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  • Synthetic suede palms provide a solid grip, even when wet
  • Reinforced area between index finger and thumb increases protection during the paddle stroke
  • Mesh back improves ventilation to keep hands cool
  • The Kokatat Lightweight Hand Jacket paddling gloves feature a hook-and-loop adjustable wrist closure


    Gloves fit hands:
  • Medium: hand circumference - 9 in. / hand length - 7.5 in.
  • Large: hand circumference - 10 in. / hand length - 7.75 in.
  • X Large: hand circumference - 11 in. / hand length - 8 in.
  • XX Large: hand circumference - 12 in. / hand length - 8.5 in.

View all Kokatat Men's Paddling Gloves

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Best Use Paddling
Palm Material Synthetic suede
Fabric Nylon
Fingerless Yes
Gender Unisex
Glove Type Fingerless

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ignore Happyscientist, these are great! I just bought a pair and the July 4th weekend paddled Spicer Meadow Res., Lake Alpine, Lake Utica, and Lake Union circumnavigating some of them more than once. these gloves are not tight or restricting, held up with my massive abuse and protected my hands. With the wrist bands they don't shift with your paddle motions. Don't know why Happyscientist had problems. I use these with a Werner Ikelos paddle 215cm paddling a Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145. The gloves are not too thick to make paddling uncomfortable. I put 'em on and just paddle until sunset. As long as you're back to the parking lot by dark-thirty, it's all good!
Date published: 2011-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gloves These gloves come in handy when I've been out on the water for hours and my fingers are water-logged. The quality of Kokatat is unmatched by anyone else in the industry. Great investment.
Date published: 2013-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE these gloves!!! I use a Lightning paddle with YakGrips on them, and am tired of the grips sliding all over the place. Bought these gloves this week and after three days on the water I wish I'd had them ages ago. Not waterproof, but I didn't expect fingerless gloves to be waterproof. The spandex or whatever material is on the back stretches just enough to be rock solid on my hands but not too tight. I actually think they might help my arthritis a bit. The leather padding is PERFECT. Awesome, can't recommend them enough. Great for fishing too.
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from don't protect from sunburn I bought these gloves without reservations knowing that Kokatat name is synonymous with top-notch unsurpassed quality. Was I in for a surprise! After the first day of paddling in these gloves, although they were comfortable, I found sunburn on the back of my hands. That never happened to me in my old NRS gloves, which provided 50+ UV protection. The Kokatat gloves don’t provide UV protection like some cheaper brands do. While the specs don’t claim that, and it is my fault that I overlooked the lack of UV protection, I must ask, why? Isn’t it common sense that paddling clothing should protect from sunburn? In my southern climate, significant part of the reason I wear paddling gloves is to protect hands from the sun. “Mesh back improves ventilation to keep hands cool.” IMO, keeping hands cool is the least of the problems in paddlesports: just dip your hands in the water, and evaporative cooling will be stronger than any ventilation can provide. The gloves are probably wet anyway after some time paddling.
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'll never use anything else I wore these for 3 weeks of strait paddling. They were incredibly comfortable and I had no problems with my hands. The gloves held up well to a lot of abuse. As long as you get the right size your hands will thank you.
Date published: 2015-08-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Uncomfortable seams These gloves are better than going bare-handed, but they are not worth the money. The seams on the inside of the thumb rubbed after about an hour of kayaking. Also, the finger length was awkward; the leather bunched at the knuckles and made movement difficult. They are okay for about an hour, but not much more.
Date published: 2011-06-30
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