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Old 03-25-2016   #11
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the Snap Dragon Hyper Hands is what I went with they seem to have the biggest opening to more easily take your hands in and out.

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Old 03-26-2016   #12
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the Snap Dragon Hyper Hands is what I went with they seem to have the biggest opening to more easily take your hands in and out.
Agreed. My first pair were the NRS pogies and I had a hard time getting my hands back in as well.... don't have that problem with the Hyper Hands.

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Old 03-26-2016   #13
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nrs toaster mits

mittens are way warmer. (they are a little harder to get on)

gloves or mittens the use of paddle wax is a must for me. i use it year round, but for gloves and mits... absolutely must have
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Old 03-26-2016   #14
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Always been anti-mittens, but switched to the NRS toaster mitts for when it's too old for poggies. I've found for paddling that mittens actually feel more natural than gloves as your fingers don't get spaced out and sit in a more natural position. The NRS mittens put thinner neoprene on the palm so it's more paddler specific. These are also the warmest solution I've found. I've generally been unhappy with NRS durability/quality but so far these mittens have held up, although I don't use them frequently. I'm kind of in-between sizes so I size up - makes it easier to get them on/off.
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Old 03-28-2016   #15
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I prefer pogies, but the toaster mitts are definitely warmer if paddling in really cold temps. I find it harder to roll in the mitts though, so don't wear them on IV or harder. Mitts are also difficult to get on as mentioned, and still pretty clumsy to use in a rescue situation. Much easier to pull your bare hand out of a pogie when you need to throw a rope to ksc...
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Old 04-02-2016   #16
Nampa, Idaho
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NRS toaster mitts are pretty awesome. Keeps my hands from freezing in river with snow on each bank and lil ice flowing down with ya. Warmer hands when not freezing outside. Easy to grab paddle and pull loop on skirt.
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Old 04-15-2016   #17
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Furnace dry gloves have worked well for me through two winters now. A whole lot warmer than my IR pogies. Just use a better fleece liner glove than what they come with.
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Old 04-15-2016   #18
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Maybe I missed it scanning prior replies, but haven't seen a vote for a combo.

I like nrs hydroskin gloves + pogies, because no glove is ever warm enough for me, so I need pogies. But pogies leave you bare handed in a swim and that can be debilitating. So add those thin gloves to help with the swim.

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Old 04-15-2016   #19
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Latex dish gloves with those 99 cent glove liners work surprisingly good in a pinch.
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Old 04-15-2016   #20
Nampa, Idaho
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That's some pinch to be in! I think if that's the case, better to spend that gas $ on gloves.

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