Some of the best fishing is when the weather is crazy. In fact, I like to think of it this way, the crazier the weather, the crazier the fish.
That can even be said of ice fishing.
However, as fishermen, we need to protect ourselves from the elements. We all know that keeping warm while on the ice is essential to have a good time.
Therefore, let’s talk about some of the best ice fishing gloves on the market. We will also look at some of the best cold weather fishing gloves for when fishing off the ice.
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The Best Ice Fishing Gloves 2021 – My Top 11
Here is a quick preview of my favorite gloves for ice fishing. For more information, please keep reading below.
- Glacier Glove Ice Bay – waterproof
- Perfect Curve Glove – waterproof
- Palmyth Magnetic Fleece Gloves- maximum dexterity
- KastKing Polarblast Convertible Mittens – 4 layers of material to keep your hands warm
- Stormr Strykr – Klevar on finger tips for handling line
- Stormr Typhoon – waterproof
- Ice Armor DrySkinz – waterproof
- Glacier Glove Pro Angler – finger slits for added dexterity
- Palmyth Mittens – convertible mittens
- Palmyth Flexible Gloves – breathable
- MCTi Ski Gloves – waterproof
- Fish Monkey Premium Gloves – Everything you could wish for in a glove
Glacier Glove Ice Bay
- Fleece lining
- Textured for gripping
Does this Glacier Glove have what it takes to be classified as the best ice fishing gloves? We think so.
As we ice fishermen, know that if you get your feet or hands wet it is very difficult to get warm again. For that reason, it is essential when out on the ice to keep them dry in the first place.
The perfect pair to do just that is the Glacier Glove Ice Bay.
These gloves are made from neoprene. Neoprene is a rubber that is designed to withstand very cold temperatures. They are 100% waterproof and they are equipped with a fleece lining to keep your hands warm.
One of the best features is that they are textured, giving you great gripping ability.
With grips like these, you will have no concerns about your ice fishing reel slipping out of your hands, or more importantly your fish slipping back into the water.
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Glacier Glove’s Perfect Curve
- Precurved knuckles
- Yamamoto Neoprene
Another pair of great ice fishing gloves also made by Glacier Glove is the Perfect Curve Glove.
These pair of ice fishing gloves are made from a Yamamoto Neoprene material. Yamamoto Neoprene is designed to have a higher resistance to water and doesn’t break down as fast as neoprene.
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Another great feature is that the gloves extend past the wrist. This elongated wrist can help to keep the glove tight-fitting around the wrist and keeping the snow and cold out.
Lastly, they are designed with a grippy surface and pre-curved knuckles.
Are these waterproof? Check out the following video:
Palmyth Magnetic Fleece Fishing Gloves
- Anti pilling fabric
- Silicone Palm Grips
When ice fishing out on the ice and things get really cold, I mean really really cold. Having a good glove that allows for maximum dexterity is essential.
That is exactly what Palmyth has provided with their new Magnetic Fleece Fishing Gloves.
One of the best features of this pair of gloves is that the thumb, index finger, and middle finger slots have magnets sewed directly in them. When you pull them back on the finger slot they will stick to the glove. This allows you to easily free your fingers.
This is a great feature to have when tying knots, changing lures, or even just checking your cellphone.
Lastly, there is a small pocket on the inside of the glove designed to insert a hand warmer pack if need be.
If you are looking for a glove that provides maximum dexterity, but at the same time one that will keep your hands warm, you need to check out Palmyth Magnetic Fleece Fishing Gloves.
KastKing PolarBlast Convertible Mittens
- 40 grams of 3M Thinsultate
- Built in magnets
Next up is theKastKing PolarBlast Convertible Mittens.
This glove is really designed for extremely cold situations.
One of the best things about this glove it is equipped with 4 layers of material to keep your hands warm. Yes, you read that correctly. 4 layers. Let’s briefly talk about those layers.
The first layer is a poly fleece outer shell which is both waterproof and windproof. Next, we have a breathable membrane. The 3rd layer and probably the most exciting is a 40 gram 3M Thinsulate layer. Lastly, we have an artic fleece lining that will keep your hands both warm and dry.
Let’s just take a moment and talk about the 3M Thinsulate layer. What exactly does that mean? According to their website, this material is said to be “the warmest thin apparel insulation” available.
Basically what that means for us, is that it is designed to keep our hands warm, but you won’t have a glove that feels overly bulky.
Lastly, this is a mitten, but it has magnets in the flap which allows it to be converted into a fingerless glove.
So when fishing in extreme cold weather conditions, I would definitely recommend the KastKing PolarBlast Convertible Mittens.
- Glued and Stitched Seams
- Klevar on the fingertips.
A great cold weather glove is the Stormr Strykr.
Fishing with braid while ice fishing can do a number on your hands, and it can wear out your gloves very quickly.
Stormr took that into consideration when designing this glove. One thing they did to customize this glove for fishermen is they put Klevar on the index fingertip and the thumb tip.
This is specifically designed for fishermen fishing with a braided line.
It is made out of 2mm neoprene material with a soft and warm fleece lining.
Lastly, it has a nice grip on the palm section making it easier when things are cold and slippery.
To learn more about the features check out the following video:
- Premium Stretch Neoprene
- Glued and stitched seams
Another great product designed by Stormr is the Stormr Typhoon Neoprene Glove.
These are 100 % waterproof gloves with glued and stitched seams ensuring that your hands will stay dry. They are made out of a 3 mm Premium Stretch Neoprene with a fleece lining.
They are long gloves going past the wrist helping to prevent water and snow from running down your sleeves.
