Although I own a pair of Glacier precurved and warm waterproof gloves, I have to get used to their different feel on the shaft, and then get re-used to bare hands when spring arrives. Consequently, I avoid paddling until weather is warm enough to avoid using gloves.
But today was one of those maybe-gloves, maybe-not kind of days, and the water was still cold, with an ever-present cold wind. I tried something I’d contemplated but never tested: thin synthetic gloves inside thin, disposable vinyl gloves. (The knit gloves cost $1, BTW; the disposable vinyl gloves come in a box of many pairs, at any grocery or hardware store.)
And ya know what? This combo worked nicely. Air temps about 50, stiff breeze from the N/NW, mostly cloudy. I even stuck my left hand in the water accidentally, and even so my hands stayed comfortable just because the wind was blocked and there was that thin liner glove for a bit of insulation.
I would not recommend these for long paddles, outings with immersion expected, or for routine wear. BUT I am going to tuck a set of them in my paddling “kit” for times when I didn’t think gloves were necessary so did not bring the heavier-duty gloves.