Shale Touch Hybrid Glove
350 EXP Furnace Merino-X with Goatskin Palm
Shale Touch Hybrid Glove Details
- Next to Skin
- Conductive thumb and index fingertips for use with touchscreen GPS or phone
- Articulated construction for maximum comfort and dexterity
- Sleek, low-profile cuff for improved warmth and protection
- Webbing loop for upright hanging
How It's Built
- Material: Merino Wool/Goatskin
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Weight: 2.8oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- Below 20F
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
- Above 80F
Yeah, the thumb's a little weird, but the glove is awesome. It's a great design and fit overall. Mostly I am amazed by the range of temperatures that they're comfortable in. I'm hunting in the high country in Montana with very cold temps and my hands are fine. The gloves provide great dexterity, are exceptionally comfortable, and surprisingly warm. First Lite really nailed it with these.
Yes, it's a little difficult to stretch your thumb and fingers all the way out, but I like the way my thumb (and the rest of my fingers for that matter) go all the way to the tips of the gloves when my hand is at rest or doing other tasks. Every other glove I've owned there's excess material at the tips that limit dexterity, not so with these gloves. So, while it might be a little tough to stretch my fingers and thumb all the way out I prefer the tighter articulated fit for other gloved hand tasks.
I'm squarely a small according to the fit guide, but I bought mediums in order to accommodate wearing my finger-less talus gloves underneath. Turns out the medium gloves fit perfectly and I think they'll be warm enough that I won't need the Talus gloves under.
Bought these to go out west. Love the comfort of the glove. Very flexible and no break in period. It took a little to get used to how to put them on. At first I would try and put my whole hand in at once, but after a little playing around with them I realized that I need to just put my fingers in to begin with and once they started going on the thumb was easy to slide on. The glove is warm and the leather palms are very nice.
Saw the reviews that the thumb wasn't designed quite right. Ordered anyway. Well... they were right.
You can't open your hand all the way. Fingers all fit fine but the thumb isn't articulated enough. So when you spread your hand you get a big webbing in the middle that stretches out the palm.
The thumb just needs a different cut so that you have a free range of motion.
Will probably exchange for something else.
Well I have only had the gloves for a short time and I think I really like them. I They are tighter than I expected and I got the XL's. I am hoping they stretch out a little. Previous posts about the thumb are spot on. It is a problem. I do love that I can operate my electronic devices and touchscreens. They are a perfect early season glove. I am comfortable shooting my rifle and my bow with them on which has always been an issue for me. In summary, I think these are really nice gloves but for the money they could have been a little better.