Glacier Glove Alaska River Windproof Flip Mitt
Best fishing gloves I've found. There's others on the market, however these fit the bill. They allow you to tie knots and handle fish, where other "glacier" gloves will only allow you to take out your thumb and fore finger to tie knots. I had no problem handling a fishing rod with the mittens on either. Get some.
January 4, 2009
Not up to expectations
After reading reviews I chose these because of warmth and water resistance. After 2 weeks of use I found them not to be at all warm, temps mostly in teens and single digits. The palms are somewhat warm but the lack of insulation in the top means that finger tips are constantly cold and never warm up because the neoprene shell transfers the cold to your fingers. The slit in the thumb that allows the thumb tip to flip back is just a cut out and is always open to the elements allowing cold and worse of all cold water to enter the glove making it totally useless. If that weren't enough,as an additional issue they are very hard to take off because the neoprene is very tight around the fingers and the material does not give enough for easy removal which is important not just in daily use but when trying to land a fish or grab something quickly if you need the dexterity a non-gloved hand can afford. I would have sent them back but the return shipping costs just are not worth it. I'm just not close enough to return to a store so I have to eat the cost, needless to say it will be the last item I buy from Bass Pro.
February 28, 2014
Must have gloves/mitts
I've used these a few times now on really cold mornings and I would not be without them now. The quality seems great so far. I love how warm they are. I like to keep the mitts flipped closed for running on the bass boat or slow trolling for trout. I fish a dropshot rig with my left mitt completely on at all times. For casting w/ spinning gear I'll flip the mitt the mitt back on my right hand (rod hand) and throw out, then, while the bait is sinking , I'll put the rod between my legs while I flip the mitt closed. You lose a little sensitivity but can still fish the dropshot without problems. I've also used the gloves on cold mornings w/ baitcasting reels. Found its best to just have all the mitts and thumbs folded back the whole time...again, no problems casting or fishing except for cold fingers.
January 9, 2010
I purchased these gloves for ice-fishing. At first, they seemed a little thin, but they performed very well when actually in use. I've fished in air temps as low as 10 degrees with these mitts and my hands stayed warm. Ice-fishing involves a lot of small lures and baits and tying knots in very small line. Being able to flip the mitts over chilled fingertips and warm the fingers back up works great. I highly recommend this product.
January 27, 2011