What kayaking gloves should I get?

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chrisbjenkins
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Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:01 pm

For those of you who feel the cold... what gloves do you use? I have some el cheapo neoprene dive glove ones but they are thick and fiddly for fishing and paddling with. Thought about getting some jigging gloves, is this a good idea?

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Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:10 pm

I use these pretty much all year round.. Got my latest pair from Viking Kayaks
http://www.nrs.com/product/25013.03/nrs-guide-gloves" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:56 pm

I use these ones (again from the Viking website)

http://www.vikingkayaks.co.nz/shop/acce ... loves+1923" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:10 pm

nrs guide gloves for me to :y: . got a pair from paddlerzone chch when i flew down last have also had another pair from viking in the past

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Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:48 am

NRS Guide Gloves for the winter and Buff Angler Gloves and NRS Boaters Gloves (which ever I find first) in the summer

Guide Gloves from Rob Fort / Coromandel Kayaks > http://www.kayakadventures.co.nz/24/7-S ... p/49797175" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:00 am

Seems the nrs ones are the go then. None of you use full fingered ones?

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Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:48 am

My first trip out was with full fingered gloves, that was the first and last time I wore those on the kayak... Couldn't do anything with line, knots, even putting on softbaits was hard, even fishing felt awkward, I ended taking them on and off, then just left them off...

BUT if I was just paddling then yes they'd be great, and I've worn them on the jetski (while travelling) and they were good too although you still feel the wind chill at 90kph!
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Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:16 am

Having used quite a few different gloves over the years for me the one glove that is a cut above all others is made by Sharkskin.
They offer cut index, thumb and middle fingers for handling line/tackle etc so great for knot tying and full finger protection for the other fingers.
This glove has the most advanced protection with original Sharkskin material that serves to keep you warm and the material wicks moisture away from your skin so your hands don't get water logged so much.
They provide superior comfort and feel when paddling but are tough enough to handle fish.
The other great thing about these is they provide superior warmth in winter but are also excellent in summer.
The gloves are available in standard and heavy duty versions.
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Above: Sharkskin Chillproof HD Watersport glove
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Above: Sharkskin Watersport Glove

They are available through a couple of supporters to this forum:
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Canoe and Kayak link: http://www.canoeandkayak.co.nz/shop/Clo ... loves.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:31 am

Kayak Rob wrote:Having used quite a few different gloves over the years for me the one glove that is a cut above all others is made by Sharkskin.
They offer cut index, thumb and middle fingers for handling line/tackle etc so great for knot tying and full finger protection for the other fingers.
This glove has the most advanced protection with original Sharkskin material that serves to keep you warm and the material wicks moisture away from your skin so your hands don't get water logged so much.
They provide superior comfort and feel when paddling but are tough enough to handle fish.
The other great thing about these is they provide superior warmth in winter but are also excellent in summer.
The gloves are available in standard and heavy duty versions.


Above: Sharkskin Chillproof HD Watersport glove

Above: Sharkskin Watersport Glove

They are available through a couple of supporters to this forum:
Coromandel Kayak Adventures Link: http://kayakadventures.co.nz/24/7-Shop/ ... ort=normal" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Canoe and Kayak link: http://www.canoeandkayak.co.nz/shop/Clo ... loves.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Good to hear Rob - I am just waiting on a delivery of a pair of these.. Hopefully get out in the next couple of weeks to wear them in!

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Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:50 pm

I use these sharkskin ones. They've been great so far.

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Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:13 pm

Thanks Rob. Ill be ordering some of those sharkskin hd ones from you soon! They look really good

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Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:31 pm

Sharkskin gloves :y:

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Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:06 am

Opinions please

Would the heavy duty sharkskin gloves be good enough for all year round fishing.... am just thinking of the comfort level when it starts to warm up
Or is it better to go the lighter gloves over the cooler/colder months then go naked in summer (hands that is haha)

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Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:21 am

SitDown wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:06 am
Opinions please

Would the heavy duty sharkskin gloves be good enough for all year round fishing.... am just thinking of the comfort level when it starts to warm up
Or is it better to go the lighter gloves over the cooler/colder months then go naked in summer (hands that is haha)
Last tie I went naked on the hands in the middle of summer I felt it for a week after. They were purple with sun burn! light weight Buff style in the warmer months and NRS in winter for me.
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Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:22 am

Kayak Rob wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:16 am
Having used quite a few different gloves over the years for me the one glove that is a cut above all others is made by Sharkskin.
They offer cut index, thumb and middle fingers for handling line/tackle etc so great for knot tying and full finger protection for the other fingers.
This glove has the most advanced protection with original Sharkskin material that serves to keep you warm and the material wicks moisture away from your skin so your hands don't get water logged so much.
They provide superior comfort and feel when paddling but are tough enough to handle fish.
The other great thing about these is they provide superior warmth in winter but are also excellent in summer.
The gloves are available in standard and heavy duty versions.

photo 2.JPG
Above: Sharkskin Chillproof HD Watersport glove

Sharkskin-Watersports-Glove.png
Above: Sharkskin Watersport Glove

They are available through a couple of supporters to this forum:
Coromandel Kayak Adventures Link: http://kayakadventures.co.nz/24/7-Shop/ ... ort=normal" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Canoe and Kayak link: http://www.canoeandkayak.co.nz/shop/Clo ... loves.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I totally agree with Rob. I have a pair of the HD variety and they have kept me warm during a whole day of COLD South Island rain... and I wasn't even fishing. :doh:
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Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:31 pm

I use buff gloves when paddling over any distance and switch to a pair of snow bee neoprene gloves for the actual fishing. The snow bees have beads in the palm area which are great for gripping fish but terrible for gripping paddles.
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:03 pm

Thanks guys....
The sunburn hands don't sound nice, never thought of that... more stuff to get ?

I have spent more $$$ kitting up than going out on the water
scored the sharkskin hd gloves yesterday, I think they will do the deeds, also ordered the sharkskin hoodie...hate that chill on my neck

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Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:03 am

One more area to be aware of is your fingernails. It's possible to get melanomas in the nail bed too and I was told the surgery to remove is pretty nasty.

Lots of us wear fingerless gloves and most of us don't wear nail polish so our nails are exposed to direct sunlight.

The mole map nurse told me to wipe some sun-block on my nails.
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