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Patagonia – 3mm R3 Wetsuit Gloves

5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

Made for cold water: 48-55º F/8-12º C.

Predawn paddle outs are good for the soul, but they sure can be hell on the hands. Offering warmth and dexterity for cold-water surfing or kiting, the R3® Gloves have textured PU lamination on the palms and fingers for a secure and reliable grip. Made from flexible, high-quality 3mm neoprene and lined with fast-drying, hydrophobic low-pile recycled polyester micro-grid, their articulated construction conforms to the hand for a snug anatomical fit. Cuffs and seams are reinforced with 1cm bartacks and Melco® glue dots for durability and strength.

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Product Description

The Patagonia 3mm R3 Gloves are made of neoprene, which has been laminated to plush, and water-resistant polyester lining. A 3 panel construction and anatomically placed seams, ensure a snug fit and the highest durability.

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Specs:
– 3mm neoprene lined with hydrophobic low-pile micro-grid made from recycled polyester
– PU-laminated palm and fingers increase grip
– Articulated panels conform to hand for a snug fit
– Cuffs and seams are reinforced with 1cm bartacks and Melco® glue dots
– 3mm neoprene lined with hydrophobic low-pile micro-grid recycled polyester
– 136 g (4.8 oz)
– Made in Thailand.

 

About Patagonia:
Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers. Alpinism remains at the heart of a worldwide business that still makes clothes for climbing as well as for skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, paddling and trail running. These are all silent sports. None requires a motor; none delivers the cheers of a crowd. In each sport, reward comes in the form of hard-won grace and moments of connection between us and nature.

1 review for Patagonia – 3mm R3 Wetsuit Gloves

  1. 5 out of 5

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    To be honest, I hate gloves. Cumbersome comes to mind. Disconnected. Uncomfortable. For years I refused. And when I did wear them, the only thing I wanted to do was shake my hands feverishly like some kind of inspired spirit fingers performance – trying desperately to free myself from them. Oh, and did I mention that getting them on was no easier than getting them off? A real pain those goddamn gloves were. But when you start surfing in the winter, or the fall for that matter, they become more important. Because unless you’re some sort of Ice Man, like Arnold in that shitty Batman movie, your fingers are gonna freeze. So I caved and bought a pair, some 3mm gloves made by Matuse, or maybe they were made by O’neil. Anyhow. They kept my fingers from freezing. For awhile. Then everything went to shit. The seams split and I wore a hole right through the palm, and they eventually let so much water in that I may as well have not been wearing them.

    My second set was similar. They might have lasted a little longer, or perhaps I just didn’t care about cold fingers that fall. But they fell apart, and so did my third and fourth pair of paw warmers. Disgruntled I was. “Why the hell can’t someone make a pair of mitts that won’t fall apart so fast?!” “Dude,” a friend replied, “gloves are only good for three months, tops!” Bullshit! I’ve owned wetsuits for longer than I’ve owned cars, longer than I dated my high school girlfriend. So if that shit can stick together so well, why can’t they get their glove glue together?!

    Enter the R3. Now you gotta know I was skeptical of these gloves – with that fuzzy white wool on the inside and the rubber cement covered seams. Karissa had owned an earlier iteration of the R3 and they had, like my friend suggested, lasted her just two or three months… tops. But these looked better, well built if you will. And so here I sit, some six months into ownership, wearing a pair of gloves which appear entirely unaffected by the use and abuse they’ve received. They’ve survived sunset sessions in spring, early mornings in May, evenings in August and now October, which is all kinds of cold. And the entire time these gloves have not only kept my fingers from freezing, but provided additional grabability and are easier to get on and off than anything else I’ve owned. Four outta five stars as far as I’m concerned. We’ll see how the work this winter!

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