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All Purpose Task Glove fits like a batting glove and feels like hand-warming pockets

Jackson, Wis. – There is a perpetual tug-of-war on the ice. On one hand – quite literally – the gritty ice angler demands handwear that delivers the obvious: warm fingers. On the other hand, the same winter warrior wants a glove with dexterity, custom-fitted to the natural curvature of the human hand and with the ability to transmit the smack of a walleye and firmly grip the handles of a power auger. Then, of course, there are “wish list” features like breathability and being 100% waterproof and windproof. As if on cue, Frabill® considered all of these wants and needs and rendered a solution, and it goes by the name Frabill All Purpose Task Glove.

Yet again, Frabill called on the ergonomic mastery of apparel engineer Chris Leonard, most famous for championing FXE Snosuit®, the pinnacle of ice fishing outerwear. As is his style, Leonard polled great ice fishing minds like Brian “Bro” Brosdahl, Tony Roach and Canada’s very own Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson and other Pro Staff to engineer the Frabill All Purpose Task Glove. And if polling is indicative of the election results, it’s a landslide – Frabill is reelected as the first family of ice fishing.

“Chris nailed it,” said Frabill Pro Staff and professional guide Tony Roach. “There are piles of ice fishing on the market. All of them claim to be waterproof and breathable. That’s all fine and great, but even if they do keep you warm and dry, which most don’t, they’re like wearing clunky boxing gloves. There’s no feel. That’s all changed with Frabill’s All Purpose Task Glove. Wearing these, I can finesse fish with an ultra-light rod and still feel a bite. And when it’s time to dunk my hand down the hole to land a lunker walleye, I know my hand will come back warm and dry…along with the fish.

Quite simply, these are the best ice fishing gloves I’ve ever tested. And testing in my world means hundreds of hours on the ice drilling thousands of holes.”

From a design standpoint, it all begins with an ergonomically curved, rugged oxford nylon shell, which serves as the outer wall in Leonard’s 100% waterproof, windproof, and breathable layering system. Inside, your fingers are treated to a soft yet durable brushed tricot lining. “Solid-grip” palm material is double-stitched with heavy-duty thread. And you’ll really appreciate the neoprene, gusseted cuff with adjustable strap to totally customize the final fit. Leonard’s final design mark on the Frabill All Purpose Task Glove is the special nose wipe material that surrounds the thumb. Say goodbye to the sniffles…

The Frabill All Purpose Task Glove is an official member of Frabill’scomplete lineup of ice fishing specific apparel that includes ICESUIT, FXESnosuit, and various articles of premium headwear, handwear, and mid-layer garments.

Frabill, Inc. (Jackson, Wis.) is in its 72nd year of engineering premium, trusted fishing equipment. Frabill’s ice fishing product mix consists of portable ice fishing shelters, rod and reel combos, tip-ups, bait containers, portable aeration, apparel, and other related accessories. Open water products include landing nets, portable aeration, bait containers, bait care, bait traps and seines, and other accessories. Visit

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