NRS Boaters Gloves
Great blister and sun protection, but the palms "pill"…
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…
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…
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.
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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.
- Backcountry.com 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
NRS Men's Boater Gloves - The Men's Boater Gloves by NRS offer great protection from sun and blisters while providing excellent finger dexterity, they are ideal for any type of warm-weather boating. This Â¾-finger design offers basic protection for your hands while leaving your fingertips free. They're great for those times when you need both finger dexterity and blister protection. These lightweight gloves are designed with Amara synthetic leather palms, Spandex backs, and a fleece panel on the back of the thumb that is perfect for wiping the sweat from your brow. They provide soft comfort, a sure grip, prevent blisters, and allows full finger mobility. They are excellent for any water sport that requires finger dexterity. Whether rowing, angling, sailing, or paddling, you're set to go with the Men's Boater Gloves by NRS
- Outdoorplay refers to the men's version