Glacier Glove Fleece Lined Perfect Curve Gloves

Glacier Glove Fleece Lined Perfect Curve Gloves

Glacier Glove Fleece Lined Perfect Curve Gloves

$ 49.99 USD

Glacier Glove Fleece Lined Perfect Curve paddling glove is the current version of what used to be the "Perfect Curve" neoprene kayaking glove. It no longer has the blue Hypalon palm which used to make them quite durable, but now it has fleece lining to make it warmer. Made of 2.5mm neoprene (GG calls them 3mm) with the bare rubber side out which gives you better grip on a paddle and keeps your hands warmer than a glove with Lycra nylon on the outside because there is less evaporative cooling without the Lycra which soaks up water. The neoprene seams are blind stitched and glued, but we recommend reinforcing high stress seams with Aquaseal adhesive when the gloves are new, before trouble begins.

Perfect Curve Fleece Lined Glacier Gloves are available in sizes that fit larger hands than any other neoprene glove, and this is the best thing about them (they used to offer XXXS and XXS, but no more). All sizes of Glacier Glove Fleece Lined Perfect Curve Gloves run a full size larger than most gloves, so guys who usually can't find gloves big enough will often find the L in these fit fine, and yet they even make them in XXL (which would be like XXXL in most brands). Most women wear XS - M. Note the sizing information in the drop down menu where you select your size option above.

These paddling gloves fit best for hands with long, thin fingers. (If you have average to very thick, short fingers and/or a wide palm or small hands, we recommend our NRS Maverick Gloves)

As with all fleece lined neoprene gloves we've tested, you'll feel slight glue lines at the seams when you first put these gloves on (because the fleece wicks up a bit of glue). However, in actual use while paddling people aren't bothered by the seams or glue lines. The other thing you should know about these gloves (and the same is true for all neoprene paddling gloves that grip a paddle well) is that they will show wear almost immediately because the bare neoprene on the outside abrades at wear points such as the base of the thumb and finger tips, but you can make these gloves last about twice as long if you apply a thin layer of AquaSeal Adhesive on the high wear areas before they become holes. The best time to apply the AquaSeal is after the first day of use when you can just start to see the rub spots. This is our standard advice with all neoprene gloves that grip well because all the good paddling gloves have bare neoprene on the palms. If you are the type who can't stand the thought of this, we recommend the NRS Maverick Gloves gloves which hold up better than most neo. paddling gloves (but even they still benefit from some armoring with AquaSeal).

Size: XS-XXL

Color: Black