Yakgrips prevent rubs, calluses, and blisters and reduce the stress on hands and tendons. They are especially helpful for people with carpal tunnel, arthritis and other disabilities. Yakgrips also help keep the paddlers' hands in the correct position while paddling. They also help to keep hands dry and not slide on a wet paddle shaft. Yakgrips® insulate hands from a cold or hot paddle shaft.
Once the Yakgrips are installed they can be left on the paddle. The material is UV treated.