Cressi Tropical Scuba Diving Glove

A Review

Cressi Tropical Scuba Diving Glove Review

Overview

When scuba diving, you want to look out for a diving glove that not only fits your hands finely but is also good enough to give protection and comfort while weathering any condition too. Gloves that fit this criterion are the ones that qualify for the list of best scuba gloves. Some scuba gloves on the market today have a few of those characteristics, but few combine them all in one. Among those, few is the Cressi Tropical glove.

The tropical is a glove that is made from two materials: a soft one for comfort and light one for ease of usage with other gadgets in water. The palm and finger area uses a light gray Napa that becomes extraordinarily soft upon contact with water.  However, the upper part of the glove and the wrist area are made from very thin, supple neoprene. A vast area that corresponds to the upper side of the wrist allows for instant adjustment, both before and during the dive. These are particularly suitable gloves when you need the very best touch sensitivity in the fingers. The palm also offers good resistance to abrasions.

Cressi Tropical Glove

The back of this flexible glove is constructed of 1.5mm neoprene. Its Amara palm has a reinforcing layer in the grip zone as well as in the curve between thumb and index finger. The finger pockets are boxed to eliminate finger squeeze, but the cross-stitched seams on the fingertips affect dexterity a bit. In spite of this, with the help of a tapered thumb pocket, we were able to pick up a quarter from a flat surface without much trouble. The cinch strap secures to a Velcro pad on the underside of the wrist.

Cressi’s 2mm Tropical Five Fingered Gloves are made from two different soft and light materials. The palm and finger area uses a light grey napa that becomes extraordinarily soft upon contact with the water. However, the upper part of the glove and the wrist area are made from very thin, supple 2mm neoprene. The wrist closure has hook & loop that allows for instant adjustment, both before and during the dive. These are particularly suitable gloves when you need the very best touch sensitivity and dexterity in the fingers. The palm also offers good resistance to abrasions. Gloves are available in multiple sizes and are black and gray in color.

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Specs

Material Neoprene Rubber and Synthetic Napa
Seams Sewn
Closure Hook and Loop Fastener
Weight 0.15 lbs.
Thickness 2 mm

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Features

  • Tropical Gloves with Great Dexterity
  • 2mm Neoprene Rubber with Synthetic Napa Palms
  • Sewn Seams
  • Five Finger Design
  • Abrasion Resistant Palm
  • Wrist Closure w/Hook & Loop Fastener
  • Closure: Allows Instant Adjustment, Before and During Dive
  • Particularly Suitable for Very Best Touch Sensitivity & Dexterity in Fingers
  • Napa Palms: Becomes Extraordinarily Soft in Water
  • Color: Black/Gray
  • Available in Multiple Sizes


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Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • 2mm neoprene tropical gloves
  • Synthetic Napa palms
  • Five finger design
  • Abrasion resistant palm
  • Velcro closure for easy adjustment

CONS:
  • Quite Thick

 

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Editors’ Opinion

The tropical is a glove that is made from two materials: a soft one for comfort and light one for ease of use with other gadgets in water. The palm and finger area uses a light gray Napa that becomes extraordinarily soft upon contact with water.

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