Columbia Coolhead Fingerless Gloves for Men
I wear these while delivering mail in FL. Great sun protection and they cut down on paper cuts!
January 19, 2015
I would have loved these gloves for keeping the sun off my hands while fishing, but even the S/M were very loose on me. It's a shame because they're well made as always and I liked the grip dots on the palms, they would be very useful.
December 22, 2014
I had been using the older style of glove and needed new ones so I got this new style. The material is lighter so it breathes better and still gives great sun protection. These dry faster than the older material. The fingers are shorter than other brands which is a major advantage for the way I fish (vertical jig with my finger holding the line). The fingers go up to the first knuckle whereas other brands go up to the second knuckle - I prefer shorter.
I primarily fish crappie, and their fins shredded my old ones with the heavier material, so it remains to be seen how this lighter material will stand up.
I'm an average 6' 180lb guy and the L/XL fit great. For big guys with big hands, they might be tight.
July 20, 2012
I had reservations about getting these but had too because I don't like to put sunscreen on my hands when I will be handling baits and such and the need for sun protection won out. Boy are they great. I thought that they might hinder fishing but I fished all day and didn't even remember that I had them on. Your hands get the most sun exposure of any place on your body so please protect them and get some of these gloves. The only downside that I have is the same as everyone else. They should come in a bigger variety of sizes.
June 26, 2014