Darkfin Short Webs Power Gloves

$29.95

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The short web version of our original Darkfin gloves.

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

  

Designed Specifically For;

  • Surfing
  • The Darkfin "Short web" glove offers a reduced surface area resulting in less shoulder stress on take off, especially for those new to surfing or haven't yet developed the shoulder strength for the full impact of the original Darkfin glove.
  • Primarily for spring/summer water sports, this surfing glove is made with a shorter cuff for easy on/off, and no fingertips, which not only improves dexterity 100%, it also allows for a wider range of finger lengths (will better fit a wider range of people). Like all the other products made by Black Lagoon, this surfing glove is Made in USA  
  • Same great flexible, water proof material as the Original Darkfin Gloves
  • Nano-cellular-bonding, no straps to come off or stitching to come out
  • Ultra Lightweight, minimal intrusion and super comfortable
  • Fingerless design for a wider range of fit, won't allow water build up and gives 100% dexterity
  • Shorter cuff for quick easy on/off  
  • Protect your new Darkfin surfing gloves with Darkfin Silicone Spray

 

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Condition:
New
Width:
8.50
Height:
11.00
Depth:
0.50
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5 stars out of 5

New Gloves

Australian Kevin on May 21st 2018
Taking these goodies to the Maldives, paddling against the tidal currents ! I love your power gloves they have given me new life !
5 stars out of 5

Run BIG!

Kimberly G. on May 15th 2018
I wear a size 8 glove and got the Womens Large, but it was too big. If you get the right size I'm sure they are great, although taking them off is a pain. The sizing chart is a little misleading so be careful and order a size smaller then you expect.
5 stars out of 5

Simple yet brilliant

Phototraveller on May 15th 2018
My hands are the precise measurement for a mens small. However, listening to other reviewres, I ordered the next size down, which is the youth's large. Perfect fit except little finger is slightly short. Perhaps that's difference between a youth and a man but I'm glad I dropped a size down, you want these to be snug. I'll just live with it for now but if it aches, I'll just snip the tip of the little finger.

I bought these for scuba diving, not for protection but for improving my manouverability. I've not had the chance to test in that environment but in a pool you can certainly tell the difference. You can also feel it in your shoulder muscles immediately and swimming is so different (in a very positive way)
5 stars out of 5

Great for surfing

SteakxxCHOP on May 15th 2018
Great for surfing. Get stronger and catch more waves. Who cares if you look like a kook! You’ll be the one laughing when your catching all the waves and building muscle!
5 stars out of 5

Nice glove

Jon on May 15th 2018
Print out the hand size diagram off their site. Item is perfect for my hand. So far the gloves feel nice, I hope they last since they are latex and not silicone.

Customer service was great too!

They help me swim somewhat faster
5 stars out of 5

Very good product, but run large

Betti G. Weiss on May 15th 2018
I love these gloves. I've tried many resistance gloves. These are the most comfortable and durable I've had and would highly recommend them. However, either kids hands are a lot larger than they used to be or my hands are really, really small. Knowing my hands are relatively small, but not unusually so, I opted for the kids large size. To my surprise they were too big. I ordered the kids small (skipped the mediums) and they fit perfectly.
5 stars out of 5

Awesome product: ) a tiny bit hard to put ...

jennifer sarin on May 15th 2018
awesome product:) a tiny bit hard to put on (put on while in water is a big help or get the spray lubricant/protector to maintain health) but great arm workout while i'm chilling with kids in pool. Can'e wait to give a go in the ocean. Used them every day in a pool for 3 months and had no issues with falling apart or fading.
5 stars out of 5

First-time user, not a professional swimmer, but liked the Darkfin Webbed Power Gloves.

Juan F. Osegueda on May 15th 2018
As advertised, the gloves do give you fewer strokes per pool length. Also as some other reviewers have noted, they add resistance to your stroke and was in a bit of pain by the time I was done with my first workout. Have gotten used to the increased resistance and swim more confidently with them on. Indeed they are hard to put in and far easier to do so underwater. Sizing is key, I happened to use the sizing guide on Darkfin's site and bought the right pair.
5 stars out of 5

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Watchman on May 15th 2018
Alright I have to admit to using these gloves for a purpose for which they are not intended...as part of a Halloween costume. Yes, the creature from the black lagoon is not complete without webbed hands. Makes it hard to shake hands, but is fun to watch people try to shake the hand of a real creature. Have been on the Internet so long you could say I am an old hand with the web. See? It works. Also, not that expensive.
5 stars out of 5

Perfect for catching more waves.

