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Monday, February 7, 2011

Simms Windstopper Foldover Mitt

Finally a fishing specific glove that keeps you warm AND gets in your way less than any other glove we've used. The Simms Windstopper Foldover Mitt is made of warm softshell material that has DWR coating to repel water and a GORE membrane to block the wind. The softshell Polartec material is relatively thin so mobility and touch aren't sacrificed. But, Polartec's Hardface material is used on the palm and fingers for durability. The design is a half-finger glove with a mitten to fold over (or not) all 4 fingers and the thumb can also be freed with a foldover. No fumbling to tie knots as you can easily expose all of your digits. They even have a built in pocket to put in chemical hand warmers. The build and materials used are great but they are available in lots of other products. What do we like the best? The loops used to hold the flaps back. Stuff the flaps into their retaining loops and they actually stay there. No more fly line tangling around your flopping mitten flaps. Don't destroy the retaining loops and you will have a great glove for years to come.
Don't forget these in the bottom of your fishing bag, they are the perfect glove for photography, sidewalk shoveling, driving to work or whatever.
Available at The Reef Fly Shop and in sizes large enough to fit an actual XL hand.

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