Although quite pricey compared to the regular aqua dumbbells you can get everywhere, these larger Beko ones did not disappoint. They work your muscles about 50% harder than the lighter types and are very solidly constructed. The curved straps not only make them easier to carry around, they allow you to exercise your legs by slipping them over your feet and holding the dumbbell in place. You can do leg lifts, jumps, jog and pump with them staying firmly in place on both feet, not just one at a time - if you can balance! I've been doubling up ordinary weights in aqua classes to get enough resistance, and while these aren't quite so hard to use they are much easier to handle. Trying to hold two dumbbells together with each hand was really straining my hands; these are so much easier to use and you can really concentrate on doing the moves fully when using them for a harder workout.
I love these dumbbells for Aquafit classes at my gym pool. I bought the medium ones which are perfect for my arthritic hands. The grip is nicely cushioned and the resistance in the water is perfect for me, my arms are definitely stronger since using them.
Love the dumbells for aqua.