Outdoor Research Upsurge Paddle Gloves

Regular price $38.95
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Outdoor Research has been creating functional, durable paddle gear since our inception in the 1980's - yet somehow the Upsurge Paddle Gloves are the first time we've created a solely paddle-specific handwear piece for cold water excursions. That may be because many paddlers prefer not to wear gloves - which is why we've constructed the Upsurge with barely-there foam support, and dexterity that doesn't interfere with your natural grip on an oar. Breathable Airprene is mapped only where your hands lose the most heat, and also allow for maximum stretch and dexterity. A synthetic suede palm, poly-spandex stretch back of hand fabric, all-over UPF 50+ sun protection, and strategically placed drain holes for a cold water escape route, the Upsurge Paddle Gloves are your best bet against freezing, ripped-up fingers and sunburnt back-of-hands.

92% polyester, 8% spandex, stretch knit, 1mm airprene cuff and back of hand


  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Wicking
  • Quick-Drying
  • UPF 50+
  • 2mm Padding Strategically Placed for Paddle Contact
  • Touch-Screen Compatible
  • Durable Synthetic Suede Palm
  • Water Drain Holes
  • Hook/Loop Wrist Closure
  • Tapered Wrist

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