Stohlquist Warmers Fingerless Sun Gloves provide excellent protection against UV rays and are the ultimate in light weight paddling gloves. The poly-suede palm and thumb prevents blisters while remaining cool and flexible and the half finger design enhances paddle control and grip.
|Material:||Lycra and Poly-Suede|
|SM||3 3/4||7 1/2|
|XL||4 1/4||8 1/4|
This is my second pair, I much appreciate those in-obstrusive gloves as general paddling gloves, for preventing blisters, for being thin to allow good feeling (I dislike any kind of padding adding some bulk in my hands) and to not to force me to remove them every time I stop paddling for taking pictures... and they store themselves in the smallest pocket. They dry fast, stand salt water abuse very well (no discoloration, rot...) I had a few un-sewing issues easily fixed by a drop of super glue.
I took these for a test paddle in the sun. The concept is good but not great. Unless the sun is directly behind you at all times your fingers are still getting full sun exposure. They are comfortable and lightweight; I don't think cutting the fingers off was necessary. I want more sun protection.
These gloves worked exceptionally well. I used them on a 2-week canoe paddling trip in Quetico Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada and their performance was flawless. The only drawback encountered was that one seam has begun to split between the glove and the wrist band ... but that should be fixable with a minor sewing repair. I'd give this product a thumbs up!
Great gloves. Comfortable and prevented rawness on my hands. Good for spring/summer/fall kayaking. Not bulky at all. Didn't need to take them off to drink water or open storage. Good buy.