Our hands are a very important part of our bodies; our palms and fingers enable us to grab, grip, lift, and hold things. During cold weather conditions though, our hands become cold and shaky, which reduces their ability to do the afore-mentioned tasks effectively—making us waste precious time and lose precious moments.
For those of us who love the outdoors or are involved in one sport or the other, you would agree when we say that cold hands don’t really give us the necessary freedom to be at our best. That’s why we decided to bring you gloves. The best gloves that provide your hands with the warmth they need to work at their best.
Gloves that keep your fingers and palms warm and still provide you with a good enough grip to control the ball for those who play football
and other sports like soccer
, basketball, and so on are of the utmost importance.
While you may think that the perfect sneakers
should be your only concern when going for a walk, a jog, or even a run, it is also important to get yourself tight-fitting gloves because you don’t want to get halfway through your distance and start getting a cold because so much cold air is getting into your fingers. Remember, cold gets into the body through the hands and feet, so be careful to watch out for both of them.
We implore you to stick around as we show you what features to keep an eye out for when making a choice on the perfect soccer glove.
Gloves are certainly not high-priced commodities, retailing from as low as $10 to about $80. The prices of a pair of gloves vary for a number of reasons, including their ability to be washed multiple times, their design, the thickness and padding volume, and their overall efficiency. While unpopular brands out there may offer cheap soccer gloves, we implore you to look far from those; as the saying goes, “not all that glitters is gold; sometimes it’s just gold paint.”
Now that you want to get a pair of soccer gloves, there are a few features which you need to look out for, including:
- Grip mechanism
Construction and Design
When it comes to the construction and design of soccer gloves there’s not too much to consider. We suppose the main two things would be material and size so let’s take a look at those in more detail.
Soccer gloves are often made with either of these three materials: polyester, rubber, and fleece material.
Polyester: This material ensures that your gloves are durable because it allows for it to stretch and still get back in its exact shape. It also allows for small perforations which keep the moisture out and still give room for little amounts of air to ensure that your hands stay dry and ventilated all through.
Rubber: We all know rubber for its elasticity, but more is in the ease of convenience of the rubber-made glove because it offers you a host of opportunities in terms of cleaning and washing. It also provides a rubberized grip that guarantees you a perfect grip on all surfaces.
Fleece: This material is extremely soft and notable for its ability to keep the warmth in. Because this material is so soft and warm, you’re assured of absolute coziness in the comfort of your own palms. It also serves as a perfect nose wipe because it’s as soft as a tissue.
You’ll also want to check out for the size of these gloves. We’re sure you don’t want an over-sized glove that doesn’t allow you proper grip, or an under-sized glove that gives you the works when trying to put it on and take it off. Snug-fit gloves are always your best bet.
Performance and Ease of Use
Now, the performance of your soccer gloves will depend on the grip mechanism and cuffs mainly. And when it comes to ease of use the main thing you’ll want to look at is how to take care of them. Let’s look at these some more below.
When looking for a pair of soccer gloves, you want to check for its washablility. Some gloves only allow for a few washes and then begin to wear out, while some others can only be hand-washed and not machine-washed. Others still are so versatile and can be washed as many times as you need using whatever means. So, depending on what you want to use it for and for how long, the washablility of the glove will serve as a major decider.
Different gloves come with different grip mechanisms, such as the hydra-grip which works perfectly during slight rains and moist situations. The hydra-grip is perfect if you live in an area where winter is usually accompanied by slight rains. Some others come with a rubberized grip that allows for elasticity and strong grips. This may not be your best bet for moist situations, but when dry, the rubberized grip is absolutely amazing and works like a charm.
All gloves allow you to cuff your wrists in, but some are more convenient than others. In this case, convenience depends on you as an individual, as what works for one person may not necessarily work for another. Some come as elastic cuffs, vented cuffs, and negative cuffs. Elastic cuffs don’t need to be clipped, so they may be easier and a little faster to get them on and off. Vented cuffs allow easy entry and exit because they open cuff and un-cuff both ways. And negative cuffs strap on the palm side of the glove to ensure a tighter fit.
So, you’ve read the important and most basic features to look out for when getting a soccer glove, the remaining features for the individual products are therefore peripherals just to whet your taste.
Now that you’re sure what to look out for before you buy your gloves, depending on what you want to use them for, go on and check out our review for the best five gloves that we are sure will guarantee you maximum comfort and grip.