Sam J. on May 15th 2018
These work exactly as intended and are very comfortable, easy to clean, and durable. I frequently swim with these and the power of my strokes are amplified and so is the stress on my chest and arm muscles. It makes for a great workout.

I originally purchased these for better sprinting on a surfboard to catch more waves. In that regard they are perfect and I’m glad I have them.
5 stars out of 5

These are great! (Edit 4 months later)

R. A. Selkirk on May 15th 2018
As a paraplegic I need swim gloves to do any swimming of distance. I've had neoprene swim gloves but they just don't quite cut it. Then I tried a pair of these and was impressed. They take a bit of getting used to for technique, but the resistance you get for the power stroke is very good, and you don't have as much drag on the return which is also very nice. I have rather large hands so I got the largest size they have and they (just) fit. If you're looking for gloves to give you an extra boost, or to give you a better workout, these are pretty darn good!

**Edit 4/17 - I've gone through two pairs of these gloves already, both suffering the same fate. The webbing is not quite thick enough to stand up to the power put through them, and the webbing on both pairs split near the thumb on one glove, the second pair had multiple splits. Leaving the rating at 5 stars. I can't take a full star off for being so hard on the gloves.

Besides which customer service is top notch, they replaced the first pair at no charge (other than my needing to mail the gloves to them). I would still recommend these gloves, but if you are a powerful swimmer like me, you will probably need to join their club (see the paper that comes with the gloves for info) so as to make buying replacements cheaper. I've since moved on to a different set of swim gloves (with it's own set of challenges), but these are superb while they last. I just wish that the manufacturers would use a slightly thicker piece for their webbing layer. If they did that I would go back to using these in a heartbeat.
5 stars out of 5

You gotta think outside the box on these.

B. FULLER on May 15th 2018
OK here's the deal. I love these gloves but it's been a rocky road. The first several pairs blew out early. There's a design flaw. The webbing is on the back of the hand, which means the stress point is between the thumb and fore finger. So the gloves kept ripping at the seam. You would expect that since that is the weakest point in the construction. After noodling on the issue a while it dawned on me that what had to happen was that the stress points had to be protected. I tried several strategies but let's just say keep it simple stupid. I decided to wear the gloves on opposite hands so the webbing is now on the palm side. It takes a little getting used to because the gloves are engineered to be worn on like a glove. Fortunately the material stretches over time and forms to the hand well. Now I have putter 500 miles on the last pair with no sign of seam failure. Previously I was fortunately to get 100 miles on a pair. So if you're going to order these either order a bunch of them or simply wear them on the opposite hand. Enjoy.
5 stars out of 5

Better for surface swimming

Bryan Woods on May 15th 2018
Better for surface swimming. they make a difference. Hard to use underwater, but fir is good. get a size larger than you'd usually choose.
4 stars out of 5

cool... but

anderson on May 15th 2018
they do work you can feel the extra speed and power they give you in the water but they are pretty thin so you have to be gentle with them when you take them off or put them on. also when you paddle water gets stuck in them sometimes
4 stars out of 5

She's faster than the fishes!

Jacquelyn on May 15th 2018
My neice is a little surfer girl, and these are perfect for her. They don't slick up too much when they get wet so she can grip her board really well, but they work really well to tread water. These gloves have the fishes doing double takes!
4 stars out of 5

She's faster than the fishes!

Jacquelyn on May 15th 2018
My neice is a little surfer girl, and these are perfect for her. They don't slick up too much when they get wet so she can grip her board really well, but they work really well to tread water. These gloves have the fishes doing double takes!
4 stars out of 5

Not Disapointed

Erick J. on May 15th 2018
These really worked well. They provided great traction so there was little wasted motion on each paddle stroke. I had great use of my hands wearing them, I didn't feel constrained. They fit well and didn't balloon out by letting water in. It wasn't bad putting them on, maybe a little tough, but they are tough enough to take the tugging.
4 stars out of 5

They do help to propel you through the water

R. Little on May 15th 2018
I use these when my Friend and I go out snorkeling in Laguna Beach, Ca. Love the tide pools there. They do help to propel you through the water much easier.
4 stars out of 5

Good gloves, order larger size.

Chase on May 15th 2018
This is my second pair as the first size I ordered was basically for a child even tho it's measurements said it would fit. So order a size larger.
I use them for river surfing in Alberta.
They're nice gloves, I wouldn't say they offer a ton of protection from the cold but it's better than nothing. They're strong & durable & increase your paddling huge.
4 stars out of 5

These are very good, though make sure you get a bigger size ...

