Okay folks, here's another one for you to help me with. Was practicing today and blew through the glove I normally wear on my bow hand when I am hunting. Have worn it for 3 years, but was never really that fond of it. Have some thin leather gloves, but they are much "stickier", and seem to screw up my shot. Anybody else wear a glove and if so, any recommendations on one that provides camoflage, but still feels pretty much like your bare hand? Don't need any insulation during the early season hunts. Am also thinking about going old school and just covering my hand with a camoflage stick instead of a glove.
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Last week I splurged on a pair of thin black Hatch shooting gloves from Midway that remind me of the old "driving gloves". Thin leather palm and some kind of stretchy synthetic back. Will have to cover the logo with a black marker. Have not had a chance to shoot my bow wearing one, but hope to get out sometime this weekend. If they don't work out, I can always use them for what they were designed for at the rifle range.
Well...i got some of that eye liner, i mean...camo stuff, from Hardy, as suggested somewhere here or the Facebook pages. Put a dab on my fingers to try.
No screwing around here....it goes on quick and black. It dried pretty quickly, but it stayed shiny so i couldn't tell how quickly. Shiny is bad in the sun, but i don't intend to sit in the sun. In indirect light it is very black.
The surface is almost like a plastic film. Rubbing it simply rolls it off in pieces, but it seems fairly sturdy. I will report how it handles sweat when i sweat ( shoulda had it on earlier this week).
Shootreflexbow X 2. If you want something fancier/more expensive that will fit tighter and last longer, dark-toned baseball or golf gloves can also work and help camo the hand(s). But, I like Jersey gloves as the simplest/cheapest tool for the need. Just wash or replace them as needed and keep a spare (clean) pair handy.
BTW, there is much debate about what the best drawing method is for bowhunting, set arm or swing draw. But either method is deficient if the hands are left bare...left uncovered they are quite easily seen whenever moved in dark woods.
I have a muff sack that I use. If it gets cold, I toss in a handwarmer or two,
Same as Orion.
String hand stays in my pocket with a heat pack if it is cold out. No glove except walking in and out.
I use cheap available everywhere black cotton Jersey gloves. I wear them on both hands. A pair of new Jersey gloves typically costs $1 to $3. When brand new, they fit snuggly on my hands and snugly to my fingers. Although they can last a long time, I buy a new pair at the start of each hunting season for the tight fit. They stretch out after a few months of use. They are soft, comfortable, plus flexible. I have almost the same manual dexterity as bare hands, yet they improve my grip on the bow. They protect the skin surface from cold and offer a bit of protection from briars and such. I can wear them on my bow hand from the time in the hunting season when it first becomes cool until bitter cold weather. In my climate I must only switch to a heavier bow hand glove for a short time at the end of the hunting season because the bow hand is exposed to the cold for too long. I wear the Jersey glove on my string hand through the entire cool through bitter cold season. My gloved string finger fits through the hole in my soft flexible calf-hair tab. I can keep my gloved string finger hand warm in a pocked until needed even during bitter cold weather while only exposing that hand for relatively short times to move brush, grasp trees for balance, or of course to pull my bow string. I have used this system for many years and it works great for me.
Bob....please pm me your address. I made something for you to try out.
If you don’t want to wear a glove in early season, check out Hardy Face Paint. It’s latex based, and it stays on my hands even in the hot humid early season, and it washes off easily.
... or you could hand stitch it back together in a few minutes. The extra effort would add to its magic.
If it’s cold, I wear a lightweigut glove on my bow hand……..until I think I might get a shot, then it comes off. I can’t stand shooting with a glove on my bow hand. I also use a muff to put my hands in with handwarmers if needed.
Mine look the same. Was asking about safe stains or dyes so i can go bare handed.
Thin merino gloves work great for me. They are slick enough to not stick to the bow grip or cause form issues. Check out First Lite or Icebreaker-they are well worth the money
I bought gloves from Columbia a few years back with the finger tips exposed.
I use the green wool army liners with the fingers cut off or a rag wool version of the same thing. Pretty thick on the hand, but compresses when you draw the bow. I use them into late winter when the temps are quite cold. Works for me.