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Waterproof Glove Recommendations
« on: October 24, 2020, 08:06:55 PM »
Hi there.  I'll be spending my time in the St. Helens area for this year's Modern Firearm elk hunt.  My question for you all is: what gloves do you own/have used that are truly waterproof?  I'll be spending 10 - 12 hours per day out in the usually nasty weather of this area.  Most gloves I've purchased from Cabela's and/or Sportsman's Warehouse fail after 5 - 6 hours, even the duck hunting gloves.  I have some slight nerve damage that really predisposes my hands to get cold and non-functional quickly if they're wet and cold for a long time.  I'm looking at these brands: Kuiu, First Lite, Sitka, Simms, Black Ovis, Kryptek.  What are your experiences with these or other brands of waterproof gloves? 

Thank you in advance for your replies!

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Re: Waterproof Glove Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2020, 08:24:52 PM »
For long periods outside nothing is waterproof except for neoprene gloves. You can get some where the trigger finger is removed or can be folded back. This can easily be done by yourself as well. They're not the most rugged to hold up to constant usage, but for a week's hunt they do great.

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Re: Waterproof Glove Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2020, 08:30:10 PM »
I've got 2 different pairs of sealskinz gloves and they are truly waterproof.  They're expensive, but both have held up well duck hunting and being outdoors.

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Re: Waterproof Glove Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2020, 08:43:21 PM »
https://www.sitkagear.com/products/waterfowl/pantanal-gtx-glove/waterfowl-marsh


Best waterproof gloves I've come across.  Use them to pick up decoys and have stayed dried for 2 years. Now wear them on all my late season snow hunts and have no complaints.
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Re: Waterproof Glove Recommendations
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2020, 08:44:32 PM »
Wells Lamont heavy lined pvc work gloves are about 10$ and the most WATERPROOF glove I have found for cold and wet work environments.  If you sweat inside them,however, your fingers will still be cold.  I use these for working outside down to the single digits for short periods and they are great for that.   if I am hunting or playing I am far more comfortable in fingerless merino wool gloves under a set of marmot expedition mittens.  In the merino when I am hiking they can be soaked through and my hands are warm.  When sedentary, Mittens are just going to be warmer every time.

Try the wool!  They get wet but still insulate. 

Edit to say:  look what Alaskan fleet fishermen wear.  Not going to see fancy hunting gloves on deck but you will see plenty of synthetic or wool glove liners under pvc
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Re: Waterproof Glove Recommendations
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2020, 09:07:16 PM »
If you feel like dropping 600 into gloves...Sitka...get the accents, the mitts, the storefront gtx, and then the leather

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Re: Waterproof Glove Recommendations
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2020, 10:09:00 PM »
No Glove is going to keep your hands warm. Gloves just restrict movement/circulation. I'd get a pair of wool fingerless and have some warmers in the pockets if I was you. If your hands are really messed up, than some real mittens you can easily slip out of for the shot maybe? 

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Re: Waterproof Glove Recommendations
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2020, 05:24:24 AM »
Take two pairs of gore tex gloves.

10-12 hours is pushing it for one pair.

No way I could stand neoprene that long.


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Re: Waterproof Glove Recommendations
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2020, 07:56:31 AM »
Sitka pantanol Gtx
I have never once had wet or cold hands after three years of having them and getting soaked for hours on end in the duck blind, everything else was soaked long before my hands ever got cold or wet, which has been never


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Re: Waterproof Glove Recommendations
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2020, 07:57:52 AM »
$12.25, but no cool camo pattern or impressive brand name on them.  Your hands will be warm and 100% dry.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0169GX7WG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Waterproof Glove Recommendations
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2020, 08:34:39 AM »
$12.25, but no cool camo pattern or impressive brand name on them.  Your hands will be warm and 100% dry.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0169GX7WG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I might have to try those for duck hunting. Putting out and picking up decoys when itís cold dominates my hands
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Re: Waterproof Glove Recommendations
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2020, 09:50:51 AM »
They work OK for decoys, you just have to be careful as the cuff isn't as long as the typical gauntlet decoy gloves.  I use neoprene for ducks if I'm going to be messing around in the water a bunch.  The PVC ones are much nicer and warmer though and easy on/off.  You can get them uninsulated or insulated.

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Re: Waterproof Glove Recommendations
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2020, 11:56:01 AM »
My hands donít really go in the water much, just from wet decoys. Insulated for sure
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Re: Waterproof Glove Recommendations
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2020, 12:03:45 PM »
I've got 2 different pairs of sealskinz gloves and they are truly waterproof.  They're expensive, but both have held up well duck hunting and being outdoors.

 :yeah:

I also use Sealskins when wet out.
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Re: Waterproof Glove Recommendations
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2020, 03:42:20 PM »
I carry these for cold weather game harvesting.  Heavy fleece lined silicone type waterproof.   Great feel and knife control.   For $12 a good cold weather glove.   Not for day after day use as fine feel coating would wear out. 

 


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