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NRS Toaster Mitts are the warmest paddling "glove" on the water. Its mitten-style design lets your fingers snuggle together for warmth while its pre-curved shape and grippy palm let you grip your paddle with comfort and confidence.
  • Water-shedding 3.5 mm raw neoprene on the backs and sides protects your hands from cold and evaporative cooling.
  • We've used tough, grippy 2.5 mm raw neoprene in the palms for better paddle feel and control.
  • Pre-curved finger pocket ensures a comfortable grip on oar or paddle, yet is flexible enough not to limit your hands' mobility.
  • Soft, fleece-like VaporLoft™ lining repels water and dries instantly for superior warmth and comfort.
  • Neoprene cuffs feature gauntlet-style elastic hook-and-loop closures to help keep out water.
  • While they may not be totally waterproof, the glued and blind-stitched seams minimize water entry for better hand comfort.
  • Soft brushed fleece panels on the backs of the thumbs are handy for wiping your nose or brow.
  • A titanium laminate adhesive layer in the material reflects heat back to your hands for even more warmth.
  • Nylon bite tab helps you get your mitt on even when you're wet and cold.

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    NRS Toaster Mitts
    Length:1:29
Material: 3.5 mm neoprene back, 2.5 mm neoprene palm
Seams: Glued & blind-stitched
Taped Seams: No
Palm Material: Raw neoprene
Wrist Closure: Adjustable hook-and-loop strap
Features:
  • Pre-curved finger box
  • VaporLoft™ inner lining
  • Fleece material on thumb panel
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 Toaster Mitts are the warmest paddling "glove" on the water. Its mitten-style design lets your fingers snuggle together for warmth while its pre-curved shape and grippy palm let you grip your paddle with comfort and confidence

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  • NRS Toaster Mitts

    Q:

    How hard is it to pull a spray skirt with these on? Do you have to remove them to exit your kayak.
    Asked on 11/22/2014 by Bettybeater from Asheville

    7 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The NRS Toaster Mitts don't hinder your paddling or your wet exit in any way. They fit snugly so become much a part of your hand. I have had to wet exit with them on and have had no trouble finding the skirt loop to pull. If you are unsure a good option is to attach a small ball, like a tennis ball, to the end of the loop so you can find it easily and get a good grip. I haven't needed to do that but I know others who prefer that extra security. They definitely keep my hands warmer in cold weather so are worth it. They are a little more "clunky" than gloves but worth it for the warmth and you get used to them.

      Answered on 11/24/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Well you cant really feel the loop with this on. But as long as its on the front of your spray skirt then i have not had any problems removeing it. They are not really slippary

      Answered on 11/23/2014 by Maggi from Iceland
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      I always use liners with the mittens.  I don't put the mittens on until after I have entered kayak and put on spray skirt.  So depending on how cold it is you are usually fine putting on skirt with just the liners on your hands.  Definitely get a pair of NRS liners to use with the mittens, they are bar none the best glove liners I have ever owned.

      Answered on 11/23/2014 by Bob from Stony Brook, NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I normally wore these while in a sea yak....pulling the skirt wasnt a problem but i usually took them off anyway. River yak skirts might be a different story but the rubber-ish grip on the mitt's palms and finger tips is decent....i bet you could grab a skirt loop ok. They are as the description says....warm
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 11/22/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      It is pretty easy. These are very warm, and very flexible. I can grab the spray skirt with these, and give it a good yank to pull it off without any problem.

      Answered on 11/22/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I can easily pull my skirt with these mitts on.

      Answered on 11/22/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I usually put them on after pulling on the spray skirt. And I've usually taken them off during the paddle to use lighter gloves because they are too warm so I haven't had them on when exiting.

