I got these gloves to help alleviate the blisters forming while paddling my kayak around. Overall I'm giving these gloves a 3.5 out of five star rating. the padding on the palms is great & they grip good as long as your paddle shaft is ribbed like my AquaBound Whisky . When I test other paddles the shaft gets wet then sometimes I notice a little slipping. The blisters on the palms are gone but they still manage to form on my right thumb even under the glove. I'm looking for a better set of gloves & when I get a pair then these will go into the spares department.