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.
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 bit large.
A pair of neoprene gloves with hook and loop straps around the wrists. The inside of the glove is cut-resistant and anti-slip. Water-resistant and flexible. Made with reinforced seams. Hand wash and hang dry.
Not fully waterproof, so water may get in.
Set of 2 lightweight black and blue swimming gloves with open fingertips. Features an adjustable hook and loop strap around the wrist and webbing between fingers. Made of heavy-duty water-resistant neoprene.
May be lacking in durability.
Black neoprene swim gloves with extra-long wrist coverage and no straps. Features a metal cell lining to keep water out and maintain warmth. Conforms to the hand and fingers without webbing. Coated in SCS material.
Palms do not have a gripping texture.
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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.