As hunters I know we put a lot in to the preparation of the
hunt.We prepare ourselves by making
sure our equipment is in tune, stands are placed,
right down to the type of boots we wear.After a successful hunt, I prepare the deer for processing as well as
the cape for a mount.But after that I
seldom think about what happens to the remainder of the hide after the harvest.
I usually donate that to the processor who gets a couple bucks out of it.I truly enjoy the taxidermist mount as well
as the venison I get back from the processor.I savor a great venison meal while reminiscing about the hunts from the
mounts adorning the wall. But the other
day I received several pairs of gloves from Sunset Creek Deerskin and never
thought what products can be derived from the remaining hide.Most times as stated I only worry about the
cape that will be used in the mount.
Sunset Creek offers a variety of gloves in order to fit the
variety of hunters in the woods today. One thing that can be said for all the gloves
that I had the opportunity of evaluating; the texture of the leather was of the
most supple that I have ever felt.The
softness and the feel are of first class.There is also nothing like the smell of top grain leather, no offensive smells
to contend with.
The first pair I slipped on was the uniform short wrist
gloves.This model comes unlined and as
I slipped them on I immediately sensed the comfort of the fit.The gloves fit snug but were magical as they
seemed to wrap and mold to the contours of my hand.The deerskin has a slight stretch which
allows you to pick up the smallest of items.I decide to see how much feel I could possibly get from this glove and I
am actually typing this paragraph while wearing them.An elastic wrist coupled with triple
stitching across the back of the hand accentuates the comfortable fit.The short wrist gloves derive their name from
the design of the glove ending at the base of the hand/wrist.
The Deer Path ™ Camo Hunting Glove w/Adjustable
Strap-Lined is designed for the hunter with warmth in mind.This glove features Dupont Thermolite Active
Insulation for those cold weather hunts.The addition of a heat pack pouch will aid to sustain you on those
coldest of winter mornings.This model
features double layers of leather in the palm and thumb area for a sure grip
through the layer of insulation.The
adjustable strap with Velcro closure inhibits the cold weather or snow from
penetrating to your hand.This water
resistant model is available in Tree Moss, Blaze Orange Trail, Snowstorm or Dry
Tree Moss, Blaze Orange Trail, Snowstorm or Dry Grass
The Deer Path ™ Camo Slip is a 40 gram Thinsulate
Lined on Hunting Glove.The cuff is
longer than normal for this glove and extends three inches past the wrist.The extra length makes it nice in order to
cover up the cuff of a hunting jacket.The nice feature about the stitched backhand is when combined with the
lining the glove is very easy to get off and on while keeping that snug
feeling.The supple deer hide will not
get stiff as the temperature drops.Like
most models it is water resistant and available in Tree Moss, Blaze Orange
Trail, Snowstorm or Dry Grass.
the Deer Path ™ Camo One Finger Shooter Mitt.
If cold weather gun hunting is more to your style
you might want to try the Deer Path ™ Camo One Finger Shooter Mitt.This model is lined with Thermolite micro
insulation which adds warmth with not a lot of bulk.The mitt features an ultra sensitive trigger
finger for the crisp touch you need when pulling the trigger.The mitt also features a double layer of deer
leather across the palm and thumb to insure years of use.An extended cuff with elastic stitching is
added insurance to keep the cold from reaching your underlying wrist and jacket
cuff. This water resistant model is available
in the full line of camo colors including Tree Moss, Blaze Orange Trail, Snowstorm
or Dry Grass.
Deer Path ™ Camo Glove Mitt
Last but not least is a favorite type of mitten that
also doubles as an open ended glove.The
Deer Path ™ Camo Glove Mitt features a flip top with a fully knitted
poly-cotton wrist as well as elastic stitching.This guarantees a snug fit to keep out the cold.When using as an open face glove the mitten
top is secured to the back of the hand by Velcro. The glove can easily be
closed by simply pulling the top from the Velcro and over your fingers.This glove is great for those who love the
feel of the trigger on a bare finger.
No matter what glove you choose you can not go
wrong.With a style glove to fit any
hunter you will really appreciate the fit and feel.The soft supple deer leather enables you to
grip your weapon of choice and be ready for that shot.Every glove features uniform stitching.On models with double leather features all
seams are double stitched for added strength as well as cross stitching.Innovative features such as heat pack pouches
and space age insulation will keep hands and fingers toasty warm in the
nastiest of weather.
A variety of camo patterns are appealing to the eyes
even for non-hunters.Even if you are
not a hunter you can enjoy the great line of products from Sunset Creek Deerskin
featuring similar gloves in tan and black.Deer leather jackets are available in a variety of colors to meet your
taste.You can even send in your own
hide to be made into something you will treasure for years to come.
In conclusion the quality of each and every glove
that I received for review exceeded my expectations for fit and feel. I look forward with anticipation to be able
to wear a pair of Sunset Creek gloves in early January during the Ohio