Are you looking for the best ice fishing gloves?
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.
The Best Ice Fishing Gloves 2019 – My Top 11
Here is a quick preview of my favorites gloves for ice fishing. For more information, please keep reading below.
- Glacier Glove Ice Bay – waterproof
- Perfect Curve Glove – waterproof
- Frabill FXE Performance Task – waterproof
- Frabill FXE Gauntlet – waterproof
- 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
Glacier Glove Ice Bay
- Fleece lining
- Textured for gripping
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 a 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 keep 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:
Frabill FXE Performance Task
- Wrist Fasteners
- Nose Wipe Material
We know that Frabill can make a good ice fishing suit, but the question is can they make a good ice fishing glove?
The answer, yes! They make a great ice fishing glove! One such example is the Frabill FXE Performance Task Glove.
Many times it isn’t when we are actually fishing that our hands get cold, but rather they get cold when we are traveling to our favorite ice fishing spot.
In order to keep our hands warm, we need something that is more than just waterproof.
We need something that is going to protect our hands from the elements. That way when we arrive at our destination, the last thing we are thinking about is our hands, but we will be ready to fish.
I believe this pair of gloves are the answer.
Lastly, they are 100% waterproof, windproof and they come with a very warm yet breathable lining to keep your hands dry and toasty warm.
Learn more about the features of this pair of gloves in the following video:
Frabill FXE Gauntlet
- Nose Wipe Pad
- 660-denier nylon shell material
Next up is the Frabill FXE Gauntlet Glove.
This glove is really designed for extremely cold situations.
One of the best features on this glove is that it is made out of a very durable 660- denier nylon shell. This shell is tough enough to face even the coldest days.
It is also durable to last many ice fishing years to come.
I also really like the design of the cuff. When ice fishing, even with ice fishing gloves, water and snow can get in behind the cuff and get your hands wet.
When this happens it is nearly impossible to warm up your hands again. These pair of gloves have two ways to tighten the glove to prevent this from happening.
They can either be tightened with a strap or the wrist fasteners.
So when fishing in extreme cold weather conditions, I would definitely recommend the Frabill FXE Gauntlet Glove.
Learn more in the following video:
- 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 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 passed 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, these are great 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 the 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 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 on eye on how you handle fish, your ice fishing gloves will last many seasons to come.
There you have it, these gloves are what we believe are the best ice fishing gloves.
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