Offshore Angler® Fillet Gloves
I have a pair of the gloves that are getting old, a new pair was necessary. The safety aspect is in holding the fish as you fillet, as the gloves hold the fish without slipping, and keeps a misplaced knife from doing harm to your hands. I don't clean fish without a pair on my hands.
January 9, 2013
Do not buy!
These steel gloves should be dipped in neoprene, with grips built-in to the palm so they can grab the fish, are waterproof, smell proof and last a long time. This will make them easier to clean, prevent the fish oils from being absorbed within the metal material and touching your skin. I used the gloves by themselves, and my hands became full of fish smell, and the gloves did also. I washed the gloves with hot water and soap, and still the smell was there, so I put them in the washer, but the smell was still there. I did not want to use bleach, because it may react with the metal material and make it rust. I had to put latex gloves on first, then the steel gloves, then latex gloves on top; and dexterity was very bad. I didn't want to used them anymore.
This product does not have washing directions!
September 10, 2012
Can't live without mine
I fillet over 1000 fish every summer. Mostly salmon, and I can not live without my gloves. They allow me to handle the fish easily, I can grab a fish by the tail and not have it slip from my grasp. It has saved my fingers and wrists from severe cuts many times over the last 4 years. The extra ability to grip the fish is the biggest advantage. I use one on both hands. I do have to rinse them and wash them after about 15 or 20 fish because the slime builds up.. but they really make my job of cleaning fish at the camp for customers much easier.
January 1, 2012
As others have said, fit was a bit off, but the protection from slashes are good. Not so much for "pokes" but no gloves really prevent pokes. Had mine for a year now and it's still in the same condition as the day I got it, easy to wash.
September 4, 2011