Aura faint transmutation; CL 3rd
Slot wrists; Price 300 gp; Weight 1 lb.
These surprisingly light gauntlets are made from supple sleeve-length leather gloves inlaid with gold.
Though they look expensive, inflatable gauntlets are plated with pyrite (fool’s gold) and are actually far less valuable than most folks initially believe them to be (DC 14 Appraise check). Activating a pair of inflatable gauntlets requires the magic items to be completely submerged. When active, the wearer of inflatable gauntlets becomes incredibly buoyant, floating to the surface of any water at least 5 feet deep. So long as the wearer is swimming atop the water, they gain a +5 circumstance bonus to Swim checks but should they attempt to submerge themselves while using inflatable gauntlets, the wearer takes a -10 penalty to Swim checks. Once activated, inflatable gauntlets continue working for one hour, at the end of which they become inert and practically worthless. Removing or putting on inflatable gauntlets is a full-round action.
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, ½ lbs. of pyrite, buoyancy; Cost 150 gp