T’ain’t fitten’ out there!
When I looked it was 9 above, but a hard northwest wind blowing about 30 mph.
When I was last in the big city, I went to a popular outdoor store, that has stores all over, but who shall remain nameless. I looked and hunted and talked to supposedly “experts” telling them I wanted a pair of real warm, real tough gloves. They don’t make them in both, so I settled for a pair of gloves with some kind of leather in the palm and all that “wonderful” man made new tech material. Against my better judgment, but a man has to try something new once in awhile. You just never know, one of these times some of this “new and improved” crap might be just that!
Well, it ain’t happened yet. Did I mention I told the people why I needed really warm, really tuff gloves? Well I did and I was assured that these would be way more than adequate, to go out in the cold and harness and hold a pair of lines in my hands? Flexibility plus warmth! Can’t beat that!
I was better off with my lined elk skin gloves with a lite pair of gloves on underneath. Just as I suspected. What I really was looking for was a pair of shooters mitts, which are mittens with a spot for your forefinger. Now what they call shooters mitts are some crappy wool mittens with a top that slides off and it exposes all your fingers that are encased in partial gloves with ALL your finger tips sticking out. How damn many finger do you need exposed to pick your nose or shot a gun for cry out loud?!!!
As I have found out many times before, I will just have to make what I want That is the problem with being a Luddite, no one makes things you want or need.
Maybe if I go online to a store in Alaska I will find what I want.
Nazi, sales people! :- (