Brooks Down Glassing Mitt
Ultralight 800 Fill 37.5 Active DownTek
Brooks Down Glassing Mitt Details
- Insulated Mitt
- 37.5 DownTek insulation - 800-fill power, 37.5-enhanced down fights off wetting of down clusters while also regulating body heat and moisture
- Advanced nylon shell blocks wind
- Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology for maintaining optimal temperature
- Fleece lining
- DWR finish
- Nylon webbing loop for upright hanging
- Side-release wrist clips
How It's Built
- Material: 37.5 DownTek
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Weight: 3.5oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- Below 20F
- 20F - 45F
Loved having these gloves during late season elk when the wind cuts through just about everything. Except these gloves. I was able to glass for hours without having to deal with frost bitten hands. Highly recommend pairing these with a thinner glove to insulate the heat when you need to discard for taking a shot.
I love these gloves! I mostly use them in October-November when I am glassing late season elk or rutting mule deer in Montana. I prefer the gloves in combo with other light gloves: Talus (Full finger of fingerless), Guide Lite Touch, or Aerowool touch. I will usually hike in the earlier glove and then throw these mitts overtop when I am ready to glass. Together they keep your pack light and are so minimal they can be stuffed in any pocket. You will be amazed at how protected and warm your hands will be when you use a liner and this mitt together. I feel like they are rather loose fitting, great for fitting over other gloves and allowing you the ability to still use your fingers to adjust scope and binocular focus. Do not size down, if anything go true or size up.
When these came out, I wasn't really sure if they would really serve a purpose. I took them on an early season elk hunt above treeline, and they quickly became my favorite piece of equipment during that hunt. They weigh almost nothing... and the amount of warmth they provide is pretty insane I kept them in the pockets of my brooks that Id throw on during glassing in the early mornings and nights. Man... seriously... it just makes sense. These gloves are legit. I would have them as one of my things in the First Lite Essentials Kit.
I love these gloves. Very warm, compressible, lightweight. Put them in your pocket and forget they are there. Material is not very durable, would not recommend walking through any brush wearing these.
I bought these as a gift for my wife as her hands are always cold. Living in Idaho, she gets to use these quite often. She wears them in suburban applications (waiting at school bus stops or around town) as well as for ice fishing, hiking, and hunting. they're awesome to say the least.
Great piece of gear to keep glassing longer in colder weather, and so light it's easy to always carry them up the mountain. The comfort of knowing I would have warm hands when I sat down after hiking helped me stay mentally strong every day on a week long hunt with temps around and below freezing (which feels cold to those of us that drive a desk for a living). These also work great after glassing when we hiked back to camp in the evenings to keep my hands warm until my body warmed up. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Both my husband and I ordered a size larger than our hands measured in the sizing fit since we wanted these to be warm, not technical. I was still able to fit them in my trekking pole straps and easily use zippers with them on. I measure a Small and ordered a Medium, he measured a Medium and ordered a Large.
Unsure how I feel about these. They are quite comfortable and warm, but unless you bring a gortex shell for them, you really don't benefit from the insulation as you might think with any amount of wind.
Do not get these wet. You may want to take your liner glove off if they are wet before stuffing your hands inside these mittens. I am used to treating my gloves/mittens as tools and abusing them. I would not bring only these and a liner glove on a multiday trip as I don't feel comfortable having an outer layer potentially being compromised if they get wet or torn (they are not the most durable item). I can't really steer myself away from my windstop liner glove inside of a waxed leather chopper mitt with a felted wool liner, especially on a multiple day hunt with freezing temps and wet snow,
All that said. These do compress very nicely. Have room for wearing a liner. Have a very nice fleece lining themselves, and pull over the sleeve of the Chamberlin to keep out any drafts. They will keep a place in my kit, but probably only on daytrips where I know I will be getting back to a base camp or the truck where I can swap mittens if needed.
Great gloves for glassing during the late season, super light. I would give 5 stars but I feel they are little small for large hands, my are average and they work great with a liner glove but if you have large hands these may not be big enough, I got the extra large pair. For me these are perfect.
Great gloves, perfect for glassing in the late season.
Recently used these gloves on a 5 day sheep hunting trip in Alberta. The gloves performed very well. My hands were never cold. Temps got down to around -12 Celsius. All my hunting partners were jealous of them! They took up almost zero space in my pack. The only thing I would change about this gloves is to add a bit better grip on the palms and thumb, the current grip on them doesn’t really add anything. If it wasn’t for that I would give these 5 stars. They are a must have in my pack!