Once in a while I get a hold of a piece of gear that just makes good sense! These gloves are that kind of gear!
A while back, my friend Chris Stewart, aka "TenkaraBum", started carrying Little Presents fishing gloves on his onine store at TenkaraBum. I already had two other pairs of cold weather fishing gloves, one pair of old ragg wool no-finger gloves, and one pair of synthetic open-ended mittens by Marmot, so I really didn't need yet another pair of fishing gloves. However, I'm glad I ordered the LP gloves from Chris!
Chris has a great description of the gloves on his website. I was pleasantly surprised to see the gloves were available in olive green color, in addition to black. I have way too many pieces of gear that are the standard industrial black color, and the olive color of these gloves fits in well with a lot of the clothing and layers I fish in.
I found the palms of these gloves quite grippy, but the webbing pattern isn's stiff at all. That's a complaint I've had with other gloves that have a non-slip palm, especially as the gloves get older and the non-slip coating gets more brittle.
In Chris's description of the gloves he says, "one size fits most", and I found that to be true. I have small hands, and the gloves fit me well and weren't overly loose. They're stretchy enough to fit all but the biggest hands.
I have a feeling these new gloves are going to get quite a workout early this spring! If I'm out on a REALLY cold day, I can always slip a fleece mitten on over the LP gloves. If they get wet, I can wring them out, put on a dry spare pair of gloves, and hang them on my pack to dry. That shouldn't take long, since they're synthetic.
In all these Little Presents fishing gloves are a winner!
|Grippy, lightweight non-slip palms!|
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