Fanatic Glove
Fanatic Glove
Fanatic Glove

Fanatic Glove

  • Whitetail : Gloves & Hats : Elevated II
(49 Reviews)

Built from 4-way stretch-woven polyester, the Fanatic Glove offers a perfect balance of warmth and dexterity, specifically for use with the front hand muff built into Fanatic system pieces. The half-finger design on the forefinger and thumb frees up your primary digits for release triggers and touchscreens.

Product ID: #90089

Sizing Guide

Jacket & Tops Sizing

Size Chest Sleeve
Small 36 - 38" 33"
Medium 39 - 41" 34"
Medium Tall 39 - 41" 36"
Large 42 - 45" 35"
Large Tall 42 - 45" 37"
X-Large 46 - 49" 36"
X-Large Tall 46 - 49" 38"
2XL 50 - 53" 37"
2XL Tall 50 - 53" 39"
3XL 54 - 57" 38"

Pant Sizing (Inches)

Size Waist Reg Tall
30 30" 31"
31 31" 31"
32 32" 31" 33"
33 33" 32" 34"
34 34" 32" 34"
35 35" 32" 34"
36 36" 33" 34.5"
37 37" 33" 34.5"
38 38" 33" 34.5"
40 40" 33"
42 42" 33"
44 44" 33"

Pant Sizing

Size Waist Reg Tall
Small 28 - 30" 31"
Medium 31 - 33" 31" 33"
Large 34 - 37" 32" 34"
X-Large 38 - 41" 32" 34"
2XL 42 - 45" 32" 34"
3XL 46 - 49" 32" 34"

Dakota Pant Sizing

Size Waist Reg Tall
30 31" 31"
32 33" 31" 33"
34 35" 32" 34"
36 37" 32" 34"
38 39" 32" 34"
40 41" 32"
42 43" 32"
44 45" 32"

Glove Sizing

Size Palm Circ Length
Medium 8 - 8.5" 7.5 - 8"
Large 9 - 9.5" 8.5 - 9"
X-Large 9.5 - 10" 9 - 9.5"
2XL 10 - 10.5" 9.5 - 10"

Gaiter Sizing

Size Calf Circ Boot Size
M/L 17.5" US 6-10"
L/XL 18.5" US 10-14"

How to Take
Your Measurements


    Bend your elbow and put your hand on your hip. Measure from the center of the back of your neck, along the shoulder and down the elbow to the wrist bone.


    Take measurement under armpits, around fullest part of chest and shoulder blades.


    Measure around where you normally wear your pants, keeping the tape measure a bit loose or putting one finger between your body and the tape measure.

  • 4. INSEAM

    In a standing position,measure from your crotch to where you want your pants to end, breaking at the top of the shoe in the front and just above the heel in the back.

  • 5. GLOVES

    With hand partially closed, measure over the knuckles, around the hand, excluding the thumb.

Fit Guide

SITKA Gear engineers gear with a specific Fit and intended end use in mind. These functional designs provide the user with authentic garments for the right situation.

Fit Descriptions

We can communicate our Fit descriptions in 3 different ways. Keep in mind that each garment will allow for layering in accordance to the garments place in a system and described Fit

  • P/F
  • S/F
  • E/F

    Designed for minimal layering. Whether an early season piece or already insulated this garment fits to prevent inefficiencies in heat retention caused by dead space.


    Designed to accommodate layering for more versatility from early to late season climates.


    Designed for maximum layering in the worst conditions. Cut roomier to accommodate additional layering underneath.

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  • GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment Elevated II is designed for whitetail hunters in an elevated position.

  • Weight: 1.6 oz.

  • Fabric: Stretch polyester knit.

  • Leather Pull: Durable leather pull provides an easy on/off.

  • Half-Finger Design: Half-finger design on the forefinger and thumb enables greater accuracy and the ability to use a touch screen GPS or phone on the fly.

