Best Decoy Gloves Reviews of 2017 – 2018

Best Decoy Gloves Reviews

​So you spend hours ​laying out and ​spreading your decoys in the water, only to realize that you can't actually feel your hands anymore. Regardless of the weather your hands are still going to end up cold and wet if the right gear ​is not used.

Setting up decoys correctly in the water can ​be a time-consuming, long process. Your hands are ​inevitably going to get wet and end up VERY cold. The last thing you want is having to sit for a full day's hunt with freezing cold hands, it just makes your whole experience much less enjoyable. You need to ensure that you have the full use of your hands when hunting and don't have to sit all day with your hands tucked away to keep them warm.

​Wearing gloves is obviously recommended when setting up decoys, however, not just any standard pair is up to the job. You want to ensure that you have ​a pair that's designed specifically for decoy use. That's why we've went around reviewing and compiling a list of the best decoy gloves on the market in 2017 - 2018, ​including a buying guide to help you decide which pair is right for you.

Let's have a look at each of our selected pairs below and how they differ:

Top 5 Rated Model Comparison Table

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Product

​Price

Stormr Realtree Max 5 Stealth

​1. Stormr Realtree Max 5 Stealth

Glacier Glove

​2. Glacier Glove

​STORMR Stealth Decoy Glove

​3. STORMR Stealth Decoy Glove

​Glacier Glove Alaska Pro

​4. Glacier Glove Alaska Pro

​Mossy Oak Extreme

​5. Mossy Oak Extreme


The Best ​Decoy Gloves Reviews of 2017 – 2018


#1. ​Stormr Realtree Max 5 Stealth Gauntlet Neoprene

Stormr Realtree Max 5 Stealth Gauntlet Neoprene

These long gauntlet decoy gloves from StormR are made from neoprene, which makes them supremely comfortable and stretchy, while remaining very waterproof. And thanks to the extra long gauntlet, you can reach your arm straight into the water without fear. A microfleece lining insulates your hands in the coldest of weather, while the 5mm thick neoprene – the same material they make wetsuits out of – keeps any and all water out. The internal seams are glued and blind-stitched to prevent any leaks. StormR has given them Hi-Grip Palms, so nothing slips out of your hands in the wet.

These gauntlet decoy gloves come in both RealTree-5 Max, and Mossy Oak Bottomland. Either one will do the job keeping you firmly blended into the scenery as you wait out the hunt. Of course, when gloves are 5mm thick, they won’t be particular dexterous, so if that’s a deal-breaker, you may want to look elsewhere. But that’s to be expected with decoy gloves of this size. If thick, warm waterproof gauntlets are what you’re looking for, these are a solid choice.


Pros

  • ​5mm thick neoprene. Warm and waterproof
  • Micro Fleece lining for insulation
  • Hi-Grip Palms provide good grip in wet conditions


​Cons

  • Thick neoprene does not provide good dexterity
  • Neoprene is not breathable; can run hot in less-than-frigid temperatures



#2. ​Glacier Glove

Glacier Glove

At half the price of the StormR Gauntlet, these gauntlets from Glacier Glove are another fantastic piece of kit. Made of 2mm thick neoprene and a fleece lining, they are warm and cozy as well as completely waterproof. They have a seamless palm design, so that nothing interferes with your grip, and so that no water gets through any seams. They come in Max 4 camo for a seamless blend with your hunting outfit, and the elbow length fit means you can reach into bone-chilling cold water without blinking an eye. At half the price of the Stormr Stealth Gauntlet, these are another solid pick for a pair of decoy gloves.

While they may not look it, especially at their dirt cheap price, these Glacier Gloves are seriously warm, and can keep your hands comfortable in below-freezing conditions. The 2mm thick neoprene means they retain some dexterity when handling a rifle, decoys, etc, but may not be agile enough for fine fingering; you’ll need another pair of gloves for that.


Pros

  • ​2mm thick neoprene. Super warm
  • Fleece lining
  • Seamless Palm Design ensures seams don’t get in the way, and don’t leak.


