Cool thanks, for $27 they may be worth a shot. I too go through 3-4 sets of gloves. Totally worth it to have one pair of gloves on all day and not be wet or cold. And really I would never submerge my hand in water, just always gets wet after I net bait out of the baitwell.
I only wear gloves when I am running the boat at high speeds and when I am trolling slow. When a rod goes off, the gloves come off. I can't seem to do anything with a pair of gloves on. I usually keep hand warmers in my coat pocket and keep my hands in my pockets. The Mechanics brand are the only glove that I like and trust me I have several pairs of gloves that I have tried. I used to wear a pair of latex gloves under my regular gloves, kinda as a liner. It's cheap and will keep the water off of your skin.
I've done the latex gloves thing as well - used the blue ones when throwing the net - they tear quickly after a few net throws, but they are cheap and you just slap on another pair - keeps full use of the fingers and keeps thing dry - then back into real gloves and/or pockets with hand warmers once off the deck....
Post by Live Bait JunkEE on Jan 3, 2014 15:26:15 GMT -5
there are black latex gloves that are just a little thicker than the blue ones and seemed to hold up just a bit longer, love them, like you said if they tear you take them off and put on another pair, they are perfect for catching bait and putting bait out -- and cost effective too!!! I will get the name brand and will try to remember where I bought the box of them ---
I read where a guy puts his hand warners in the elastic cuffs of his jacket/ shirt around the wrist area. Says the elastic keeps the warmers in place and hands warm. He has also used hook & loop also to hold in place. Seems like a good idea except for added weight which is probably minimal.
Post by Live Bait JunkEE on Jan 3, 2014 19:31:04 GMT -5
The black latex gloves are called uline/black nitrile gloves --- they are a little bit better than the blue ones and are perfect for throwing and baiting -- they come in a box of a hundred and are very reasonable -- good for summer too -- oK -- I admit I wear them all the time.
After having cold hands the other day from constantly taking my hands out of my gloves I have decided that I am going to purchase one of those hand warmers that football players use. They have pockets to add hand warmers in and I can quickly take my hands in and out to do the necessities on the boat. I will still keep my gloves handy for driving the boat over a distance. I bet I can even steer my ipilot with the remote inside the handwarmer. Underarmor makes a waterproof unit for about $25.
Post by striperjohn on Jan 11, 2014 9:01:39 GMT -5
You guys need to research Divers gloves. We had cold water divers gloves in the Navy that we used in Alaska near Kodiak island in January under the ice. Now they were a rather thick neopreme/kevlar blend but worked great. They make them from thin (warm water) all the way to the thick type we used. They run from 30.00 to 85.00 or so depending on what you want. You can get totally waterproof gloves that you can pick a dime up off the deck of the boat while wearing them. Based on a quick internet search there are literally dozens of types out there so I think its just a matter of buying and trying until you find what you want. The users reviews help a lot. I have a pair made by US Divers called Camaro that are great for castnetting in march.
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