I hesitated making this purchase because of the numerous customer complaints about leaks. In the end it was brand loyalty to NRS that tipped the scales. Turns out they are typical NRS quality and fit well. There was room for heavy wool socks, which provided great insulation. The velcro strap does an excellent job of snugging.
One of the few consistently unpleasant things about cold-weather canoeing is the necessity of getting my feet wet and often muddy entering and exiting the boat. Wish I would have bought these boots long ago.
There's really nothing wrong with this hat, the workmanship and design were first-rate. It will be just perfect for somebody. Unfortunately, I am not that somebody. I bought it to wear on the water, but the 4 inch brim got into a running battle with the back of my PFD. The top of the PFD was constantly pushing the hat forward, into my eyes. No adjustment I could make on the water fixed it. If you don't wear a lifejacket or have a long neck, this may be the hat for you.
These gloves are light, and the fit is excellent. They prevent blisters. First time I used them, I forgot I had them on 5 min after I was on the water. That's probably the best testimonial I can give.