NRS Boaters Gloves

3 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   0
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



Great blister and sun protection, but the palms "pill"…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $24


Great blister and sun protection, but the palms "pill" quickly.


  • Blister protection
  • Sun protection
  • Fit nicely


  • Palm material could be better
  • I wish the palms weren't white—show dirt easily
  • Don't dry quickly

I like these fingerless gloves a lot, but I'm not sure I will buy another pair when these wear out. They do keep my hands from getting blistered, and the fingerless design allows for good digital dexterity. However, I don't like that the material on the palms is white—after one use they looked pretty grubby, and the suede was "pilling" (like a sweater). 

On hot days, it is nice to wear these because you can dip your hands in the water and the fabric retains it so it keeps you cool. Transversely, that same quality is not so great when you'd rather be warm and dry!

I would recommend them if blisters are a big problem for you. They are better in hot weather than cold.


For paddling in the warmer months, these gloves are…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars

For paddling in the warmer months, these gloves are the ticket to blister prevention and sun protection.

I like the fingerless design, as I use these while kayak fishing, and the design allows full dexterity to tie knots and other tasks. I like dipping my hands in the water with the gloves on to cool off a bit too.

The "snot patch" is helpful too.


I have used them for about 4 paddles and I like them…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $14

I have used them for about 4 paddles and I like them a lot.

Now I don't paddle without them.

I highly recommend.


Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The NRS Boater's Gloves are ideal for any type of boating. Lightweight backs, tough palms and three-quarter fingers. Great protection from sun and blisters and excellent finger dexterity.With lightweight spandex backs, these gloves are cool, comfortable and quick-drying. They provide UPF 50+ sun protection for your hands.Three-quarter finger design leaves your fingers free to tie ropes and flies and to flip through your NRS catalog.The Amara(R) synthetic leather palms provide easy grip and a soft feel, plus excellent blister prevention.The wristband has a hook-and-loop "golf/bike glove" style closure for a secure, easy fit.A soft strip of fleece on the inner side of your hand is perfect for wiping the sweat from your brow without chafing.

- NRS refers to the men's version

It's summer, so you don't need full-finger glovesbut it sure would be nice to come back from a day of paddling with palms that didn't look like ground beef. The NRS Boater's Glove puts a synthetic leather palm between your hand and the paddle, and uses lightweight spandex on the back for breathability and protection from the sun. The open-finger design helps prevent blisters without cutting down on sensitivity or grip, and a hook-and-loop closure at the wrist makes it quick and easy to secure the Boater's Glove.

- refers to the men's version

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- RockCreek refers to the men's version

Ideal for any type of warm-weather boating, the NRS Men's Boater Gloves are lightweight, durable, and provide great dexterity and protection from the sun and blisters.

- EMS refers to the men's version