns430 is what I wear. been wearing the on the range and hunting. They also make two others the are insulated, I havent tried them but the next pair the I get will be. They are nepreon so your hands stay dry.

i second the Hatch neoprene gloves.

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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by steingre » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:25 pm

Seirus All Weather- three layers, water RESISTANT, very thin, great feel- sold for active, aerobic activities- won't keep you warm on a tree stand, but keeps me going here in Iowa following the dogs...unless it's -20 wind chill like it was this morning---Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by phermes1 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:39 pm

I have some Under Armour liner gloves that fit nice and tight and are very easy to wear while shooting. Not the warmest things in the world, but do a good job of blocking the wind.

The other options mentioned here are probably better, but I figured I'd throw it out there anyway.
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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by BigBoyTank » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:46 am

I agree with Phermes 1...I usually wear my underarmour cold weather gloves and they do the trick. My hands stay reasonably warm and provide some level of protection from briars etc..They have grips on the pad which also helps when it's wet.

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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by CRaul.M01 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:16 pm

Kinda old thread but this might help, You might want to consider checking this site:
These should be able to tell you which one to get depending on your needs. Hope it helps.

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Re: Hunting gloves

Post by gundogguy » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:57 am
I have worn these for years. They actually come fitted to your specific hand size. I order 1 size larger for winter shooting so a hand warmer fits inside against my palm.

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