NRS Maverick Gloves
NRS Maverick Gloves
Please read our Handwear Buyer's Guide
We used to like the NRS Maverick gloves best of all the neoprene paddling gloves. The old Maverick Gloves had bare neoprene palms for a great grip on paddles, the right amount of pre-curvature for paddling comfort, bare neoprene backside that sheds water to minimize evaporative cooling, and better durability than any other glove with the above qualities. However, in spite of their being more durable than other paddling gloves that gripped well NRS got lots of negative feedback about the Maverick gloves wearing out. So in the last couple years NRS has improved the durability of the Maverick gloves buy changing the palms to stiffer, thicker, more slippery material. So the newest two generations join the pile of gloves we never wear because they are too slippery and uncomfortable to paddle with. Note the 2018 model is slightly less obnoxious than the 2019 model so we continue to sell them until they are gone.
Confused? Please read our Handwear Buyer's Guide
There is no neoprene glove that works well for paddling that doesn't start wearing out the first day you use them. Expect to use some Aquaseal to armor the high wear spots after a few days of use (typically the crotch of the thumb where the paddle shaft rubs and finger tips). If you apply a thin smear of Aquaseal to the high wear spots before they wear through and do a little patching with Aquaseal when you do get holes, most people can get a season out of these gloves, and that is all that can be expected of even the best neoprene paddling gloves. Any glove that is more durable either doesn't grip as well (safety issue as well as disconcerting), isn't as warm, or isn't as comfortable when holding a paddle for hours.
Our standard advice with all neoprene paddling gloves -- apply a thin layer of Aquaseal Adhesive in the high wear areas and you'll double their life to a whole season or more.
Important tip: To put the glove on, first roll the cuff up. Then slide your hand in with a twisting motion and roll the cuff back over your forearm. To take the glove off, slide the thumb of the opposite hand inside the cuff, along the palm of the hand and push the glove off.
In case you missed it, please read our Handwear Buyer's Guide before buying any paddling gloves from us. And don't bother giving us feedback about the lack of comfort or slipperiness of your new paddling gloves.
Maverick gloves run true to size, and fit best for average to thick finger shapes.
Size: XS - XXL
|M||3 1/2"||7 1/2"|
|L||3 3/4"||7 3/4"|
|XXL||4 1/2"||8 1/2"|