BUSHCRAFT GLOVES REVIEW: ThunderCrow “Rough Out” Cowhide Leather Gloves + Glove Wax

When it comes to bushcrafting and survival, choosing the right gear is important. One piece of gear that every outdoors enthusiast should have in their arsenal is a reliable pair of gloves. In this review, we’ll take a close look at the ThunderCrow “Rough Out” Cowhide Leather Gloves and the accompanying ThunderCrow Glove Wax. Combined, these 2 products produce one heck of a pair of gloves.

Rough-Out Cowhide Leather:

These gloves are constructed from rugged rough-out cowhide leather that exudes durability and resilience. The leather feels substantial yet comfortable, promising to stand up to the harshest conditions nature can throw at them. When treated with the included Glove Wax (detailed later), you get the best of both worlds with these gloves: Old school charge AND weather proofing!

One notable feature of these gloves is the inclusion of a nylon mesh liner, which effectively prevents hot spots and ensures that you can wear these gloves for extended periods without discomfort. This liner also enhances breathability, which is crucial when working strenuously in the great outdoors during various seasons.

Sewn Carabiner Hole:

Another standout feature of these gloves is the sewn keyhole in the corners of each glove. This simple yet ingenious addition allows you to attach a carabiner, enabling quick and easy access to your gloves. Whether you’re hiking through dense forests or setting up camp, the ability to hang your gloves from your belt or pack is incredibly convenient.

Shankle Leatherworks Glove Wax:

While the ThunderCrow gloves are impressive straight out of the box, they truly shine after being treated with the ThunderCrow Glove Wax, manufactured in Ohio in small batches by Shankle Homestead Leatherworks. Numerous brands of wax were tested but none worked as desired. This custom formulation by Shankle Homestead is unparalleled. Applying the wax is a straightforward process, and there is a helpful video guide to ensure you get the best results at this page:

Once treated with the ThunderCrow Glove Wax, these leather gloves become weather-proof, making them suitable for use in rain, snow, or mud. The wax not only enhances the gloves’ waterproofing but also enriches their appearance, giving them a rustic and classic look that’s perfect for the wilderness. Plus, it adds an extra layer of protection against wear and tear, ensuring that your investment will last.


Each pair of ThunderCrow gloves comes with a BE READY FOR ANYTHING branded carabiner. This thoughtful addition is more than just a branding gimmick; it’s a practical accessory for anyone who values preparedness. You can use it to keep your gloves within easy reach, preventing the frustration of digging through your pack when you need them most.

In conclusion, the ThunderCrow “Rough Out” Cowhide Leather Gloves and Glove Wax are a winning combination for the bushcraft and survival community. These gloves offer outstanding quality, comfort, and convenience, while the ThunderCrow Glove Wax elevates their performance to new heights. Whether you’re an avid outdoors enthusiast, a survivalist, or simply someone who appreciates well-made gear, these gloves deserve a place in your kit. With the ThunderCrow gloves on your hands, you’ll be well-prepared for whatever challenges the wilderness throws your way.


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