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Buff "Pro-Series Angler Gloves"

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Buff "Pro-Series Angler Gloves"

Make & Model

Brand:
Buff
Model:
Pro-Series Angler Gloves
MSRP ($):
40.00

Too much sun hurts, and it’s worse when you’re on the water. Buff’s “Pro-Series Angler Gloves” are a well-made solution to protecting sensitive skin while not interfering with paddling, fishing, or related tasks on the water. Aquatic suede palms provide an excellent gripping surface, and the Spandex backs offer long-lasting comfort. Buff has engineered these gloves to help you stay out on the water longer.

 

 

Features:

  • UPF 50+ ultimate UV protection
  • Aquatic suede durable in wet & dry conditions
  • Diamond grip palm
  • Stripping guard for protection from line burns
  • Fingertip cut & easy-off finger pulls

Colors:

  • Pixels Desert
  • Scales
  • Skoolin Sage
  • Fish Camo
  • Tarpon Scales

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I also wear them in the cold.
Buff Pro-Series Angler Gloves "Skoolin Sage"
The sunburn on my hands and wrist
Buff Angler Gloves with bass
Buff Angler Gloves with striper
Buff Pro-Series Angler Gloves "Fish Camo" doing work

Editor review

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5.0

Don't Leave Home Without Them

I went through several other sun protection gloves before buying the Buff Angler Gloves. All other gloves would fail in the palms from paddling. These gloves have aquatic suede on the palms that are perfect for paddling and handling fish and have held up to a year of kayak fishing. They are comfortable, light, breathable, and dry surprisingly fast even with the aquatic suede. I’ve been out in the sun for over 10 hours and not had any issues with my hands burning. I don’t know if they are meant to be thrown into the washer/dryer but I have many times and they have always come out just fine. These gloves are great and are worth the $40 cost. My only gripe is they will start to smell if you don’t frequently wash them.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Comfortable, Dries Fast, Tough Palms
Cons:
Will start to smell if not washed frequently
I also wear them in the cold.
Buff Pro-Series Angler Gloves "Fish Camo" doing work
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Stars 
 
5.0

Buff Pro Series Angler Gloves

As I have stated earlier, I have been slowly transitioning to all cover up and no sunscreen. I love Buff products. And these gloves are no exception.

They seem to be very well made and are high quality. I have probably worn them 25 times and they still look brand new. The fit is great and manual dexterity is not terribly diminished.

The 40 dollar price tag may seem high, but quality does not come cheap and I will buy another pair of these when my current ones are dead. During the summer, I have to wash mine after every fishing trip, because they can get "ripe."

If you are going the "cover up" route, you should do yourself a favor and take a look at these gloves.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
Used:
16-30 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Great gloves, well made, high quality
Cons:
Kinda Pricy, get stinky
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5.0

Great Gloves!!

Purchased a pair of the Buff angler gloves in the spring. I must say I'm very impressed with the feel and comfort. I wear them all day long and sometimes forget im wearing them.

These gloves also serve other purposes than protecting only your hands from the sun. They work very well as paddling gloves and also can offer protection from stray hooks. Gripping fish is also easier they enable a good grip and the bones of the fishes fins are unable to stab into the palm of your hand.

I feel the price tag is reasonable for the pair of gloves at $40.00 since they last quite a while. After using these gloves every fishing trip since April I feel the gloves are completely worth purchasing. They are great for both paddling and fishing.

With the no fingertip design tying knots and stripping line doesn't require removing the gloves every time. The suede on the palm is pretty durable and still grips when wet. Believe it or not the suede drys much quicker than I thought it would. Over time handling bait, fish, getting blood and other stuff on them and just being wet all of the time the gloves tend to get an odor. Thanks for the suggestions on how to clean the stink out! The most effective deodorizer so far has been vinegar and water. Soak for a good 12 hours. Then wash with soap and water. Let dry no more stink!

Since I started fishing with these gloves there hasn't been a fishing trip I have fished without them. The pair seems completely durable as they have been used over 16 separate times for an entire day of fishing each time. Sometimes I forget they are even on my hands! I do believe if I did not have these gloves to fish with something would be missing.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
  • Offshore
Used:
16-30 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Sun Protection, Hand protection from stray hooks, Comfort, Grip when wet, Easy to Grip Braided Line, Great Paddling Gloves
Cons:
Get stinky
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(Updated: August 15, 2013)
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5.0

Exceeded all my expectations

Last February while I was fishing down in Florida, I received a very bad sunburn on the back of my hands. Now by bad, I don't mean they were sore when something bumped in to them, or I had to put aloe on them for a few days to soothe them. By bad, I mean I had second degree burns with blisters that would take a few weeks to heal and leave some scar tissue behind.

Like a lot of anglers, I do not like wearing sunscreen as I am afraid the oils will scent my lures and turn the fish off. Over the years, I have started to wear lightweight performance long sleeve shirts and long pants with hats and Buffs to cover my face. This has worked well, but there are still a few areas left unprotected (like my hands) so I have come up with some ways to apply sunscreen with a foam pad to keep from getting it on my palms. While this has worked well for me in the past, inevitably the sunscreen washes off my hands while I am landing and releasing fish. My stubborn refusal to reapply it on the water has gotten me in this predicament.

After this last and most painful episode, I decided I needed to find a better answer. In the past I have tried the thin inexpensive sun gloves that are available. While these gloves are comfortable and protect your hands from the sun, they just didn’t last when put up to a day’s worth of paddling. They would wear thin after a trip or two, and start to bunch up and cause blisters. Eventfully they all wound up thrown in the hatch of my Cuda, and even though they are fairly affordable buying them by the gross would not be. After doing some research, I decided to try out a pair of the Buff “Pro-Series Angler Gloves”.

When I received the gloves, they looked well-made and durable. They fit well and seemed to run true to Buff’s size chart - they were not too tight or loose, and my hands were at the upper limit of the size I ordered. However, if you like your gloves tight I would recommend you try one size smaller than the size chart recommends (the Spandex on the back has plenty of give to it). I was worried how the heavy aquatic suede palms would affect the feel of my fishing rod, but was pleasantly surprised that there was very little change. With the gloves on I am still able to tie knots, thanks to the ¾ finger length, and the gloves actually increase your grip on slimy baits and fish such as pickerel. On long hard treks, they provide you with a very comfortable grip on your paddle.

I have used the gloves for over two months and have probably paddled close to 100 miles in them, and they are still holding up well. Some of the seams at the edge of the fingers needed to have loose threads trimmed. I have had to cut a hook out of the back of one, thanks to a bluefish, but even then the Spandex back didn’t unravel like I expected. At this point, they have exceeded all my expectations and have lasted longer than I thought they possibly could. They have become part of my everyday gear, and I even wear them while fishing at night just because they give me a more comfortable grip on my paddle. With a list price of $34.95 they won’t break the bank, and most importantly no more sunburns.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
  • Offshore
Used:
7-15 times
The sunburn on my hands and wrist
Buff Angler Gloves with bass
Buff Angler Gloves with striper
Buff Pro-Series Angler Gloves "Skoolin Sage"
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