Fish Monkey’s Free Style Glove and Face Guard
Anglers hunt and hunters fish. It’s in our nature. But the physical demands of tackling both of these hands-on pursuits extend to the challenges of nature itself: skin-baking sun rays one day and bone-jarring wind-chills the next.
Fish Monkey, the emerging leader in advanced hand and face protection for outdoor enthusiasts, offers two exceptional pieces of all-season apparel. The Fish Monkey FreeStyle Custom Fit Glove and premium Face Guard provide ample protection and performance-enhancement to encompass all outdoor venues, from bass boat to deer stand and beyond.
New for Fall 2019, Fish Monkey’s Marsh pattern is set to arrive in stores in both the Free Style Glove and the Face Guard in September.
“The Free Style Glove is perfect for those cooler fall and winter days on the water,” said professional angler Timmy Horton. “The Free Style fits and conforms to your hand as well as an NFL wide receiver glove, and even offers a tacky silicone print in the palm and four fingers. But the thumb lacks this material so you can effortlessly cast and thumb a bait cast spool with no loss in sensitivity. It’s this level of angler-centric thinking and design that separates Fish Monkey from all the other gloves available today. But that’s far from the gloves’ only high-level advantage.”
Crafted with precise cut-lines on the thumb and first three fingers, each pair of Free Style Gloves can be modified to expose the digits of your choice—or leave them covered— as well as to choose the exact length of each appendage. Simply cut each finger at or above the cut line. To eliminate fraying or splitting at the seams, each glove finger is reinforced and double-stitched.
Designed by Fish Monkey president and avid outdoorsman Tim Mossberg, the UPF 50+ Free Style Glove serves the individualistic requirements of anglers and bow hunters. In addition to total hand protection against the sun and the elements, special wiring pads on the thumb, index finger and outer pinky finger protect against line cuts and combat with big, tough fish.
Mossberg also notes that while the glove allows for complete customization, its “second-skin-like,” compression fit means many folks opt to wear them as-is. “We even added features like a touchscreen-compatible index fingertip,” he said.
Equally crucial in the hot sun or cold winds, Fish Monkey Face Guards are precisely tailored to conform to facial and neck contours without binding. In addition to UPF 50+ sun protection, the Face Guard’s comfortable, feather-weight construction is accentuated by a breathable fabric and “sunglasses fog” -resistant mouth pattern. New Marsh pattern guarantees you’ll blend into your surroundings while stalking your favorite quarry afield.
To beat back the most punishing winter elements, the Yeti glove and mitten employ advanced water- and wind-proof fabrics. “The outer liner uses HIPORA 100-percent waterproof technology—essentially a three-layer membrane that prevents water from entering the glove while letting unwanted moisture out,” explained Mossberg. “This is the ultimate outer glove shell for the ice- and cold-weather angler.”
Finishing touches like a premium goat-leather palm deliver increased comfort and durability. The sturdy, pliable, slightly tacky palm augments your grip on fishing rods and auger-, ATV- and snowmobile-handles. The material is also easy on fish.
For optimal comfort and maximum finger dexterity, glove and mitten fingers feature pre-curvature to empower everyday fishing tasks. Adjustable wrist and cuff straps lock out the cold. Three other ice-angler-centric goodies include a well-placed goggle squeegee, thumb nose wipe material, and touchscreen-compatible fingertip.
For total dexterity and hand protection, fully-customizable Free Style Gloves feature a comfortable fit and UPF 50+ sun protection. High-performance Free Style Gloves use Fish Monkey’s lightweight, breathable, fast-drying 4-way Stretch Fabric. Available in sizes Medium to 2XL, the Fish Monkey Free Style Glove (MSRP: $35.95) is available in stores now; the new Marsh pattern arrives on September 15.
Fish Monkey’s new Face Guard keeps you comfortable and fully-protected from the elements. Available at outdoor retailers everywhere, the Fish Monkey Performance Face Guard (MSRP $22.95) flaunts sixteen radical colors, individualized to put your best face forward. Marsh pattern available September 15.
Jeremy Mallette is co-founder of International Sportsman, and an avid hunter and outdoorsman. His father taught him to shoot at age six, and he received his first firearm at age eight — a 1942 Colt Commando .38 special revolver. Jeremy enjoys collecting unique firearms, and shooting them.