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Snowbee sft gloves

Post by benelli » Sun Nov 17 2019 18:29

Suffering badly with cold hands these days and have tried a lot of unsuitable gloves, do the snowbee sft keep your hands warm?
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Re: Snowbee sft gloves

Post by Nige Johns » Sun Nov 17 2019 18:47

I use a pair of golf winter mittens with one of those disposable hand warmers inside

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Post by MarkBerrisford » Sun Nov 17 2019 21:03

Yes they do, had mine for about 10years and they are very good
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Post by Slug » Sun Nov 17 2019 22:12

Very good I use them for lure/fly fishing. Merino & possum fur for anything else.

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Re: Snowbee sft gloves

Post by benelli » Sun Nov 17 2019 22:23

Cheers, looking online they are 1 mm thick, would 2 mm diving gloves make using a multi difficult? What's the sizing like with the snowbees?

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Post by Tony McTaggart » Mon Nov 18 2019 13:56

They are ok in moderate to cold conditions but useless in freezing temps imo.
Some of the thicker neoprene gloves on the market are good with a merino wool liner underneath.

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Post by markd » Sat Nov 23 2019 22:18

I got some of these last winter but found that due to the shiny little grip pad they made an awful squealing noise when thumbing the spool!
I’ve rubbed the affected area down with some wet and dry but yet to try it out.

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Post by Mark Phillips » Sun Nov 24 2019 13:58

Neoprene? Nope, never kept my hands warm.

I find the issue is that constantly casting means the gloves are getting wet, so it doesn't take long for a warm hand to become a cold one. Plenty of waterproof gloves about, just check out hiking/mountaineering websites for those. Personally, I wouldn't even look ant anything from a fishing tackle supplier. Extremities are one brand I seem to have a small collection of - the goretex windstopper gloves they do are awesome, but aren't w/proof...

So, for lure fishing on a cold, wet day, I find that the best solution is a glove that still retains warmth when wet - so I use Mechanix insulated gloves for this. They're heavily used by the military and if you own a pair, you'll know why. Even when they do get wet, they stay warm and have very good dexterity. 20 quid (ish) if you shop around, which is a bargain IMO.

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Post by Tony McTaggart » Mon Nov 25 2019 15:52

It's the reason I use merino wool liners under neoprene Mark for work and fishing in winter time.

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Post by Slug » Mon Nov 25 2019 19:50

Some info about Possum Fur from the merino/possum blend gloves that I mentioned above.

New Zealand possum fur is characterised by its short and fine fibre which has a uniquely hollow structure. This unique hollow structure is what makes possum fur so special. In fact, the hollow fibre structure is only found in one other animal, the polar bear.

As a result of its fibre, possum fur has unrivalled heat retention and insulation properties. This is possible because any heat produced is trapped within tiny air pockets within the fur before it can escape. Helping to keep you toasty warm when the winter months roll in.

In addition to the warmth possum fur provides us, it is uncannily lightweight and soft to the touch. While this makes the fur perfect to wear year-round, it also helps to release and draw moisture away from the body and into the air.

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Re: Snowbee sft gloves

Post by peteren » Tue Nov 26 2019 11:05

I've tried all sorts, and find best is thin golf gloves under fingerless mitts.
Still enough feel for casting / braking with multi or f/s.

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Post by Slug » Fri Nov 29 2019 18:06

Mark Phillips wrote:

So, for lure fishing on a cold, wet day, I find that the best solution is a glove that still retains warmth when wet - so I use Mechanix insulated gloves for this. They're heavily used by the military and if you own a pair, you'll know why. Even when they do get wet, they stay warm and have very good dexterity. 20 quid (ish) if you shop around, which is a bargain IMO.
Just tried a pair of these on for size pretty impressed! I’ll buy a pair to try out. Reckon they might have a bit more feel than the sft.

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Re: Snowbee sft gloves

Post by Baj » Sat Jan 11 2020 19:28

Guys I'm intrested in the Mechanix insulated gloves.

Which ones should I be looking at. Getting confused with what I'm finding.

Are they OK for casting with a multi reel.

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Post by PikeHandle » Sun Jan 12 2020 11:30

If you want waterproof warm gloves- Savage gear Winter Thermo gloves are good at circa £15.
You have to take them off to change baits/do anything fiddly but they provide enough dexterity for cast/retrieving and are very warm and dry.
Used mine for snowboarding recently and they outperformed the £80 snowboarding gloves in terms of keeping out the water.

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Post by Chico 48 PAC » Sun Jan 12 2020 12:07

I have said this before, sounds daft but it seems to work.

Get to the water, put your hands in it for a while. Dry them off nicely and you will have comfortable not warm hands for hours.The drying seems to be the important bit.

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Post by benelli » Sun Jan 12 2020 12:11

Still not been cold enough for gloves for me so I have not bought any yet, the neoprene and seal skins i have are both rubbish though!

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Post by Baj » Sun Jan 12 2020 13:11

I'll check the savage gear one to . As for putting hands in water. I've had experiencea like that by accident not choice. But I admit. I'm a wuse 😀

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Post by PikeHandle » Sun Jan 12 2020 14:19

Chico 48 PAC wrote:
I have said this before, sounds daft but it seems to work.

Get to the water, put your hands in it for a while. Dry them off nicely and you will have comfortable not warm hands for hours.The drying seems to be the important bit.

Different strokes for different folks for this one maybe?
I know a guy who's on the juice and he'll sit all day in his t shirt in Feb.

I cant unpick a birds nest even after wearing gloves if it's below 10 degrees lol.

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Re: Snowbee sft gloves

Post by Daniel » Sun Jan 12 2020 19:19

A good blob of vaseline rubbed into your hands before you get out of the car works wonders.
I've been using it for years when match fishing and holding a pole for 5 or 6 hours at a time.

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Re: Snowbee sft gloves

Post by Will Smith » Sun Jan 12 2020 20:37

Ha ha Daniel, it does not take me that long :laughs: :laughs: .
Better still, get some lass to hold it for you :exit: .

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Post by peteren » Wed Jan 22 2020 09:53

Chico 48 PAC wrote:
I have said this before, sounds daft but it seems to work.

Get to the water, put your hands in it for a while. Dry them off nicely and you will have comfortable not warm hands for hours.The drying seems to be the important bit.
First (and last!! time I tried that, hands never been as cold!
Maybe didn't dry them well enough...

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Re: Snowbee sft gloves

Post by Chico 48 PAC » Wed Jan 22 2020 22:32

I said what the rules were and you ignored the important bit.

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Re: Snowbee sft gloves

Post by peteren » Thu Jan 23 2020 18:46

Chico 48 PAC wrote:
I said what the rules were and you ignored the important bit.
Wouldn't ignore you Mr Chico Sir :wink:
Took the advice years ago from a tough old wildfowler; now need to pluck up courage to try again...with a towel!
Or Daniel's vaseline...

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Re: Snowbee sft gloves

Post by Sleeper » Thu Jan 23 2020 23:25

These seem to get good reviews among the bass lure fishing fraternity

https://www.macwet.com/climatec-long-cuff-gloves

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