The Aqua Sphere Swim Glove is a webbed neoprene swim glove that gives swimmers increased upper body resistance without restricting the natural motions of the hand and wrist.
Increases Resistance Organically
The Aqua Sphere Swim Glove uses its webbed design to create additional drag through water. This increases resistance and creates a more challenging swim for building upper body strength. The webbed glove's unique shape and thick material provide this increased resistance without sacrificing the mobility of the hand.
Each pair of Aqua Sphere Swim Gloves is made with 1mm of durable neoprene, for maximum comfort, fit and flexibility. The fingerless design serves a dual-purpose, allowing you to “feel the water” while also allowing the glove to maintain the natural motion of the hand. The palm of the Aqua Sphere Swim Glove is lined with a gripping material for improved grip once the gloves get wet.
For Strength and Swim Training
These webbed gloves can be used to train for a more powerful swim stroke, or purely for the purpose of upper body resistance training.
An adjustable “hook and loop” velcro wrist closure ensures a quick, perfect fit - even on the fly.
The Aqua Sphere Swim Glove is priced per pair, and is available in size small (up to 6 ½”), medium (6 ½” to 7 ½”), large (7 ½” to 8 ½”) and X-large (over 8 ½”). The Aqua Sphere Swim Glove is available in royal blue only. This measurement corresponds to hand length: measure from the tip of the longest finger to the bend of the wrist.
For a total body workout, consider using the Aqua Sphere Alpha Fins in conjunction with your Aqua Sphere Swim Gloves; this training fin works for all strokes, including the breaststroke, and utilizes a durable foam construction that provides buoyancy and improves body positioning.
Keep your Aqua Sphere Swim Gloves and other aquatic training gear protected and all in one place with the Speedo Mesh Equipment Bag, a 100% Nylon mesh bag which allows airflow for natural drying of your aquatic equipment.
If you like the Aqua Sphere Swim Gloves, you might also consider the Water Gear Neoprene Fingerless Force Gloves, which feature the same fingerless design with a zipper closure and a broader selection of sizes (XS to XL). The Speedo Aquatic Fitness Gloves are another fingerless design swim glove very similar to the Aqua Sphere Swim Glove. The Water Gear Silicone Force Gloves feature a durable all-silicone construction and increase hand resistance by up to 50%.
The AquaGear Opinion
Make sure your hands and the gloves are DRY before you put them on. The neoprene material of the Aqua Sphere Swim Gloves provide a very comfortable and flexible fit. The velcro strap is a cinch to adjust, even with the gloves on; this might be because the grippy material on the glove's palm allows for ease of use. The Aqua Sphere Swim Gloves provide less resistance than hand paddles, but can be used similarly.
The Bottom Line
Though they don't create as much resistance as traditional hand paddles, the Aqua Sphere Swim Gloves are a great way to increase upper body resistance without inhibiting proper technique.