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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.



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




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

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