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4.4 out of 5
Excellent paddling gloves, dry or wet.
August 15, 2010
I used these gloves paddling an inflatable kayak on a Snake River six day trip. The are comfortable dry or wet, good blister prevention, leaving you full dexterity with the ends of your fingers. Easy enough to take off, even when wet. Good gloves!
July 28, 2005
Love the gloves. My hands do not get hot when I wear them kayaking, and they keep the paddle from rubbing on my thumbs.
October 24, 2012
I bought my first pair of these gloves over 5 years ago. In puchasing my second pair I noticed that the metal guide has been removed and the fit with the velcro strap is still excellent. They size out very accurately and I look forward to a lot of paddling from this pair as well. a great product.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
Perfect warm weather glove
July 14, 2006
A great lightweigh glove with enough padding to keep the blisters away. Fitting was right on according to size chart for myself and my wife.
March 03, 2012
I've used these gloves for 8 years and wear them every time I go on multi-day 34-100 mile long raft trips 8 to 15 times a year to protect my hands and they are great. Every couple of years the glove style is modified, so far the changes have been improvements in convenience and function. I have not had a chance to use the newest version. I usually get 2-3+ seasons out of a pair. They provide minimal warmth, the fingered version of this glove is much warmer. I have difficulty wearing most other styles of gloves because my hands cramp or have no strength when I row because the gloves are too bulky or tight, not with these, even in class V rapids.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance
June 20, 2005
they fit great
Just as Described
November 19, 2009
I am most pleased with these gloves. I needed something relatively light weight, durable, but thick enough to keep me from getting paddling blisters. They suit the bill perfectly!
January 26, 2007
Very comfortable and perfect for warm water kayaking in Florida. Excellent service from Altrec as well.
Light & Comfortable.
June 13, 2005
Very light weight. Cool & comfortable. Helped my hand fatique. Strongly recommend!
OK for paddling
April 27, 2010
Got these for warm weather paddling. Comfort pretty good, but after long distances, very apparent that thumb is too short...BLISTERS! May be good for other marine tasks and short trips, but not for serious kayakers.
January 12, 2007
I had mine for over 2 years and they are getting a little worn. I even use them at the gym, so I was them all the time. I'am looking to buy another for just paddling.
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So far great!
August 31, 2009
I got these this summer and have used them several times. The materials are light and comfortable and they fit nicely. My one concern is that the seam along the thumb could cause problems on a longer trip. On the day paddles I've done so far they've been fine though.
So far so good
September 01, 2008
Nice fit, and they've already protected my hands from some pretty hairy scrapes, not to mention making paddling easier. Good grip and great customer service at NRS.
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August 09, 2011
These are good for avoiding blisters, but not for keeping warm. They are great for summer and fall paddles when the water temps are higher. They seem very durable and will likely last for quite a while.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Lasts forever, Performance, Ease of use, Great value
Great warm-water gloves
August 12, 2003
I keep my pair in the pocket of my PFD so that I never forget them when I go kayaking. They're comfortable to wear, light weight, and provide a great grip on the paddle.
April 14, 2005
Man, I love these gloves. I paddled for years without gloves. This year for the frist time I broke down and bought the paddling gloves 3/4 finger. I love the protection and the dexterity, and they are comfortable, and I think they help me grip the paddles better. From now on I will always use this glove on the water. No more blisters!
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Not enough padding
July 05, 2005
Prior to purchasing these gloves specifically designed for paddling, I used bike gloves. I was very disappointed using the NRS paddling gloves as they didn't have enough padding and protection at the critical points. Suggest use of bike gloves for paddeling instead of these gloves.
May 16, 2010
These light-weight gloves protect my hands from blisters while paddling yet are not too warm in the Arizona sun. Exactly what I was looking for.
Very comfortable for warm water.
June 11, 2005
Gloves are very comfortable and having your fingers free avoids the nuisance of taking the gloves off to perform tasks that need ungloved fingers. Size chart was misleading, I took a size smaller than chart recommended since I don't like baggy gloves.
We exchanged both pairs for the next smaller sizes.
January 03, 2007
The gloves are lightweight and touted as universal so they can be used for paddling, rowing or even biking although I question the padding location for Kayak paddling. Ordered the gloves for both my wife and myself according to the size chart. The gloves fit OK although they were somewhat loose so we exchanged both pairs for the next smaller sizes which fit perfectly.
Dads Christmas Gift
December 25, 2004
My father is an electrician with the title of Journeyman! He works outside all the time on signs and he also has Parkinsons so his right hand shakes alot when it is cold! I got these gloves they are a little thinner than I would have liked them to be but other reviews say they stay warm when they get wet so I felt they would be a nice gift since he work outside when it is raining as well! They are good because there are no fingertips and he can work with screws with his own fingers at the same time stay warm while he works!
Available sizes, while supplies last, include size xs, size small, size medium, size large, size extra large and size extra extra large: xs, s, m, l, xl, xxl.