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Welcome to The Pit, the online hub for Drake Waterfowl product development and everything else you might want to know about our gear. Every new product idea originates during a hunt when one of our team members asks thequestion, "Wouldn't this product be great if... ?". Letting the unique challenges and needs of waterfowl hunting guide our product development process has been the driving force behind our innovation and success. New ideas are born in the field, perfected in our office through collaborative effort, and then tested as prototypes during actual hunts to make sure it hits the mark. Each and every new product gets put through the wringer before we release it to the market and, ultimately, you - our fellow waterfowl hunters. Here in The Pit, we invite you to take a look into our development process and even make your voice heard.

5 Reasons To Buy Drake's New Gloves


After months of development and literally hundreds of requests from hunters over the years, we are proud to launch our glove line for 2012.  We had very clear goals in the development of these gloves:

- Design gloves with a purpose to solve specific needs for waterfowl hunters
Much like our clothing line, we believe that gear is most effective when it is built specifically for the intended use.  One glove just can't handle all hunting conditions and situations. Our gloves are available in EST, MST, and LST models to provide options for every point of the waterfowl season, or to suit your own personal preference. In addition to having gloves designed for specific temperature ranges, we also developed gloves for specific activities such as getting to and from your blind, setting out decoys, and shooting your gun.

- Quality fit, construction, and attention to detail
From blowing a duck call and loading your shotgun to setting out decoys and driving a boat or ATV, it almost goes without saying that your hands are constantly at work during every stage of the hunt. One of the worst problems with other hunting gloves is that the liner has a tendency to move around, bunch, or even turn inside-out, making it nearly impossible to put the gloves back on. To solve this, we developed the Stay-Put™ Liner System, a process that bonds the liner material to a thin support structure so the glove liner can't twist inside the outer shell.

- Protection from the elements
Protection from water, wind, and cold were at the top of our priority list when developing these gloves. That's why, for the first time ever, we have partnered with Gore Industries to implement GORE-TEX® WATERPROOF TECHNOLOGY and WINDSTOPPER® TECHNOLOGY - the most trusted name in extreme weather protection. The GORE-TEX membrane delivers the quality we demanded in a high-performance glove line.

5 Reasons To Buy Drake's New Gloves

1) Drake Waterfowl innovation - attention to the details that only waterfowl hunters can appreciate is what sets these gloves apart. Neoprene cuffs help form a gasket around your wrist and, in conjunction with Drake Waterfowl outerwear, creates a barrier to block out wind and water. Digitized leather fingers and palms provide uninhibited grip and dexterity, even in sub-freezing temperatures and even when wet.

2) Five purpose-built styles - after too much frustration of trying to make one glove work all season long, we developed five unique styles so you can tailor your wardrobe for the hunting conditions. There are four waterproof/breathable gloves: EST, MST, LST, and an all-season Double Duty Decoy Glove. There is also one windproof model, the MST WINDSTOPPER Fleece Shooter's Glove.

3) Stay-Put Liner System - available on the EST and MST GORE-TEX model gloves, this system bonds the internal liner material to an ultra-thin support structure to eliminate twisting, bunching, and pulling the liner out of the glove when you remove them. Each layer of fabric works and moves together as one unit to deliver the best possible fit.

4) Refuge HS™ shell fabric - this tough, durable outer material acts as your first line of defense against the elements. The Refuge HS shell fabric is treated with DWR (Durable Water Repellant) that causes water to bead up and roll off. The Refuge HS shell fabric is also backed with our HyperShield™ 2.0 laminate so, combined with the GORE-TEX membrane, there are actually TWO layers of waterproof protection in our gloves.

5) GORE-TEX and WINDSTOPPER guaranteed protection - we've partnered with the leader in high-performance glove technologies created for outdoorsmen to develop the Drake Waterfowl line of gloves

SHOP FOR GLOVES NOW

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After months of development and literally hundreds of requests from hunters over the years, we are proud to launch our glove line for 2012.  We had very clear goals in the development of these gloves:

- Design gloves with a purpose to solve specific needs for waterfowl hunters
Much like our clothing line, we believe that gear is most effective when it is built specifically for the intended use.  One glove just can't handle all hunting conditions and situations. Our gloves are available in EST, MST, and LST models to provide options for every point of the waterfowl season, or to suit your own personal preference. In addition to having gloves designed for specific temperature ranges, we also developed gloves for specific activities such as getting to and from your blind, setting out decoys, and shooting your gun.

- Quality fit, construction, and attention to detail
From blowing a duck call and loading your shotgun to setting out decoys and driving a boat or ATV, it almost goes without saying that your hands are constantly at work during every stage of the hunt. One of the worst problems with other hunting gloves is that the liner has a tendency to move around, bunch, or even turn inside-out, making it nearly impossible to put the gloves back on. To solve this, we developed the Stay-Put™ Liner System, a process that bonds the liner material to a thin support structure so the glove liner can't twist inside the outer shell.

- Protection from the elements
Protection from water, wind, and cold were at the top of our priority list when developing these gloves. That's why, for the first time ever, we have partnered with Gore Industries to implement GORE-TEX® WATERPROOF TECHNOLOGY and WINDSTOPPER® TECHNOLOGY - the most trusted name in extreme weather protection. The GORE-TEX membrane delivers the quality we demanded in a high-performance glove line.

5 Reasons To Buy Drake's New Gloves

1) Drake Waterfowl innovation - attention to the details that only waterfowl hunters can appreciate is what sets these gloves apart. Neoprene cuffs help form a gasket around your wrist and, in conjunction with Drake Waterfowl outerwear, creates a barrier to block out wind and water. Digitized leather fingers and palms provide uninhibited grip and dexterity, even in sub-freezing temperatures and even when wet.

2) Five purpose-built styles - after too much frustration of trying to make one glove work all season long, we developed five unique styles so you can tailor your wardrobe for the hunting conditions. There are four waterproof/breathable gloves: EST, MST, LST, and an all-season Double Duty Decoy Glove. There is also one windproof model, the MST WINDSTOPPER Fleece Shooter's Glove.

3) Stay-Put Liner System - available on the EST and MST GORE-TEX model gloves, this system bonds the internal liner material to an ultra-thin support structure to eliminate twisting, bunching, and pulling the liner out of the glove when you remove them. Each layer of fabric works and moves together as one unit to deliver the best possible fit.

4) Refuge HS™ shell fabric - this tough, durable outer material acts as your first line of defense against the elements. The Refuge HS shell fabric is treated with DWR (Durable Water Repellant) that causes water to bead up and roll off. The Refuge HS shell fabric is also backed with our HyperShield™ 2.0 laminate so, combined with the GORE-TEX membrane, there are actually TWO layers of waterproof protection in our gloves.

5) GORE-TEX and WINDSTOPPER guaranteed protection - we've partnered with the leader in high-performance glove technologies created for outdoorsmen to develop the Drake Waterfowl line of gloves

SHOP FOR GLOVES NOW

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