Post by windnfeathers on Nov 12, 2017 15:29:41 GMT -5
My first and current gauntlet is an insulated Norwegian Elk gauntlet from Mike's. I have been very happy with it but I have found the added layers of insulation seem to give a place for the talons to sneak through. I hunt in North Iowa so our winters can get quite cold with the wind to match. The added insulation is nice. I'm wondering what others hawking in cold climates use. Is it pretty standard to use an insulated gauntlet or do others just use glove liners. I'm just curious how others handle the cold since I haven't seen many different insulated gauntlets around. I'm also wondering if the traditional (non-insulated) gauntlets have any better luck keeping the talons out of the seams?
I make my own gloves, and knew I needed something different when I moved to northern BC and was Hawking at -20c. I made a two fingered glove (kind of like a spkit mitt with two fingers in each half) then made a smaller removable liner out of a rabbit hide, fur on hand. Toasty!