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I am wondering what is a good set of gloves that i can use for fishing while it is cold outside.  I want them to be kind of thin but still a little warm.

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I have been reading a lot of good reviews on the under armour cold gear liner gloves on the Internet .I always viewed there products as being a little over priced (24.99) but they seem to get favorable reviews every where i look.I am hoping some of the guys on here who own a pair will post a review on how effective they are at keeping your finger tips warm.

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I started what ended up being a long discussion on gloves before last winter on this thread: http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/10188-fishing-gloves-for-cold-weather/

After lots of recommendations, I ended up with the Under Armour glove liners - I wore them yesterday in fact (39 deg temp). Below is my summary of them in last year's thread.

Went fishing today about 2pm - temp was 32deg and it was sunny with no wind. Used the Under Armour gloves alone for about the first 15 minutes and started getting a little "finger sting." Then put a thin wool glove over the Armour on my cranking hand and used just the Armour on the hand holding the rod to try to retain some "feel" in the rod hand. Fished that way for about another hour or so. By then, the Armour only fingers were stinging pretty good so I gave up some more "feel" and put on the other wool glove. I quit around 4:15pm. By then, all fingers were stinging pretty good, the temp was down to 29deg, and all the line guides on the rod (and the line guide on the BC reel) were constantly icing up and had to be cleared every few casts.

I had reasonable dexterity and was using both spinning and BC rigs and could work the reels OK.

I think the Under Armour glove liners will work great in 40 deg and above temps. However, in the 30s, it's pretty clear that I'll need to make sure I bring along an outer glove to add a layer when I need to. And if it's in the 20s, I ain't gonna fight the rod/reel icing, and the stinging fingers, and will stay home!

After wearing the Under Armor liners all last winter, and for the past few weeks, I still feel about the same - work well down to the 40s, but depending on wind and sun conditions, they are a bit thin for protection in 30s and lower temps. The good news is that they are sensitive enough to feather the spool on a BC reel. One thing I've changed since last winter is that when I do add a wool glove over the liner - I add that glove to the hand that holds the rod, not to my cranking hand. I'm finding that the fingers on the cranking hand stay a bit warmer since they're more active in grasping the handle knobs and cranking - and, that's the hand that feathers the spool on the BC reel.

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I've always used Mechanix gloves, and while it keeps my hands warmer than my hands bare, I dont have any other gloves to compare too  :)

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carrington, yes they are and you will have no problem using a baitcaster with them. They are similar in thickness to winter golf gloves and water resistant which keeps water spray from soaking them like happens with other gloves. They breath like Goretex so they are a lot better then neoprene gloves. The black color absorbs heat from the sun to help keep your hands somewhat warmer.

They don't do well for boat driving in freezing temps, but you asked about FISHING gloves.

That same company has a model with insulation and a pocket on the back for inserting the chemical hand warmers. I use the insulated ones over the Hyperlites when not fishing.

I've tried most of what has been suggested and none of them come close to their performance. 

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I have a pair of Shimano neoprene gloves that have the  fold back fingers that allow you to expose your fingers when needed that  I really like. They are thin and pretty warm.I forgot where I bought these but other companies make them.

   T

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i could careless about driving gloves, i usually take gloves off when i go to fire up the big engine.  Thanks for all the help everyone.

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Those sound pretty good and if they really are water resistant, that's a plus as compared to the Under Armour glove liners that can soak through in pretty short order.

I just ordered a pair of the Seirus gloves and will see how they do...

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I like these from Cabela's. If my fingers get too cold, I either slip a handwarmer into the glove on backside of my hand (old pheasant hunting tip I came up with when I lived in MN) and/or fire up the Mr. Heater for a few minutes. Full finger gloves just cut down too much on feel for me, so I need my fingers exposed.

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I use these: http://chotaoutdoorgear.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=21_27&products_id=33&osCsid=937cfc2eb5ab5ee3b370fb197732a5de

As far as hand warmers go, you want them on the underside of your wrist, to be the most effective.  Back of the hand works, but the wrist method warms the blood pumping into your fingers.

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I fish in Seal Skinz gloves. Love 'em. Check it out here.

http://www.sealskinz.com/cgi-bin/psProdDet.cgi/KJ751||~@c~@b|0|user|1,0,0,1|56|

Are those thin enough to feather the spool on a BC? Do the tips of the fingers have a tight rounded profile or more of a squared box shape?

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ya i mean i want something that is warm down to about 35-40 degrees, not super warm but enough to kkeep me from losing feel in my fingers.  id love to find something the same thickness as a golf glove.

