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Fully waterproof from the fingertips to the cuff.
Whether you're going after steelhead in British Columbia or hitting a winter midge hatch, the Simms Skeena Glove will keep your hands warm and, more importantly, dry while you're out on the river. Built with a 2.5mm waterproof neoprene and gasket cuff, you won't have to worry about water creeping in from any angle, and with a grid fleece lining, your hands will stay warm and insulated.
- 2.5mm waterproof neoprene
- Grid fleece lining
- Textured palm
- Gasket cuffs
- Item #SMM003G
- Q & A
Great for icy waters
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought these for both cold weather fly fishing and ice fishing and am loving them so far. They fit well and allow for a good amount of dexterity, unlike many similar gloves out there. The only con so far is that they are a bit difficult to get on and off, as the cuff is pretty tight.
Got these for Ice fishing and sticking my hand in the freezing water. They were a great fit and kept me warm in the tent. Not super warm by themselves but great at keeping freezing water off the skin.
Better, still neoprene...
Cold gloves - my rod hand lasted about 2 hours in single digit weather. Grippy, flexible but the wicking lining is useless, because once the sweat hits the neoprene, it's trapped. Kast Gears aren't quite as grippy but a lot warmer. Both are dry.
follow up to my earlier
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Gave these the ultimate test...fishing for steelies on the Salmon river in upstate NY in January. -10 degrees when we got out of the car, a high of +3 on the day, water temp at freezing levels (plenty of shelf ice, to give you an idea of the water temp). First, the cuffs on these gloves are air tight against your wrist. I didn't dunk my wrist but if you were to do so, i dont think any water would get in. Second, these are neoprene. So If you are competent enough to land and unhook a fish without completely dunking your hands in the water (which, if you are buying these gloves to fish in the middle of the winter, it is unlikely that you are a novice...) then you will have no problem keeping your hands dry. Regarding feel, as I said in my other review, nothing will be as good as bare hands but out of the numerous gloves i've used (Orvis, LLB, Redington, Kast - and i know some ppl love the Kast gloves) I found these to be the best. Let's be honest, if you are fishing in weather that require these, it is unlikely that you are casting dries or making delicate presentations. You are likely fishing at least a 6wt rod, probably a weighted fly and/or some splitty, and maybe even a sink tip line. So you probably don't have to 'feel' the line like you would if you're fishing on top. The only thing i would note about neoprene gloves (and this is not indigenous to this particular gloves) is that once they get sweaty/condensation inside, it ain't coming out until the insides dry out. Moral of the story, dont put them on until right before you need them. Wearing them in the car, while ur getting dressed etc, you will build up some sweat and start off with cold hands. Do yourself a favor, get dressed with cold hands, then put these on.
January 17, 2015
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Full disclosure, I gave these a test run but it was not very cold. Temp was about 40s, water about the same. So chilly yes, but not overly cold. Will revert with a more detailed review after steelhead season but here's what I got so far....
They are form fitting neoprene gloves with a near air tight wrist guard. They are top notch quality per Simms standard, and it would take quite a bit for ur hands to get cold in these (by winter fishing standards). They are not as good as using bare fingers but no glove will be. From the few pairs that I have used, I would say these are better than an verge in terms of being able to actually fish and maneuver ur line with these on. I would recommend them based on what I've seen so far, but again will have to review further at a later time. 4 stars for now
Shout out to bc gearhead Matt pizza. If you're not using a gearhead u need to get on board. Matt's service is great and he's a fly fisherman so use him as a resource