I'm trying to decide what to get. Why did you pick this one?
PETER S I chose this for several reasons:
1)5mm is the right thickness for the cold water I dive in: 40-50 deg. Some may prefer a thicker glove, but I find this to be the perfect balance of dexterity and warmth.
2) This glove has ridges on the top that resist scuffing and wear.
3) The glove has a zipper which makes donning and doffing easy. I don't like pull on gloves that are difficult with limited exterity or velcro strap gloves which tend to come undone underwater after they wear down
4)The glove has a very ergonomical curved form that improves dexterity
5) I hadn't tried these on before buying, but they fit great. I typically wear an XL and bought large and they're perfect.
6) The glove has a glideskin seal which is very comfortable and effective at sealing out water. It also has a convenient place to write your name so another diver doesn't mix up your gear.
7)Overall its a very high quality glove that stands out from others in appearance, fit and function.
THOMAS H I checked with dive sites and Waterproof had a good reputation. I needed something warm, since I regularly dive in 50 degree temps. Yet, I wanted the dexterity of a five finger glove. I like the zipper and the thumb grip. All nice features when suited up. It fit the bill for me.
MICHAEL L I picked these gloves because I have a lot of trouble with cold hands (so I need gloves) and getting most gloves on. So I wanted a pair with zipper.
These gloves are GREAT, nice and warm but never hot, and very ez to get on and off. They have a molded shape so are comfortable as well.
JOE S I needed a glove for winter diving that was easy to put on/off while in the water. I own 3 finger mits and several other pairs of heavy gloves. I wear a full face mask and must make strap adjustments below the surface. I have wide hands and have had trouble putting on my other gloves. I wanted something with a zipper that I could tighten up later [ there aren't many on the market with zippers.] I am unable to tighten it though because my drysuit wrist material is too thick. I now just dive with it unzipped and very little water gets in. I wear a pair of 1.5mm neoprene gloves underneath. I enter the 35* water with these and then put on the Waterproof gloves later after everything is adjusted. I find these gloves comfortable, flexible enough and warm enough for the 1/2 hour I usually spend in the water. With some gloves there is not enough loose material at the end to allow you to get a good grip on the second glove to pull it on. These have plenty when unzipped. These gloves suit my purpose and I do recommend them.
JAE C I bought this one for cold water diving but wasn't warm as I expected but for other uses, it was ok.
CHRISTOPHER J I bought these gloves because I was looking for something a warmer than my regular gloves. I love these gloves in the cold water. My fingers stay nice and warm. The only probelm that I've had with them so far is that the zippers have a tendancy to slide open during use.
ZACH L I got these to ride my jetski in the coldest conditions but I ended up returning them because they were too thick for me to hold onto the ski. However they were extremely warm and kept my hands dry. I would say get the 3mm ones, but not if you need to hold onto anything rather tight. Hope this helps anyone
ASHLEY R Extremely comfortable and warm, and particularly easy to put on and take off due to the zipper. They mate nicely with my semi-dry wetsuit and provide reasonably good dexterity in a cold water glove. Chose these over the XS Scuba Dry Five gloves which were very difficult to get on and off.
STEPHEN C They are similiar to the old style OMS gloves which were very good at one time
BRIAN Y (I dive dry in 44-54f water)
I was looking for a replacement for a HiTide glove that I've nearly worn out. I like the zipper that makes it easier to get the gloves on and off. I hoped that the smooth seal would provide a nearly dry seal when zipped up over my neoprene drysuit cuffs. With just one dive so far, this didn't work like I had hoped.
FRANK D I use these gloves for cold weather diving with my dry suit. I dove two months ago in New Jersey and I was very comfortable (54 degrees). They look really good and the zippers work very well with the gloves on.
PATRICA T theses gloves i love them and will never return them and i threw 2 pairs of gloves away ...and they will keep your hands warm
Chuck K Easy, the zipper. These are easy to get on and off. 5mm gloves without a zipper are difficult particularly after you've put the first one on. BTW, this is a great pair of gloves. Waterproof makes the best stuff. Much better than Henderson.