Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Luck e 1

Ice Armor x mitts?

11 posts in this topic

Are these any good? I like the waterproof, and the fact they are big and warm. Just wondering if they are worth it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe they are worth it. The thing that sold me was the shell is almost entierly nylon. This makes it so practically no water can freeze on it, so you don't get an ice cube for a mit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had a couple pair of the Ice Armor gloves and had terrible luck with both of them. The first pair was junk so I ended up buying a second pair. By the end of the day they were soaked and soggy!! Maybe the new ones out are better but I couldn't reccomend them to anyone...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have no experience with the mitts. Mitts, I would think would probably be limited to tip up fishing. You can't really use them if working a rod combo.

The ice armor gloves work just okay - the palms & fingers do absorb water and get iced up if its cold. They don't breath very well either. You have to take the time to dry them out at home before using again.

I have another pair of glove that works pretty well, gortex and the material does not absorb any water. Have not used them a lot yet so don't know how durable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I havent used the mitts either but I have both Arctic Armor and Ice Armor gloves. They both have the problems NCLaker stated but the Ice Armor gloves are a bit lighter and less bulky. If I had to Pick I would definately go with the Ice Armor. Overall both gloves keep your hands very warm, I have no complaints in that area.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am yet to find a glove that is 100% waterproof. I also havent found a material that sheds water enough not to freeze up.

Anybody know of such a thing? E-mail me it and Ill buy 5 pair.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How are guys getting them so wet that they freeze and become cubes?

I had a guy tell me they were trash...but then I found out he was completely submerging his hand (and he didn't have the X mitts with the nylon shell).

NAMASafety...did you have the Nylon shell on yours? Or were yours the type that had the fleece outer?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Ice Armor X gloves are great, the warmest gloves I've ever fished in (they even have zippered pouches for hand heaters), and basically waterproof. I'm talking about reaching into the water to grab a fish, a stray bobber/bait, or scooping a little bit of ice out, not submerging your hand completely for a long period (why would you?). They do have problems with the breathability, but that's because they're so waterproof. After a day's fishing just let them dry out and you'll be good for tomorrow. Most of the time I don't notice it though. Excellent gloves, well worth the purchase.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a pair of the mitts and they are very warm. The downside is that if your hands start to sweat, the mitts hold in the moisture just as well as keeping it out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Despite my comments, when I am actually fishing with a rod combo, I most frequently use the ice armour gloves. Primarily because the are the are not too bulky - allowing me to use them with a fishing reel effectively.

They only time they go into the water is when I need to grab a fish or clear slush - I never completely submurge. The shortcomings mentioned already don't outweigh the benefits. Not a huge deal, cause I only use them when hole hoping and it is too cold to go bare hands.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Fortunately for country never does anything like this, minds it's own business and stays out of all foreign governments affairs
    • Apparently, some of the newer cell phones now have a GLONASS (Russian GPS) chip in them, as well as a U.S. GPS chip.  The GLONASS system has a reputation for working well in the northern hemisphere.   I'll probably just stick with my old hand-held Lowrance and topo maps, but the technology is out there for those who want to use it.     In 2007, Putin issued a Decree of the President of the Russian Federation, opening GLONASS up for unrestricted public use. This was an attempt to garner public and industry interest, and to challenge the homogeny of the American GPS system. By 2010, GLONASS achieved complete coverage of Russia’s territory. One year later, thanks to its orbital satellite constellation, it achieved global coverage. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/glonass-gps-alternative-never-knew-existed/
    • Love the first amendment.  Also want consistency in application.  
    • Seen on the channel 5 news the other night, plans to remove a dam in River Falls. They didn't specify which dam, or if it would be both dams. The movement is gaining popularity, especially with residents. And more input meetings will be planned. However, if the project is ok'd, it doesn't sound like it will be in the near future. I'm all for the dam removal! Both of them!
    • Hey Dave, I am sorry to hear that. If you need anything you have my number.  Send me a PM or text and let me know whats going on. Recurring infection? Low blood supply?     
    • Yes. But he has a great plan to utilize the excess rail capacity in the country by relocating those who disagree with him. It's gonna be a real gas. 
    • 100% A-OK is how that's working out, but I'm not surprised by the continued confusion. Even beside Texas vs Johnson, the idea of stripping citizenship from people hasn't stood up in court.
    • You must have been on some sh*tty ice for it to do that... Love my heavy spud bar, if it doesn't go through in a couple wacks I feel pretty darn confident in stepping...Spud bar,picks,pfd,rope, common sense all ya need
  • Our Sponsors