Unlike the Hydroskin gloves, the NRS Toaster Mitts have performed fantastically over…
Unlike the Hydroskin gloves, the NRS Toaster Mitts have performed fantastically over two seasons of winter canoe poling and paddling. So warm that my hands sweat in them even at 25-degrees F. Pretty good grip on the palms when using the wood pole, but I have to use grip wax on the aluminum pole with these Mitts - and then they grip really good. A little thick and bunchy, but that's to be expected from such warm mitts. The Mitts are "pre-shaped" for gripping a pole or paddle shaft. Excellent seals around the wrist - even with my skinny wrists, they leak no water in, but the design shouldn't cut off circulation on thicker wrists. I use them pretty hard and see no signs of failure in material or construction yet. Worth every penny if you want to be on the water all year.