New for ice fishing 09-10, the Gauntlet Mitt was developed to crash Old Man Winters party, in particular the part where he removes the feeling from your fingers. The mid-forearm length, chopper-style mitt combines warmth, dryness, comfort, and utility into a first-of-its-generation garment. The source of the Gauntlet Gloves unequaled warmth is SnoCore micro fiber thermal insulation. The warmer-than-abearskin-rug insulating system comes together in three part harmony. Firstly, SnoCore reflects and reuses your bodys natural radiant heat. Secondly, warm air is trapped between micro-fibers to manage and maintain temperature. Thirdly, SnoCore encourages body moisture to escape, keeping your skin dry - an essential component of staying warm.
Dryness is the result of SnoShell waterproof, windproof and breathable membrane technology. Like SnoCore, SnoShells moisture blockage results from a one-two punch, followed by a knockout blow. Topically, the surface is treated with DuPont Teflon fabric protector, which totally repels oil and water based liquids. The second blow stems from an armadillo-tough shell of 660 Denier Nylon, a durable fabric thats remarkably flexible and supple. The actual waterproof, windproof and breathable membrane curls its fist and delivers the knockout blow. Moisture collapses to the canvas Like a fitted boxing glove, the Gauntlet Mitt becomes one in the same with your hand. This isnt true of the typical clunky and inflexible chopper. The Gauntlet Mitt is ergonomically pre-curved to form-fit the human hand. Once in motion, flexible accordion panels on the back of the hand facilitate the grabbing and gripping of tools like an ice auger or the handle of a bucket.
Therein lays the element of utility. While the back of the Gauntlet Mitt is blanketed by 300 grams of toasty SnoCore, the palm sports a trimmer 150 grams of insulation to sanction motion and feel. But if you want out of the mitt to bare-hand a fish or jig, the Gauntlet Mitt can be thrown to the ice faster than an oven mitt on the kitchen floor. Cinch tight the bungee and adjuster strap, and the opposite is true the mitt holds firmly in place while sealing out wind, snow and slush.