I've been using the NRS Hydroskin Gloves for years and unlike all the others, I have never, ever had any problem with the seams. Only negative is that after many, many years of use, the fabric begins to wear on the thumb where the glove meets the shaft. For me, these are my favorite spring and fall gloves.
It appears that most reviewers are male and perhaps due to larger hand sizes, that could be the cause for their glove seams being compromised.
Love mine and will buy these again. Have used this type for 16 years.I'm very happy with these gloves -- sort of -- which I've been using for a year. I had problems with BOTH of the initial gloves I got -- the seams opened up. I sent them back and they sent replacements -- no questions asked. Then the seams opened up again. I'm going to keep sending them back (and hopefully keep getting replacements).
For winter cold, I use NRS Mitts.
I like them because they provide some warmth, but primarily because they provide grip (even after slathering yourself with sunscreen) and they prevent me from getting blisters while paddling my kayak. However, I find that I still need to put some athletic tape on my hands under the glove.
I'm giving it a 7 because until the seams give out, this glove is great. An obvious way that they could improve is by having more durable seams.