Tips for Buying New Hockey Gloves
If you’re playing hockey, a good pair of hockey gloves should always be on your wish list. Hockey gloves are an extremely important piece of hockey gear - protecting your hands from sticks, flying pucks and unforeseen ice burns. With all the choices available in today's market, we understand that making the right decision takes time. That’s why we’ve created a cheat sheet of the most important things to consider:
How Often Do I Need to Change My Gloves?
Back in the day, gloves were made of high quality thick leather for protection and fit. It use to take months to work them in, and even then, years before the main glove would break down. You use to re-palm them a couple of times before you needed to buy new ones! Today, gloves are ready to go day one! That is great, however, the downside is that they breakdown quicker, and so they become looser, torn, and loose their protective value. Today, players who play often usually replace their gloves every year or two.
Let's take a look at the four factors to consider when purchasing new gloves:
Now that price is out of the way, comfort is one of the key factors when it comes to your performance. Feeling too hot, too cold, too constricted or feeling like your gloves are about to fall off, is not a good way to enjoy the game. The comfort of each glove will vary from person to person, so make sure you choose a pair that's comfortable for you and only you.
Make sure to pick gloves with enough padding, a thicker shell, durable leather on the palm and a flexible thumb configuration.
A glove should fit “like a glove," it's that simple. If the gloves don't fit just right, you hinder your ability to handle the puck, make passes and most importantly, score goals!
One tip for a great fit is that your fingertips should not touch the end of the glove. This is because the space left in between is meant to protect you from injuries such as flying pucks and unforeseen slashes.
If you are in the market for your first pair of gloves or a new pair of gloves, we would highly recommend visiting our glove section. All of the models come equipped with a standard lock thumb system which keeps your thumbs from bending backwards. You can shop now by clicking here.