Get in touch with your inner fish by slipping on a pair of webbed Water Gear Silicone Force Gloves. These swim gloves mold seamlessly to your hand and help add load-bearing resistance to a wide variety of water workouts.
The unique Silicone Force Gloves create an organically-inspired webbed hand to add resistance training to lap and water exercise routines. The wide surface increases natural hand resistance by up to 50%! Unlike other gloves made of Neoprene, the Water Gear's Silicone design gives hands a more streamline feel. The brand's Neoprene Water Fitness Gloves and Fingerless Force Gloves definitely have their advantages. The easy on and off features of the neoprene material make them a favorite among many swimmers. But, while Neoprene works great, it doesn't displace as much water as silicone does. That's why, if you're looking to get optimal drag from a swim glove, it would be a wise decision to stick with the Silicone Force Glove to really add to your upper body strength training.
But Not Just For Training
While the Silicone Force Gloves are ideal for upper body strength training, they are versatile enough to be used in a wide variety of situations. The pair works great for surfers looking to add a little more oomph to their pull power. Their seamless design and silky smooth comfort make them swim gloves ideal for open water and long distance swims.
The gloves are available in either medium or large sizes. The medium gloves are royal blue and the larges are in black. The gloves' silicone construction makes them chlorine resistant and gives them a longer shelf life than other models made from neoprene. The set comes complete with a soft, reusable carrying case, which will keep the gloves protected while out of the water. Store your carrying case and swim gloves in Water Gear's own Swimmer's Backpack. This gear bag is large enough for all your swim accessories and separate compartments help to dry your damp items and keep your dry items from becoming wet.
The AquaGear Opinion
Testers in the AquaGear pool were quick to comment on how the Silicone Force Gloves provide an excellent upper body workout. In fact, they thought the pair was one of the most resistant gloves they had come across.
The swimmers also wanted to give potential owners some tips on using the gloves. While silicone is an excellent water displacer, it's not as resilient of a material as Neoprene. Use caution when removing the gloves so that they do not tear. This is made easier when water is let into the glove. It's also easier to fit the gloves when the hand is wet. As with other gloves, remove any rings or sharp jewelery before using the pair. This will ensure that the Silicone Force Gloves stay tear-free and viable for as long as possible.
The Bottom Line
To add up to 50% more resistance to your upper body workout, slip on a pair of Water Gear Silicone Force Gloves. The added load-bearing resistance will help shape your arm, back and chest muscles into long and lean water-slicing machines.
For best fit, measure from the bend of the wrist to the tip of the longest finger. Compare this measurement to the sizing chart below.
|Medium||6 1/2" to 7 1/2"||Royal Blue|
|Large||7 1/2" to 8 1/2"||Black|