The flexible, durable and comfortable Speedo Aquatic Fitness Gloves help give upper body and cardio water workouts an added boost.
Why Their Design Works
Unlike other aqua gloves made from lighter materials, such as silicone, the Aquatic Fitness Gloves amp up the resistance and durability thanks to their Neoprene composition. The sturdy design features webbed, Neoprene fingers with a rubberized palm. This feature not only adds extra resistance while in the water, but also helps you grip water weights, kickboards, noodles or whatever else your water aerobics routine requires. This makes them a device that you can use throughout your entire workout. You’ll love how the ultra flexible webbing creates a powerful drag in the water, allowing your body to build strong upper body muscles during resistance training. Often used in place of the Aqua Sphere Aquatic Fitness Gloves, which are quite similar in design, these Speedo swim gloves can dramatically enhance any and all water workouts.
Comfortable Yet Effective
Just because these gloves are made to really give your upper body a load-bearing workout doesn’t mean that they aren’t comfortable on the hands. The flexible material easily molds to your hand’s shape. And the extra-wide Velcro opening, something not used on more delicate silicone models, gives your hand ample room to slide in and out. If you’re familiar with Water Gear’s Open-Finger Neoprene Force Gloves, complete with accessible zipper closure, you already know how important it is to have an easy on and off system. The ergonomic design helps create a smoother movement in the water and can help provide propulsion through the water when swimming laps.
The gloves come in a few different colors – charcoal and red or royal blue – and are available in Small, Medium and Large. The durable construction and material means that these gloves can be tossed in the washing machine and laundered with any and all of your other swim gear. Use Speedo’s Swim Suit Cleaner, which helps remove chlorine and dirt from delicate fabrics without ruining elasticity, to ensure that your swim glove stays as fresh and clean as possible. And when you can’t get home to wash your wet gear right away, be sure to store the Aquatic Fitness Gloves, as well as any other damp gear, in a bag designed to help dry and protect your training gear when not in use. Speedo’s Mesh Equipment bag does a great job at helping your swim gear drain so that it remains fresh and mildew-free.
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The AquaGear Opinion
Swimmers that jumped into the AquaGear test pool to try out these gloves immediately found that the pair was easy to put on. Unlike other fitness gloves, the Velcro closure opened wide for an easy on and off fit - making this a great glove for therapy and arthritis patients. While they aren’t necessarily as comfortable as thinner silicone gloves, the strong rip-resistant Neoprene gives excellent resistance. Even our more advanced swimmers found exercises with the gloves on to be a - welcomed -challenge.
The Bottom Line
The Speedo Aquatic Fitness Gloves are durable, long lasting and the perfect workout companion for lap swimming or aqua aerobics. Speedo, once again, can help take your water workout to the next level.