The Water Gear Noodle is a swimming aid that provides buoyant support for suspended water exercise. This is not your kids' noodle.
Made of premium quality Ethafoam, the Water Gear Noodle is the most popular and versatile aquatic exercise tool on the market because of its natural pliability. Wrap the flotation aid behind your back and under your armpits, under your buttocks, or under the armpits and across the front of the body for a variety of weight-supported exercises.
The Water Gear Noodle also increases resistance for enhanced body conditioning. Dense foam produces more resistance as more energy is applied to move the water woggle through the water.
Because it produces a fairly light buoyant force, greatly reduces impact to joints and can be contorted to accommodate injured or weak areas, the Water Gear Noodle is an ideal aid for aquatic rehabilitation for seniors or those recovering from injury.
Ethafoam is a strong, resilient, medium-density, closed cell, polyethylene foam with lasting durability that doesn't break down in water.
The Water Gear Noodle comes in assorted colors of white, yellow and blue. The flotation aid is lightweight, and measures 55 inches long and is 2.75 inches thick.
Further extend the life of your Water Gear Noodle with a Water Gear Noodle Bag.
If you like the Water Gear Noodle, you might also consider the AquaJogger Sqoodle, a square EVA foam noodle with greater surface area and thus a greater buoyant force for more support and more resistance than traditional round noodles.
The AquaGear Opinion
The Water Gear Noodle's Ethafoam is a very dense foam and creates excellent buoyancy for any weight. At 55” long, it is smaller than a traditional kids' noodle, yet provides more support. This flotation aid does not have a hollow center, which means more water is displaced. This accounts for the greater buoyancy. Water Gear's Ethafoam is incredibly high quality and will not break down with proper care.
The Bottom Line
The Water Gear Noodle's optimal buoyancy and unique shape create an opportunity for many non-traditional strengthening exercises. Grab a Water Gear Noodle and add some variety to your hum-drum swim workout.