Kast Steelhead Glove Review | Headhunters Fly Shop
Best fishing glove ever? Yes. The Kast Steelhead Gloves are the best I have ever fished with, or without for that matter. Now I cannot fish without these gloves during our frequent winter weather patterns here on Montana’s Missouri River.
I have had Sealskinz in the past and they are waterproof. That is half the battle when fishing. Winter conditions sometimes include snow, sleet, rain, dipping your hands in the water to release fish. You know, while near water, you will contact water in temperatures below zero. The Sealskinz are not insulated. The Kast Steelhead Glove is warm. I like that a lot!! Therefor it trumpsthe Sealskinz. Is the Sealskinz the glove best on the market, in today’s modern fly fishing world? No, not really. The Kast Steelhead Glove is far superior.
As a full time fishing guide turning into a fair weather fisherman I applaud Kast for manufacturing the first usable fly fishing waterproof glove.
This glove keeps you on the river longer, which means you catch more fish. On any cold day of winter fishing catching more fish is what makes it all worth it. It’s pretty scientific, but Kast has spit the atom with glove, making it my new favorite cold weather gear. – Ninch
Some quick Stats from Kast
- Patented OutDry membrane for true submersion waterproofness
- Wind resistant yet extremely breathable
- 4-way stretch construction for a snug comfortable fit
- Thin anatomical cut for maximum feel and dexterity
- Fleece lined for warmth
- Grippy rubberized fingers and palm for equipment control
- Palm material minimizes slime loss and damage to fish including anadramous species
- Soft nose wipe on thumbs
- Rubberized logo wrist closure for easy grab
- Rubberized wrist cuffs
Can you really fish with them? Really?
Yah, you can really fish with them. Squeeky has fished several days with these on his aging fingers. Sure makes the day go by without pain associated with freezing digits.
I think I’m pretty tough. Although recently the ice cold temps have been bothering me. I have yet to find a pair of gloves that I like. And I have searched high and low for a good fishing glove. Believe me, I have yet to find anything that is worth a damn for winter angling. Until now. The Kast Steelhead Glove is the one! I don’t even notice them on my hands while swinging flies to either trout or steelhead. A winner for sure! – Sara Roholt
Is the Kast Steelhead Glove really Waterproof?
But honestly, they are waterproof all day long?
Yes. They really are waterproof. I, Squeeky, dunked my hands in the water nearly 20 times and tried to make them fail. No leakage at all. I squeezed water through my fingers vigorously attempting to feel some moisture seep through. No such luck.
The other awesome feature of the Kast Steelhead Glove is the cuff. It is rubberized and fully sealable allowing full waterproofness. As you can see from the image it blocks water from entering through the top of the glove. Cinch you waterproof jacket down over this glove and dip your entire hand into the water…no leaking man!
The Kast Steelhead glove is designed for hard-core fishing that can help you maintain dexterity and feel, even in extremely cold environments. The Steelhead glove comes in at $80 utilizes OutDry technology-the OutDry membrane is laminated directly to the inside of the glove’s outer shell, sealing all seams and creating a lining of air between the membrane and the inner shell that helps keep your hands warm.
This lamination process, which basically renders the shell and the membrane into a single fabric, reduces humidity that can collect between the two fabrics, and creates a glove that is waterproof, windproof, and breathable. Further, the durable stretch inner shell and fleece lining help provide a snug fit and warmth. A neoprene seal cuff can be tightened with a Velcro closure, and the palm and the fingertips are enhanced with rubber to help you gain good grip.
Good friend and client Jeff Ritter has fished with these babies a ton. He has 10+ days on them and have not leaked one bit. Jeff primarily swings flies in the winter.
Overall feel and dexterity is awesome. Good line feel indeed. Waterproof to the max. I can not change flies with the gloves on. But am getting closer. Fishing with them and releasing fish is flawless. They stay anchored on your hand really well too. I was skeptical at first but they stay locked on better than I anticipated. I really like the lining as it keeps yo nice and warm. I would by another pair, but don’t have too yet. And, you look like a bad-ass too. – Jeff Ritter
Kast Steelhead Gloves a Winner w/ Headhunters
Overall our review is excellent. We love them for warmth, for waterproofness, for style, and for comfort. If you like warm, dry, hands with a great deal of feel, this is the glove for you!
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