It doesn't matter if you are bowhunting in Iowa, or fishing in Alaska, if you figured the cost for every minute you get to spend out in the field, anything that betters your chances of staying warm and dry is worth it.
Weighing in at just about 2 oz per pair, our “Herdwear” gloves, are the lightweight, surprisingly soft, and seriously strong answer to unprepared wilderness newbies. Clocking in at 6x warmer than wool, these are pro-quality and "buff-tough". The best part, get them wet, they just wick the moisture away from your skin, and keep you warm and comfortable, unlike most man-made fibers, maintain their insulating properties when wet.
Tough enough to survive an ice age.
Combed from the insulating, downy undercoat of the American Bison, until you put these on, it's hard to believe their ultra-soft comfort and lightweight warmth. These fingerless gloves are so lightweight that they are only 1.2 oz per glove. These gloves are 90% Bison, 10% Nylon making them a durable, absorb moisture without feeling damp, and retain body heat well. Made in the USA. Machine washable. Like all of our bison products, 100% guaranteed: either you love em, or we buy em back.
To find your glove size, measure (in inches) around your hand with a tape measure, at the place indicated by the red line (just below your knuckles) to the widest part of your palm on your pinky finger side. It is recommended that you should use your dominant hand. Size in inches is for both male and female.
|Hand Size||Hand Measurement|
5.5" - 6.5"
6.5" - 7.5"
7.5" - 8.5"
8.5" - 9.5"
These really do feel warmer than the merino blend gloves I purchased from other manufacturers. The fingers are a little longer too which really helps keep hands warm without giving up dexterity. I'll be getting the full finger version in the near future.
they really help with my arthritis.
Husband loves his gloves
These are the second pair I have bought for my father in law who has perpetually cold hands. Sometime he misplaces his gloves. Now he has two pair! Highly recommended.
I purchased a pair some years back and glad I did. Still wearing the same pair, just came in at 10:30pm, 18 degrees outside with snow, only thing cold are my finger tips (I wear a Capote too).
I wear them when muzzleloader shooting or just driving around, they are truly the Best pair of fingerless I own (I also have sheep wool and alpaca).
Years of wear now and hardly show it, still my favorite, wish I had purchased two pair.
Tip: But Two pair...prices do ho up (darnit!)
I purchased these for my dad because he’s a huge outdoorsmen. He loved them and the XL fit him well.
IS IT WORTH $100?
Yep I'd say so. If you are gonna be out in the wind and the cold all day, the bison down knit gloves are some top of the line. My initial test was mountianbiking in 35 degrees F with winds of 25mph. Incredible windstopping power.
IS IT LIGHT AND PACKABLE?
No but they're gloves so a minor concern for me personally in terms of weight. If you're gram counting I wouldnt advise them. They're more work wear than technical/mountaineering kit.
What you receive in the mail is a heavy, finely knitted pair of gloves which would look beautiful on display, which within a few hours of use puffs up giving you a pair of fuzzy poof gloves. This is natural, and while it does increase wind resistance, it also starts the process of the wool pilling. So sadly with a few good days work you're gonna start seeing them begin the process of pilling and disintegrating before your very eyes. That said, the fabric knit is beefy and luxuriously thicc; I expect something else will happen to them before they actually go bald. Use them as glove liners with a nice leather shell and these babies will keep you warm for a lifetime.
FIT AND FINISH
Fit guide is for chonky 'muricans. I measured my hand across the palm and it fit perfectly with a large on their size guide. Fingers on the large were perfect, but the palm was loose and the cuff was pretty much flopping around my skinny wrists. Medium fit like a glove. Elastic at the base of the cuff seems hit-or-miss when it comes to exacting precision, but the cuffs are long enough to be tucked under a sleeve.
Purchased these gloves in the wrong size during the height of the holiday season. When my larges didnt fit, after I authorized a return they arranged a process to get me exactly what I needed. Above and beyond. Personable. Cute newsletter. Will shop again.
The title says it all--- If it is outrageously priced, it must be better... you know what they say about a fool and his money!