​Cons

  • ​Dexterity can be a problem



#3. ​STORMR Stealth Decoy Glove

STORMR Stealth Decoy Glove

If you like the look of the STORMR gauntlet above, but want something lighter and without the elbow-length sleeves, the Stormr Stealth Decoy gloves will do the trick. Like their gauntlet counterparts, the Stealth Decoy gloves are made of 5mm thick neoprene, lined with a warm and cozy microfleece to keep the chill out. Internal, blind-stitched seams ensure nothing leaks. This makes them both totally waterproof and totally windproof. They’ve got the same durable, Hi-Grip palms as the gauntlet, ensuring wet decoys or ducks don’t slip out of your hand. And you’ve got your choice between the RealTree Max-5 and Mossy Oak Bottomland camo patterns.

The shorter gauntlet on these gloves allows for a much easier on/off design, as opposed to pulling giant gloves on over your arms. They’re not the best choice for shooting, as the extra thick neoprene takes away some of the dexterity of smaller gloves. But they work well for retrieving ​duck decoys, for piloting the boat, and other less precise jobs.


Pros

  • ​5mm thick neoprene is warm, waterproof
  • Microfleece lining for warmth
  • Hi-Grip Palms for grip
  • Easy to get on and off


​Cons

  • ​Lack dexterity, making them not very good for shooting​



#4. ​Glacier Glove Alaska Pro

Glacier Glove Alaska Pro

The Alaska Pro gloves from Glacier Glove are designed to be warm, waterproof and breathable, all at once. They’ve got 60g of Thinsulate lining the inside, which – if your hands tend to get cold – is reason enough to grab these bad boys. The leather palm is soft and supple, keeping them dexterous, without being too smooth and slippery, so you can actually pick things up when it gets cold and wet. The outer shell is both waterproof and highly breathable so your hands can breath freely. That’s a nice bonus perk for a pair of gloves, and something we wouldn’t normally expect from gloves in this price range. They come in both Advantage Max 4 and RealTree Camo.

Reviews on these gloves are slightly more mixed, with some complaining about durability, and waterproofing; should the waterproofing fail, the gloves become waterlogged and, not surprisingly, fail to keep your hands warm. They are perhaps best suited for cool weather, as opposed to cold weather, hunting.


Pros

  • Comfortable handle
  • 60g Thinsulate Lining
  • Breathable fabric
  • Soft, supple leather palm


​Cons

  • ​Not super durable
  • Perhaps not suited for extreme cold weather hunting



#5. ​Mossy Oak Extreme Decoy Glove

Mossy Oak Extreme Decoy Glove

If you really want the absolute most waterproof and durable of duck hunting gloves, opt for the Extreme Decoy Glove from Midwest Gloves and Gear. These elbow length gloves feature a 100% PVC coating for waterproofness over a Thinsulate lining, which provides some warmth in the winter; add a glove liner for extreme cold and icy temperatures. The sandy finish and rough grip are perfect for grabbing wet objects. And you can choose from both Mossy Oak camo print, and a plain brown.

These decoy gloves are a success where they mean to be; they’re warm, and the extended gauntlet cuff means you can plunge your hands wherever you need, and serve well for more than just duck hunting; field dressing a deer, snowblowing, chores around the house or farm. And when it comes to being the waterproof, these things seriously are, and you can count on them keeping your hands warm and dry. They lack dexterity, but make up for with their sheer waterproofness.


Pros

  • ​PVC coating; supremely waterproof
  • Warm Thinsulate Lining
  • Long gauntlet length
  • Versatile, good for more than just duck hunting


​Cons

  • ​Bulky, not very dexterous


Final Word on The Best ​Gloves for Decoys Review

​We've been clear ​and out​lined that having the right protection for your hands is a must when dealing with decoys. Choosing the right pair ​shouldn't be a chore of a task. Your choice should ultimately keep your hands warm and dry, while also being flexible enough for you to freely deploy your decoys how you like. We've laid everything out you need to know about choosing the best decoy gloves in 2017 -2018 above. If you're still unsure as to which pair are right for you, have another look at reviews and buying guide above.

Stay safe and stay warm on your hunt!


Jonny
 

Hunting is something that has been a big part of my family history for generations. Typically every spare weekend I have is spent outdoors either hunting or doing something else adventure related. This site uses my years of knowledge in the field to hopefully help improve the hunting experience of others.

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