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Recent Paddling Glove Reviews
Great gloves for fishing or paddling and sun protection. I received these fingerless gloves as a gift right before a five-day paddling trip. I brought them along and wore them whenever we were in the canoe. They definitely kept my hands from getting sunburned and were very comfortable. They have a grippy material on the palm which is great for holding onto your paddle. These gloves are also great if it is windy out. However, I did notice that once they got wet, they stayed wet even overnight. Full review
A surprisingly good pair of gloves for the price. Decent fit and breathable enough in most conditions. Have held up really well over the past few years. I bought these because they were on sale and I need something to stop my hands from blistering. I get terrible blisters on the sides of my thumbs and between my thumb and first finger when I kayak or canoe without gloves. I’ve been using them for about three years now, and they have minimal visible wear. There’s nothing that stands out as making… Full review
A boaters glove that dries very slowly and falls apart when wet. As an occasional kayaker I would hope a boaters glove would hold up for more than one season. The palm material is thin and got even thinner with use. It is now falling apart. They take a long time to dry. I have bicycle gloves that dry faster. Full review
Great blister and sun protection, but the palms "pill" 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… Full review
An awesome, all weather DRY glove! My Fire Department Swift Water Rescue team trains in the river 12 months of the year and is called on for rescue efforts in all conditions. These gloves work well in snow, sleet, ice cold water — you name it they work! When our swift water team was formed we specced out some cheap neoprene gloves in an attempt to save the taxpayers money. As it turns out those gloves were near unusable during the winter months and a lot of the guys were going gloveless rather… Full review
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. Full review
I have used them for about 4 paddles and I like them a lot. Now I don't paddle without them. I highly recommend. Thanks. Full review
For cooler months, these gloves meet my requirements of keeping my hands warm and allowing my fingers to tie fishing knots and other tasks. The grippy palms help keep my paddle connected to my hands. Be prepared to prune in these gloves while on the water, but your fingers will be warm. In the winter, I would switch to a glove with full-finger coverage. Full review