Peter Payne on May 15th 2018
These are very good, though make sure you get a bigger size than you think you need. The ones I got are tight on me even though I thought I was careful to get a bigger size.
4 stars out of 5

They take a few minutes to put on, but ...

Mark D. Hardt on May 15th 2018
They take a few minutes to put on, but it is well worth the wait. I have found that, when I doing a stroke (such as the breast stroke) in which I need to bring my hands forward, the webbed gloves allow me to clench my hands and reduce resistance. These gloves work my arm muscles into a burn unlike anything I have ever used.
As for the tearing that I have read about: I apply a prodigious amount of talc on the inside, and after a month they show no signs of shredding.
2 stars out of 5

Too large for my hands

Gracia47 on May 15th 2018
Have to send them back. All the other reviews said order a size smaller. I have small hands and could only order size small. I didn't see a size XS or smaller. Haven't sent them back yet because I am waiting for an answer from the company, not to charge me return shipping since the sizing information was incorrect. I put them on easily without wetting them and they were too loose. All the other reviews said they were difficult to get on and fit tightly. You need a tight fit since they will loosen somewhat in water.
They might be OK if they made more sizes to fit and to choose from.
2 stars out of 5

they are not bad, but it feels very unconfortable to use latex

Fernando on May 15th 2018
They are not bad, but it feels very uncomfortable to use latex, is better neoprene, and they only lasted 8 months, after that the latex starts to break apart
2 stars out of 5

I will not recommend the glove to divers

Andrew D. on May 15th 2018
I purchased the glove for diving however I proved to be quit a challange to pick up items as the Web kept blocking the object. I couldn't hold on to lobsters either because the Web kept getting in the way. I will not recommend the glove to divers. However this is a good training glove or for free divers.
2 stars out of 5

Not great for my cold water surfing application

Major Doodle on May 15th 2018
I guess I didn't read the thickness very carefully in the description but please know that these are fairly thin before pruchaseing. If you are expecting to surf in cold water with these you might want to think twice if you are a temperature wuss like me. I like the idea of this product so I may try the thermal version instead of which I was previously unaware. They honestly feel like dish washing gloves and make a nice whoopee cushion noise on my palms when I make a fist. So these could prove entertaining while waiting in the line up for the next wave. In my opinion the pictures make the gloves look very form fit and sleek and this is somewhat true for the side they show you in the picture. The back side looks much less appealing to me and not what I would imagine from a product with a bad @$$ name like Darkfin. I posted pictures and you can draw your own conclusions. Again love the idea of this product but this particular model did not work well for my needs. Bummer dude...
5 stars out of 5

Difficult

Marsha on May 15th 2018
Very difficult to get on your hands. I do mean difficult but once you do they are great.
5 stars out of 5

Darkfin, short webs, archery protector

Zuzanna Z. on May 13th 2018

I received the order very fast. Thank you.
The gloves look a bit bulkier than on the photos. My dad will have to try them to check if they are comfortable. I do not understand why the size of the archery arm protector has to be printed on top of it (it feels totally unneeded there and spoils the line). Otherwise it is quite nice.
5 stars out of 5

Get them!

Michael C. on May 11th 2018
Great product. Go slow when you first use them. Take a couple of workouts to get used to them. you will feel it in your shoulders if you don’t.
5 stars out of 5

With these gloves on, my

Matthew M. on May 11th 2018
With these gloves on, my stroke is slower and harder to push than without a darkfin glove, however this is where the extra power and paddling/swimming speed comes from.
5 stars out of 5

Great product.

Phillip Cote on May 10th 2018
Gloves are awesome. Split toe booties take a beating! Great product.
5 stars out of 5

Perfect Darkfin gloves swimming makes easier.

Mary Davis on May 10th 2018
Kind of reminds me of "creature from the black lagoon" but would swimming easier.
5 stars out of 5

They are the best!

Jonathan L on May 10th 2018
Be the Creature from the Black Lagoon!
They are the best!
5 stars out of 5

Great company and great products!

Deidre Laker on May 10th 2018
Great company and great products! You won't be disappointed.
5 stars out of 5

Excellent products!

Seth Howell on May 10th 2018
Excellent products! I've had the same pair of gloves forever, but wouldn't mind an upgrade ;)!!
5 stars out of 5

These products are great!

Vernon Hunter on May 10th 2018
I've always loved water and have been swimming in many places, even in a volcano in north Nevada.
These products are great!
5 stars out of 5

Best gloves ever!!

