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#3220876 - 12/03/19 12:22 AM Best Gloves for Below Zero hunting
jk2paintworx Offline
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Registered: 08/24/14
Posts: 437
Loc: Spokane WA
I am on a never ending hunt for a good pair of gloves for when the temps get down in the Sub Zeros. We hunt a lot at night in the winter and some of those damp windy nights are brutal and my hands are always the first thing to tap out. Big bulky mittens with hand warmers inside seem to do the best but they do not offer enough dexterity to operate the remote. I am seeing a lot of battery operated heated gloves but I don’t wanna spend the money unless they actually work. I have heated insoles and they are not all that great.

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#3220882 - 12/03/19 12:58 AM Re: Best Gloves for Below Zero hunting [Re: jk2paintworx]
Kirsch Online
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Registered: 10/13/09
Posts: 1104
Loc: North Dakota
For me what works the best is I use liner gloves on both hands with the warmest Mitt I can find over the top. Once on stand, I leave both gloves on my left hand and this is what I use to scan, etc. I keep my right hand in my pocket, with an electric hand warmer. I use the right hand to change sounds on my remote, as well as I pull it out when it is time to shoot. Most times, a long wait time would be 30 seconds - 60 seconds to pull the trigger. Even at -20, a hand with a glove liner can usually stand it for that long. As soon as the shooting is done, hand goes back in the pocket and I grab the warmer and a few seconds later, my hand is warm again. The electric warmers work way better than hothands, etc. Each one lasts about 3 hours, so I have 4 ready to go to last all night if necessary. Once the stand is over, I put my 2nd Mitt on for carrying everything back to the truck.

I used to carry a hand warming cuff when it got really cold. That works OK too, but just more stuff to take with you.
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#3220884 - 12/03/19 01:27 AM Re: Best Gloves for Below Zero hunting [Re: Kirsch]
tripod3 Online
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http://www.predatormastersforums.com/for...6659&page=2

http://www.predatormastersforums.com/for...rue#Post3175996

I read everything posted about warm gloves since being one of my biggest challenges in going anywhere cold or wet, My wheels insure it will be on my hands.


Edited by tripod3 (12/03/19 01:31 AM)
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#3220906 - 12/03/19 09:06 AM Re: Best Gloves for Below Zero hunting [Re: tripod3]
spotstalkshoot Offline
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Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 1534
Loc: so.mn
I wear nomex flight gloves(real air force, there are knock offs) under good waterproof insulated mitts. The nomex allow me to remove the mitts for several minutes to shoot. This combination has been good without warmers to -20-30 wind chill. I wear a white hoodie with the pouch when real cold the windy side hand goes in the pouch. I haven't used hand warmers of any kind often, tried the disposable type and they work. I just never remember to buy them.

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#3220907 - 12/03/19 09:09 AM Re: Best Gloves for Below Zero hunting [Re: jk2paintworx]
rudymontana Offline
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Registered: 11/25/14
Posts: 1059
Loc: Montana,USA
Good wool mittens with finger flap. Flip up to shoot and back down to stay warm.

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#3220951 - 12/03/19 01:35 PM Re: Best Gloves for Below Zero hunting [Re: rudymontana]
tawnoper Offline
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Registered: 02/24/03
Posts: 569
Loc: West coast
Originally Posted By: rudymontana
Good wool mittens with finger flap. Flip up to shoot and back down to stay warm.


Wool Glommets. If it's really cold I wear liners under them.

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#3220973 - 12/03/19 03:54 PM Re: Best Gloves for Below Zero hunting [Re: jk2paintworx]
Rock Knocker Offline
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Registered: 12/29/11
Posts: 3093
Loc: Buffalo, MN
Outdoor Research Firebrand mitts will comfortably take your hands to the moon and back.

The price here is unbeatable but read the reviews! The pair I got were brand new with the tag still on, sound like some people got used pairs. https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/us-military-surplus-ecw-mittens-new?a=2165102#

Even a couple hours below -30 last winter and my hands were still fine, both warmth and dexterity is similar to having your hand up a cow's butt. Last year I didnt use any liner gloves, last week I got a pair of mechanix gloves that fit well inside but I refuse to use chemical or electric heat and these mitts work even if they're outdoor temp to begin with.


