Protective gear is a necessary part of lacrosse. Your gloves are designed to keep your body in full working order so you can give yourself, your team and your season everything you’ve got. The best players are healthy players, choose the gear that will keep you on top of your game in 2015. These are our top 10 picks for 2015. Shop them all at LACROSSE.COM with the links below.
A staple for top schools like UNC, Nike’s Vapor Elite is 10% lighter than any previous Vapor models. It features a streamlined cuff for optimal flexibility This glove is designed for advanced players, hence the “elite” designation.
2. STX Cell III
A favorite of Charlotte Hound Ryan Yound, the STX Cell II features a durable, full nash palm for superior grip and stick feel. Key safety features include dual-density foam throughout the glove with strategic placement of polyethylene plastic board, for added protection in key areas. You’ll also find these top gloves on players at Johns Hopkins and Ohio State.
3. Maverik M3
A favorite of Maverik’s Billy Bitter, the Maverik M3 is a great combination of comfort and protection. Notre Dame fans will spot the Fighting Irish in these gloves during the 2015 season.
4. Warrior EVO
Warrior’s EVO is staple in New York Lizard Kyle Hartzel’s arsenal. Known for it’s low profile, the Warrior EVO features a AX Suede touch, and features D30 Aero foam and Cage FLX backhand. This is Warrior’s most premium glove. Ever.
Brine’s King V features new and improved flexibility, with an added safety features. Ventilator Fresh liner keeps your gloves dry and odor-free. Rob Pannell has designed and uses his own version of the King V.
Under Armour’s Command glove was built for protection and touch. The Command features floating thumb pieces and a suspension pad in the backhand to flex with you and protect your hand from impact. Maryland and Loyola fans can find their team in these gloves in 2015.
Gait stepped up the protection in their Recon Pro. This glove features added protection in the thumb and fingers (areas of your hand that are most likely to get whacked) and reinforced other high-impact areas with additional plastic. Durable palm made of leather and mesh. Sub cuff adds protection. Gear junkies can find these gloves on UVa’s players in 2015.
8. Maverik Rome NXT
The Maverik Rome NXT glove features Durastretch tapered gussets for maximum flexbility, and XFOAM impact-resistant foam for protection.
9. STX Stallion HD
Expansion joint fingers, floating knuckle system and domed knuckle protection for enhanced finger flexibility. For beginning and intermediate players, check out the STX Stallion 100 line.
Rounding up our top 10 is the Brine Clutch, and it performs after its namesake; this glove is clutch. Flexible and breathable, Brine’s outfitted the Clutch with a Clarino suede palm for improved stick feel. Strategically-placed dual-density foam absorbs any impact you might face on the field.
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