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gloves? boots?

Any suggestions for a new pair of very warm gloves? I need a new pair of boots as well. My Rockies are 10 years old and the rubber on the front toes tore off so Im looking for a pair with 1200 gr of thinsulate for warmth as well.????? What do you guys wear?? I thought the Rockies would last forever since I only use them for hunting and every season I wash them in hot water and retreat them with mink oil and sailor wax.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-11-2010, 03:54 PM
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Re: gloves? boots?

for cold weather boots, talking REAL cold, like the past few days, i have a cheap pair of Rocky pack boots...they werent real expensive...but man, they are warm boots...and although pretty inexpensive, ive had them since i was like 13 (22 now!) theyve held up well..granted i dont wear them much more than a few times each season..they work...

for gloves, i cannot find a pair of good waterproof, warm gloves that arent too thick or stiff to shoot with...

what i do is wear a real thin pair of gloves and then a light/medium weight glove over top..not stiff..not bulky..and i can still feel the trigger and saftey and whatever i need...i can actually use my phone with my gloves on...not a perfect solution..but my hands are warm till they get wet....
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Re: gloves? boots?

I love my ROcky's too Bunky!

From my experience, it's hard to get a 1000-1200 gram boot that fits well. I have a 1200 gram Lacrosse that I only wear when Ice fishing now. They just don;t work well for me while hunting- too bulky and high. I use the Rocky's plus boot blankets now.

Same for gloves. I have tried super insulated gloves and thick Glo-mitts but this year I just used my standard Cabelas goretex winter gloves- when it gets to 25 degrees or below I put handwarmers in my pockets and put the hands in there. WOrks just as good as thicker gloves and you have more control with the gloves this way.

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Re: gloves? boots?

anything that has over 1000 grams of thinsulate and doesnt say rocky on them.... rockys suck now that there being made in china..I had THREE pairs fall apart on me... I have danners now...
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Re: gloves? boots?

For boots I swear by the US military "Mickey Mouse" rubber boots.I work outside year round framing houses for 28 years and have tried just about every boot on the planet until a buddy gave me a pair of mickeys one year and never looked back.If you want thee warmest boots for snow the US Mickeys are the ticket...plus there waterproof,scent free,available in white and can be had for about $40.00 to $80.00 bucks give or take,they also have an air bladder for insulation beside the wool...for gloves in bitter cold i like the split mittens where you can flip the front half open to expose your fingers...kman
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Re: gloves? boots?

Wore my grandfathers till they fell apart!! loved them. May need to buy another pair, the Rockys are leaking and they quit makin pack boots. Split gloves are the ticket.
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Re: gloves? boots?

I go through alot of gloves on the farm. One pair in particular have been very good even in weather down to 0 degrees. Goat skin exterior and fake sheep wool inside with a layer of thinsulate besides. I can't even make out the name brand anymore. Picked em up over at Daniel's Farm store in Lancaster county. One thing though, I nearly always grease them up even before using them. Usually use SnoPruf. I go through one pair of heavy gloves a winter. fixing fences, hauling hay, picking up firewood etc. that's pretty rough use. Mrs. wears greased goat skin gloves over knit wool gloves to work outdoors and that seems to work for her. But she isn't out as much as I am.

For boots, I don't do as much heavy rough terrain winter walking as some folks. I am often walking through highly corrosive barn yard materials, which would eat the leather off a shoe. almost Knee high heavy rubber boots with half inch thick felt packs. They are actually a bit too warm for walking much. A few weeks ago, I got a pair of steel toe insulated waterproof high top lug sole Sketchers on clearance for $20.00 at a country store down near Gore Virginia. Didn't even know Sketchers made such a thing. So far I'm impressed they seem good..
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Re: gloves? boots?

I am a big fan of Danner boots. I just bought a pair of santiums (I think that is how they are spelled) they only have 400grams but you can get more. My last pair of Danners lasted over 12 years. They are also made in the USA!

Gloves I wear a pair of military nomex gloves. They are thin, leather plams and are warm for how thin they are. I like to be able to feel while wearing gloves. They are also "fireproof". Combine them with a muff and you are good to go!!

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Re: gloves? boots?

Tostie Toes from Wally World work good along with your boots
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Re: gloves? boots?

I hate gloves but when its realy cold i use the mittens with the fold back tops. Boots ,i wear lacrosse knee high ankle fit rubber boots 1200 grams and one pair of wool sox.
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