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Jeremiah Johnson

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I always have problems keeping my hands warm when its cold out, especially late season duck hunting. can anyone recomend a nice warm/waterproof pair of hunting gloves?

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irvingdog

I do what I do with the rest of my cold weather garments; Layer. Thin silk gloves, finger-less wool gloves (the kind with the flip up mitten piece) and leather choppers over everything else if it gets real nasty.

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Gordie

Ive been using those hand warming packets inside those muffs that you belt around your waist.With a light pair of fleece gloves. also the hand warmers help heat up the duck or goose calls late in the year.

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Powerstroke

I found wool liner gloves from an Army surplus store. There is always a guy selling them at the Ice Fishing show. I have terrible circulation and have had frostbite before so I always have to take care of my hands.

Mittens will always be warmer than a glove with equal insulation. The glove/mitten combos are a good thing, but leave room in them for a liner glove and a heater packet if you need it. I always use one just in case and put it in my coat pocket if its too warm.

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Code-Man

Arctic Shield makes a warm set of gloves check them out online if you want. Wont be disapointed.

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BigWadeS

I have purchased a couple years ago a pair of neoprene gloves for putting in and taking out decoys. The finger's are not bulky and easy to shoot and reload with. I think if I remember correctly they are 4mm thinsulate.

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FarByondDrivn

I'm with Elwood. I have always had problems keeping my hands warm. Two years ago I switched to the muff with a heat pad in the middle. Awesome! I can wear light gloves on the coldest days and still operate my duck calls or the release for my bow. I think some of the high end waders actually have this muff built into them now.

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bigdog

I use neoprene ones when rowing or handling decoys, switch to wool when shooting. I use the wool ones that have some type of "gripping" dots on the palms. Use a muff with handwarmers for deer hunting.

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