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
You will get attached, and if you lose them like I did you will regret ever getting them. Who ever said it is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all is full of it. My heart hurts. If youre still reading, yes these gloves are great. I ran them last year with the areowool liners and it was a match made in phalanx heaven. Elk hunting in the Oregon Cost with all of the Himalayan blackberry and stinging nettle was no big deal. I used these gloves while fishing also, they did great and I still had great sensitivity. I also use them while cycling to school here in oregon and when paired with a liner they are great.
I used these gloves for Whitetail and waterfowl season in Michigan this past year. They worked great in the tree stand coupled with the Solitude jacket. When my hands got cold I put them in the muff pockets to get warm, when I was ready to grab the gun or bow I had plenty of flexibility to make a comfortable shot. They worked great in the duck blind. I liked being able to load shells without getting my gloves caught.
These gloves look and feel great, and keep me warm without compromising dexterity when out in the field. I primarily hunt ridgelines and backwoods, so for all that I need a durable glove. Unfortunately, after only 4-5 outings wearing this glove, I snagged the leather on the palm while going down a ridge. All of which is fine and to some extent to be expected, but when I went to First Lite for advice on repairing the glove, they told me they didn't believe my story (even though I attached an image to the email) and that they didn't care. Extremely disappointing, giving how much money I have spent on First Lite gear!
The glove is the perfect size/thickness that you never have to take them off. The touch fingertips actually work way better than others I've used in the past. My hands get cold pretty easily and I've found that I like these on my more mild hunts (32 and above) as a full time glove. Otherwise I'll bring the Alpine gloves and use the Shale only when I need the dexterity.
Awesome gloves have had them for a year the touch works okay on phone screens. Only downfall I can say is that the dye of the leather fades away and turns very light color.