New Gloves from Radar

New Water Ski Gloves from Radar

the first $100 glove

Gordon Rathbun
  • Radar Vapor Boa Water Ski Gloves

The Radar Vapor Boa A & K

Remember when Nike made the first $100 running shoe? We'll we finally reached that in slalom gloves. One of the gloves below is advertised for $99.99.

As many of you know, I have been working on a new glove that I believe will satisfy a lot of skiers by giving them a better grip. Those gloves are still being developed and the final prototypes should be here for my testing in a month or two. In the meantime, I have been using an excellent glove from Radar and have decided to carry those gloves while I am waiting for mine to be finished.

The Radar gloves are the Radar Vapor Boa A (inside out Amara) and Radar Vapor Boa K (inside out Kevlar). When I initially came across these gloves, I did not think I was going to like them. They had too much material and felt a bit bulky compared to what I was using. However, they have a nice grip and plenty of cushion to protect the hands. I have always been a skier who likes thin gloves, however these Radar's are especially great for practice as they are easy on the hands.

The Boa (as in Boa Constrictor snake) closure system on the back of the hand is the best system on the market. As your gloves get older and stretch a bit, the skier just needs to turn the dial another click or so and the gloves tighten up. The Boa closure system adds a bit more cost, but I'm of the opinion that skiers will pay extra for a quality product. I've been testing a lot of gloves and these two are likely the best gloves on the market.

We are offering the Radar Vapor Boa glove in Amara for $11.00 less than most everyone else ($78.99) and the Boa Kevlar also for less ($83.99). Shipping in the U.S. is $4.50 additional, making the Amara $83.49 and the Kevlar for $88.49. Some people say the Amara grips a bit better and the Kevlar lasts longer. I agree that the Kevlar lasts longer, but I am still determining if one actually grips better than the other.

The Amara come in XXS, XS, S, M, L and XL.

The Kevlar come in S, M, L and XL.

Please inquire on purchasing the gloves from my brother, Dave Rathbun at: We accept checks or PayPal.

Send checks made out to:
Dave Rathbun
1441 Dogwood Drive
Sarasota, FL 34232

Thank you,
Gordon Rathbun
- Six Time National Slalom Champion
- 2008 Senior Mens 3 World Champion

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The Radar Vapor Boa A (Amara)
The Radar Vapor Boa K (Kevlar)