Non-Bulky Cold Weather Hunting Glove Suggestions?


October 27, 2013, 10:19 PM
So I've been searching and searching for the ideal pair of cold weather hunting gloves, but I'm not so sure they exist.

My hands get cold easily, especially while stand hunting during the Maine deer season. What I'm looking for is a good pair of cold-weather gloves that aren't bulky, especially in the fingers. I hate wearing gloves while shooting but they're necessary, especially later in the season.

Does anyone have any suggestions for warm gloves without the bulk? I've tried many different styles, even the insulated gloves with the thinner "trigger finger" don't work well for me. I'm considering a waistband hand warmer, similar to the ones quarterbacks use on the field.

Perhaps I've set my sights too high?

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Don McDowell
October 27, 2013, 11:26 PM
I like a pair of heavy elk hide gloves for cold weather.

October 27, 2013, 11:58 PM
Sweaty hands will freeze your fingers. Try some glove liners with the gloves you have now to wick the sweaty away. Change them as needed. I use poly pro liners from a surplus store.

October 28, 2013, 12:10 AM
My hands get cold too. Best I've found so far is fingerless mitten/gloves made of wool...and I put one of those 10-hour hand warmer packets in each of the mitten pull overs.

I have full grip of the rifle, but when it's show time I just slip my trigger finger out of the warm cocoon and get to work.

You're gonna laugh when I tell you this...but the ones I bought at wal mart of all places work great. They are thick and they come up well past the wrist.

October 28, 2013, 06:09 AM
I wear these. Never needed anything thicker and use them in temps down into single digits. When I'm moving they are all I need. If sitting still I can always put my hands in my pocket for additional warmth.

Make sure you get the USMC gloves, not Army or military issue. The USMC gloves are slightly more expensive, but have rubber dots on the palms and fingers to make gripping your gun etc. easier. The standad military gloves can often be found for as little as $4, but are slick on the palms. The $12 USMC gloves are still inexpensive and worth the extra to get the dots.

October 29, 2013, 12:45 PM
Jeff, I have a nerve prob in my feet and hands which makes them get extremely cold when out in the winter. When hunting I have had excellent results keeping my fingers/hands warm using a "muff" that you can put both hands in with lighter gloves on. Mine even has a hand warmer pocket but I've never had to use it. When game is spotted it's easy to pull out your hand and go for it.

Did you read my thread on the thermocell foot warmers? Any input there would be much appreciated.


October 29, 2013, 05:05 PM
I like the hybrid glomits. I wear a light glove inside the fold back mittens.

October 29, 2013, 09:35 PM
Well, I ended up ordering a pair of insulated fold-back mitts to see if they'll fit my needs. I had a gift card to LL Bean so I put it to use and ordered these:

Interested to see if these will do the trick.

October 29, 2013, 09:38 PM

Sorry, no experience with the thermocell foot warmers. My feet don't bother me as much as my hands. I wear Muck Boot Woody Max with heavy wool socks while I'm in the stand and those keep my feet pretty comfortable.

October 30, 2013, 12:40 AM
thanks jeff


October 30, 2013, 06:12 AM
a long time ago I was talking with some guys about gloves and he mentioned trying some diving gloves. the ones I have got have soft leather in the palms and work pretty good in cold weather. I don't see a brand name on the other than "sport gloves" but the guy at the dive shop used them quite a bit while diving.

October 30, 2013, 10:16 AM
Those LL Bean glomits are real similar to the ones I use. They're great in cold weather.

October 30, 2013, 05:43 PM
Like V-fib, I use a muff with a pocket heater in it and light gloves. Also I have gloves with a small heater pocket that work. I have stand hunted in sub-zero temps.

October 30, 2013, 05:53 PM
How about those nomex flight gloves?

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