Steelhead Gloves

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Hardcore protection for extreme environments.

There are not too many things that’ll cut a day of cold-weather fishing short quicker than losing the feeling in your digits. Keeping your hands in your pockets doesn’t lend itself to being ready for that explosive take. And gloves always seem to solve only one part of the warmth/waterproof/dexterity equation. Until now.

Our Steelhead Gloves are designed to keep your hands bone-dry, give you maximum dexterity, and provide a layer of warmth when fishing in cold environments. Patented OutDry technology makes our gloves 100% waterproof/submersible, windproof, and breathable. Plus the warm fleece lining, and durable stretch shell give you the snug fit and uncompromising feel that you need in the fingertips, and an extended cuff for valuable additional coverage at the wrist. Go ahead, chase chrome in a snow squall, or tail a trophy king in frigid water, you can trust your hands will stay warm and dry.

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Designed for fishing in cold environments where feel and dexterity are a must. Utilizing the patented OutDry technology allows us to build a 100% submersible waterproof, windproof, and breathable glove. The Steelhead glove incorporates a warm fleece lining in a durable stretch shell with a snug fit and uncompromising feel. Whether in a snow squall chasing chrome, or tailing a trophy King, your hands will be warm and dry.


  • Patented OutDry membrane for true submersion waterproofness
  • Wind resistant yet extremely breathable
  • 4-way stretch construction for a snug comfortable fit
  • Thin anatomical cut for maximum feel and dexterity
  • Fleece lined for warmth
  • Grippy rubberized fingers and palm for equipment control
  • Palm material minimizes slime loss and damage to fish including anadramous species
  • Soft nose wipe on thumbs
  • Rubberized logo wrist closure for easy grab
  • Rubberized wrist cuffs

Customer Reviews

    Value   |

    I purchased the glove and I loved it. It was comfortable and I could feel the fly line with no problem. The glove is thicker than I expected but yet I can still feel my fly line. The glove is slightly larger so measure your hands more accurately to get the correct size. I originally ordered a medium size glove because I work with horses using medium leather gloves but I had personal GREAT customer service when I met Devan from the Kast Gear company at the Sandy Spey Clave in Welches, Oregon and help me get the correct size glove. I found I needed the small size to fit snug. Man that glove fits beautifully and works great. I had my hands in 32 degree water and didn't feel cold or wet. Great glove. Buy the steelhead gloves and you won't be sorry. I wasn't and I love my Kast Gloves. Thanks again to Devan for his help.

  • "You're the best around, nothing's gonna ever keep you down!"
    Value   |

    Legit. That's all I have to describe these. They work, and they work better than most. They keep the water out unless you dunk them past your wrist...which is inevitable. But even when wet inside, I can honestly say they keep my hands warm. Just wring the water out as best you can and they'll work their magic. My fingers tips get cold EXTREMELY easily, so I won't lie and say that that doesn't happen with these, but it ONLY happens when it's below about 35degrees or so. In those temps, only heated gloves work for me...but I may be an extreme case. All-in-all, these are by far my favorite gloves. I have 2 pairs now and 1 of the MX Pro. GET SOME!

  • Well thought out and definitely designed by people who actually fish
    Value   |

    In an industry where over-promising and under-performing has become all too common, I find myself skeptical when companies make such bold statements as "100% waterproof/submersible, windproof, and breathable." I rarely find things that are equally waterproof and breathable, but Kast hit a home run with these. It's obvious that these gloves were designed by people who actually fish and who intended their product to be used by actual fishermen.
    If I could change one thing -and this is getting nit-picky- would be perhaps a "loop-over" velcro strap that laid flat and maybe a less abrasive material around the wrist to make it a little less binding when wearing your jacket sleeves over the gloves.
    Over 25 days on the water since I got these for Christmas and I'm still very impressed. The only thing I've found these gloves are not impervious is a lab pup chewing the thumb and wrist off of my stripping hand. I'm going to miss that dog.
    I'll be getting another pair and if you spend any time chasing winter B-runs, I highly recommend you grab a pair of your own.
    Nice work guys!
    Cam Hicks
    Boise, ID

  • What's the value of warm, dry hands while fishing?
    Value   |

    I fish all winter for striped bass. I also suffer from peripheral artery disease, which means the circulation in my extremities is limited. I need to keep my hands and fingers warm, I must fish with gloves on. And I have finally found a pair of gloves that I can say do the job I need them to do without interfering with my ability to cast or my sense of feel. Bravo, Kast!

  • Gorge Fly Shop
    Gorge Fly Shop,

    Gorge Fly Shop BLOG REVIEW
    By John Garrett
    November 2013
    Product: Kast Gear “Steelhead Glove” – Retail $79.99

    According to Kast Gear - in their words:
    The Kast Steelhead Glove is hardcore protection for extreme environments. Designed for cold environments, OutDry Technology creates a 100% submersible waterproof, windproof, and breathable glove. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a snow squall chasing chrome, or tailing a trophy King, your hands will be warm and dry.
    OutDry Waterproof Technology: Totally waterproof, windproof, and breathable. The OutDry membrane is directly bonded to the glove’s outer shell, eliminating the ability for wind and water to penetrate through the sewn seams of the shell, keeping hands 100% dry and warm.