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I fish in Seal Skinz gloves. Love 'em. Check it out here.

http://www.sealskinz.com/cgi-bin/psProdDet.cgi/KJ751||~@c~@b|0|user|1,0,0,1|56|

Are those thin enough to feather the spool on a BC? Do the tips of the fingers have a tight rounded profile or more of a squared box shape?

Yes, they're thin and rounded.  I use them with baitcasters.  It takes a little getting used to though.  The palms and fingers are coated with a thin rubber material.  It grips the spool a lot more than your thumb.  I suppose it would be a little harder with gigantic fat fingers.  I have large hands (can palm a basketball) and it works for me.

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i just get mechanix gloves and cut the fingertips off the index and thumbs of both hands.

works great. *shrug* down to about 30 anyway.... but im in florida so its rare that im doing alot of fishing in weather lower than 30.

it was 37 last weekend here and i used those gloves and had no issues at all. and im glad i had them cause my partner didnt have his in the boat... lol.

ive also done it with the cheaper cotton gloves with the "gripdots" on the palms... and that works great too... just have to keep them dry of course.

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Consider using a pair of golfing gloves.

There are 2 kinds:

- Rain gloves that come in a set (~$20) and are very thin. These work well into the mid 30s for me. These are not rubber gloves, but cloth designed to maintain a grip when wet. I use them for lots of things off the golf course.

- Winter gloves (also about the same price per set) that are a bit thicker but much warmer. Still thin enough to fish with.

You can probably find them in a Dick's Sporting Goods or some similar store with a good selection of golf equipment - or, of course - in the Pro Shop at most nice, well equipped golf clubs.

Best,

-Geo

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Those sound pretty good and if they really are water resistant, that's a plus as compared to the Under Armour glove liners that can soak through in pretty short order.

I just ordered a pair of the Seirus gloves and will see how they do...

I received the Seirus gloves today. Compared to the Under Armour glove liners, the Seirus glove fabric seems a bit thicker, and they have MUCH longer cuffs - a big plus. The Seirus gloves are advertised as"weatherproof" - something the Under Armours are not (for instance, line spray from your reel will soak through the UA liners).

As you can see in the photo, the Seirus gloves have reinforced palms, and reinforcement pads on the index finger and thumb (thumb not visible in photo). I will have to play with these gloves to see if the reinforcement on the thumb negatively impacts feathering a BC reel. If so, I can probably cut the stiches and remove the pad from thumb.

It will be cold and raining here tomorrow - a perfect time to field test the Seirus gloves...

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(from their website)

Using SealSkinz patented technology, Merino wool, for excellent wicking and thermal performance and with grip dots on the palms, the Ultra Grip is our most popular glove.

With Grip dots for superb gripping power in the wet, these close fitting and dexterous 100% waterproof, breathable and windproof gloves feature a Porelle® membrane to keep your hands warm and dry in the winter months.

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thanks guys, ill be heading to bass pro on friday when i get home to try some pairs out because i have no clue what size i need or anything like that.

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I am strongly considering buying the Underarmour liners, how do these do once they're soaking wet?  Do they still help at least a little bit?  Will probably be pairing them with fingerless glacier gloves in fleece over the top.  Thank you

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I am strongly considering buying the Underarmour liners, how do these do once they're soaking wet? Do they still help at least a little bit? Will probably be pairing them with fingerless glacier gloves in fleece over the top. Thank you

My UA glove liners have never been completely soaked (like dripping wet), but they have gotten damp from line spray soaking through. They still provide some level of protection, but it's obviously reduced from what it would be if they're dry. My opinion is still that they're 40degree gloves, but when temps are in the 30s, you need something over them.

For anyone interested, I wore the Seirus gloves yesterday - temps went down to 35degrees. They do seem more "weather resistant" than the UA glove liners, but I haven't worn them enough yet to determine if they would eventually get any soak-through from line spray. Regarding warmth, starting with warm fingers, I was good for about 45 minutes or so at the mid-30 temps, but then was getting some pretty good stinging in my fingers. One big plus of the Seirus gloves is the long cuff that will stay under your jacket sleeves - the UA liners have short cuffs and you sometimes have some bare skin showing if your jacket sleeve rides up. So, for me, the Seirus gloves do appear to be superior to the UA liners in several ways, BUT, they are still NOT 30 degree gloves. However, the advantage of both the UA liners, and the Seirus glove, is that you have reasonable dexterity and can operate both spinning and BC reels reasonably well.

Another thing on the Seirus gloves - the reinforcing pad on the index finger of my right hand interfered with picking up the line of a spinning reel at the end of the cast - I cut the stitches and removed it. For now, I still have the reinforcing pad on the thumb and can still feather a BC reel...but I will probably end up removing the thumb pad as well to have better feel.

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