Form-fitting neoprene. Rubber palm grip and flexible webbing are great for both swimming and water workouts. Gloves are durable, even with repeated use. Velcro closure is strong and stays put. Really give the muscles a workout during exercise, yet are great for anyone with arthritis.
Can be tricky to determine the correct size; will need to determine wrist and palm areas for adequate fit.
Adds some pizzazz to the usual swimming session by adding weight and resistance. Builds muscle and upper body strength without exacerbating arthritis. Can also use for non-swimming exercise. Easy to put on and take off without tugging.
The Velcro doesn’t hold as tightly as some other brands. May wear out a bit faster overall.
Gloves keep hands warm in cooler water without trapping liquid inside. Dry quickly when done with use. Give excellent drag in the water, creating an effective workout in pecs and shoulders. Can use as a substitute for dumbbells. Fit snugly and don’t fall apart.
Can be a bit challenging to put on and take off. Sizes tend to run a big large.
Flexible yet provide enough resistance during exercise without causing shoulder strain. Preferable to swimming with a paddle board. Especially good for public pools, as they won't hinder movements. Users who do aquacise say that their joint pain is also reduced vs. using no gloves.
Color will fade quickly after swimming in chlorine pools unless rinsed out right after use. Seem to run a bit small.
Excellent for surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and underwater photography. Flexible material allows a range of movement. Power of strokes increased while swimming. Can create fingerless gloves if desired by cutting off the fingertips. Easy to remove – just blow into them like a balloon.
Not insulated like some other gloves, so won't protect hands in cold water. Can be a challenge to put on without lubrication.
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Swimming gloves can make you a more efficient swimmer. These gloves have extra material between each of the fingers, which creates a webbing that delivers more surface area. Because of the webbing, you gain more pull through the water with each of your strokes. Swimming gloves can be worn during lap practice to help improve arm and shoulder strength. For best results, swim with your fingers spread wide while wearing the gloves. Aerobic athletes and aqua joggers may appreciate swimming gloves more than traditional lap swimmers. That said, open water swimmers may wish to wear swimming gloves to keep their hands warm.
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