    Gloves? I don’t need no stinkin gloves!
    So, I answer the phone at the Gorge Fly Shop recently and on the other end I hear a voice, the voice of Colby Hackbarth, the president of Kast Gear. He begins to chat about a glove that he thought we might like to carry. The conversation takes a turn to include a 100% waterproof glove. I’ll admit, I’ve tried them in the past and was disappointed every time, so I started to drift off and think about that 20 pound mint condition winter steelhead I’m gonna swing up this winter. He started telling me about the “Steelhead Glove” and how it works, its characteristics, its technology, and how your hands stay completely dry even while tailing steelhead. I snap back into the conversation and embarrassingly reply… “Wait, what?” (I have teens and they often come into the middle of a conversation and say this). I dislike the phrase, but due to the nature of the conversation and being totally caught off guard, it’s the first thing that popped out of my mouth. So, Colby kindly repeats the information again. We’re on the same page now.

    Because of my previous history with gloves, pretty much just gloves in general, I decided a long time ago that I just wouldn’t bother with them. They were uncomfortable, awkward, leaked when they were supposed to be waterproof, too bulky, they were a hassle to take off every time I needed to do something, and if they got wet, became useless to me. I never once in all the years of guiding for steelhead, even in the middle of winter, ever wore gloves. Even cutting and splitting firewood I wouldn’t wear gloves. I despised them! Maybe I’m hard headed, but that’s just me. Working at the Gorge Fly Shop that feeling is mutual with a number of customers when the discussion is about gloves.

    That said, Colby was taking a huge chance, to send me a pair of the Steelhead Gloves to field test. So, I agreed to give the “Steelhead Glove” a solid shot. I figured that it had been so long since I even bothered that it was worth the effort. I thought technology has had to advance over the years since I last tried such a glove. Next thing I know, a package arrives, and I immediately open them, and give them a serious look over. Inspecting every last seam, I even go online to their website to watch the little video clip which shows the construction of the glove. I took them home and purposefully (not that I need an excuse to go to the river) went to the river the next morning to “field test” them.

    Listen, I was born in St. Louis, MO. In case you didn’t know, that’s the show me state. And it’s true, I have that kind of attitude…oh yeah? show me! I put the gloves on and immediately notice a snug fit as my hand slips through the wrist section of the glove, then as my hand inserted into the fingers they seated nicely. They fit like a glove (no pun intended). Not bulky as I remembered gloves to be in the past. They were more of a mechanics type glove feel. I immediately notice the comfortable, warm fleece lining inside. So far, so good, I thought to myself. I closed the Velcro strap and drowned those puppies for nearly 3 minutes to prove they weren’t waterproof. After I took my hands out of the water, I didn’t even have to take the gloves off to realize that my hands were bone dry! I thought back to the last pair of waterproof gloves I tried and that they were made of neoprene and even though they were waterproof they weren’t sweat proof. They didn’t breath, which is a huge deal with a so called waterproof glove. If my hands sweat inside the glove and it can’t breathe and evaporate, well my hands don’t stay dry…they will even become cold from the sweat. So, not only are they absolutely 100% waterproof…they are breathable! Big deal to me!

    One of the major issues with me and gloves is the loss of “feel” when wearing them. I can honestly say that after about 10 minutes of wearing them I became used to them. I could even feel my Rio Slickshooter running line during my casting stroke. Anyone who has used Slickshooter knows that one of the drawbacks of a mono running line is that it can slip from your grip as you perform the casting stroke. Well, the palm material of the glove virtually eliminated any slippage. I even purposely held my SlickShooter loosely to see if I could get it to slip. I am pleased to tell you that it actually helped eliminate an occasional slip. This is an added bonus, I don’t they Colby thought about. Something they did think about, which seems totally random, but usable, is the soft nose wipe section on the thumbs, guaranteed somebody will be using that little feature right there in the middle of this winter. And yet another sweet thing about the Steelhead Glove is that the grip is full synthetic, which allows for easy grip in wet conditions, even while handling fish, minimalizing slime removal, unlike many other gloves which harm fish due to slime removal while handling. Major bonus!

    Bottom line from an ex-glove hater:
    Worth every penny of the $79.99 price tag! I will definitely be wearing the “Steelhead Glove” this winter, I crap you negative! If you were like me, skeptical and just a down right glove hater, I encourage you to take a strong look at Kast Gears Steelhead Glove. Give them a serious shot. I’m glad I did. Don’t forget, if you use the snot spot, make sure you wash the gloves once in awhile…

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