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PapaBear1975
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09/03/2017 07:48PM
With my trip coming up shortly around the middle of the month- should I bother to pack a pair of neoprene gloves I wear for duck hunting/ice fishing? The weather pattern is looking decent on the 10 day forecast- highs in the 70's lows in the 40's.
 
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Bamthor
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09/03/2017 10:00PM
I had some last October and they were nice in the sleet but I don't think I'd bring them in September unless the weather really looks bad.
Savage Voyageur
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09/04/2017 07:39AM
I needed a pair of them for a June fishing trip into Canada. I say take them, you never know if the weather changes.
bwcasolo
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09/04/2017 08:26AM
i own a thinner pair that always stay in my rain jacket pockets.
overthehill
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09/04/2017 08:54AM
quote bwcasolo: "i own a thinner pair that always stay in my rain jacket pockets." same here
09/04/2017 03:58PM
Small footprint; cannot hurt to have them with. Better than wishing you did...
LilyPond
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09/04/2017 07:43PM
Yes. Good for early mornings. At this season I always take two pairs of gloves: one light and one warmer. It's really an in-between season, when you could be wearing a fleece jacket and long pants in the morning and evening and shorts and t-shirt at noon.
NotSoFast
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09/04/2017 07:48PM
I usually go with the fleece mittens on which the finger portion folds back for around camp in the morning. If it's cold during the day I keep them ready in my jacket pockets. I've found that, for whatever reason, my hands seldom feel cold while I'm paddling but do cool off quickly whenever I take a break. The fleece is still pretty warm when damp.
09/05/2017 05:58AM
no neoprene for me- I just do not like the feel of them. Thin polypro gloves if needed for paddling and a pair of fleece mittens for standing around.
BobDobbs
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09/05/2017 07:39AM
I've found leather gloves to work best - even though your hands will get wet, the leather will block the wind. The wife however loves her sooper thin neoprene gloves.
Tman
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09/05/2017 09:17AM
I vote yes on the neoprene gloves. Not so much for warmth but because they really help prevent my hands from getting chapped in the cooler weather.
schweady
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09/06/2017 12:11PM
I enjoy having my fingerless pair along at times. Wader fishing in May, up in Canada in September. Just cuts some of that wet chill across the back of your hand.
ParkerMag
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09/07/2017 08:01AM
quote DanCooke: "no neoprene for me- I just do not like the feel of them."
Likewise.

My preference in non-winter is fingerless ragg wool gloves.
mr.barley
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09/07/2017 12:27PM
quote ParkerMag: "quote DanCooke: "no neoprene for me- I just do not like the feel of them."
Likewise.


My preference in non-winter is fingerless ragg wool gloves."
same here
Waterboy
 
09/25/2017 12:32PM
I just returned from Quetico and used these neoprene Stohlquist Contact gloves for the first time. They kept the sun and wind off my hands while paddling.

Since they are fingerless, they also worked great while fishing.


Stohlquist Contact Gloves
 
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