The Difference Between Amara and Kevlar Waterski Gloves

March 02, 2023

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

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

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.

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