What’s so great about Under Armour? The fact that it puts our safety and comfort as its top-most priority? The fact that it provides 100% quality 100% of the time? The fact it encourages us to exercise and enjoy our favorite outdoor sports and activities both in the summer and in the winter? Well, yes. All these are only some of the reasons that make Under Armour such a great brand. It provides top-quality sports gear across all sports, enabling you to enjoy your favorite sport with little or no injuries as its sports gears are not only fashionable, but also guarantee safety.
We all look for ultimate comfort when doing what we love best. The Under Armour Field Player Gloves bring ultimate to comfort for those of us who love to go outdoors and/or love sports. This product is made up of 90% polyester and 10% silicone, unlike other sporting gloves which are mostly made from rubber.
The 10% silicone in this product was put into the palm to offer you super-effective hand-ball control. Whether it’s basketball, soccer (in cases of throw-ins), football, or even ping pong, you can be sure of maximum control of the ball or bat, as the case may be.
As sports men and women, it’s expected that when we play, we sweat, even on our palms. This can sometimes cause irritations when wearing gloves as the gloves tend to become soggy. This product was therefore built with ColdGear infrared material to maximally control moisture in and around the gloves. So even when you get wet from all that playing, your glove still remains dry.
For those of us who get a running nose during the cold but still get tempted to go out and play, you might as well consider giving in to those temptations because this product comes with a fleece material (soft and warm, just like a tissue) on its index finger and thumb which acts as a nose wipe—how convenient? Plus, this glove is extremely lightweight to the point that you might even forget you’re wearing a glove if not for the warmth you’ll be feeling on your hands.
If you’re loving the look of these gloves, you might be interested to know that they are available in two colors, so you can choose from black/white or black/high-vis yellow. That’s not all though. You can get these gloves in sizes small – X-large so you should be able to get a great fit.
Diadora is no doubt a fantastic choice to make your go-to brand when it comes to sports attire and gear, producing a wide range of products for almost all sports, from mountain-climbers to soccer boots and so on. You can always count on Diadora to deliver on its promise of ultimate sports enjoyment in a safe environment with safety gear and equipment. This it delivers alongside its fantastic, global, customer service; so, in an extremely rare event where it breaches on its promise, you can issue a complaint and get it settled in the shortest of times.
The Diadora Player’s Glove is made with rubber to ensure ultimate convenience both while you wear it and when you want to wash it. You can wash this glove either by hand or with the washing machine; either one works just fine and as well as the other.
Because this is made with rubber, it has a superb rubberized grip. This comes in handy in cases where your sport or activity involves a hands-on approach or technique—such as steering your car in the winter or throw-ins in soccer or even the most basic things like holding your smartphone or carrying luggage. In these cases, wearing a glove seems like a disadvantage, but with the rubberized grip on this glove, you can effectively use your hands to do whatever you wanna do.
This glove comes in almost all sizes from children to youth to adults. This works exceptionally well for both professionals and rookies, adults and children, coaches and players, and everyone in general.
This glove is both Thermax-knit and a Lycra-knit. The former provides you with a warm glove during the cold weather with its keep-in heat technique, and the latter ensures it doesn’t stretch out of shape even after use for an extended period of time.
We can boldly say that this product is not a “fair weather friend”, and will stay with you even in the coldest winters, long-lasting through all seasons and back again—still retaining its original stretch and shape.
Top-quality, tick. World-class products and services, tick. Optimum customer satisfaction, tick. Great customer service, double tick. By facts, Nike ticks all the qualities of a great brand. Founded in 1964, Nike has ever since been one of the greats in terms of manufacturing sportswear and equipment. The name Nike is gotten from the Greek goddess of victory, so with this brand you’re always assured victory because all its products are simply great. If you really don’t believe us, ask all the great sportsmen who endorse this amazing brand—one of whom is the world’s best soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Nike D-TACK 5 Gloves may not necessarily be for soccer players only. It was designed with the primary gameplay of soccer in mind, hence the name. In soccer, you’ll need a glove that’s lightweight and can still keep you warm on the pitch… you’ll need something that gives you a good grip and ball control for when you have to restart a play with a throw-in… you’ll also need something that catches the eyes of your supporters. All these advantages this glove brings to soccer players can also be integrated into normal life, so in case you don’t play soccer, kindly read further for more details.
