If you’re anything like me you’re probably sick and tired of freezing your fingers off out on the ice or having to change gloves every few hours. I went out and got myself some warm and waterproof gloves and it’s been one of the best ideas I’ve had. In this post, I’m going to be talking about the best waterproof fishing gloves and which one I picked.
Here are the 6 best gloves for ice fishing:
- IceArmor Edge Mitts
- MCTi Cold Weather Gloves
- Glacier Glove ICE BAY Glove
- WindRider Rugged Gloves
- Glacier Glove Alaska Pro
- Stormr Typhoon
I haven’t tested every single ice fishing glove out there so I can’t say for sure but out of the ones I’ve used (or know someone who’s used) these were my favorites. I tried to find some that were different styles so you can go based on what your preference is. I’ll also be talking about the cheapest place I could find them.
Here’s what I look for in a fishing glove:
- Is it actually waterproof?
- Was it comfortable and usable?
- Is it reasonably priced?
If the glove isn’t waterproof then what’s the point in having it? You might as well use a normal fishing or skiing glove and be on your way. I really don’t enjoy switching my gloves every few hours because they’re soaked. I want one that’ll last me the whole day and these 6 were all pretty good about that.
The glove also needs to be comfortable and actually work for reeling in fish. Some were too bulky and some made it pretty difficult to real in certain rods. All of these were decent.
The last thing is that they’re affordable. I don’t really want to spend a fortune on a pair of ice fishing gloves so all 6 of these are at a good price point. They all give a great amount of value for the price and that’s what I wanted. See our favorite ice fishing gear here.
These aren’t the warmest or most waterproof glove on this list but they are one of the easiest gloves to fish with. They are warm enough for most conditions and are water-resistant (don’t submerge them). I really like the amount of grip these have on them and are one of the more comfortable gloves of this type.
They are a bit tough to put on and take off but just like anything else, you’ll have your pros and cons. I found the seams on the inside were a bit scratchy at first but it’s something you’ll get used to after a while.
I don’t think I’d recommend these for extremely cold weather but if the sun is out or the air is warming up then they could be a good option if you like this type of glove.
Glacier Glove Alaska Pro
These are more of a traditional glove and I didn’t have the highest expectations going in because of the price. I’ve had plenty of ski gloves in the past that were like this and didn’t work that great at all. Long story short, I was pretty impressed with them.
The first thing I did with these was run them under as cold of water as I could and my hands stayed warm and dry. I also had to use them to carry some pipe that was sitting out in the snow and they worked perfectly.
They aren’t overly stiff either which is a big plus for fishing. You don’t want something that’s tough when you’re switching lures and whatnot so that’s another reason I like these. I don’t know how good they’ll be when it comes to durability (I don’t expect them to last super long) but they make a great fishing or skiing or snowmobiling glove.
One thing to note is that you’ll have to be careful when taking your hands out because the inside material can go inside out and make it tough to get your hands back in.
WindRider Rugged Gloves
These gloves are pretty similar to the previous Glacier Glove ones but I do think they’re slightly better quality. The price is pretty much the same and they’re super comfortable, warm, and keep everything nice and dry.
There were plenty of times where I had to reach in the hole to grab the fish or clear out some ice and they always kept my hands warm and dry. When you did take your hands out there wasn’t the problem of the insides turning inside out either so that’s all you can really ask for.
They weren’t too big and bulky either so it wasn’t a problem reeling in fish. You’ll have to take them off to rig up a new setup but they’re easy enough to slip on and off so it’s not that big of a deal.
Again, these gloves will be perfect for not only fishing up pretty much any other winter activity.
Glacier Glove ICE BAY Glove
If you’re looking for a neoprene style glove then these are my current favorite. They aren’t as warm as some of the other gloves but they are waterproof, they’re built well, and are much warmer than others of this type.
The mobility with these gloves is probably the best part because they aren’t as bulky as some of the other ski style ones. If that’s something you need then these could be a perfect option for you.
There was a bit of an annoying bit near the thumb that annoyed me a bit (not sure if it was just my glove) but it wasn’t something that was big enough to not like them.
They also have a great amount of grip on them which is much better than the standard style of glove. For anyone who wants this type of glove then this is probably your best bet.
MCTi Cold Weather Gloves
These are my favorite five-finger gloves for ice fishing (or anything else) because they’re cheap, warm, and they’re able to grip things pretty well. They don’t have a huge amount of dexterity so changing lures and whatnot isn’t the easiest thing.
They do keep your hands completely dry from the outside but if you’re like me and get sweaty hands then they can get a bit damp inside and take a while to dry out. That’s the same for most gloves though.
I really like the little pocket that’s on the back of the hand. You can put whatever you want but it’s the perfect size to throw in one of those disposable hand warmers.
I can’t really comment on the quality because I haven’t had them long enough but they seem pretty solid so far and I don’t see anything starting to wear.
IceArmor Edge Mitts (My Favorite)
These are my current go-to ice fishing gloves because they’re the most comfortable and warmest. They are a mitt style glove (all fingers are together) so they won’t be the best for handling but you can take them off easily.
I use these for shoveling snow or riding the ATV as well so they are super versatile. I’ve never had any trouble with water getting in or my hands getting cold so that’s all I’m looking for.
The price of them is great as well. I’ve bought way more expensive gloves and they’re pretty much the same. They weren’t any warmer or more comfortable so I don’t know why the price was higher.
Again, I haven’t had them for super long (little over a year) but there appear to be no signs of wear and tear.
Happy fishing. If you want to catch more fish, use more hooks.
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