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Friday, 19 January 2018 15:37

Best Gloves For Kayak Angling

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Although some anglers prefer using their bare hands while paddling or reeling in a big catch, there are a lot of advantages to owning a good pair of gloves.

This is why for many anglers their gloves are just as important as their paddles, rods and other gear. It is also why there are so many manufacturers that cater specifically to the kayak angling market with a wide assortment of gloves. However, due to the amount of choices available, it can be somewhat bewildering to separate the wheat from the chaff. So, if you want to invest in a good pair of gloves, but you are not sure which ones to pick then any of the options on this list will ensure that you don’t end up with buyers remorse.

NRS Guide Gloves

Price: $19.95


The NRS Guide Gloves are relatively inexpensive, but can be very useful if frequently paddle out in cool conditions. The gloves have an open-fingered design and are made from 1.5 mm neoprene with an adjustable hook-and-loop strap for the wrist closure. Thanks to the open-fingered design you have all the dexterity you need to tighten straps, tie knots or press buttons on your fish-finder. However, the gloves also provide excellent blister protection when paddling and enough insulation to keep your hands warm in cooler weather. In addition, the palms of the NRS Guide Gloves feature a silicone pattern, which offers a better grip. These gloves are available in sizes ranging from XS to XXL, so you can be sure that you’ll find the perfect fit for your hands.

Kokatat Lightweight Glove

Price: $35.00

These Kokatat Lightweight Gloves are great for not only preventing blisters while paddling, but also for protecting the backs of your hands from sunburn, which is something that is often overlooked when kayak angling. However, thanks to the lightweight design of the gloves you’ll find that they also remain cool and comfortable enough to wear at all times. These gloves feature reinforcement in high-wear areas, which makes them more durable and they are fingerless, so you don’t lose any dexterity.

Lindy Fish Handling Glove

Price: $24.99

If you regularly catch fish with sharp fins or teeth, then the Lindy Fish Handling Gloves are an essential accessory. They offer great puncture resistance, so even if  your catch is thrashing hooks around your kayak you can be sure that your hands will remain protected while wearing these. In fact, the SuperFabric used in the design of these gloves was originally developed with the aim of protecting people in the medical profession from hypodermic needles. The gloves are not just extremely durable either, but also provide you with a better grip, so you don’t have to worry about your catch slipping out of your hands again. Since the gloves are not fingerless they don’t allow the same flexibility as fingerless gloves, but for kayak anglers dealing with more dangerous fish this is a small compromise to make.

Glacier Glove Pro Angler

Price: $44.99

The Glacier Glove Pro Angler gloves are not exactly cheap, but they do offer a lot of value for money. The most unique aspect of these gloves is the slit finger design. What this basically means is that while the gloves offer all the benefits of a full finger design, there are also slits on the thumbs and pointer fingers. These enable you to quickly slide out these fingers for when you need to perform tasks that require more dexterity. In addition, these gloves are 100% waterproof and have pre curved fingers for extra comfort.


AFTCO Utility Glove

Price: $26.00

AFTCO sells lots of expensive fishing gloves, but for kayak anglers a pair of their Utility fishing gloves will suffice. These are designed to be great all-purpose fishing gloves, which means they provide you with excellent tactility and plenty of dexterity. The vent holes in the gloves help to drain water while your hands are kept cool and protected thanks to vented foam-backed mesh. Thanks to its Spandura cuff with Velcro closure you can also be sure of a secure fit with these gloves.

Kastgear Inferno UPF Glove

Price: $29.95

Any kayak angler who has ever returned home after a long day in the sun will know what a pain sunburned hands can be. These Inferno UPF Gloves from Kastgear is the perfect solution to avoid that type of scenario in the future. These gloves are thin, so they are not uncomfortable in the heat and their breathable stretch fabric design makes them even more comfortable. They have an ultra violet protection factor of 50+ and the longer cuff of the gloves makes for even better UV protection. You don’t need to worry about dexterity either as the gloves have an athletic cut as well as silicone logo prints for better grip.

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