I'm trying to decide what to get. Why did you pick this one?
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.
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.
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.
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.
I bought this one for cold water diving but wasn't warm as I expected but for other uses, it was ok.
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.
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
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.
They are similiar to the old style OMS gloves which were very good at one time
(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.
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.
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
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.