      Answered on 11/22/2014 by Anonymous
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    Q:

    Do you have measurements for what size mitten I would need? I think I need an XXL. If it is backordered can I be notified when it is in stock?
    Asked on 1/20/2014 by gloria

    4 answers

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      A:

      I own these in a XXL. In most gloves I am a true XL, but I wanted to be
      able to wear some lightweight gloves or liners under the mitts in really
      cold paddling conditions (I've worn them on a few coastal paddles with
      temperatures down in the teens). Without liners, they fit a bit loose with
      plenty of room in the fingers. Of particular note for this size are the
      long finger openings. I usually max out on gloves and these had plenty of
      length to spare.
      If you have BIG hands, get these.

      Answered on 1/29/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Can't say for sure but these seem to measure large. My large maverick gloves seem on the small side but my large toaster mitts are a little too big and I'm swimming in the XL.

      Answered on 1/21/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I think these gloves run a little large. I measured my hands by the guide on the NRS website and my mitts are bigger than I would like. One thing I can say is they keep my hands warm. I have used the wrap gloves you put on your paddle and didn't like them. The mitts work great and I'd buy them again just one size smaller.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 1/20/2014 by Kim from Wilmington, NC
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Gloria, click on the Sizing tab for directions on finding your size. To receive an email notification when a size is back in stock, click on "Check Availability" in the Add to Cart section. In there, click on the "notified" link to set up a notification. They should be in stock very soon.

      Answered on 1/20/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Toaster Mitts

    Q:

    How hard is dealing with nose plugs wearing these?
    Asked on 11/7/2013 by Mike from North Carolina

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You'll probably have to take off the mitts to work nose plugs. But they
      really are warm. if you get extra large poggies, and use both the mitts
      and the poggies at the same time your hands will never be cold

      Answered on 11/7/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I bought to use while rafting not kayaking so...i dont know how easy they are to use with nose plugs, but they work great for holding beers and rowing oars
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 11/7/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This is very warm. But it really has draw back when it comes to fine
      movement. I imagion it would be similar as trying to do that with oven
      mitts on. Its hard to get everything in one product. Warm tends to be bulky
      :)

      Answered on 11/7/2013 by Maggi from Iceland
  • NRS Toaster Mitts

    Q:

    what's the difference between these and the ones on closeout?
    Asked on 1/7/2013 by waterbound

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The closeout model has our HydroCuff opening, a "gasket-like" seal above the wrist. The new model has a more gauntlet-like upper, secured with a hook-and-loop strap. It also has our VaporLoft lining, a fleecey material that doesn't absorb water, so the glove insides dry more quickly.

      Answered on 1/7/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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4.5

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (15)
  • Good grip (15)
  • Good size/fit (14)
  • Waterproof (10)
  • Lightweight (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating / sailing (3)
    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        94% 

        (16 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Hands cold? Check these out!

    Okay. You're hands are cold. You're best gloves work well most of the time but you have poor circulation and the tight fit around the fingers causes them to go numb sometimes. Pogies...Read complete review

    Okay. You're hands are cold. You're best gloves work well most of the time but you have poor circulation and the tight fit around the fingers causes them to go numb sometimes. Pogies you say? Sure they work pretty darn good too but one issue that some will bring up is that they're pretty much locked into one spot on your paddle so it's hard to shift your grip quickly up and down the shaft if need be...another is that it can be slightly annoying if you lose your paddle in rough seas/high winds and you resort to your backup paddle, now minus your warm pogies until (and if) you can retrieve it! The solution is to use these well designed neoprene mittens. After you put the first one on it's somewhat difficult to pull the second one on without the benefit of your fingers but once on you'll appreciate the warmth it gives and the freedom to slide your grip wherever you like on your paddle shaft. At first I was wishing the toaster mitts would come with "hydrocuffs" like on my "maverick" gloves from NRS, which are great for keeping the water from entering at the cuff line. After using the mittens though, I realized that, unlike gloves, without the aid of your fingers it would be somewhat difficult if not impossible to pull on the second mitten due to the tight fitting nature of the hydrocuff. The elastic strap does a fairly good job of sealing most of the water out...if water does get in, the thick neoprene of these mittens will insulate and keep your hands warm... which Is what anyone who wears a wetsuit already knows to be true. One worry that I had was that in an emergency, how difficult would it be to remove these mittens in a hurry? Like maybe you needed to quickly use your knife to cut the net you got tangled in near the secret military base where you shouldn't have been paddling near to ("sign? what sign?!) or to grab your camera and film the loch ness monster before it went back underwater (well...it could happen:). No worries, It takes only a second or two to pull the strap and take off the mitten and even with the strap on I could pull the mitten off with little difficulty... Fits good, warm, versatile grip on the paddle and the next time you see "bigfoot" and you need to grab your camera... no worries. All kidding aside, your hands will love these mittens:)

