I wasn't sure what to expect.
I use this type of glove for Aquatic Physical Therapy. My previously set was "designed for Nave SEAL training" I'm not really sure just how true this was, but they were solid for almost EXACTLY 1 Year. The webbing is just as good as any set I've ever used. The ABSOLUTE best part, finger tips are not covered. I can change music without taking off the gloves.
Great for snorkeling.
I use my arms more than my legs when snorkeling. I noticed a definite difference in forward motion when using these gloves. I preferred the open finger version which helped in putting them on (better while hands are in the water). Thick material, great quality justifies the cost. Remember to dry, use some baby powder and store in a plastic bag to ensure they will last.