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By rball5
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I realized after my second outing that I needed to cover my skin (sunscreen wasn't enough or I didn't apply it often enough). I bought some PFG clothing and a buff for my face but didn't really think about gloves. My hands have quite the tan after a bit more week on the water.

Does anyone have a favorite brand/series of glove for sun protection while you're on a kayak? I think I want something that's not bulky, won't hold moisture, and is easy to clean (or cheap enough to be disposable when it gets nasty).
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By kickingback
#2245331
I use Glacier Gloves inshore and Gorilla Gloves offshore. The Glacier's have fingerless tips which make it easier to tie loop and special knots for lure maneuverability. The Gorilla's are all rubber except the back of the hand and helps to prevent hooks from king rigs snagging on them.
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By rball5
#2245401
Open palms could be good, less area to get dirty & open palms should be cooler in the heat. I like to try on gloves before I buy (big hands), but sizing probably isn't quite as critical for fingerless gloves.
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By Crusader
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I used cheap fishing gloves bought on aliexpress.com (about a dollar per pair). Then at some point switched to fish hide shirt -- it replaces shirt, buff and gloves (and you can't forget to take it with you).
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By rball5
#2245793
Crusader wrote:I used cheap fishing gloves bought on aliexpress.com (about a dollar per pair). Then at some point switched to fish hide shirt -- it replaces shirt, buff and gloves (and you can't forget to take it with you).

I really like this idea - I'll definitely be ordering some of these in the future.

Thanks everyone for the replies!
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By Crusader
#2245810
rball5 wrote:
Crusader wrote:I used cheap fishing gloves bought on aliexpress.com (about a dollar per pair). Then at some point switched to fish hide shirt -- it replaces shirt, buff and gloves (and you can't forget to take it with you).

I really like this idea - I'll definitely be ordering some of these in the future.


I bought mine on sale for ~$20 about 2 years ago -- it is still very good after god knows how many washes. (at least 80)

Keep in mind that those sleeves have your knuckles exposed, so you'll end up with peculiar tan on your hands :-). I don't care about it but some may. Interesting thing is that even though I spend entire day under the sun -- exposed parts (knuckles/fingers) never get burned to the point of peeling or hurting. Looks like skin is tougher on them.
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