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Simms Solarflex Guide Gloves

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For saltwater we often need a glove with palm protection for handling fish and pulling anchor ropes. These gloves are strong and give you all the protection you could ever need.


Crank on the oars, pole into a head-on wind toward tails at 11, and give your hands hope against harmful UV rays with Simms' guide-approved gloves. SolarFlex® Guide Gloves feature plush UPF 50 stretch fabric on the back of the hand, full-coverage cuffs, and water-resistant goat leather palms. Added material bolsters protection in the index and middle fingers, while pairing snaps ensure your gloves stay connected when not in use.


  • Lightweight, quick‐drying & breathable
  • Water‐resistant goat leather palms
  • Extended index & middle fingers
  • Pairing snaps
FABRIC TECH:SolarFlex® stretch fabric –;92% polyester/8% spandex



At Simms, sun protection is a critical component of our sportswear offering.  Through a combination of fabric construction, design and finish, we offer a wide range of clothing that features a minimum UPF of 30 (very good) up to UPF of 50 (excellent).  UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor and indicates how much of the sun's UV radiation is absorbed.  A fabric with a rating of 50 will allow only 1/50th of the sun's UV rays to pass through.  This means the fabric will reduce your skin's UV radiation exposure significantly.  All of our UPF finishes last the life of the garment, an industry standard of 30 washings.

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Here's a couple of review's cut from the Simms website. They really are excellent gloves. Review Simms Exstream Flex Glove GOOD WORK, HANDS STAYING WARM REVIEW BY FLY BUM The first thing you should know is that I hate having my hands cold while fishing. It could be a perfect day but if my hands are cold I am miserable. The latter thing is that I feel off my fishing game (casting, knot tying, and sensing when fish strike) when I use full finger gloves or mittens. So when I saw the Simms Exstream Flex Glove with their pullback fingertips I thought what the hell and I bought them. Honestly my hope for these gloves was pretty mediocre when I made the purchase; rarely do I actually get a pair of gloves that perform as advertised. However when I got these gloves I immediately fell in love with them. The outer shell of these gloves has a very neoprene feel to them; water will bead up and slide straight off. While the inner layer is a fluffy fleece that wicks moisture away from the hands. But what make these gloves perfect are the pullback thumb, index, and middle finger tips. Unless I am landing a fish I never have to take these gloves off to tie on a fly, cast, or sense a strike. I just pullback the fingers I want exposed and have at it, and when my fingertips get cold I simply pull those fingertips back on. My next concern was how they would do after I took them off to land a fish and put them back on with my hands still wet. This didn’t even seem to affect this glove; within a few minutes of putting the gloves back on my hands were warm again. The only down side to the gloves are what make it great. Eventually your hands are going to go into the water (gloves on) and where the fingertips are pullback water will get into these gloves becoming a soaked mess. This isn’t a design flaw with the gloves. When it happens it will be human error because these gloves are not meant to be submerged in water. Ultimately I recommend these gloves to anyone that fly fish during the winter, it will be money well spent and you will not be disappointed with them. (Posted on 1/11/15) I LOVE THESE! GREAT FOR WOMENS' COLD HANDS! REVIEW BY LOU Quick suggestion for you Simms -- offer these in an XS too, and cross-list them in the women's section! I love to keep fishing in the winter, but am a baby when it comes to getting cold. These gloves are incredible. I have medium hands for a woman, and bought these in S. They fit well and absolutely changed my days on the river. The best part, by far, is a small pocket on the inside of your wrist where you can insert a hand-warmer. This warms up all of the blood going into your hands and is a great feature. When your guides are icing up every second cast and your fishing buddies are freezing, combine these gloves with a pair of Hot-Hands and you'll be the happiest person on the river. I debated between these and the mitten version, but I'm happy with these since line management is a lot easier with a couple of fingers on your line hand open. Not having to expose all of your fingers is nice. And then flip them back over while you hike up to the next hole. The outside seems waterproof, but you can't just dunk your hands in the water due to the openings where you can flip it open for your fingers. I just keep these on through fishing, the strike, fighting. Then net the fish, pull off your gloves real quick, and then you're good to go. The gloves dry your hands quickly once they're back inside again. (Posted on 4/11/15)
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