The primary function of the Zone3 open water Swimming Gloves is to keep your hands insulated from the cold. The body’s extremities such as hands and feet always feel the cold the most so these gloves are designed to allow swimming in cold water be more manageable.
After testing most swimming gloves on the market Zone3 found that they nearly all started ballooning with water during swimming and started to slip off the hands. A design solution was found by increasing the length of the gloves so they can be tucked over or under the wetsuit to ensure no exposed skin and also adding a Velcro strap to keep the glove in place.
Zone3 have also removed the webbing between the fingers, which other brands tend to use, to make swimming feel much more natural and less fatiguing.
A = Tip of middle finger to bottom of palm
B = Horizontal across hand span
C = Diagonal – Furthest bottom point of thumb to base of little finger
See below for corresponding measurements:
|Neoprene Swim Glove|
|A||<18.5||18.5 – 20||20 +|
|B||< 8||8 – 9.5||9.5 +|
|C||< 10||10 – 12||12 +|