Henderson Aqua Lock Scuba Diving Glove

A Review

Henderson Aqua Lock scuba Diving Glove Review

Overview

When it comes to water condition and diving glove selection, the most challenging condition is usually for cold water conditions. The best scuba diving gloves should invariably be designed to suit cold water conditions giving requisite warmth to the palms of the scuba diver wearing them. In this Henderson Aqua Lock glove review, we are confident to say that it has one of the best-designed body for cold water condition and has been tried and tested to deliver superior quality comfort.

These heavy duty gloves are specially designed for cold water. They have the ability to provide warmth even in water as cool as 40℉, roughly 4.5℃. Now that is something to consider keenly when looking for a good set of gloves.  The Aqua Lock glove has a watertight body with sealed and taped seams that will keep the water out. This is excellent at protecting your hands and keeping you safe in the water.

The stretchy material it is made of provides a great level of durability and stability to these excellent scuba diving gloves. Soft to the touch yet highly toughened for effectiveness and efficiency, the Aqua Lock is in a world of its own. The palm and fingers of this glove are coated with a thermal bonded silicone which works hard to ensure a secure grip no matter the conditions. A one year warranty comes with these gloves to sweeten an already amazing deal.

For the best level of comfort in scuba diving, it is important that you stay warm when in cold water temperatures, this also extends to your hand regions. The Fourth Element Neoprene gloves provide warmth during every dive and offer comfort comparable only to thicker gloves. It is designed with a stretch neoprene material that enhances fitting and comfort. Furthermore, you are provided with a thermoflex lining inside the glove for warmth, sealed seams to minimize water inflow and a carbonite finish for grip and durability. Indeed, this scuba glove has all that is needed to meet the requirement of being on the list of best scuba glove.

The gloves are fully glued on all the seams and have a sticky finish on the outside for extra grip while still offering a super strong finish.   It has a stretched 5mm neoprene fabric for fit and comfort while being fully glued for minimal water flushing

A great dive experience can be simply interpreted as having warm hands and the dexterity to use your camera or feel your valves for a shutdown. That is exactly what Fourth Elements wet gloves assures its users. The Carbonite print on the outside of glove is specifically designed to provide a good grip and improved durability. It also has an outstanding dexterity making it ideal for photography and videography when you are underwater.

Henderson Aqua Lock glove review

Designed as part of the Aqua Lock system, these Henderson gloves utilize similar fabrication techniques employed by all Aqua Lock Wetsuits. Each seam on the gloves is first double glued and blind stitched inside and out. Then the outer seam is coated with a special waterproof Aqua Lock liquid tape barrier which seals the seam from water entry and also helps protect the stitching from damage and unraveling. The interior of the Aqua Lock Gloves is lined with a Golden micro fleece lining which dries quickly and feels luxurious against the skin. It also improves the ease of putting on and taking off the gloves.

The Glove interior features three silicone O-ring seals which mate to the Aqua Lock® wrist on the 5mm and 7mm jumpsuits. A special gauntlet extension allows for a secure grip when pulling gloves over the mating skin wrist cuff. The Aqua lock glove exterior features Henderson’s renowned Aquasilk laminate which is also utilized in Henderson’s flagship H2 glove series. The palm and fingers are also coated with a special thermally bonded silicone grip pattern to assure a secure grip in all conditions.

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Specs

Material Neoprene
Seams Glued, Sewn and Taped
Closure Hook and Loop Fastener
Thickness 7 mm

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Features

  • Designed as Part of Aqua Lock System
  • 7 mm Nylon ll Neoprene Material
  • 3 Silicone O-Ring Aqualock Wrist Seals
  • Heavy Duty Thermally Bonded Silicone Palm Grip & Finger
  • Double Glued and Blind Stitched Seams Inside-and-Out
  • Aqua Lock Liquid Taped Outer Seams
  • Golden Micro Fleece Lining
  • Quick Dry Material
  • Aquasilk Laminate Exterior
  • Ease of Putting-On and Taking-Off
  • Gauntlet-Extension Provides Secure Grip when Pulling Gloves Over Mating Skin Wrist Cuff
  • Available in Multiple Sizes


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Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • 7mm neoprene for use in colder waters
  • Heavy duty palm grip
  • Golden micro fleece lining for warmth
  • Aqua Lock wrist seals minimize water ingress
  • Quick dry material

CONS:
  • The material can sometimes feel itchy on the palm

 

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Editors’ Opinion

These heavy duty gloves are specifically designed for cold water. They have the ability to provide warmth even in water as cool as 40℉, roughly 4.5℃. Now that is something to consider keenly when looking for a good set of gloves.

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