Traditional waterproof gloves use a membrane that is nothing more than a giant bag, inserted between glove layers. Moisture is trapped inside the glove, creating a cold damp feeling. Your hands are dry, but they are still cold because you literally have a moisture barrier that inhibits breathability, and acts as a cooling layer inside the glove.
Loving these gloves!josh,
from steelhead fishing upstate ny to fishing ne pa, it gets darn cold! and who doesn't want warm dry hands?! i know i do! I float fish with a centerpin and surprisingly, casting and mending line with these full finger gloves isn't bad at all! I would definitely recommend these!!
The Only GloveRyan,
If your fishing in the freezing cold and you're not wearing these gloves... your doing it wrong
duck hunting testedRob,
I drove a 4 wheeler 35 mph for 2.5 miles in 28' weather and the gloves proved to be completely wind proof. Normally after that run I can't get my hands to work for 15 or so minutes. Being the last day of duck season we hade to pick up 150 decoys in 30 deg weather (reaching into the water over the side of a boat). They proved to be extremely waterproof and shed the water extremely well. LOVED THEM.
Amazing, amazing glovesDDK,
Now there is finally a pair of gloves that keeps my hands warm and the crew at Kast designed an amazing pair. It is rare to find a very warm pair of gloves that are thin enough to be useful in most activities--again, look no further. I love these gloves and honestly you will too. Maybe in the future they will have additional color options, but until then keep your hands warm with Kast Steelhead gloves everyone.
Money well spent.Jeremy,
Just received my new Steelhead gloves in the mail and decided to head out for a few hours on the ice. I have to say wow! These gloves exceeded my expectations, living in Northern BC it's always a struggle to find gloves that fit my purpose, these however fit the bill. I never had to pull my gloves on and off for baiting and hook sets, my hands stayed warm while reaching in the hole to land fish as well as releasing some rainbows. Good job!
You Absolutely Need These GlovesSCOT,
I spend a lot of time fly fishing in all kinds of weather. When the urge strikes, I go. It doesn't matter what the forecast is. If you share the same passion and need THE BEST in outdoor protection for your hands, you have to own a pair of these gloves. They are the warmest, driest gloves I have ever owned. The guys at KAST Gear make great products and the Steelhead Gloves are the pinnacle of that commitment.
These gloves (paired with a muff for quick warm ups) are solid when swinging for steel in sub freezing temps! Fit is as advertised and they're sexy!
WINTER FLY FISHING DREAM GLOVESJennifer 'mrsreelwoman',
I fly fish about 120-130 days a year, mostly in Western WA. A lot of those days are cold and wet in the Pacific NW. For me the biggest challenge in surviving winter fishing is keeping my hands warm and dry. I was a big fan of the past Kast glove models, but even the XS were always too big for me. The new Steelhead gloves are amazing. The XS fits my hands perfectly. I can fish in below zero temps comfortably. Recently I caught and released a Dolly Varden on the Sauk River wearing the Steelhead gloves the entire time. This is a great indication that these gloves allow for the agility required when handling a fish carefully. Thank you Kast gloves!
Winter fishing went from barely tolerable to an all day event as soon as I started wearing these gloves. In below freezing temps, my fingers would scream mercy long before I was ready to pack it in, but now I keep warm and dry until I'm ready to call it a day. They are nimble enough to allow me to feel the line while I cast and keep the water out when I dip my hand in. These go with me everywhere, camping, hiking, etc. A purchase you won't be disappointed with!
Best gloves in the world!Scott, K.,
I have been using your steelhead gloves for over a year now and recently purchased 2 more pairs through your kickstarter campaign. They really are the best gloves in the world and have been a total lifesaver for me fishing in cold weather.