  • Imported

Water Protection
Wind Protection

Why We Made This

A whitetail hunter’s glove should do so much more than just provide warmth & hand concealment. Our goal in creating the Fanatic Glove was we wanted to leave no room for error at the moment of truth. Utilizing a stretch polyester knit with GORE™ OPTIFADE™ Concealment covered us on the concealment and warmth factor, but we took it a step further with the half-finger design on the thumb and forefinger for enhanced dexterity and accuracy. Because there are no second chances in the stand. The Fanatic is a glove that should be in every whitetail hunter’s system.

Product Comments

49 Reviews
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Len Cottrell
Reviewed On 03/14/2022

The more I use these gloves the more I like them. They do provide some warmth for as light weight as they are. They have lasted several seasons and still are just about good as new. The only down side to these are that I have huge hands and my thumb and forefinger tend to get circulation cut off. If they had a 2XL these would easily be a 5 star product. They allow you to use everything ( bow, gun, and phone) without having to take of your glove or feel what you are doing with your weapon. I can't speak highly enough about these gloves.

Zachary E Ostermiller
Reviewed On 11/26/2021

These are super warm for their light weight. I love the fingerless design on the pointer and thumb. Works great with both styles of releases for archery. The palms are so slick. I do wish there was some texture on them. Also had a stitching blowout below my pinky only the third time wearing them. But overall I would buy them again.

Reviewed On 11/24/2021

Great fit, great design, love them except they wear very quickly. The inner palm side of the glove is wearing out after just one season. I have much cheaper gloves with a rubbery type of material on the palm that I’ve had for years and still no sign of wear. This should be addressed for the price that these thin material gloves go for.

Andrew Malott
Reviewed On 11/15/2021

My favorite glove to wear to the treestand. I prefer a light glove so I can feel what I am doing. However, they are not very warm, but they serve their purpose. They are not very durable and have not faired well through my first 20 hunts of the season. If you added grip to these gloves, they would be my favorite glove on the market. I believe grip would tremendously help these gloves.

Reviewed On 11/05/2021

I’m as big of a fan boy for Sitka as you’ll find. I’ll even go as far to say these gloves are the best design of any glove on the market, BUT I’m also honest and these gloves are poorly made. I’ve bought a pair for last 3 years in a row and the pinky side of the palm stitching always comes apart 2 weeks into season like clockwork.

George Bodine
Reviewed On 11/02/2021

I love Sitka gear - own a LOT of it, and usually buy it for several reasons. Primarily because it is so well made, and I expect it to last over many hunts. These gloves failed on their first elk hunt this year in Colorado. Wish I could post a photo, but basically the seam on one finger came undone, as you would expect from some poorly made imitation from overseas. Incredibly disappointed. I could duct tape the seam. Don't think that is likely. This purchase will give me pause.

Cameron S Senecal
Reviewed On 10/21/2021

I found that the sizing could be adjusted, the large was too tight and the extra large way too big. The warmth I would call decent. Grip would be nice. The durability seems to be a bit lacking as my pair has tiny fibers popping out of them already and they've been used 3 times. I would recommend this product for use with a hand muff or the pouch on the Fanatic Jacket, but I would say this is not yet a true piece of "Gear". These are moderately warm light duty fingerless gloves.

Tyler M.
Reviewed On 09/10/2021

Love these gloves for mid season whitetail. My only nitpick is that you basically have to have your hands in your pockets during late season for your hands to stay warm. I understand they are build to be used in conjunction with the fanatic jacket and its purpose built hand warmer pockets. I personally don't have a bow hook, so I have to hold my bow in my lap the whole hunt. One hand freezes while the other stays nice and warm. I might be in the minority, but I would like to see a windproof/warmer open finger glove. Other than that, they are prefect for shooting. Have good connection with the bow and it doesn't feel squirrelly at all at full draw.

jeffery ingle
Reviewed On 05/25/2021

Great pair of gloves! Sitka does such a great job of making warm and insulating pockets in most of their items that the need for insulated gloves here in Alabama is not critical. They are just warm enough and give you the flexibility needed for bowhunting.

Scott F
Reviewed On 05/17/2021

Very comfortable glove for early season.

Mike K
Reviewed On 05/06/2021

For anyone saying it needs sticky grip on them you are wrong. This glove is made with not having that on purpose. These aren't climbing gloves and they aren't working gloves, also you don't want the sticky rubbery stuff on them while shooting a bow because all they does is 100% change how you torque the bow versus when not wearing gloves. These gloves are great for their purpose.

