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Glove Make & Model : OneGlove Nova Type 2 Cut : Hybrid Cut – a rolled fingertip with gussets where the palm becomes a traditional flat palm at the base of the fingers Latex : 4mm Pro Contact Latex Wrist Strap : Mid-Split strap Wrist Entry : Traditional bandadge style wrist strap Glove Body : Hex mesh body for ventilation Finger Protection : Nope Price : e.g £38.99 plus p&p Where from : Available at a few places including www.great-save.comand www.theoneglove.com- I purchased mine from the latter First Impressions The gloves come with a plastic film on the palm, obviously this needs to be removed. The fit is very snug when first placed on the hand but you straight away notice the quality of the materials used within the glove. The cut creates a very snug feel and takes some getting used to so would recommend wearing these in a good warm up or two or even a couple training sessions before wearing them in a game. Use I have got two pairs of these gloves. The first pair has been worn approx 8-10 times on both grass and 4g surfaces. I wore them for a couple of pre season training sessions before I wore them in a game. Due to it being pre season and the ridiculously hot summer we had in England, these were worn in very warm conditions. The latex performed very well as you’d kind of at least expect for a contact latex in dry weather but what impressed me most was the durability and resistance to abrasion that the contact latex demonstrated. The second pair have been worn through the beginning of the season in a few training sessions and games and have held up well in damp conditions. I haven’t been able to use these in really wet conditions yet but due to them being a contact foam, I suspect the grip will decrease as it slightly did when they were used in light rain. The foam backing and internal materials in the glove give a very nice cushioned feel when catching the ball. As mentioned before, the cut gives an unusual feel if you’re not used to it but after a few uses it feels very nice around the ball. The tips of the fingers roll around the fingers and are stitched onto the backhand as per a roll traditional roll finger cut glove but the hybrid element of these gloves is that the base of the fingers is a more traditional flat palm with a mesh gusset. The thumb wrap adds a nice fit and feel to the thumb. The gloves feature a rubber punch zone across the backhand that add a small amount of protection and extra feel for the ball when punching away crosses or shots. The punch zone is not restrictive at all and still allows full flexibility throughout the backhand. The mid-split stretch strap is a nice touch. It has held up well to my persistent strapping and unstrapping of my gloves and gives a nice supportive feel around my wrist. Ratings (out of 10) Looks – 7/10 – Very nice looking glove and the constellation camo adds a detail not seen in other gloves at a similar price point Fit – 9/10 – near perfect fit. Very comfortable gloves that true to size in my usual size 10 Build Quality – 10/10 – no stitching or faults at all so far so can not fault them. Dry Grip – 9/10 – can’t fault them too much. Quite a thirsty latex so keep a bottle of water handy but otherwise very very good. Wet Grip – cant comment entirely, in the damp grip dropped slightly to 7/10 Durability – very good so far, 9/10 for abrasion. Grip has faded somewhat but abrasion resistance is still good. Overall 8.5/10 – Very good gloves. The price isn’t included within the ratings but I suspect that these will rate highly compared to gloves from the bigger brands available. A very solid glove. Conclusion Would happily recommend these to people as a very good match glove. Worn across many leagues and standards of football and they hold their own in a very competitive market. One of the most progressive brands out there at the moment. For Images of the gloves - https://photos.app.goo.gl/JcmDZ1kZDoWC61F79. - The gloves that have a more grey looking palm are the pair that have been worn numerous times. The other pair still have flecks of grass on them and have been worn 2-3 times
Glove Make & Model : SoloPortero MUSSA STRONG PRO CHR GLOVE Cut : Hybrid; Rolled index and pinky, negative middle fingers. Latex : 4mm of Gigagrip latex. Internal Latex : Yes, on all five fingers, although nothing on palm. Wrist Strap & Wrist Entry : "Extra long nepoprene wristband featuring a natural latex closure strap that is 2 cm wider, to reinforce even more the wrist area." Glove Body : "Micro Perforated Fabric (MPF) to enhance ventilation. Natural latex pieces to achieve a balanced glove. It incorporates gel as the punching element, used for clearances." Finger Protection : None available. Price : €69.99 $86USD ￡61 $109AUD Where from : www.futbolemotion.com First Impressions First impressions out of the bag, was the extra long neoprene wrist entry, with the extremely large wrist strap. The latex felt quite powdery straight out of the bag, and I only gave them one prewash before running out in them for the first match of the season. The backhand felt very solid at first, and I felt as though the glove was constructed quite well. The palm of the glove runs rather small though, and I felt that is finishes too high on the palm, this takes some getting use to. Use I have used the gloves in a total of 5 matches so far, all in dry hot Australian weather, as well as all 5 being on artificial grass. So as I said I ran out in them for the first match of the season, a big game against Sydney FC. I was extremely underwhelmed with their performance during the opening exchanges of the match, with the only positives being the comfort, and secure feel on hand. As the game began to liven up, so did the latex, toward the end of the match I felt a lot more confident and trusting in them then I did in the opening minutes. After another wash, I again went out into a game, this time the gloves still didn't feel up to scratch, and certainly not like a ￡60 gigagrip glove. As much as I wanted to love these they gave me no reason to, as in the third match and after the third wash they still didn't perform as I wished them to, along with huge chunks of the backhand beginning to come away. After 5 matches I've already decided to retire these gloves, as they do not provide me with any confidence at all, and they are beginning to deteriorate at a fast rate. I really hope I just got a dodgy pair from SP as they seem like a great company. I've got a pair of the Aqua Mussa gloves that I will be pulling out sometime during the middle of the season, and I hope they change my view. Ratings (out of 10) Looks- 8/10; Simple red black and white design, that always looks nice. Fit- 7.5/10; I ordered my usual size 10, and they fit really well, one of the positives of this glove, the wrist strap and entry is phenomenal, but my only qualm is the palm finishing too high. Build Quality - 6/10 The shape of these gloves is great, with not a baggy part of the glove, and none of the stitching has popped. The only issue is the chunks coming away on the backhand, along with the palm tearing very quickly. Dry Grip- 7/10 Its not bad, felt better when slightly damp. Wet Grip- N/A haven't had the opportunity to try. Durability- 6/10 The latex on the backhand has fallen apart, with huge chunks coming off. Along with this around the webbed part between thumb and index finger the latex on the palm has began to tear quiet badly. Apart from that the fingertips have just the usual chipping you would expect from playing 5 matches on artificial turf. Overall- 5.75/10 Conclusion I was really disappointed and upset with the performance of the Soloportero Mussa Strong CHR Pro, they were a glove I really wanted to love, but just couldn't get along with. As I said earlier I really hope I just got a dodgy pair, and that these are normally of much better quality. Pictures - https://imgur.com/a/c7hGR