Kaiya Mason on May 10th 2018
These are the best gloves ever!! I absolutely love mine and I love the company!
5 stars out of 5

Darkfin gloves make all the difference

Markus Counts on May 10th 2018
Darkfin gloves make all the difference in the water! And they instantly make you badass when you slip them on!
5 stars out of 5

Excellent product! (y)

Kristijan Valentak on May 10th 2018
Excellent product! (y) I have two pairs of gloves and I use them very often, for snorkeling and freediving...
I love how Darkfin gloves provide new dimension of motion underwater and allow more efficient usage of energy.
I <3 Darkfin gloves!
5 stars out of 5

Thanks guys love the products

Bobby D. Leonard on May 10th 2018
I have a pair of the darkfin gloves and I love them, all the products are awesome. All I need now is a pair of booties to go with my gloves to be complete. Thanks guys love the products
5 stars out of 5

Amazing products

Marco Bédard on May 10th 2018
Amazing products, I've used the Black OPS for many OCR events and training and the webbed ones for swimming and white river Kayaking! They also provide with amazing service!
5 stars out of 5

Ocean,rivers,springs these are great gloves

Shane Dossat on May 10th 2018
These have really surpassed anything I thought I was buying. With my fins I'm confident, with my gloves and fins I will challenge anything. The added safety alone is well worth what your charging. Ocean,rivers,springs these are great tools. Thanks.
5 stars out of 5

More in the future...

Rusty Rogers on May 10th 2018
I enjoyed getting a chance to use these gloves I can't wait to use these more in the future.
5 stars out of 5

5 stars

Shawn Smith on May 10th 2018
5 stars5 stars.Great gloves Great customer service. Planning to order again. Would recommend to anyone.
5 stars out of 5

We have been spoiled with Darkfin’s product

Christopher Lawrence Kowall on May 10th 2018
We have been spoiled with Darkfin’s product line for years. We were also sad to hear of the potential news of Darkfin’s closing. But now that Andrew and his wife are carrying on Roy’s creation, we look forward to usher in the new chapter of the Darkfin saga.
5 stars out of 5

Very durable, faster in water

James B. Kinnee on May 10th 2018
Met the A team at Devils Den in Williston, FL Great couple! Andrew gave me a sample to test out. Very durable, faster in water and felt like a superhero in them
4 stars out of 5

Good gloves, order larger size.

Chase on May 10th 2018
This is my second pair as the first size I ordered was basically for a child even tho it's measurements said it would fit. So order a size larger.
I use them for river surfing in Alberta.
They're nice gloves, I wouldn't say they offer a ton of protection from the cold but it's better than nothing. They're strong & durable & increase your paddling huge.
4 stars out of 5

These are very good, though make sure you get a bigger size ...

Peter Payne on May 10th 2018
These are very good, though make sure you get a bigger size than you think you need. The ones I got are tight on me even though I thought I was careful to get a bigger size.
5 stars out of 5

They take a few minutes to put on, but ...

Mark D. Hardt on May 10th 2018
They take a few minutes to put on, but it is well worth the wait. I have found that, when I doing a stroke (such as the breast stroke) in which I need to bring my hands forward, the webbed gloves allow me to clench my hands and reduce resistance. These gloves work my arm muscles into a burn unlike anything I have ever used.
As for the tearing that I have read about: I apply a prodigious amount of talc on the inside, and after a month they show no signs of shredding.
5 stars out of 5

My kids loves these gloves!!

Vanessa Robin on May 10th 2018
My kids loves these!! They use them for swimming in the pool and snorkeling. They even make an archery glove that my kids enjoy. Great product!
5 stars out of 5

Really amazing product!

Clayton Hardacre on May 10th 2018
Really amazing product! Had a great time snorkeling around with these. Really improves speed and ease of swimming, also gives protection to your hands while your digging around in the sand for treasures!!!
5 stars out of 5

This product really is EXTRAORDINARY in both performance and resilience!!!

Octavio Cortes Prendas on May 10th 2018
Suffice to say that the same pair of gloves from 2015 shown on video comment still kick hard these days. A friend recently offered me a hand out free pair, and I refused them because mine are still fine and those will do better with another owner!!! This product really is EXTRAORDINARY in both performance and resilience!!!
5 stars out of 5

They were fantastic gloves

Jael Thompson Morgan on May 10th 2018
I agree with this review. I wore the gloves during the Spartan Ultra Beast 24 Hour World Championship in Iceland and as for their grip capabilities, they were fantastic. I could grip ropes, chains, wood, webbing, and spears in raining and snowy conditions, no problem. But after a few hours my hands got cold and I added a mitten shell. All became right in my world again with warm hands. I just took the shells off to complete the obstacles. Overall these gloves are a MUST for obstacle racing.
5 stars out of 5

Good gear truly makes a difference.

