Winter is a good time of the year to fish especially with the right gloves to protect your hands.
Cold hands can end a fishing trip short especially if your not prepared.
I usually carry two pairs of gloves (one for primary use and the other for back-up) that are mutli-functional such as the Simms Windstopper Foldover Mitts.
They give you the best of both worlds from a switching from a mitt to fingerless gloves in seconds.
I currently use the two most previous models that Simms has to offer:
2009 Simms Windstopper Mitt Features:
- Redesigned for more anatomical, comfortable fit with less bulk between fingers.
- Durable, lightweight, quick-drying polyester fleece with DWR finish and WINDSTOPPERr® mebrane.
- Palm features Polartec® ThermalPro® nailhead fleece offers superior durability and minimal water absorption.
- Fold over mitt, fold back thumb.
- Cuff provides good coverage and ease-of-entry with laminated pull tab
2010 Simms Widstopper Mitt Features:
- Redesigned for more anatomical, comfortable fit with less bulk between fingers
- Durable, lightweight, quick-drying Soft Shell fabric with DWR finish and WINDSTOPPERr® membrane
- Palm and cuff areas feature Polartec® WindPro® Hardface fabric for enhanced dexterity, durability, comfort, wind resistance and water repellency
- Integrated heater pack pocket located on interior of cuff
- 3M® light reflective logo details for additional safety
- Fold over mitt, fold back thumb
The 2010 version has more features than the previous year.
The 2010 gloves have a water resistant outer shell that repels water and pockets that can accommodate disposable heater packs. In which circulation of blood to the hand and fingers at regulated at your wrist.
Your hands are always toasty with the use of the heater packs. I like the reflective Simms name and fish logo on the glove for additional safety.
Both gloves are recommended and should be an important part of any fisherman's arsenal.