Ken A.
Reviewed On 02/20/2021

These gloves are underrated, they are by far one of my favorite pieces of gear! I use them through out the whole year. They are warmer than you would think, and hold up well to the abuse I put them through. The half thumb and finger make them perfect for bow hunting deer in the fall and chasing turkeys on cool spring mornings!

Reviewed On 01/18/2021

Great glove overall love them. Kept my hands warm when used with pockets and warmers in 20 degree temps. Do wish they had some tacky on them if so would give 5 stars.

Jolene Connelly
Reviewed On 12/30/2020

Love these gloves. It's so nice to have thumb and index finger uncovered. Not superwarm, but when worn in conjunction with fanatic bibs/jacket it's a winner.

Reviewed On 12/13/2020

If you archery hunt, do yourself a favor and buy this glove. The thumb and pointer finger cutouts are perfect to feel release trigger and keep a relaxed grip. Smooth surface of inside of glove also helps to reduce torque of grip hand. Excellent job Sitka!!!

Chris Cummings
Reviewed On 12/08/2020

Great glove and works great with archery.

Brian Swiger
Reviewed On 11/09/2020

I have bought a truck load of gloves for bowhunting over the years. These are the ticket and worth the search. As mentioned they are perfect to use in combo with the Fanatic System. Comfortable, warm and light enough to use with a wrist strap release or a tension release. Just great!

Reviewed On 05/08/2020

Great bow hunting glove. Just beware that you can’t wear these when it’s above 60. It’s intolerable. Really nice in colder weather though. I had a sewing blow out in the thumb after only my first season. Only wearing the gloves in the stand. Not to or from. Not a large enough deal to go through the pain of sending back, but not the quality I expect from Sitka. This is really the only Sitka piece that I’ve had an issue with though.

Reviewed On 02/05/2020

These gloves are perfect for bowhunting. I will have to respectfully disagree with those that recommend Sitka add a tacky palm on these for grip. A tacky grip will increase your chances of torquing a bow when shooting, thus decreasing your accuracy.
I don’t usually like gloves for bowhunting because they restrict my dexterity and feel when shooting. I use hand warmers and the Fanatic hand muff pockets to stay comfortable. However, these are the perfect balance of warmth/dexterity I’ve been looking for.

Chad Wright
Reviewed On 11/21/2018

Fits great, warm and comfortable. However it would be the ultimate bowhunting glove and would have gotten 4 stars if it had a added material (sticky) to the palm and fingers for extra grip.

Reviewed On 11/18/2018

Best bow hunting gloves I’ve found! With years of trying different gloves, I’m definitely not parting with these! Warm, lightweight, and a wonderful fit for me in size medium. From antelope hunting in WY to whitetails in MN, from 50 degrees to 0, they keep your hands warm. On colder days, I wear these over the thumbhole sleeves of the Celsius Midi as an extra layer of warmth.

Reviewed On 11/16/2018

this glove is dangerous to have on when climbing up or down the stand, due to the lack of any type of grip on the palm side. It is extremely slick and almost anything you hold will slip out. Until some type of gripes added, this glove will be 1 Star. Once that issue is fixed it will be a 5 star.

Andy Kz
Reviewed On 10/04/2018

This glove is functional, durable (as are all Sitka products), and well-designed. These gloves don't provide much insulation, but they weren't designed for that purpose. They protect and camouflage my hands and provide clean access to my release. I wear these gloves throughout the entire season and use a pocket hand warmer or over glove when necessary. The polygiene works well for a day or two. I wash them after nearly every trip, unless in back country, and they have held up flawlessly over the last three seasons.

