Looking for good late season mitten choices

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by Savagekid, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. Savagekid

    Savagekid Member

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    I'm looking for a pair of good mitts for late season hunts. We're talking REAL late season mittens. I look at reviews on Cabela's and see comments like, "I hunted all day in the bitter cold and 30 degrees didn't even get my hands cold!" I hunt in ND and MN... 30 degrees is light jacket and no glove weather! I'm looking for something that will keep my hands warm on the -10 degree full moon hunts. Preferably something in white/snow camo. Must have something that allows me to expose my trigger finger for shooting and call use...
     
  2. hynes57

    hynes57 Active Member

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    I can't really suggest a specific mitten but Something that's worked for me really well is a pair of thin gloves under a large pair of fleece lined mittens. As a kid I can remember my hands getting cold all the time with just the mittens that allow you to expose your fingers. I haven't had a problem pairing the thin gloves I can still shoot with and a mitten. In fact my hands usually get so hot on the walk that I end up having to open the mitt to expose my fingers in the thin glove so my hands don't sweat. Grant it I'm only getting into the -10 degree range.

    I bet though if you can find a really nice pair of thin gloves with windblocker in them (like at a place that sells Nordic skis) you could find yourself a regular mitten from cabelas and combine the two.

    I've never needed to use them but I carry a pair of those chemical pocket heaters with me just in case I ever need to drop them in the finger pocket of the mittens.
     

  3. toolsofthetrade

    toolsofthetrade Well-Known Member

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    I've been very happy with my set from arctic shield, is a glove mitten system using space suit technology :)
     
  4. callingthewild

    callingthewild Well-Known Member

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    I had to laugh at the header for your post, being a Michigander, we refer to Michigan as a Mitt to point at for a certain location in the State, So my first thought was tat you were looking for places in Michigan to hunt.

    Stay a warm, and good luck


    Calling The Wild gun)