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NRS Rapid Gloves

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The NRS Rapid Gloves have been one of our most popular cool-weather gloves for years. We updated the materials and design to improve the warmth and comfort without loosing the easy flexibility.
  • 1.5mm neoprene is stretchy and free-moving for easy grip and finger movement. Still provides solid insulation for cool-weather days.
  • GripCote™ spider-web pattern across the whole palm gives you maximum paddle control.
  • Improved patterning allows greater stretch while increasing padded knuckle protection.
  • Elastic adjustment strap holds the glove securely to your wrists.
Material: 1.5 mm neoprene
Seams: Single needle with high tenacity thread
Taped Seams: No
Palm Material: GripCote™ texture
Wrist Closure: Adjustable hook-and-loop strap
Size Width Length
3XS 2 1/2" 5 1/2"
XXS 2 3/4" 6"
XS 3" 6 1/2"
S 3 1/4" 7"
M 3 1/2" 7 1/2"
L 3 3/4" 7 3/4"
XL 4" 8"
XXL 4 1/2" 8 1/2"
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  • NRS Rapid Gloves

    Q:

    I am debating between the hydroskin glove vs. the rapid glove. Which would be better for a cool weather canoe trip in late September? I like the plush liner in the hydroskin, but I like the thicker neoprene (.5 vs. 1.5mm) in the rapid glove.
    Asked on 8/26/2012 by Jeanie

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't have the hydro skin gloves, but I do
      Have a pair of sealskins. I prefer my rapids gloves over the sealskins as they are warm, flexible and comfortable. I have let other use them and they have a hard time giving them back.
      Marcia
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 8/26/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have the rapid glove. It works well. However I don't have much to compare it to. They are comfortable. The neoprene doesn't completely block out the cold. But I have only used them during fall and spring float trips in Colorado.. If you paddle more I'm sure they'd be warmer. Good glove though. Hope this helps
      Matt
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 8/26/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I live in northern PA and use the Rapid glove to kayak from mid spring thru
      mid fall. As long as the water isn't too cold this glove is good. It's
      not waterproof, so if your hands go in the water they will be wet, but
      probably warm enough. I like the Rogue glove for a little colder water
      before changing to full on winter gloves. I've never used the hydroskin
      gloves so I can't give you a comparison. Enjoy.

      Answered on 8/27/2012 by Bb from Eastern PA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The hydroskin is better for cold weather as it is pretty much waterproof, I never get cold in it, neoprene is cumfy and warm, but if the weather/water is COLD then you stay wet and eventually your extremities get colder.. Does that make sense, if not, to confirm my opinion, I gave away my neoprene gloves and kept the hydroskin!! Regards, Rich

      Answered on 8/30/2012 by Anonymous
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NRS Rapid Gloves
 
4.1

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (21)
  • Good grip (17)
  • Good size/fit (15)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Waterproof (6)

Cons

  • Wears quickly (3)

Best Uses

  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      74% 

      (17 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Flexible, comfortable and warm

Flexible, good dexterity and warm enough for mild winter kayaking and paddling. [...] They keep my hands warm enough when soaking wet down to the mid 30's air temperature with 45...Read complete review

Flexible, good dexterity and warm enough for mild winter kayaking and paddling. [...] They keep my hands warm enough when soaking wet down to the mid 30's air temperature with 45 degree water temperatire and mild wind. The fingers get a little chilly with stronger winds at those same temperatures.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Comfortable glove, Horrible durability

Warm and comfortable fitting glove. The grip is awesome and the fingers fit great without any pinching at the ends. The seams started to blow out after just a couple of months of weekend...Read complete review

Warm and comfortable fitting glove. The grip is awesome and the fingers fit great without any pinching at the ends. The seams started to blow out after just a couple of months of weekend use tho. Great gloves if they'd last a bit longer than 2 months.

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3.0

not really sized for women.

By kathead

from Washington

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS Rapid Gloves:

        I am a woman I have large hands for a woman but I have average length fingers. I used the size chart and the finger length on the chart was too long but the palm size was perfect. When I got the gloves they fit my hand well but the fingers were way too long. if you are a woman I would pay very close attention to both the palm size and the finger length and if it doesn't fit perfectly these gloves will not fit you your hands.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too big
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        comfortable, grip ok

        By Spice

        from Columbia SC

        Pros

        • As Shown On Picture
        • Comfortable
        • Right Size
        • Waterproof

        Cons

        • Grip Is Less Than Expecte
        • Little Insulation

        Best Uses

          Comments about NRS Rapid Gloves:

          Main reason for buying was improved grip on paddle and cold protection.
          Cold protection is ok, would not recommend exposure temp < 40 for prolonged times.
          Grip is ok, could get same or better from mechanics gloves (use in the summer)

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Nice fit

          By Big D

          from Windham, CT.

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Fit
          • Good Grip
          • Lightweight
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about NRS Rapid Gloves:

              Great for kayaking

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Cold Water Glove!

              By Ryan

              from Kimberly, ID

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Fit
              • Good Grip
              • Warm

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Early Spring Rafting Trip
                • Late Fall Rafting Trips

                Comments about NRS Rapid Gloves:

                I wanted a glove to wear during early and late season rafting trips when the water is a little colder than during the summer months. This glove keeps your hands warm without sacrificing dexterity. The coating on the palm and fingers make gripping an oar perfect.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                paddling gloves

                By kj

                from Seattle, WA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Good Grip

                Cons

                • Not Waterproof

                Best Uses

                • Rafting

                Comments about NRS Rapid Gloves:

                These kept my fingers from getting blisters and were great for grip on the paddle. I often ended up wearing them for sun protection in the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River. Cons - they were not waterproof and I often had to take them off to dry off my fingers and hands -- since the weather in the canyon is very hard on your hands, having them stay wet did not help.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too big
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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