Swiftwater rescue can be extremely cold and demanding work. That's why NRS made Reactor Rescue Gloves extremely warm and tough. Reactor Gloves feature 3 mm neoprene with titanium laminate adhesive to provide maximum warmth when you're working in cold conditions. The palm and fingers are constructed with super tough aramid material that provides tenacious grip for rope handling and other demanding physical work. When lives are on the line, you'll want these gloves on your hands.
Submitted by: Anonymous on 2/5/2009
I tried sizing up as I thought perhaps the glove was too tight, but it wasn't an improvement. I do use the gloves for washing the cars in the winter-time, though. The extra motion seems to provide enough blood-flow to stay warm.
I just received a set of NRS Toaster Mitts, though I haven't had a chance to try them out yet.
Submitted by: Anonymous on 4/26/2006
Navigator 2004 Model (Pre-Titanium). Glove is well made, anatomic curve, and tough griptite palm. The 2.5 mm Neoprene makes them warm to about 50 F. Anything below that and your hands may get cool/cold. I have worn them to water temps around 65 deg F before they start to get too warm. Good Glove for the Money (~$26)
Reactor Gloves add another 0.5 Neo and Titanium particles for added warmth. Gloves probably are good to around water temps of 40 deg F and cold air. Good grip, well made, yet not too bulky or stiff. A very good alternative to mitts or Poagies for cold wether paddling. Probably to warm over water temps > 55 deg F.