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Posted: 8/25/2010 6:02:24 PM EDT
I need input on some new gloves for hunting. Normal temp range is about 20-30 degrees. So, I'd like some input from you all. I am tired of buying stuff, getting it out in the field, and finding out I made a bad choice. I really don't care if they are a certain camo pattern or a particular color. They don't have to be "scent blocker" stuff or whatever its called. I just want some gloves that keep my hands warm, but not so warm that they get soaking wet, then freeze from being wet. Help!
Link Posted: 8/26/2010 12:01:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2010 12:05:00 AM EDT by JBlitzen]
Can't help with hunting gloves. You probably want mittens for added warmth. Mittens are almost always warmer than equivalent gloves, and they do make hunting mittens with quick releases or whatever for when a critter wanders by.

I wear these up here, but being gloves they aren't designed for sitting still for hours at a time in cold weather:

http://www.outdoorresearch.com/site/m_s_arete_gloves.html

Waterproof, windproof, and warm as gloves go, though. They're good for about an hour in <20 degree weather before I start wishing I'd brought mittens. On the other hand, they're much more useful than mittens when I actually do stuff.

I tested three different sets of gloves by bringing them home and wearing them under tap water for a couple minutes, only those OR Aretes were truly waterproof.

Whatever you end up getting, make sure you do that water test, it's very telling.
Link Posted: 8/27/2010 6:04:53 AM EDT
Wow! Those look great!
Link Posted: 8/28/2010 10:07:03 PM EDT
It depends on how cold you mind your hands being. (Mine get cold fairly easily)
I really like Seirus All-Weather gloves. They are very wind and water resistant, fit my hands almost perfectly, are pretty warm, decently sturdy, and cost $20-30.
Link Posted: 8/29/2010 8:03:28 AM EDT
LOL, I buy the 12 pks pf cotton Jersey gloves for $8.99, and cut the fingers off the right hands.
Then , I keep my right hand IN MY POCKET, where it's warm.
Carry spares, in case they get wet.
Waterfowling, I wear neoprene when running out setting dekes,etc, then back to cut off Jersey's when waiting on birds.
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 3:34:28 PM EDT
I second buying Outdoor Research gloves or mitts.
They aint cheap, but they are worth the money.
I own several pairs of different models for different uses, and they are top line gloves.
If you take care of them they'll last a good long time.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 4:01:44 PM EDT
In addition to gloves, wearing a beanie or hat when you're cold will keep your hands and feet warmer.
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