Thursday, January 5, 2012

Glacier Glove Pro Angler Glove Review and Giveaway

It gets cold in the winter in Montana. Hell, it gets cold in the winter everywhere. Apparently, it was 18 degrees in Tallahassee on Wednesday.

As some you may know, I have a fishing problem. I really have no other winter hobbies. Sure, skiing is fun and all, but that costs too much money up front. Plus, I have other things to spend money on....like fishing. Part of fishing during the winter is cold. Cold fingers and cold toes. A good pair of gloves can solve one of those two problems.

For the purposes of reviewing and testing, I was provided with a pair of Glacier Glove Pro Angler Gloves. The Pro Angler gloves were designed with anglers in mind. Constructed 2mm fleece lined neoprene, the glove features slits in the thumb and index finger that allow you to tie knots and handle line without taking the gloves off. Here is my review....

Glacier Glove Pro Angler Glove under the christmas tree...it's probably time to take that down, right?
I am going to do this review Troutrageous and Arizona Wanderings style. PROS AND CONS. Why? Well, it is effective.

PRO: Warm. Very warm. Fishing the Mo in December, I was expecting the worst. Cold water, cold weather. Fortunately for me, only the water was cold. My fingers were comfortably warm in the Pro Angler gloves during a 40 degree day. Hands warm. Ivan happy.

PRO: Other than my index finger and thumb, I don't need the other three fingers on my hand while fishing. With standard fingerless/"fingered" fishing gloves, it is all or nothing. Either all of your fingers are warm and dry or none of them are. With the Pro Glacier Glove, my three normally neglected digits (six if you count both hands, for those of you counting at home) were warm and dry throughout the day.

an unprofessional hand model
PRO: Untangling windknots, retying nymph rigs, switching leaders, and handling size 20 flies and 6x tippet was a breeze. Well using my fingers effectively was a breeze. Untangling windknots, well, that is hard on the warmest of days. I could go from a fully covered hand to handling line with the four most important of my ten fingers in about 10 seconds. The gloves never came off in the process.

CON: I wish there was a slit allowing the middle finger to be used. I don't use my middle finger often. But, I will use it to manage line when stripping and/or swinging streamers. It would have been nice to have the option to use the middle finger in some fishing situations.

PRO: Dry. Part of my day on the water involves dumping my hands into the river to get underwater release shots with my GoPro. My hands stayed dry throughout the process of filming. Dry hands=Warm hands. See PRO #1.

CON: They are gloves. No matter how you slice it, you will lose a certain amount of feel when wearing gloves. Feel can be very important in fly fishing. With time, the gloves became more comfortable and casting, stripping, and line management became easier. It took some time to get used to have gloves on. But, it is a sacrifice that is worth making

Overall, the Pro Angler Glove is a great alternative to the conventional winter fishing gloves out on the market. It is a versatile glove that allows the angler the touch needed to tie knots and handle line while also keeping the angler's hands dry and warm. If you are in the market for a pair of fishing gloves, I would recommend the Pro Angler Glove, for sure.
A professional hand model
Okay, now for the fun stuff. Glacier Glove was kind enough to offer up a pair of the Pro Angler gloves for YGF to giveaway. So, again, we are doing this Troutrageous style with the potential for up to four entries per contestant. You get one entry for each of the following completed actions.

Entry #1) Leave a comment in the comments section.
Entry #2) Like Yukon Goes Fishing on Facebook and leave a separate comment reading "I like YGF on FB"
Entry #3) Follow Yukon Goes Fishing on Twitter and leave a separate comment reading "I follow YGF on Twitter"
Entry #4) Like Glacier Outdoor on Facebook and leave a separate comment reading "I like Glacier Outdoor on FB"

The act of like-ing or following does not enter you into the contest. You leave a comment indicating that the action was completed. If you already like YGF on Facebook, leave a comment "I like YGF on FB." The same goes for YGF on Twitter and Glacier Outdoor on FB. Count 'em - that is four separate comments, resulting in four separate entries into the Glacier Glove Giveaway Extravaganza.

The contest/giveaway will close at 12:00 AM Mountain Time on Friday, January 13th, 2012. The winner will be chosen via the dastardly RNG and will be announced on Friday, January 13th, 2012 around 12:00 PM Mountain Time.

For a similar review, check out the Lunker Hunt.

DISCLAIMER: The Glacier Glove Pro Angler Glove tested in this product review were provided to me at no cost, but hold a retail value of $39.99 each for both top and bottom. I currently hold no association with Glacier Glove whatsoever. Although, Glacier Glove or any other fly fishing company is welcome to sponsor YGF in any capacity. This is YGF's first gear review. As with this review and all future reviews, I will do my best to offer up my honest and unbiased opinion, good or bad.

77 comments:

Wiblor said...

Nice review! Fishing Minnesota in the winter can get downright freezing, and I've cycled through every type of glove imaginable trying to find one that keeps my hands warm and dry, while still providing the dexterity needed for handling line, tying knots, etc. Looks like the folks at Glacier Glove might have figured it out. I might just have to give these a try.

p.s. - I like YGF on Facebook.

Fontinalis Rising said...

Very good review, so count FR in the contest. By the way, I have seen people use their middle finger in certain fishing situations, but it had nothing to do with gloves. ;)

Fontinalis Rising said...

I already like YGF on FB, does that count?

