Best wet weather gloves

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I am looking for recommendations for wet weather gloves. Back in 2009 I bought a pair of gloves in Petersburg for a goat hunt. They were blue and made of a rubbery material...awesome gloves for hiking, etc. I think they were Glacier Gloves but I am not sure as they wore out years ago. I want something that will be waterproof but not heavy or bulky. I don't want neoprene as they are too hard to dry out when they get wet and too bulky...A thin lining is also preferred. Any advice would be appreciated.
 

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Well unless your using neoprene or rubber they will eventually wet through. We used the orange atlas gloves with thin wool liners on kodiak deer hunting this year and they worked great. Anything with stitching which most neoprene gloves normally are will eventually fail.
 

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Orange Atlas are pretty unbeatable for truly foul weather...for winter construction work, I usually wear Wonder Grip fleece-lined rubber gloves, good combo of warm, dry, and finger dexterity. The liners tend to dry really slowly, so I like to have several pairs in rotation...
 

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I actually have a pair of the orange Atlas gloves. They are great for trapping, et. I just like a glove that fits snug around wrist when hunting and hiking.
 

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I like the Atlas gloves but I change out liner gloves frequently because the gloves tend to cause sweaty hands if exerting since they don’t breathe.
 

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Back in my Logging gays in the PNW, I fantasized about gloves that would keep my hands warm and dry while working near Mt St Helens in the winter. Oh, and since they would likely be spendy, they would need to be able to last more than a couple days. We sure have come a long way since then on our outdoor apparel.
 

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I have used the Emperor Penguin gloves a few times and was fairly happy. Like others have said, water proof gloves can get a little clammy/sweaty on the inside. So a few pairs in rotation is helpful.
 

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I tried these Showa Temres 282 gloves this year. They are made out of a softer more flexable rubber and are linned with that fleece stuff and have a nylon collar that you can cinch down. I like the softer feel over the orange atlas and the double dipped blue atlas gloves but they probably aren't as durable. I still haven't punctured them. Apparently they are very popular with the crazy ice climbing crowd. They come in real large sizes so you can add a liner and are easy enough to invert to dry the inside. The cinch cuff I'm not sure about. I was hoping that it would slow the rain if I slipped them over my raingear and cinched them down. My rain gear has a smallish cuff so I would have to remove my coat, don the gloves and put coat back on. They have been the best I have tried to date but only one season with them. I still have a pile of the orange and blue unlined around for stuff and will only use these for hunting.

 

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Ok,,,,, well FWIW, these are what I've been using, I take 3-Pair, and rotate if needed..... :ninja:
TG :cool:
 

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Definitely good info... I have tried a variety of gloves over the years and have yet to find the perfect one. lol
For cool season WET weather, I do like the rubberized fishing gloves for hiking (like the Glacier). My hands sweat wearing them but they sweat in almost every glove I've tried. In really bad conditions, I just accept the fact that my hands are going to be wet...eventually...either from sweat or rain.

New England Safety Supply has some interesting gloves. Port West Thermal Grips are pretty cheap and might work for certain applications.

Buck Head makes some as well...but some just have water proof palms but not backs.
 
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Warm and very flexible so you can feel what you’re doing. Surprisingly durable!

LFS in Sitka has them cheaper than anywhere else I’ve seen.
 

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Yes, those are the same ones I tried. I went with the ones with the cinch cuff and bought them at the LFS in Anchorage. I’m glad you had good luck with the durability. That’s the only thing I was wondering about since they are so soft and flexible.
 

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I like the Atlas Temres 282 fleece lined gloves. They are inexpensive, warm, offer good dexterity. I found them on Ebay.
 

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there are a lot of fancy gloves out there. I've tried most of them before going back to WOOL mittens without finger tips...just the flap over but a high quality pair. I bring two pairs, one for wet days to wring out on-the-go and one dry pair for rotation. They don't melt by a campfire, somewhat flame resistant, quick to dry and always keeps my digits warm. KISS method
 

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I 2nd the blue Atlas gloves with the removable fleece liners. I buy XL's to have on the boats & in the skiffs here in Southeast Alaska. Extra pairs are good on a boat or in your pack to swap out liners when the first set get wet.

For later season hunting for Goat, Sitka Blacktails, waterfowl, etc. I have found the Kuiu Yukon Pro Gloves to be the best. You can shoot with them and still stay warm down to around 20 F. Totally waterproof & they fit well.
 

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I own two pair of Majestic 3703 gloves with removable liners that I bought last fall for moose season. They are available from Big Ray's in Fairbanks in size M/L/XL for $20. They are flexible and worked well but I have limited experience with durability because we harvested on the third day last September. I do prefer removable liners because they are easier to dry out (I still take extra pairs). The Majestic website does list the 3703 in XXL size, but they are hard to find. These gloves are fairly flexible, but probably not as durable as the Atlas, probably similar to the Showa Temres 282.

The following Showa information is just based on research, I have never owned a pair. Showa is the company that makes the Atlas and Temres gloves.

As I said, I like removable liners. Showa model 465 (orange) and 495 (blue) and the Atlas 495 (blue) all have removable liners. The Showa Temres 282 does not have removable liners. The Showa 465, 495 and Atlas 495 only come in sizes up to XL. The Showa Temres 282 comes in sizes up to XXL. I am pretty sure the 465, 495 and Temres 282 are similar in warmth, flexibility and durability similar to the Majestic 3703 I used last fall. The Showa Atlas 495 with removable liners is triple dipped PVC that is probably more rugged but less flexible than the Showa 495. I couldn't find the Showa Atlas 495 on the Showa website, but it did show up on Amazon listed as currently unavailable. The Showa Atlas 495 may be discontinued. The attachment is a comparison from the Showa website of the 465, 495 and Temres 282.
 

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I agree that removable liners is the way to go especially when hunting areas like Kodiak, The Peninsula and Southeast AK. Thanks for everyone's input!
 

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