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Another thread ("Cold Hands") by Oregon Native got me thinking about some Neoprene gloves I bought a few years back.  They do, indeed, keep my hands dry but they seem to offer little insulating value (i.e, my hands begin to freeze).  I had HOPED they were useful for keeping my hands warm (too) but this doesn't seem to be the case-i wouldn't have bought them if I thought "dry" was all they did.  Can I assume I have to wear much larger gloves or mittens over them if I'm going to keep my hands warm as well as dry?  

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if I remember right the OP in that other thread said he wore the neoprene gloves under his regular gloves and they kept his hands dry, dry hands = less cold hands. 

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2 minutes ago, riverbasser said:

if I remember right the OP in that other thread said he wore the neoprene gloves under his regular gloves and they kept his hands dry, dry hands = less cold hands. 

Ah, yes. I would (I think) have preferred neoprene OVER the regular gloves but they were an impulse buy (a sale) so beggars can't be choosers.  I'll have to get very large gloves or mittens If I expect them to fit OVER the neoprene (or I'll just find a new home for them).

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Just so we are on the same page neoprene gloves are the tight stretchy gloves similar to latex that doctors and nurses wear. You shouldn't have too much trouble fitting regular gloves over them as the neoprene fit tight on the hand.

 

I wear them in the winter at work inside a shop as a mechanic. They seem to make my hands less cold but I wouldn't think they would do much out in the elements and especially not up north. My only problem with them is no matter the temperature they make my hands sweat

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Just now, riverbasser said:

Just so we are on the same page neoprene gloves are the tight stretchy gloves similar to latex that doctors and nurses wear. You shouldn't have too much trouble fitting regular gloves over them as the neoprene fit tight on the hand.

 

I wear them in the winter at work inside a shop as a mechanic. They seem to make my hands less cold but I wouldn't think they would do much out in the elements and especially not up north. My only problem with them is no matter the temperature they make my hands sweat

You're referring to latex gloves, I think.  Neoprene is what (some) chest waders are made from. It's considerably thicker.  I'll have to use XXXXXL gloves If i expect them to fit over the Neoprene.  I may get some very large mittens to fit over them OR I'll just break down and get some suitable ice fishing mittens.

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2 hours ago, Ratherbfishing said:

You're referring to latex gloves, I think.  Neoprene is what (some) chest waders are made from. It's considerably thicker.  I'll have to use XXXXXL gloves If i expect them to fit over the Neoprene.  I may get some very large mittens to fit over them OR I'll just break down and get some suitable ice fishing mittens.

gotcha. There are several alternatives to latex like nitrile that I was thinking of, those are what I wear at work. they are cheap, thin and disposable. they could easily be worn under regular gloves and should still keep hands dry while the others worn for warmth

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I had a pair of neoprene gloves, and they were terrible.  I had the same experience.  I use fingerless wool gloves now.

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The first step to keeping your hands warm is keeping your core and your wrists warm. If your core is cold, your body will divert blood away from your hands to try to prevent heat loss at the extremities. If you keep your core warm/hot the warm blood will be diverted to your hands to dissipate heat thus making your hands warm.

 

Additionally, I've found that wearing liner gloves (such as Under Armour infrared) under my normal gloves helps keeping my hands warm.

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Neoprene gloves make my hands sweat then the sweat freezes. I still can't fish with gloves on, but then again I live in a somewhat warm climate. Started at 21 degrees Saturday and didn't need gloves, just alternate putting each hand in your pocket every once in a while 

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53 minutes ago, J Francho said:

I had a pair of neoprene gloves, and they were terrible.  I had the same experience.  I use fingerless wool gloves now.

Based on my experience with this material, I cannot fathom fishing in a cold stream/river with neoprene waders.  Not without a REALLY solid pair of thermals underneath.  My gloves won't accommodate anything underneath them.

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Waders are another story.  In fact, they're too warm.  I prefer breathable waders, and adjust my base layers accordingly.  I have no idea why this is.

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1 minute ago, J Francho said:

Waders are another story.  In fact, they're too warm.  I prefer breathable waders, and adjust my base layers accordingly.  I have no idea why this is.

VERY peculiar!

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I've heard that as well from some of my friends that duck hunt. They all bought neoprene starting out, but ended up in breatheables because they would get too hot and sweat in their neoprenes

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Orvis Barbour wool half finger gloves! I've tried all those $100 fishing gloves and hated every one of them. The orvis gloves are about 30 bucks! I carry two pairs and swap them out halfway through the day. Wool is still quite warm when it gets wet. When these get wet, I take the off and slap them across my leg a couple times to shake the water out and put them back on. 

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I picked up a pair of surplus wool/poly glove liners and am really liking them so far.  I cut the tips of the thumbs off and roll the fabric down to the first joint of my thumb.  So far they have not unraveled and are way warmer than I thought gloves this thin could be.  They were like $4 at a surplus store, I am going to go pick up a few more pairs so I can carry a spare dry set. 

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I use neoprene gloves during the winter when I know my hands are going to get wet (throw netting shad mostly), but everything else I wear fingerless wool gloves from White River/BPS.

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These work good for me but like any glove you you a little sensitivity. $5 or so on Amazon.

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Put toe warmers between the backside of your hand and sergical gloves.  The backside is far better than wrist!  Nordic shi gloves over the top.  Swap out the nordics half way throu the day.

 

Hand warmers on your chest near your sternum goes a long way to increase circulation.

 

On a side note, if your hands and feet sweat, spray antiperspirant the night before and the morning of going on the water

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