EDIT!!! I just noticed in the link I provided it says somewhere in the details that they dont come with liners...? That would be buzzkill.


Edited by Rock Knocker (12/03/19 06:24 PM)

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#3221038 - 12/03/19 10:45 PM Re: Best Gloves for Below Zero hunting [Re: jk2paintworx]
jk2paintworx Offline
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Registered: 08/24/14
Posts: 437
Loc: Spokane WA
Thanks guys. Appreciate the links Tripod. I searched before I posted but apparently I must not know how to search correctly

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#3221201 - 12/04/19 07:48 PM Re: Best Gloves for Below Zero hunting [Re: jk2paintworx]
Rotty Offline
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Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 473
Loc: MI
Check out https://shivershield.com/mittens-beanies/
Best cold weather stuff I have ever used. Hunted in -30 last year and worked great
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#3221203 - 12/04/19 07:58 PM Re: Best Gloves for Below Zero hunting [Re: jk2paintworx]
steve garrett Online
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Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 2187
Loc: tx
zero degrees is my threshold I normally stay in the truck if its much colder. I use kuiu marino 210 gloves. they aren't very thick and my hands still freeze, but its at least manageable and still takes the edge off the cold. I can easily feel the trigger and maintain dexterity.
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#3221207 - 12/04/19 08:07 PM Re: Best Gloves for Below Zero hunting [Re: jk2paintworx]
Rock Knocker Offline
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Registered: 12/29/11
Posts: 3093
Loc: Buffalo, MN
Here's a little secret also. Your hands will learn to suck up the cold, I work with steel tools bare hand all winter then go coyote hunting on my free time.

MN winter last year was the coldest I have lived through, whole months with a few days that peaked at temps above zero. By February full moon last year I was sitting 45 minute stands in -10 without gloves as long as it wasnt too windy. Those crazy ice mountain climbers train their hands by holding them in ice water all the time. Ice is cheaper than gloves, start training.

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#3221275 - 12/05/19 09:44 AM Re: Best Gloves for Below Zero hunting [Re: Kirsch]
Wyodogger Online
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Registered: 09/21/16
Posts: 42
Loc: WY
Originally Posted By: Kirsch
For me what works the best is I use liner gloves on both hands with the warmest Mitt I can find over the top. Once on stand, I leave both gloves on my left hand and this is what I use to scan, etc. I keep my right hand in my pocket, with an electric hand warmer. I use the right hand to change sounds on my remote, as well as I pull it out when it is time to shoot. Most times, a long wait time would be 30 seconds - 60 seconds to pull the trigger. Even at -20, a hand with a glove liner can usually stand it for that long. As soon as the shooting is done, hand goes back in the pocket and I grab the warmer and a few seconds later, my hand is warm again. The electric warmers work way better than hothands, etc. Each one lasts about 3 hours, so I have 4 ready to go to last all night if necessary. Once the stand is over, I put my 2nd Mitt on for carrying everything back to the truck.

I used to carry a hand warming cuff when it got really cold. That works OK too, but just more stuff to take with you.


Agreed. My electric mitts only warm the top of my hands, so I use chemical warmers to keep the other side of my pinkies warm.

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#3221337 - 12/05/19 08:57 PM Re: Best Gloves for Below Zero hunting [Re: jk2paintworx]
Pursuer Offline
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Registered: 02/23/15
Posts: 90
Loc: Indiana
I use wool glommits as well with a fleece liner in them. They have worked well for me, just had to sew the thumbs!

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#3221344 - 12/05/19 09:31 PM Re: Best Gloves for Below Zero hunting [Re: Pursuer]
the noobie Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 2286
Loc: Idaho/Montana
I used to wear a pair of Simms fingerless fishing gloves then on extra cold days I'd put a Goretex Glommet over them.
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#3221365 - 12/05/19 11:11 PM Re: Best Gloves for Below Zero hunting [Re: the noobie]
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