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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-15-2013, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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Cold Hands

Late season bird hunting is chilly on the hands. I never have found a good solution for cold fingers. I think mittens are warmer since fingers touch one another, however you would have to take the mittens off to shoot. After a little web searching, I found a pic of vintage russian military 3 finger mittens. They look interesting, but finding something similar doesn't look promising. What have you found that works to keep your hands warm and functional for late season bird hunting?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-15-2013, 10:13 AM
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Re: Cold Hands

Unless it's bitter cold, I only use polypropylene glove liners. They are thin enough so they don't interfere with triggers and safetys, but still keep my fingers warm. Walmart used to sell them, but the best place I've found is Ebay. I just bought 3 pairs a month or so ago for under $20 total. I usually carry a couple pair so I can change if one pair gets wet.

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Re: Cold Hands

I use the Mechanix wear gloves you can get them at a auto parts store , they keep you warm and you can easily shoot with them on.
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Re: Cold Hands

Left hand a heavy leather insulated glove for briars and thorn; right hand a cheap brown cotton jersey work glove with a spare or two if one gets wet.

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Re: Cold Hands

I wear a pair of Under armour glove liners. Like said above, they are very thin and keep the chill off. Hands still get cold if it's real cold out, but not too bad. I also use Handwarmer's in the pockets and stick a hand in now and then.

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Re: Cold Hands

normally its just a pair of thin gloves ,
but if it really gets cold I have a pair of mittens that has a pull back finger part.
they are split down the palm and with a flick of my fingers the top flops back and I got 4 exposed fingers.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-17-2013, 02:49 AM
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Re: Cold Hands

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Unless it's bitter cold, I only use polypropylene glove liners. They are thin enough so they don't interfere with triggers and safetys, but still keep my fingers warm. Walmart used to sell them, but the best place I've found is Ebay. I just bought 3 pairs a month or so ago for under $20 total. I usually carry a couple pair so I can change if one pair gets wet.
^^^This^^^^ I have sweaty hands, and then they get cold right away. These thin liners usually keep my hands warmer than heavy gloves - I know that sounds backwards, but it's true. There are many types of poly cloth that they are made from, some thinner than others. The military ones are some of the thickest and toughest I've seen.
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