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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Product Review: The Fishing Tree Adventure Gloves
If you are pretty observant you might have noticed I have started wearing fishing gloves. Out of the blue I was asked by the people of The Fishing Tree if I would like to do a review of their gloves. I had been thinking about getting a pair to wear from someone and the chance to get a free pair to review sounded just great.
I received them about a month ago. Here is the product description from Amazon:
Multi-use fingerless gloves that keep sensitive hands looking younger, help stop early aging and protect against skin cancer spots.
UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) is the measure of how well fabric blocks ultra violet radiation. A UPF rating of 50+ is the highest possible rating, which is exactly what the SGS experts have verified for these gloves. The material blocks 49/50ths or 98% of UV radiation. UPF is like SPF, which is the measurement used for sunblock creams.
Use for any outdoor environment. Our product provides protection but allows full maneuverability. The angler retains unrestricted use of fingers which is important with work like tying tippets or stripping trout fly lines (and retain the ‘feel’ of a nibble on the line).
Double-stitched seams add strength and they do not fall apart after a couple of uses or after a wash.
Machine washable so use them for fish handling and cleaning or other grubby jobs. Velcro wrist straps adjusts to any size wrist. This lightweight gear bought directly from us is fully supported and comes with our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Unisex sizing. Get the right size at the start and take time to measure your hand before ordering.
Building on our highly successful first version, the new style is a more snug fit so you can easily forget you have these on.
Add our tested and verified gloves to the cart! Professionally packaged, they make an ideal accessory or gift for men or women.
The manufacturer's warranty is only provided by authorized resellers - The Fishing Tree and Soloportis.
Sizing: Measure round the widest part of the palm, above the thumb and below the little finger. That total length measurement is the size you need to refer to (because of the stretchy fit, if you are in doubt, GO for a BIGGER rather than smaller size):
XS 6.5 – 7.5 inches
S 7.5 – 8.75 inches
M 8.75 – 9.0 inches
L 9.0 – 9.50 inches
I got the small size, which fit my little hands perfectly. They are comfortable and for the most part I barely notice I'm wearing them. They helped to keep my hands a little bit warmer then they would otherwise have been in the cold. If I dip them in the water they help to keep my hands cool. However, they do seem to become a bit slippery when wet.
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The spandex is showing some wear, but that is to be expected because I put them under the gill covers on some pike and walleye. They have helped to keep my hands a little less bloody when handling those fish. The palms seem to be holding up rather well.