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About Akona Bug Hunter Gloves (AKFG808)

This is a warm water glove with excellent durability and plush texture. Perfect for spear fishing, lobster diving, working on deck or engaging in any water sport requiring superior grip. Palm is made of AKONA's own Armor Tex material which is abrasion and tear resistant and provides phenomenal flexibility. Back of gloves are thin nylon II neoprene rubber. All seams are sewn for durability. Gloves are secured with a 1.5" (3.8 cm) wide hook and loop closure with elastic wrist strap for adjustment and security. Gloves are available in 6 sizes from XS to 2XL and come in their own mesh draw string bag. AKONA Bug Hunter Gloves come with a 24 month limited warranty.

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This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Akona Bug Hunter Gloves (AKFG808) Features

  • AKONA 1.5 mm Bug Hunter Gloves
  • Nylon II Neoprene Back for Warmth
  • ArmorTex Palm for Durability and Strength
  • Sewn Seams
  • Palms, Give Phenomenal Flexibility and Outstanding Abrasion Resistance
  • 1.5" (3.8 cm) Wide hook and loop Closure with Elastic Wrist Strap
  • Includes Mesh Draw String Bag
  • 5 Sizes from XS to XL
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

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2.0

Armor Tex Does Not Hold Up

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Armor-Tex Peeled Off On First Dive

 
3.0

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I purchased these gloves for Florida lobster season and got them at a great price. The gloves fit well and the Armor Tex material gave great protection for handling lobsters. Unfortunately some of the seam stitching on both gloves split on my first dive. I was able to repair the gloves, and I will probably have to make additional seam repairs in the future, but I think the Armor Tex will prove to be quite durable for bug hunting. If not for the stitching, I would rate these as a 5.

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L W  On a followup question to the gloves. Is the glove completely neoprene, with the front covered by an additional layer of armortex? Or is the front armortex only?
Monica s  They are completely neoprene with armortex stitched only to the front portion.
L W  is armortex like kevlar or something similar? Is this good for regular handling of rough rocks underwater?
KEN B  L W, The ArmorTex feels like a Kevlar type material. When I purchased these gloves, some descriptions I saw said "ArmorTex Kevlar." I purchased these gloves for lobstering in the Florida Keys. I have only used them on a couple lobster dives so far, but those dives have included a good amount of grabbing ledges, holes, and rocks while working lobsters. I have noticed some of the AmorTex material has scraped off on a couple of the fingertips, but it does not look like the material is in danger of tearing. With several other warm water gloves with the Amara palm material that I have owned in the past, I have put holes in the fingertips after just one or two dives. These gloves seem a bit more durable. My only problem with these gloves so far is that some of the seam stitching on both gloves split on my first dive. I was able to repair (sew) the gloves and they seem fine now. I may have to make additional seam repairs in the future, but I think the ArmorTex will hold up okay for bug hunting. If you typically dive with an inexpensive warm water glove with the Amara type palm material, I think you may find these gloves more durable than the Amara gloves for handling rocks. Hopefully this information is helpful to you, and if you do decide to purchase these gloves, I hope you are satisfied with them. Regards, Ken
L W  Thanks, the rocks are barnacle filled volcanic rocks in Galapagos, where we have to hang on for dear life. I hear they shred regular gloves after 1 dive and there are many.
KEN B  Sounds like a great dive trip! Akona makes an all AmorTex glove that has good reviews. One of the reviewers mentioned that those gloves provided great protection against barnacles.
DAWN B  Yes, they would be good for handling rough rocks. I use them for lionfish hunting but they seem to have a lot of kevlar like material on the palms
GREGORY K  Yes, it is very durable and would be well suited to the handling of rough rocks underwater.
ROBERT H  They are really good gloves for the money. No problems with Spiny Lobsters or spear fishing. I am really rough on gloves lobstering and spear fishing and I have been well pleased. The seams are coming loose in a couple of places but that is after around a hundred rough spear fishing dives. The texture on the gloves is like what is marketed as kevlar gloves. They are a little stiff at first but break in very good.
MATTHEW H  No it's not like Kevlar. The palm and finger area is covered with a tough rubber material. I use them for spear fishing and they work great for grabbing lobster or handling spiny fish.
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