Ice Armor Dryskinz
For me, one of the worst things about fishing with gloves is losing dexterity.
If you are like me and you like the feel of a tight-fitting glove.
A glove that will keep your hands warm, but also give you control and feeling of your reel, rod and lures you might want to check out the Ice Armor Dryskinz.
These gloves are 100% waterproof and best of all they are form-fitting. This means they fit tight to your hand helping the loss of dexterity that many fishermen complain about when fishing with gloves.
They also have a nice grip, making it extremely helpful to handle fish even when not out on the ice.
Yes, not only are these some of the best ice fishing gloves, but they are also good cold-weather fishing gloves as well.
Glacier Glove Pro Angler
- Premium Neoprene
- Precurved fingers for added comfort
- Wrist Fasteners
Are you looking for a cold-weather fishing glove that still has the much-needed dexterity in your hands?
The Glacier Glove Pro Angler Glove is a great option on the market.
One feature that makes it unique is the finger slits. These work well as they allow you to free your fingers to tie knots and remove hooks.
One important thing to note is that these gloves are not waterproof. They are not designed to be dipping your hands in ice water. However, when fishing on cold weather days, these would definitely be my go-to pair.
- Convertible Mitten
- 40 grams of 3M Thinsulate
- Silicone Palm Grips
A common theme in this post is to choose a warm glove that at the same time allows for good dexterity.
It is with this in mind, that I really like Palmyth’s Mittens.
Now you might be thinking how can mittens help with dexterity?
Well, you will be pleased to know that this particular pair is a convertible mitten. What this means for you as a fisherman is that when you don’t need your fingers you can slip on the mitten part and when you need your fingers you can slip it off.
Now, I really like convertible mittens because they are easy to use and they keep your fingers warm. However, one common complaint is that the mitten part can slip back down and this is annoying when ice fishing because it can fall into the water and get your gloves wet.
Once your gloves get wet, it really defeats the purpose of wearing them.
That is another feature that I really like about this particular pair is that the top portion is attached with a single magnet.
I prefer this over velcro as velcro can at times be difficult to work with.
Lastly, it does offer a fair amount of insulation (40 grams of 3M Thinsulate) designed to keep your hands warm and the palm portion contains a silicone grip.
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Palmyth Flexible Gloves
- Water repellant
- Soft Shell
- Partial Synthetic Leather Grips
- 3 finger slits
- Recommended for 36 degrees
Another common complaint about wearing gloves when fishing is sweating Yes, waterproof gloves are great, but many times they don’t breathe properly.
This can lead to sweating, which can lead to wet gloves and cold hands.
That is what I like about another pair designed by Palmyth, their flexible softshell glove.
These gloves are not waterproof, but rather water repellant. Which means they offer some protection from accidental spills.
However, they are not waterproof and thus designed to be dipped into the water.
It is because of this and their soft shell design that they are much more breathable than other options on this list.
In addition, there are 3 finger slits for your thumb, index, and middle finger. They can be easily folded over and attached with a single button.
They do come with a recommendation rating of keeping your fingers warm down to 36 degrees. So they aren’t designed for extremely cold weather, but definitely a great pair for cold-weather fishing.
Lastly, they feature a partial synthetic leather grip.
MCTi Ski Gloves
- 3M Thinsulate
- Zipper Pocket
When things get cold, you need a warm, waterproof glove. That is exactly what the MCTI ski gloves have to offer.
This pair is not only windproof, waterproof, but it also has 40 grams of 3M Thinsulate.
All designed to keep your hands toasty warm all day long no matter the activity you are engaged in.
In addition, I really like a few additional features that aren’t quite essential, but still useful.
One such feature is a small pocket with a zipper closure to keep small things close at hand while fishing.
Ice Fishing Tip: One important tip to keep in mind when ice fishing with gloves, is that no matter how waterproof your gloves may be, it only takes one hook to allow water to get it.
I know that may seem obvious, but you would be surprised how many fishermen ruin their expensive ice fishing gloves with one lousy fishing hook.
One thing that has helped me is a good pair of fishing pliers. This puts some distance between the hooks and my gloves. Also, keep this in mind when storing your gloves.
The last place you want your gloves to end up is in your tacklebox with all kinds of hooks to get into them.
With proper storage and keeping an eye on how you handle fish, your ice fishing gloves will last many seasons to come.
Fish Monkey Premium Ice Fishing Gloves
- Goat Leather Palm
- 100% waterproof
- 100% windproof
- Precurved fingers
- Thumb nose wipe material
- Goggle squeegee index finger
- Thinsulate and Advanced cotton insulation
- Touchscreen capatible
Are you looking for a premium pair of ice fishing gloves? If so, then look no further, we have the pair for you.
They are Fish Monkey’s YETI ice fishing gloves.
No, these are not the most affordable gloves on the list, but they sure do have all the bells and whistles a serious ice fisherman could ever hope for.
Let’s talk about just a few of them. First, the outer shell is made with materials that are both 100% percent waterproof and windproof.
Next, they are made with 150 grams of Thinsulate in the palm and 350 grams of Thinsulate on the back of the hands. With that being said, these gloves are made to keep your hands warm.
Lastly, a few of the cool features that really set these apart from the rest. A thumb-nose wipe material, needed for those cold winter days. There is also some material located on the index finger that is designed to be used as a squeegee for your goggles in case they fog up. Premium goat leather palm for extra durability.
Precurved fingers are always a plus!
And of course, they have touch screen material on the index finger so that you can use your cellphone without removing the gloves. Precurved fingers are always a plus!
There you have it, these gloves are what we believe are the best ice fishing gloves.
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