NRS HydroSkin Paddling Glove


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The comfortable, flexible fit and excellent palm-to-finger grip work together to enhance the feel of your paddle or oar. DWR outer coating and ThermalPlush lining repel water, while a TiCoat insulating membrane inside helps retain your body heat. These features, plus our new HydroSkin with quicker drying time, add up to one solid cool-weather glove.
The second generation of NRS HydroSkin® has arrived. It's more durable with greater snag resistance, more comfortable with stretchier layers, and dries more quickly than the original.


  • 0.5mm neoprene insulates and protects
  • New ThermalPlush™ fleece inner layer for comfort and low water absorbtion.
  • Titanium membrane reflects your heat back to you
  • Odor-fighting antimicrobial treatment

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Review Summary

3.6 out of 5

11 Reviews

  • Great value: 1

  • Bad design: 1
  • dont fit that well: 1
  • not too warm: 1
Durability: 3 / 5
Quality: 3 / 5
Fit: 4 / 5

11 Ratings & Reviews

Durability: 3 / 5
Quality: 3 / 5
FitClothes: 4 / 5

from Oakland, CA
35-44 yrs

Ok gloves but needs improvements
May 03, 2012

This is my 4th pair of paddling gloves and while they serve their purpose they're not my favorite. The gloves are light weight and as such will not keep your hands super warm. However the grip and tactile feedback is great for a paddling glove. The do not block wind all that well so when wet, they can be cold due to evaporation. My main gripe is that the fingers are too long. I have normal sized hands and conistently wear a size mens large in ( stohlquist,sealine, and warmers) and they fit great but the size large AND size medium NRS gloves have too long of fingers which makes the gloves cumbersome and not too fun to wear. If you have really long fingers these should fit you perfectly, if not, check out stohlquist and sealine gloves.

Pros: Great value, Cons: Bad design, not too warm, dont fit that well

Nice glove, mild weather only
November 03, 2004

Like the fit of the glove. Provided a secure grip on paddle. The advertisement should suggest it as a mild weather glove.

Great Feel, Poor Quality
November 28, 2008

I love the feel of these gloves in use. They are perfect for water temperatures above 62 degrees. But the quality of construction is poor. I had to return for exchange my latest pair after only one month of use due to a tear in the seam, and my first pair tore at the seam after only one season of use. Altrec was great regarding the exchange. Why does NRS continue to make a flawed glove?

Great Gloves
March 30, 2010

I use these gloves for dragon boating in California and have never had a problem. I am on pair #2 now since i lost one glove. Comfortable gloves with good grip for paddling.

A Good Glove
November 11, 2009

good fit ... nonslip grip on paddles, and my fingers were dry and warm

Seam broke on 2nd use
November 22, 2004

Gloves seemed effective and fit well the first time I wore them. I really like how grippy the palms are. But when removing them after the second use the seam above the thumb split. I've now got a hole about an inch long running down the side of the glove. Good fit and nice sticky palm but may be a bit too fragile.

Must Have!
June 26, 2008

Used for dragonboat on a carbon fiber paddle and these absolutely will not let you slip! stretches and fits tight...actually lost one and bought another pair! probably not for cold/severe weather.

Just what I needed!
August 12, 2009

Based upon an earlier review, I bought these gloves to use while Dragon Boating in Florida using a carbon fiber paddle. I was primarily concerned with how well they gripped the paddle, and also how well they prevented blisters on my fingers. I am QUITE PLEASED with the gloves, as they work great. I was surprised at how easy they are to take off and put back on, after getting them wet. And they don't seem to get too waterlogged.

March 13, 2005

I bought hese gloves because of the thin material, that I thought would make putting the skirt around a kayak cockpit easier -- but all the seams around the fingers make the glove more clumsy than a thicker pair. Leaks through all the seams. Worst of all, the gloves invert easily when you take them off, and if they're wet, it'll take you 10 minutes to get them on again. Hardly practical for a day of active kayaking. I soon replaced the ones I bought with much better gloves made by LL.Bean and O'Neill.

Nice gloves
June 23, 2004

Good fit, good grip . . . good PWC driving glove.


Perfect for inflatable kayaking
May 01, 2010

My husband and I recently bought inflatable kayaks for paddling the many rivers and lakes near us in SW Colorado. These paddling gloves fit perfectly and add just the right amount of warmth for the chilly spring runoff.

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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size xxxs, size xxs, size xs, size small, size medium, size large, size extra large and size extra extra large: xxxs, xxs, xs, s, m, l, xl, xxl.

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