Updated: May 31
I used to use half fingered gloves when I started paddling doing 10 mile laps around Key Biscayne where I live. These worked fine for those short trips.
On longer and multiday trips however, the deficiencies of half fingered gloves start to be come visible. And by visible, I mean you start to feel them on the palm of your hands.
To start, of you don't wash these with fresh water everyday, they become salt encrusted and crumpled, which makes them uncomfortable and difficult to put on in the morning.
Next you have the problem of where the fabric ends and your exposed finger begins. You're going to get blisters in those areas, if you're paddling 30 miles or more every day for an extended period. That negates the whole purpose of having gloves in the first place.
And lastly, these gloves are expensive, especially for the quality of the material you are getting. Warmers must think I'm made of money if they want me to drop $30 on one of these. I bought mine ten years ago, when they were costing $19, and didn't think I was getting a deal.
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