Waterski gloves have come a long way over the years, in both comfort and performance. You’ll notice there are two popular types of material used for gloves, Amara and Kevlar. So, what’s the difference between an Amara palm and a Kevlar palm when it comes to waterski gloves? Short answer, Amara gives you more “feel” and Kevlar is more durable. Let’s dive in a little more on what sets these two materials apart.

Amara Palm Water Ski Gloves

When you see a glove that has an Amara palm it will look smoother and feel softer than its Kevlar counterpart. Amara palms tend to be much thinner; this gives the skier a better “feel” for the handle since there is less material between your fingers and the handle. A popular Amara option is the Radar Hydro-A, giving you a mix of simplicity and performance.

Kevlar Palm Water Ski Gloves

Kevlar is thicker and more durable; and it will feel coarser to the touch than Amara does. Because of it’s abrasive nature, it will tend to cause more handle wear than its Amara counterpart. Skiers who prefer durability in their glove will often go with the Kevlar palm. Our best selling glove? Look no further than the Radar Vapor Boa-K.

Both materials offer comfort and grip, but it boils down to personal preference on which would be best for you. If a better feel for the handle and a softer material is what you’re after, go with the Amara. If durability and a coarser material is what you prefer, the Kevlar is for you.


Amara and Kevlar are two distinct materials used in waterski gloves, each with its own advantages. Amara is a synthetic material designed to mimic the look and feel of suede leather. It’s known for its durability, water resistance, and ability to maintain grip when wet. Kevlar, on the other hand, is a highly robust synthetic fiber renowned for its exceptional strength and resistance to abrasion and tearing. When used in waterski gloves, Kevlar enhances the gloves’ durability and provides excellent protection against wear and tear, especially in high-stress areas.

In essence, while Amara offers good grip and water resistance, Kevlar takes it a step further by providing superior durability and protection, particularly in areas prone to friction and stress during waterskiing. The choice between the two often depends on personal preferences regarding grip, durability, and the specific demands of the water skiing activities you engage in.

…all while feeling the exhilarating rush that comes from gliding across the water’s surface, the cool spray, the sun on your face, and the freedom of the open water. It’s not just a sport; it’s a lifestyle waiting to be embraced!

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