Reviewed On 01/16/2018

I found these gloves to provide little to none warmth, be extremely slick, and overpriced for what you get. First off, when the temperatures are cool, this is not the glove for you. I found them to work just fine up in the tree when paired with the fanatic coat because you can put your hands in the kangaroo pouch, just like the description says. When carrying your bow/gun to the stand the lack of warmth from these gloves really show, your hands will get cold being exposed to the cold air. Second, I found them to be slick. Listen, this can be a safety hazard when climbing up a tree. Take the gloves off before you climb. For an example, the gloves are so slick I can barely, with a major struggle pull my bow up with my gear rope. You cannot grip anything without the gloves slipping. Last, for the price of these gloves the performance is just not there. Outside of the durability, the fit, and look, I find it hard to find positives for this glove. If I had it to do over I would buy one of the gloves that are windproof and has a grip material in the palm and finger areas. Therefore, I love Sitka products, Sitka products are made to last, and the customer service is second to none. I have called Sitka and every time I get someone who seems to be a hunter who can answer my questions. I just can’t recommend this product to anyone. It’s also sad when you spend $40 on a pair of gloves that don’t perform.

Reviewed On 01/01/2018

One of my favorite pieces of gear that Sitka makes. My main requirement when it comes to hunting gloves is they keep my hands warm and i can still feel my everything i touch. I've tried numerous pairs of gloves, from hunting gloves to leather gloves to work gloves and could not find a single pair that met all my requirements.

Jeremy D.
Reviewed On 11/21/2017

The design of the glove itself is just what I look for in a archery glove. But polyester for the entirety of the glove was not the best decision in my opinion. As some have mentioned the grip is almost non existent, it would have been better to have leather palms similar to the hangar glove for general use. I don't mind it in when shooting but if you are climbing lock on stands or anything where you want a grip I have to take them off. I would not buy them again without a change to the palm material. They are still well made as everything Sitka makes but material choice does not match up with how I use them in a day to day application.

Reviewed On 10/31/2017

Awesome glove fabulous price. The one problem that i had was the cut out for the fingers. I found that the grip on them wasn't the best when holding my bow. But overall a pretty good product.

Reviewed On 08/14/2017

I have quite a few of Sitka products, I count on them to deliver, all though pricey compared to others. Worth it. I prefer the fanatic gear with different base layers depending on my needs. I noticed a few reviews above mine refer to the lack of rubberized grip in the palms. I myself shop for gloves specifically without the added grip to eliminate any possible bow tourque, I prefer it to move freely in my hand and have yet to ever drop my bow. Preferences vary but it suits my world just fine.

Dan Spano
Reviewed On 05/02/2017

The fanatic gloves are a great piece for the early season or as a lite weight glove during the mid/late season utilizing a hand muff/kangaroo pouch. The quality is there as it is in all Sitka gear, but my only concern is the palm. A rubber/textured palm with this glove would be a grand slam!

Kyle Cirincione
Reviewed On 02/22/2017

I'm giving these a 3 1/2 rating. I do love these gloves the feel, warmth, and overall design. However I can't understand the no grip on the palms. Very slippery for everything especially bow grip. If they incorporate the grip in their design this would be a top notch product

Reviewed On 01/01/2017

Pretty awesome overall. Perfect for use with a handwarmer or the fanatic jacket pouch in late season. I cannot figure out why they did not put any rubber or leather on the palm or fingers at all though. Slippery when climbing steps to the stand, slippery to hold the bow, grunt tube, etc.

Janice Sensi
Reviewed On 12/25/2016

I foxhunt and always have a camera with me . These gloves are perfect for when I'm hunting mounted and when I'm on foot using the camera. Haven't dropped the camera since I've worn them.

Mike Serman
Reviewed On 12/04/2016

First off to be fair I ordered these gloves sight unseen from the website. I was disappointed to find the palms have NO grip pads. This seems like a complete design oversight given the fabric is very slippery when trying to grip something like a bow. I won't be using them for this reason.

The fabric was thinner than I would have expected for a late season glove. Without the kangaroo pouch or some other hand warmer, these gloves will not keep your hands warm. I live in Northern Michigan and frequently sit in temps that fall into the teens and twenties,

Also I found the cuff of the glove to be a little long and interfered with my release strap.

Overall construction (stitching etc.) is very good and what you should expect with Sitka.

Chris Nyhus
Reviewed On 11/26/2016

Awesome glove, very practical and warm. Great fit, once again Sitka knocked it out of the park.

