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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good for kayaking, not so much for sailing I bought a pair of these prior to Boy Scout Sea base camp this summer to use while sailing and kayaking. They worked well for paddling the kayak, however they did not work well for sailing gloves (if working with the ropes, i.e. jib) as they were thin as well as too short. This was not the products fault, hence the 4 star rating, however thought I needed to mention this in a review as nothing was mentioned about this in any of the other reviews I read before I made the purchase. Comfortable, light weight, affordable gloves, just not a good choice to prevent rope burns while working a jib.
Date published: 2016-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good paddling gloves I like these, but I wouldn't say they are great. I ordered XL- they fit well, I do wear XL in most gloves. They are awesome when they are dry but when they get wet, they seem to move around a little and I assume on longer trips will cause blistering on one hand. They do not dry very fast. They do form nicely to your hands, so I'm surprised that they chafe when wet. For the price, I would recommend for shorter trips as long as you can keep them dry or do shorter trips.
Date published: 2016-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for paddling I bought these a few weeks ago so my paddle wouldn't slip from my hands. So far I've only used then for outrigger canoe practice, but i plan on using them for races too. They are great. My hand has only slipped once with frequent use. They also rinse and dry easily. The smell is non existent... yet :). I use then In the harbor and ocean and rinse/ dry after each use. Groovy little gloves!
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boater's Gloves Purchased for my fishing partner, who is my wife. They fit excellently. She wore them this past week when she surf fished. They work very well! Very fairly priced.
Date published: 2016-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Rowing I just took up whale boat rowing and my cycling gloves were getting tore up. These gloves were perfect. The sizing matched cycling gloves so they fit perfectly.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gloves...rafting good....hiking just OK Gloves where OK....turns out I could of skipped the purchase for my trip. Where helpful for white water rafting....not required......for hiking and climbing.....were not help......better without them.
Date published: 2017-08-24
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Questions & Answers

I'm looking for paddling gloves to prevent blisters during a 50 mile river race on the Missouri. Do the NRS women's boating gloves ride up over time on a long paddle. Got miserable blisters on a 73 mile race because the gloves' thumb kept riding up.

Asked by: Etsmith
The Boater's Gloves are designed to fit closely and protect your hands from blisters and the sun. We have not heard any feedback about them riding up in any manner. The question is subjective though and may depend on how your hand shape fits in the gloves.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-17

Does "length" in the size chart refer to circumference of the palm??

Asked by: Justine
​The length in the size chart is referring to the overall hand length which is taken from the base of your palm to the tip of your longest finger.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-08-18

Family gave me a pair of these gloves in medium. I usually wear large in women's gloves. They fit snugly. I'm just wondering how snug is too snug? They take some work to pull off which makes me wonder if I'd be better off with the Large size.

Asked by: beeveedee
These gloves are meant to fit semi-snug as when they get wet they will loosen up just slightly. We recommend taking your hand measurement and compare to the size chart for size confirmation.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-08-04
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