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Don't put up with cold hands anymore. The NRS Mambas give you the warmth of 5 mm neoprene while letting you have direct contact with your paddle shaft.
  • Mambas are perfect for boaters who want to have direct contact with their paddles while keeping their hands warm.
  • Thick, 5 mm neoprene, with titanium laminate adhesive, provides outstanding insulation.
  • Nylon-coated neoprene resists abrasion while the raw neoprene top surface prevents evaporative cooling.
  • The cuff snaps give you the option of rolling the cuff up for easier access or down for extra warmth.
  • One size fits most. Sold as a pair.

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    NRS Mambas
    Length:0:48
Material: 5 mm neoprene
Seams: Flat-lock stitched
Taped Seams: No
Palm Material: Nylon-backed neoprene
Wrist Closure: Fitted cuffs with snaps

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Don't put up with cold hands anymore. The NRS Mambas give you the warmth of 5-mm neoprene while letting you have direct contact with your paddle shaft.

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    Q:

    I just purchased some hydroskin titanium mambas and they do not have the snaps to roll them down also the material appears thin compared to pictures and video..are these an older model and are they as good as the ones with the snaps on them
    Asked on 10/9/2013 by paddler from Canada

    4 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The HydroSkin Mambas have 0.5 mm neoprene in them, much thinner than these 5 mm Mambas. They're great for those times when you need a bit of warmth for comfort. They don't have snaps but have hook-and-loop straps that you can use to wrap them around the paddle shaft when it warms up and you don't need them for a while.

      Answered on 10/10/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The snaps work very well and make for a less cumbersome
      removal/entering process when conditions don't require full coverage.

      Answered on 10/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would get the ones with the snaps because I have them and they will keep you nice and warm. can't speak for the titanium mambas.

      Answered on 10/9/2013 by William from Richmond, VA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I never use the snaps that I have!

      Answered on 10/9/2013 by Anonymous
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NRS Mambas
 
4.2

(based on 19 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (14)
  • Good size/fit (11)
  • Good grip (8)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Warm (4)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        88% 

        (14 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Hot Hands - awesome

    I have a pair of these and they are great and use them all the time and keep my hands nice and warm. Days when the air temp have been 28degrees my hands are...Read complete review

    I have a pair of these and they are great and use them all the time and keep my hands nice and warm. Days when the air temp have been 28degrees my hands are warm. This pair was purchased for my daughter who is 8 and they are not too big at all and she loves them. When we were out in 35 degree weather she was not once cold. The do not effect her ability to paddle, roll, or have fun!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Design too narrow at wrist.

    They work fine for kayaking but could be larger especially in the wrist area. Getting them on and off with light gloves on is difficult. Price is also a bit high for the...Read complete review

    They work fine for kayaking but could be larger especially in the wrist area. Getting them on and off with light gloves on is difficult. Price is also a bit high for the product. I mainly purchased these for hang gliding in winter and they're just too small to use with other gloves on - even light weight gloves. They'd be a much better product if they had an adjustable wrist size area. They work OK without gloves on but since you'd really only use them in cold weather it would be best if you could get them on easily with light gloves.

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    3.0

    Design too narrow at wrist.

    By ChattaroyMan

    from Chattaroy, WA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Too Narrow

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Hang Gliding

    Comments about NRS Mambas:

    They work fine for kayaking but could be larger especially in the wrist area. Getting them on and off with light gloves on is difficult. Price is also a bit high for the product. I mainly purchased these for hang gliding in winter and they're just too small to use with other gloves on - even light weight gloves. They'd be a much better product if they had an adjustable wrist size area. They work OK without gloves on but since you'd really only use them in cold weather it would be best if you could get them on easily with light gloves.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great product

    By Kayak

    from Greenville, MS

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Fit
    • Good Grip

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating

      Comments about NRS Mambas:

      I just purchased these Mambas and they are all they said they were. I paddle a sea kayak in the lower miss. R. and need to get my hands in and out of pogies a lot. These are perfect. They are stiff enough to allow this yet supple enough not to restrict your paddle stroke. When taking pictures and even scratching your nose this feature alone makes them the only one to buy. NRS always stands behind their product. Of course all their products are so well made that you probably wont have to worry about that.

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

      Warm and Comfy

      By Kayaking Lawyer

      from Bowling Green, KY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Fit
      • Good Grip
      • Warm
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Kayak canoe rafting
        • Paddling

        Comments about NRS Mambas:

        When the temps get below forty, my paddling gloves just weren't enough. This allowed me to keep on paddling despite the cold.

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

        Surprised and pleased

        By newbyaker

        from Long Island, NY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about NRS Mambas:

              Easy to put on and off and amazingly keeps my hands nice and toasty in 30 degree weather with 45 degree water and winds. I have full confidence that they'll do just as well in colder temps. If it is too warm out, a quick dip of the pogies into the water and everything cools down nicely without getting cold. I had my doubts, but I'm a believer now.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Surprisingly warm

              By soloviajero

              from Boulder, Colorado

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Fit

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

                Comments about NRS Mambas:

                I bought these on the recommendation of a dealer in Colorado who maintained that no gloves were truly waterproof and warm for winter paddling, and that Mambas (which he called "poggies") were the only way to go. Having experienced these and a lot of gloves now, I think he was right. The Mambas attach to the paddle shaft with velcro closures and they shield your hands from the wind and cold, but they don't necessarily keep water out. Surprisingly, they're quite warm in very cold weather, and they allow you excellent control of the paddle because you're actually gripping the paddle shaft without a layer of rubber between your hands and the shaft. They stay attached to the shaft, so you can easily withbraw your bare hand from the poggie to operate a camera or GPS where manual dexterity is required, then replace your hand into the shielded environment of the poggie again. I have used these in conjunction with Maverick waterproof gloves, and keep one or the other under my neopreme spray skirt while using the other. The Mambas are superior for warmth and for long-distance, straight paddling in the cold, and when you need to frequently remove your hands to fiddle with a camera, GPS or binoculars, however a slight disadvantage is that they remain attached to the paddle shaft, which makes it awkward to stash the paddle in a paddle keeper while they're still attached. The Maverick gloves are better for lesser-cold conditions, but are better suited to things like launching and landing, though they're harder to frequently get on and off. Each has its place, however the specialized Mambas are by far the warmest way to paddle long distances in the wind and cold.

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

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