Chris Stevens
Reviewed On 11/19/2016

These gloves have been the best money I have spent on gloves, EVER! Some people say that gloves like these don't keep your hands warm. Well, they design pockets in clothing for a reason but definitely bring a warmer pair if you're scouting a lot. For bowhunters and shooters, you need those index finger and thumbholes. I am an avid bowhunter, and these perform at the "Sitka Standard" for all season in my opinion.

John marleau
Reviewed On 10/02/2016

I found these pretty good for early season but now with the temps in the single digits I find myself turning to other gloves as these are just not warm enough.

Nick Kravitz
Reviewed On 09/27/2016

These are my absolute favorite gloves for just about anything I'm doing - from Shooting bow to pushing the shutter.. I absolutely love the versatility and comfort that the Fanatic gloves give due to the Open thumb and index finger.

I would consider this a MUST HAVE item.

Reviewed On 08/04/2016

My favorite of these gloves is the cut out finger for feeling the trigger or the release. Gloves fit very true to size and are comfortable as well as warm. Great for early season hunting but will also get you late into the season as well.

David I
Reviewed On 07/12/2016

My go to whitetail hunting glove. I usually go with out gloves until its a little cooler out. The open thumb and index is great for pulling the trigger on your release, using a phone in the stand, or manipulating calls. I like them in the late season because they aren't bulky and are made to be stuffed into a muff or your pockets.

Brad R.
Reviewed On 04/08/2016

Love the open index finger and thumb for feeling triggers, safeties and touchscreens. Surprisingly warm. Leather palms would make them perfect.

Reviewed On 01/22/2016

Purchased these gloves for mid to late season hunts. Overall I'm very satisfied with the fit and feel however I would recommend a few upgrades/changes. I would recommend a grip material in the palm, thumb and forfefinger, cant seem to maintain a good solid grip on my gun. Also the glove needs to have the windstopper material incorporated into it. Not a major issue, if my hands get too cold I usually slip these over the light Merino wool glove. I love these gloves and with a few minor upgrades they will be my year round choice.

Reviewed On 01/19/2016

I love the cut outs for the fingers. Really is nice for shooting a bow or gun and using your phone. Not real thick but comfortable to wear and would work for a lot of temps.

Reviewed On 12/23/2015

Great glove. Bought primarily for bow season with the Fanatic series lite jacket. Rubberized palms would make it a 5.

Reviewed On 12/04/2015

I like these gloves a lot as they can be used in a wide range of temps paired with the fanatic jacket. I wasn't that impressed when I first got them but after using them they have become my go too. I do think they are a little over priced for what they are but I'd buy another pair.

Reviewed On 11/30/2015

Another great product from the Sitka team!
I used this glove all season. It's a fantastic glove when using a spotting scope or binos. The only thing I would like to see added for next year is a little more grip for the palms and fingers. Similar to that is on the jet stream glove.

Reviewed On 11/23/2015

Another perfect glove by Sitka! These fit my hands PERFECTLY. Great for the added dexterity with the index finger and thumb, keeps the rest of my hand warm. They're like the Traverse Glove with a bonus. Once I put them on, I don't want to take them off!

Reviewed On 11/16/2015

Finally a thin glove that works... Provides great warmth and incredible dexterity on those days down to around 45 degrees and when paired with the Fanatic hoodie's fold over hand cuffs on the colder days, it simply can't be beat.

Reviewed On 11/11/2015

Can't agree with Mario more! These are the new go to glove. Not only does it still allow for feel with the bow. It is the same for the rifle. I have a pair of the stratus gloves as well and on the colder mornings substitute the left hand stratus. This give me the best of both worlds, keeping my left hand warm and giving me the feel I like with the right. These gloves are a 'have to have' piece of gear.

Mario Vani
Reviewed On 07/27/2015

This is exactly what every bow hunter needs. As the description states, keeping your index and thumb free are nice because as a bowhunter I enjoy feeling the release. As well its accommodating for those long sits while playing games on your phone. Its slightly insulated so come late season when temperatures drop it'll give you enough time to range, pull back and release before the cold strikes.

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