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    I liked the old type better

    The old version of this product the one with Hydro cut was almost a perfect product for paddling with greenland paddle in the cold sea with ice flooding around in the wintertime.
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    The old version of this product the one with Hydro cut was almost a perfect product for paddling with greenland paddle in the cold sea with ice flooding around in the wintertime.

    But the serious draw back of this new version is the wrist part of the mitts. Being with out the Hydro cut this model seem to be much more tight around the wrist so on its own you can feel the blood flow slow down to your finger actually making them colder, When adding a rubber cuff on my kokatat under it i simply cant use the mitts and am still using my old once even tho they have hole on the side of the thumbs. My friend end up cutting about 4 cm of the top of the mitts to be able to use them. I hope NRS will find a way to fix it in futur model, or they could bring back the old type. Then i will be happy to give 5 stars

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    4.0

    Love me some NRS Toasters

    By EatSleepBreathPaddling

    from Ontario Canada

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Grip

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sub 40 Degree Water Temps

      Comments about NRS Toaster Mitts:

      I bought these for water temps under 40 degrees when my neo gloves wont keep my hands warm. They make all the difference when fingers aren't divided like wearing gloves.

      They are the first "mitt" I've felt comfortable wearing while cold water sea kayak surfing. They are thin enough on the palm to give some paddle feel and most importantly "sticky" enough to grip the paddle.

      I was worried about being able to wet exit if necessary in surf, but I can still hook a thumb into the release to wet exit. Only drawback I found is putting my sprayskirt on the coaming is a real challenge with the mitts on so I put it on before the mitts.

      Overall, I'm impressed with yet another NRS product. Only good things to say about dealing with NRS so far!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Prompt delivery.

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

      Performed as advertised.

      By Be Iniut

      from Northwestern Ohio

      Verified Reviewer

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        Cons

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            Comments about NRS Toaster Mitts:

            Purchased these after an excruciating November paddle, on the Middle Yough, wearing my 5mm gloves. Using these mitts, I paddled the same stretch, in December, with a wind chill in the upper 20's and water temperature in the upper 30's. I Flipped and lost my paddle; but, rather than portage 3 miles, resolved to hand paddle in the hope of recovering my stick. (6 miles downstream, this actually occurred.) Suffice it to say that my Toaster Mitts, along with the NRS Storm Hood I also purchased, transformed what would have been an ordeal, at best, into an adventure. Clearly, my bracing is not bomber; but these items fortunately are!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
             
            3.0

            Not quite as toasty as I would like

            By river goddess

            from Vancouver, BC

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Grip
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about NRS Toaster Mitts:

                I bought them as I paddle all winter here on the west coast of BC. My hands tend to get cold. It was raining as I was paddling on January 4, 2015 so the gloves got wet and my thumbs were cold. My fingers were okay though.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too big
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Awesome!

                By Sukie

                from New Hampshire

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Good Fit
                • Good Grip
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about NRS Toaster Mitts:

                    Used these mitts on a New Year's Day Paddle in New Hampshire - can't think of a better test! They excelled.

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

                    great product

                    By camperkim

                    from Augusta, ga

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Fit
                    • Lightweight
                    • Warm
                    • Waterproof

                    Cons

                    • None really

                    Best Uses

                    • Kayaking

                    Comments about NRS Toaster Mitts:

                    Keeps hands warm and dry when it is very cold.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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