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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
09/26/2017 03:29PM
Neoprene gloves are fine for low activity on cold wet days. Last year on an early October trip, I wore them while paddling all day in the cold and rain. At the end of the day my hands were freezing since sweat had soaked the inner fleece lining of the gloves. The inside of the gloves were impossible to dry out overnight. I would have been better off wearing wool gloves while paddling and switched to the neoprene while in camp.
poxy
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09/26/2017 09:56PM
quote BobDobbs: "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."


There is a middle ground. I wear (sometimes), but always take in spring and fall, a pair of Gill three-season sailing gloves. Neoprene, but they also have serious grip. Fell in love with them as a dinghy sailor and they transitioned well to paddling. I've never found them to be too sweaty and they are warm, if you're active, when they get wet.

http://www.apsltd.com/gill-three-season-gloves-17.html
mastertangler
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09/27/2017 05:22AM
Gill really makes some good stuff. I use their yachting rubber boots for offshore fishing and have been very impressed.

I have a pair of neoprene fingerless gloves which are fine if they are dry. But once wet they take a long time to dry and get uncomfortable but I wear them anyways. Rag wool has always been a strong option and I wear them for sleeping and about camp.

Glacier glove used to make a fleece pair, which I still own but can't find, which I am very much happy with. They will turn up sooner or later........probably in a vest pocket somewhere.
 
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