Lacrosse Gloves Guide
Lacrosse gloves are one of the most important pieces of equipment in your bag. You need to have a glove that will allow you to get the best feel of the stick as well as be protective enough to avoid injuries. The glove is the main point of contact you have with your stick and in order for you to succeed at your full potential, your glove needs to fit correctly and you need maximum protection. ComLax offers many different types of gloves from leading brands such as Brine, Warrior, STX, Maverik, Nike and Under Armour that can provide you with both flexibility and protection.
SizingSizing lacrosse gloves is hard without actually trying on an actual pair, but we will guide you in the best way possible. It depends on what you are looking for. Lacrosse gloves are designed to fit closely to the hand for maximum protection and a snug fit throughout. You will notice that on lacrosse gloves there are more breaks in the padding than hockey gloves. These additional breaks allow lacrosse players to have higher levels of mobility without having to lose any important protection. You want to have a glove that is going to fit comfortably but also correctly protect your hands. Some players like to have a tighter fitting lacrosse glove and some like to have a looser fitting option. Gloves range from sizes 8”, 10”, 12”, 13”, and sometimes 14.” Here is a chart showing a breakdown based on age and weight on which size glove you should look for:
Here is a quick video on how to properly fit gloves:
Ask Yourself: Where Do You Hold Your Lacrosse Stick? In Your Hands!
With that said, you need to be able to fluidly move your fingers without any restrictions so that you can handle your stick correctly and not palm it. The top of your hand should be a nice volume fit throughout the glove but not too tight where it restricts your wrist from moving freely from the rest of the glove. If you put on lacrosse gloves and your fingers are touching the top edge of the finger gussets, then the glove is too small (see video for example). Most gloves now have wrist guard that will allow your wrist to move independent from the rest of the glove while still giving high levels of protection. When fitting gloves, make sure that the cuff of the glove is right in line with the point where your wrist meets your hand.
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Goalie:Until the mid-2000’s, it was very common to see goalies with the same gloves field players use. Back then, goalie gloves were not even an option. With new technology and a lot of research and design, manufacturers have now come out with gloves specifically for goalies as well. What makes a goalie glove so different, you might ask?? Well for one thing, the thumb is completely overhauled with reinforcements because when you grab a goalie stick your thumb is the most exposed part of your hand and can be subject to getting jammed back or broken. Also, the padding on the top of the hand is increased to provide the back of the hand with great protection as well. Now some goalies choose to wear field gloves because they can be more flexible, but understand you are taking a risk with wearing a field glove.
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