Darkfin Power Gloves


The finest, high-performance water propulsion and paddle glove on the planet! Period.

We love this planet, and we love our oceans, thats why every set of gloves is hand made with 100% Biodegradable, Non-Toxic, Materials. 

This is the original webbed glove, handmade and purpose built to enhance your aquatic sports experience. Used by World Surfing League champions, Guinness World Record divers, pioneers of whitewater river boarding, and thousands of freedivers, surfers, scuba enthusiasts, snorkelers, swimmers, and kayakers the world over. It’s like nothing you’ve ever used before, even if you’ve used other webbed gloves! What makes a Darkfin Power Glove paddle power so superior to the competition? Three main features:

Nano Cellular Bonding Process
Like other products made by Black Lagoon, the entire glove, including the webbing, is made from 100% true natural latex. Why latex? It gives Darkfin Gloves several advantages: Ultra-thin, .9mil “second skin” fit to keep water out, natural biodegradability (we hate beach and ocean trash too), and most importantly; it’s what allowed us to develop our exclusive Nano Cellular Bonding process. Nano Cellular Bonding - or NCB - is how we attach the webbing to the glove. It allows for a seamless, non-adhesive bonding at the cellular level, resulting in no structural weak points like a conventional stitched or glued on web.

3-D Webbing Profile
By using our Nano Cellular Bonding process we’re able to affix the webbing to the back of the glove to create the only 3-D web profile in the business. This exclusive design allows for a whopping 70% increase in surface area compared to using your bare hand for propulsion! Since the 3-D webbing is made of latex and bonded to the glove, it’s able to move with your fingers allowing you to vary the resistance level of the glove. This makes the Darkfin Power glove visibly and mechanically superior to gloves that use either injection molding or adhesive to connect the webbing between the fingers only.

Cotton Flocked Finish
One of the most inconvenient aspects of wearing gloves is the loss of dexterity. Manipulating small mechanical parts can be cumbersome, achieving and maintaining a solid grip challenging, and forget about tactile feedback. Not with Darkfin Gloves! We start with an ultra thin latex glove for maximum sensitivity and then add our exclusive Cotton Flock Finish to the entire surface of the glove. The cotton fibers embed themselves in the latex - and when activated with water - provide superb grip.

Finally, we know one size doesn’t fit all. Hands are a lot like feet and 3 sizes won’t fit everyone. Darkfin Power Gloves are offered in an industry leading 12 different sizes! We make gloves to fit the most petite female hands, to beefy lumberjack paws. We’ve even got a few for the kids as well! No water propulsion glove manufacturer offers more sizes than Darkfin. Made in USA

Tip: If you're concerned about water entering the glove at the wrist, we recommend trying the next size down. The glove is supposed to fit tight but not uncomfortable!

Protect your new Darkfin Gloves with Darkfin Silicone Spray 


NOTE: All our products are handmade with plant based materials that are 100% biodegradable. Every batch might be slightly different than the next. Although we try to be very strict with our quality control, some defects might go unnoticed and could make it through to the consumer. Please email us regarding any concerns you might have regarding issues such as layer separation, boils, or pin holes in the product. To extend the life of our products, store them in a Ziploc bag with some baby powder or our silicone spray. Please also note that if you leave or forget your gloves under sunlight they will begin to decompose rapidly.


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143 Reviews

B. Fuller Jun 18th 2018

So here's what might be one of the most interesting reviews you've read in a while.

So here's what might be one of the most interesting reviews you've read in a while. I bought these gloves several years ago. I swim a lot. I had polio as an infant and have no use of my lower extremities. Wow! Just what I need a well-made glove that significantly increased my workout. End of story. Right? Not quite. The first pair I bought blew out at the thumb and index finger seam. Same with the second. When I contacted the company they sent me a replacement. After that, I figured out that if I reversed the gloves putting the webbing on the inside rather than the outside the gloves lasted forever. Reversing the gloves took the pressure off the seam and solved the problem. But that's not the end of the story. After posting my review and telling others about my find I had over 70 people who indicated that the review was helpful. When the folks at Darkfin saw that response they contacted me to say that based on that response they were prototyping a new design with the web in front and. would I be available to try the new design? I got the new gloves a few weeks ago and have been using them a lot. Needless to say, they nailed it. The new design is a significant improvement over the "web behind" model. But even that isn't the whole story. This isn't a story about the new design as much as it is a story about outrageously great customer service. What more could a customer possibly ask for? A company that stands behind their product and constantly strive for improved products is exactly the kind of company I want to do business with. Money well spent. I know you will agree.

Erik Jun 18th 2018

powerful stroke and strong shoulders

I bought my first pair in 1994 they were great! I decided to look for something similar and to my surprise I found the same company making a much improved product.
These are great for increasing your paddle area by 100%. The power is noticeable both during paddling and after when muscles ache from the additional stress. They will build your shoulders and improve your stroke power.
I use them for long boarding but they are great for any surfing, prone paddling and a important part of an intense swimming workout.
my hands are not that big, but large was too small for me. I use extra large and there is a XXL size available. They need to be wet or powdered to get on and there is a slight cramping sensation at first but I hardly notice them during a 2 hour session.
I have taken some grief, being called a fish and teased in the lineup, but who laughs last when I drop in first or paddle back out faster?

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