Greenland Gauntlets (Small)Sizing: Small Designed for use in extremely cold conditions. Made from Aquatherm and Superstretch Aquatherm fabrics Can be used with fleece gloves. Full length arm and shock cord closure at the top of bicep. Grouped fingers for warmth. High visibility reflective print. NOTE: This is a long glove for using with fleece glove layers underneath. Aquatherm® fabric has been developed to enable wearers to remain warm and dry for sport or leisure, in a whole range of conditions. It is a lightweight fabric that offers great freedom of movement, far more so than with traditional, bulkier neoprene and woven garments. It is essential that the garment is working with the athlete, unlike earlier neoprene fabrics, where the athlete is more often working against the garment. Aquatherm is less than a millimetre thick and remains stable, flexible, strong and waterproof when fully flexed. Unlike neoprene, it has the added advantage of being watershedding and fast drying, so less temperature is lost from the wet outer shell through evaporation.
Warm hands at last! 11/01/2021
I tried these gauntlets for the first time on a very cold day - we had to force our way through a frozen section of river, so it was definitely a very cold day! My hands were the warmest they've been all winter. The gauntlets kept them completely dry even though I was using a Greenland paddle (the excellent Reed carbon paddle). I was worried about a loss of grip but they are super grippy. The fabric is thin enough that I was even able to use my phone (through its dry case) to take photos without first removing the gauntlets. They're easy to put on in the kayak and tighten with teeth and the other hand and they fitted easily over my arms and all the layers I was wearing, and they stayed in place perfectly during our 3 hour paddle. The reflective patch on the back of the hand is a nice additional touch and works very well. It looked to be reflecting just as brightly as the solas tape we have on our boats and paddles.
A saviour 17/07/2020
By Kenny Lacey
I have raynauds syndrome and spend 200+ days a year on the water including through the winter months and these form part of my system to keep my hands warm.