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What gloves do you guys wear when hunting thick terrane, I wear really thin gloves so I can reload at the sacrifice of my hands, is there something thin that doesn't let briars through. We don't have dogs so we hunt by going into the thickest path we

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  • _TD
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    I keep a pair of unlined leather gloves in my vest that I'll wear as needed. I know some who wear batting gloves which seems to blend dexterity and protection pretty well.

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  • officerdom1987
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    Originally posted by officerdom1987 View Post
    From what I learned not only from hunting but also my career that gloves are predominantly always in the way when you need to actual feel or grip something. That being said the best of all evils I've found is Mechanix gloves seem to be the best. Nowadays they make them with all this extra knuckle savers and rubber grip areas, which would be great for brush to save your outer hands. With the suede finish inside, it would probably be hard to snag or rip, and if you get them wet they dry fairly quickly, and are machine washable. As for in the cold, they hold their own with keeping the bitter freeze off your hands while walking into your stand or until you can throw your hands in your waist muff.
    I just saw these in a magazine of Popular Mechanics. Mechanix M-pact 4x gloves. Seems to be what everyone wants to have, leather for grip, rubber for ability to not get caught on the brush, suede inside, and mesh for breathability.

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  • woodcockpro
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    Originally posted by huntfishtrap View Post
    I love Manzellas bowhunters gloves. I use them for bowhunting, but they'd work good for gun hunting too. They're not going to stop aggressive briars, but I don't know anything that will except leather or fancy Kevlar gloves, and they won't be as nimble for reloading, etc.
    I don't need bowhunting gloves, I'm looking for something to stop thorns, the place we go grouse hunting is very thick and has poison thorns that sting really bad.

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  • officerdom1987
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    From what I learned not only from hunting but also my career that gloves are predominantly always in the way when you need to actual feel or grip something. That being said the best of all evils I've found is Mechanix gloves seem to be the best. Nowadays they make them with all this extra knuckle savers and rubber grip areas, which would be great for brush to save your outer hands. With the suede finish inside, it would probably be hard to snag or rip, and if you get them wet they dry fairly quickly, and are machine washable. As for in the cold, they hold their own with keeping the bitter freeze off your hands while walking into your stand or until you can throw your hands in your waist muff.
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  • 4everAutumn
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    I don't generally wear gloves when I am walking unless it's extremely cold. Then I will wear thin wool or fleece gloves which don't provide much protection in briars. I bet a pair of Mechanix gloves would do wonders for you. They are thin leather and hold up to all kinds of abuse.

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  • woodcockpro
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    Originally posted by Kody View Post
    I know your frustration in that regard Woodcockpro. Protect your hands from either the cold or briars with some bulky gloves and you find yourself fumbling when it comes time to load the rifle. I have some decent gloves from Cabela with that textured grip on the palms and fingers that kind of keep the cold at bay and allow me to reload the shotgun or rifle reasonably well. Of course they aren't worth a damn at protecting you from those thistles as you crawl under a fence. I have yet to find a pair that doesn't hamper their utility oneway or another.
    I'm talking small game, not using rifles. And I don't care about warmth, I work hard enough pushing brush that I get down right hot. I just want a pair that lets nothing through while being able to reload my side by side.

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  • ozark_ghost
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    I use a pair of Mule Brand leather gloves that have the adjusting strap across the back of your hand. You might try going to the automotive section and get a pair of mechanics gloves. Inexpensive and good protection.

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  • jhjimbo
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    Two ideas: I use the thin leather Army surplus without the liners or, I have a few contractor gloves that are available at Home Depot or Tractor Supply. They have several models to choose from. I use one style for hunting and also have another pair I wear for riding the motorcycle.

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  • woodcockpro
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    I've always used those work gloves w/ all the little rubber grips on them, they work great but I Iost them and can't find them back, I don't care about cold, I have to work hard enough to get through the brush that I'm hot when it's 10 degrees out.

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  • Kody
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    I know your frustration in that regard Woodcockpro. Protect your hands from either the cold or briars with some bulky gloves and you find yourself fumbling when it comes time to load the rifle. I have some decent gloves from Cabela with that textured grip on the palms and fingers that kind of keep the cold at bay and allow me to reload the shotgun or rifle reasonably well. Of course they aren't worth a damn at protecting you from those thistles as you crawl under a fence. I have yet to find a pair that doesn't hamper their utility oneway or another.

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  • woodcockpro
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    Originally posted by DSMbirddog View Post
    I wear a unlined pair of leather gloves until it gets cold and then I go with a lined pair. In my opinion leather is hard to beat in briars. JHP makes a good point about the dog. That will make your hunting even more enjoyable. The training will also bond you with the pup and you'll have another hunting buddy. Good luck.
    We have a black lab, but I don't want to have to go without a gun to train her, I have to drive 2 or 3 hours to get to the honeyhole, I ain't ever goin without a gun.

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  • Okwaho
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    I wear two pairs: The thin wool military-surplus kind, and then a pair of wool fishing gloves (no fingertips) with the rubber nubbins on the palms. They're both thin but the two layers offer some defense against thorns. Also, I usually wear a slightly oversized jacket with elastic cuffs, so I can pull them up all the way up to where they're even with the base of my thumbs, giving me a little more hand-coverage.

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  • huntfishtrap
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    I love Manzellas bowhunters gloves. I use them for bowhunting, but they'd work good for gun hunting too. They're not going to stop aggressive briars, but I don't know anything that will except leather or fancy Kevlar gloves, and they won't be as nimble for reloading, etc.

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  • Pup49
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    Originally posted by Pup49 View Post
    I wear gloves that my son provided to me. They are stretchy with a thin rubberized bottom. They are used in the warehouse and shipping industry. They are very flexible and you could thread a needle while wearing them. They give good protection to hands to prevent scratches and small cuts. Reloading and trigger pull is not affected, you really don't know you are wearing them after a few minutes. They don't provide much insulation for warmth, but my hands never were cold even in single digit temperatures when moving. When stationary in very cold conditions, I do use my pockets on occasion. I have several pair and even use them in dog training to plant birds as they are known to "claw' you. The older, worn gloves are great when working on your car or truck. Rarely a scratch on my hands now.
    Great while bow hunting too.

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  • Pup49
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    I wear gloves that my son provided to me. They are stretchy with a thin rubberized bottom. They are used in the warehouse and shipping industry. They are very flexible and you could thread a needle while wearing them. They give good protection to hands to prevent scratches and small cuts. Reloading and trigger pull is not affected, you really don't know you are wearing them after a few minutes. They don't provide much insulation for warmth, but my hands never were cold even in single digit temperatures when moving. When stationary in very cold conditions, I do use my pockets on occasion. I have several pair and even use them in dog training to plant birds as they are known to "claw' you. The older, worn gloves are great when working on your car or truck. Rarely a scratch on my hands now.

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