Do you ever think: Why does the whole glove have to be heavy? Why does it have to be so heavily padded all around it? These questions are asked all too often. Well, your answers are here. No, they don’t have to be heavy, and more importantly they don’t need to be padded all around. The answers to these questions were provided with this glove as it was designed with strategic padding that guarantees you maximum protection for where you need it the most. Some of the other areas have mesh panels and perforations to provide your hands with proper ventilation while keeping it warm still.
This glove features a hydra-grip palm that helps you to maintain your grip even in wet conditions. So even when you’re driving, mountain climbing, or doing anything that requires gripping, you’re assured that a little moisture won’t affect your grip.
For a secure and tight fit (and support for your palms and fingers), this glove comes with a wide adjustable strap. This provides you with maximum palm support that not only looks and feels snug-fit, but also works equally well when working with your hands.
If you’re not fancying the white/black gloves, why not get the black/white or red/white ones? Also, if size is a concern, you’ll be pleased to know these gloves come in medium, large and X-large and in a 1, 2 or 3-pack.
You can hardly name the top brands that deal with sports-related things without talking about Adidas. It’s one brand that prides itself in its ability to provide sportsmen and women with highly-effective, protective and safety gear that enables them to enjoy the sport they love even in unfavorable conditions. It also has excellent customer service, which provides you with the opportunity to lay complaints (you will have very few of those, by the way) and get your issue dealt with, and quickly too.
The Adidas Field Player Gloves don’t only work for soccer, even though its name may imply that. These great gloves also work excellently for other sports, including sports where you have to use your hands the majority of the time such as football, basketball, and so on because they’re made with polar fleece material which ensures warmth for your hands and provides you with excellent grip.
These gloves are integrated with Climaproof technology which also allows for body temperature regulation and helps to keep your hands warm even in cold and windy conditions.
We often get tired of our gloves because they’re never tight enough and most times slip out our fingers so we have to drag it into place over and over again, which can get somewhat tiring. That’s why this comes with negative cuffs. The negative cuffs clip the other way around which makes them tighter and more snug-fitting so you don’t have to worry about adjusting them all the time. Also if you’re worried about size, you’ll be happy to hear these gloves come in sizes ranging from 4-12.
Getting our gloves on and off can be quite a chore, especially in cases where the gloves are a tight fit (which we always love). Well, with these gloves you’re provided with a double elastic closure at the wrist which offers you easy entry and exit for your fingers into and out of your perfectly-fitting gloves (even if we’re sure you wouldn’t want to get this off anytime soon).
These gloves are great for whatever sport, whatever outdoor activity. And no matter how dirty they get, you need not worry because they’re very easy to wash; you can either hand-wash or use a washing machine, as both work equally great.
When we talk of the leading brands in the world of soccer, we talk of brands like Vizari. Everyone is well-aware that focus is what gets the job done, even Vizari. It focuses all its innovation, science findings, and technological advancements into soccer. Such focus ensures that it provides quality products 100% of the time. You can therefore call this brand a “Jake of one trade and master at it”, putting all its eggs in one basket and establishing itself as the brand to beat when it comes to anything soccer, for youth players to professionals for both men and women.
Sometimes we don’t allow our kids to play soccer because we’re too scared of them getting injured. But in all our sincerity in trying to keep our children safe, we often hurt their feelings, moving us farther from them. The Vizari Junior Match Glove provides our kids with all the protection they need for their palms, fingers, and wrists both from the elements and from injury in situations where they fall on their palms. To achieve this amount of protection, the Vizari Junior Match Glove features an exceptionally-soft latex palm area and this ensures that your children are kept safe from the cold and from hand injuries.
Because we want this for our kids, we often get worried that it will fall off during their play and that they won’t even notice—kids, huh? Well you should calm down now because this glove features an elastic wrist closure that ensures that no matter how hard and hearty your kids play, the gloves will never slip off of their hands, which ensures their safety all the time. They’re also available in multiple sizes so you should be able to get the ideal fit. Choose from sizes 4-10.
These gloves are also made in a fashionable design, adorned with beautiful colors including green, orange, and black, so your kids don’t get shy of wearing it in front of their friends. Get this glove now and show your kids how stylish and fashionable you are. This is one gift they won’t stash in their box of “uncool gifts given by parents” because it works efficiently and is still beautiful all at the same time. Does it get better than that?
The learning process is done and winter is coming. Hurry now and get you your own gloves. But note that although we’ve only featured one product per brand, some of these brands have a wide range of other gloves you can also check out.