Who doesn’t like comfort food? You know the type I’m talking about. How about a big chunk of chicken fried chicken smothered in chicken gravy with dressing and mashed potatoes corralling the gravy. Another one of my favorites is a Chicago-style pizza with lots and lots of mozzarella cheese. Yea, after a big hunt I love a good helping of comfort food.
I also love comfort clothes, and I had the opportunity to test a new series of comfort clothes this past week. Perhaps you've heard of them: Cabela's Heated Performance Camo Gloves. They were featured in Gordy Krahn's blog, and one lucky NAHC member scored a pair for free.
In simplistic terms, the gloves use battery-powered microwire technology to provide warmth in any cold-weather environment. Sure, this concept has been used before, but the results haven’t been much to write home about.
So why am I writing about cold-weather clothing in early fall? I’ve been in the mountains the past few days, using my ATV to get to elk hunting locations. The mornings are quite frosty, and after more than 3 decades of having frozen fingers, picking up an ice cube can make my fingers go numb. These new Cabela's gloves are made to prevent that problem.
The new gloves are designed to keep your fingers warm for up to 8 hours by using the low setting, which cooks at a toasty 85 degrees. The batteries are rechargeable, 7.4-volt lithiums. The gloves are waterproof, and their Thinsulate insulation is supposed to keep the heat trapped for added time afield. They offer four levels of heat adjustment.
So, how did they work for me? I couldn’t have been more satisfied with their performance. My fingers were ready to trip the trigger on my bow release after a long ATV ride in frigid conditions.