Questions and Answers for Aqua Lung. 5mm Aleutian Kevlar Dive Gloves:
I am new to diving. I live in northern California where the water I dive in is usually around 50 degrees or so. I really enjoy being in the water and seeing all kinds of cool stuff (no sharks yet :) ) but I am running into a problem: my physiology is such that my arms are disproportionate to my body, meaning that my wetsuit fits well on my midsection, but it comes up short at my wrists. My core body temp has been great for dives up to 40 min so far, but when I get out of the water, even after 20 min, my hands refuse to function. I have 5 mil thermocline Kevlar gloves, but they obviously do not work. The space between my wetsuit and my gloves allowes too much water in.I guess the roundabout to this rant is that i am looking for some longer gloves that will cover my wrists that are in the 5 to 7 mil range. I would love to dive longer, but I need to figure out how to keep my hands happy. It really stinks when I get out of the water after a great dive and cant get my gear off....
Bob (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
What you're looking for is called a Gauntlet Glove. Unfortunately at this time we don't carry any nor have a manufacturer we are aware that offers them. They will have a much longer cuff section for just this use.