Ashlee Gonzalez on May 10th 2018
My husband got me into freediving a few years ago. He bought me all the gear. Leader Carbon Fins, a 5 Mm Open cell wetsuit, a Omer Zero3 mask, and a pair of Darkfin Gloves. I didn't know what to think at first because everybody else had the rest of my gear but only a few people had the webbed gloves. It was not long before i was diving comfortably to 76ft deep. I know that good gear does not necessarily make a good diver. But good gear truly makes a difference.
5 stars out of 5

Affordable and dependable.

ALISTAIR on May 9th 2018
I have bought many different styles and brands of swim gloves, from cheap to move expensive, and these gloves have outshone the rest. They are easy to get on and off, store easily, and provide finger dexterity that was far better than expected. I have bought a second pair now as a gift for someone else, and when my own set has aged and worn out, I will be certain to buy my next pair here. These gloves are affordable, and made to last.
5 stars out of 5

I can't wait to try these in Mexico next month!

SARAH MITCHELL on May 9th 2018
I haven't tried these in the water yet, but I have received my package and I am impressed. They look a lot better than the others I was considering and I think they'll help me out in the water. The size chart was off for me, but Andrew provided awesome customer service and I ordered the size that he recommended.
5 stars out of 5

Thanks again Darkfin!

SCOTT A on May 9th 2018
I'm a return customer and the company still has my loyalty thanks to some great customer service just recently. I had a custom order for some of their signature swimming gloves. The service was prompt and the product exactly what I was requesting. They even followed up with a quick and friendly email that was illustrative of their continued concern for quality. If you're a power swimmer, Diver, or a casual person with a fondness for the water (me), these gloves will amplify any movement you make with your hands while swimming without compromising dexterity. I carry these with me any time I'm going out of town and there's a chance of a pool, lake, or ocean visit.
5 stars out of 5

Think Outside the Box

B. FULLER on May 9th 2018
OK here's the deal. I love these gloves but it's been a rocky road. The first several pairs blew out early. There's a design flaw. The webbing is on the back of the hand, which means the stress point is between the thumb and fore finger. So the gloves kept ripping at the seam. You would expect that since that is the weakest point in the construction. After noodling on the issue a while it dawned on me that what had to happen was that the stress points had to be protected. I tried several strategies but let's just say keep it simple stupid. I decided to wear the gloves on opposite hands so the webbing is now on the palm side. It takes a little getting used to because the gloves are engineered to be worn on like a glove. Fortunately the material stretches over time and forms to the hand well. Now I have putter 500 miles on the last pair with no sign of seam failure. Previously I was fortunately to get 100 miles on a pair. So if you're going to order these either order a bunch of them or simply wear them on the opposite hand. Enjoy.
5 stars out of 5

They’re awesome!

LINDSAY WALKER on May 9th 2018
Ok so, I accidentally ordered twice somehow back to back. I contacted Andrew to ask about the return policy and he was very helpful and said no problem as long as I’m happy. Great policy. As for the gloves, I was swimming against the tide and still making headway like a fish in the water. Made swimming more fun. I suggest everyone have a pair for tropical vacations and snorkeling. They also made me more comfortable touching things underwater I normally wouldn’t. They’re awesome!
5 stars out of 5

Absolutely awesome gloves

DALE BURTUSH on May 9th 2018
Absolutely awesome addition to my gear used them during spring fest while the company came out and supported the event. The owners are very cool easy to talk to and we'll informed about there product. Thank you guys the gloves are awesome!!!

5 stars out of 5

Check these gloves

DAVID M on May 9th 2018
You gotta check these gloves out! Freedivers - they make a big difference during your surface rests!
5 stars out of 5

Awesome Gloves

RICH ABERNATHY on May 9th 2018
Looking for awesome gloves for various water activities? Look no further because these gloves are for you. As an avid Freediver and Surfer these gloves help me move efficiently through the water. With multi-purpose capabilities and tons of uses for the DarkFin Gloves you can't go wrong. They are affordable, comfortable, and extremely durable. I definitely recommend DarkFin Gloves! A+ Oh and did I mention the Fast Shipping and Great Customer Service! It makes all the difference in the world! :) DarkFin Gloves are worth every penny!
5 stars out of 5

Surfing Gloves

Curtis M on May 8th 2018
These gloves have been a great addition to what seemingly was the disappointment I tried with other webbed gloves. Not only do they allow you to have more waves that were harder to get into late, but come as a source of confidence for those unexpected, seemingly overpowering momentary turbulence. Try swimming through bubbles and over the falls hold downs without it, not talking monster waves but just enough when it challenges your limitations.