Fontinalis Rising said...

I already follow YGF on Twitter- does that count?

yukon said...

FR - yes. that is three entries for you.

Fontinalis Rising said...

I like Glacier Outdoor on FB.

Steven Theel said...

I like Glacier Outdoor on FB

Steven Theel said...

My other comments seemed to have disappeared, but thanks for the review Yukon. I've been seeing the Glacier Gloves quite a bit lately, and now I may actually get some.

Ivan said...

@Steven - i know. i was notified about your comments in my email and now they disappeared. Try them again.

Nick said...

Nice review. I could use some gloves for winter fishing. Bare hands underwater are the worst.

Nick said...

I like YGF on FB

Nick said...

I follow YGF on Twitter

Nick said...

I like Glacier Outdoor on FB

d. nash said...

I would love me some mittens. Or gloves in this case.

Like Yuke on FB.

Steven Theel said...

I already like YGF FB

Katrina said...

good info! we love fishing in this house!

Chris Cutler said...

I'm not going to lie, I would love a pair. Those gloves look warm!

Chris Cutler said...

I like YGF on FB

Chris Cutler said...

I like Glacier Outdoor on FB

Lilly and Lucy said...

Great post, Great blog. Thanks for sharing. I've been searching for a good pair of winter gloves!

Steven Theel said...

I followed the YGF Twitter

Patrick Murphy said...

I could use a pair of those for Ohio steelheading.

Patrick Murphy said...

I like YGF on FB

Patrick Murphy said...

I like Glacier Outdoors on FB

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

FR...you crack me up! Yes, count me in please...Glacier Gloves has one up on Patagonia Neoprenes...the finger opening is a must! You have to cut into the Patagucchi's...

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

I already like YGF on FB...

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

I already follow YGF on Twitter...

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

I now like Glacier Gloves on FB!!

Justin said...

I had my own finger numbing experience on the Mo last weekend and it would have been awesome to have a pair of gloves like these.

Zach said...

Look bomb proof. I dig.

Justin said...

I like YGF on facebook

Anonymous said...

These gloves look sick!

shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

Fishnhound said...

The gloves would come in handy up here in Alberta,My last kayak fishing trip of the year was -12 Celsius.Nice review.

Pink Waders said...

My freezing steelhead hunting hands would love to try these!

Pink Waders said...

I like YGF on Facebook

Pink Waders said...

I like Glacier Outdoor on Facebook

Pink Waders said...

I follow YGF on twitter

soccermom1 said...

I'd love to win these for my son
rjs682 at yahoo dot com

soccermom1 said...

I like YGF on fb
rjs682 at yahoo dot com

soccermom1 said...

I follow YGF on twitter @rjs682
rjs682 at yahoo dot com

soccermom1 said...

I like Glacier Outdoor on FB
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Jay said...

I prefer fingerless wool gloves. More dexterity.

tmc480 said...

would love to win these

tmc480 said...

like YGF on FB
tmc480 at yahoo dot com

tmc480 said...

I follow YGF on twitter
tmc480 at yahoo dot com

tmc480 said...

like glacier outdoor on FB
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elenaismyname said...

Do they come in small and are they resistant to liquid nitrogen?

elenaismyname said...

I like YGF on Facebook

elenaismyname said...

I follow YGF on twitter

elenaismyname said...

like Glacier Outdoor on FB

ryanac32 said...

Thanks for the chance to win these
ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

ryanac32 said...

I like YGF on FB
ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

ryanac32 said...

I follow YGF on twitter
ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

ryanac32 said...

I like glacier outdoor on FB
ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

olygirl said...

I have wanted to try these gloves for a while! Would love to win a pair.
alanasbod@yahoo.com

olygirl said...

I;m a new follower of Yukon goes fishing on facebook.
alanasbod@yahoo.com

220158e4-3d7f-11e1-843b-000f20980440 said...

Sounds like something I NEED! Already like Glacier Outdoors on FB.

olygirl said...

I follow YGF on Twitter as @olygirl4ever.
alanasbod@yahoo.com

Angelo said...

"I like YGF on FB"

Angelo said...

"I follow YGF on Twitter"

Angelo said...

"I like Glacier Outdoor on FB"

olygirl said...

I follow Glacier outdoor on facebook. Which is how I found out about this giveaway! So thank you!!
alanasbod@yahoo.com

Angelo said...

Nice looking gloves!Sure could use them!

Anonymous said...

ide love a pair of them

"I follow YGF on Twitter"

Anonymous said...

Nice gloves

@AirborneAngler said...

I'm a gear junkie! Gloves happen to be a favorite- for each situation outdoors there can be a glove. I want a pair! That being said, I do follow YGF on twitter ;)

Leslie Williams said...

loved the review and would love to win these!

mosquints@yahoo{Dot}com

NesieBird said...

I love these babies! They'd keep me warm on the slopes of Utah!

kneecree[at]gmail[dot]com

NesieBird said...

"I like YGF on FB"

Leslie Williams said...

I like YGF on FB

mosquints@yahoo{DOT}com

Leslie Williams said...

I like Glacier Outdoor on FB

mosquints@yahoo{DOT]com

NesieBird said...

"I like Glacier Outdoor on FB"

Dominic Boyer said...

Nice Review!

Ivan said...

thanks for all of the entries. The contest is now closed.

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