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Equipment => Wicket Keeping => Topic started by: WalkingWicket37 on February 01, 2019, 01:24:28 PM

Title: "Best" keeping gloves
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 01, 2019, 01:24:28 PM
Hi all

Strange question as the answer will obviously be subjective, but what would you guys recommend as the "best" keeping gloves?

I'm not a proper keeper, only doing it in friendly or touring games so have been using an entry level pair of Hunts County gloves up to now. The grippy bit has now worn off and getting them re-faced would cost more than the gloves did. Is there any real benefit to buying a more premium pair?

And most importantly, what would you guys recommend?

Cheers
Title: Re: "Best" keeping gloves
Post by: richthekeeper on February 01, 2019, 01:45:16 PM
The best ones I've worn were the all white Gray Nicolls from a couple of seasons ago. The issue was that the grip didn't last very long - they wore out after less than a season!

They were super soft and comfortable though.
Title: Re: "Best" keeping gloves
Post by: thecord on February 01, 2019, 02:32:57 PM
B3 have been the best Iíve had, also tried SS, Puma, Chase, Slaz

Iím probably a snob but would always go too range, hard to go back once youíve tried the good stuff.
Often good deals around to keep the price down if you arenít in a rush too
Title: Re: "Best" keeping gloves
Post by: Tailendfielder on February 01, 2019, 06:42:38 PM
If you went top end which i doubt you will as a part time keeper. GM original and kook top of the range are class an better than anything else ive used partly because theyve lasted more than a season. These are both short cuff whch i prefer.

Last year playing in the team made up of forum members i tried on Neonís gloves. They felt really good but i havent used them so thats just first impression. Im considering buying some,  id also love to try those new GM gloves with the weird palm cause they seemed ace.
Title: Re: "Best" keeping gloves
Post by: Jlscarroll17 on February 01, 2019, 07:04:43 PM
Iíve always used GM keeping kit, the sizing is perfect and the quality is second to none, if your after a top end keeping gloves go with either the original or LE version and you wonít be disappointed
Title: Re: "Best" keeping gloves
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on February 02, 2019, 09:05:54 AM
Cam, as a keeper I have used GM kit for the last 3 seasons and must say the gloves from them are as good as anything I have used I used the entry level 303 gloves in my 1st season in OSM with a 2nd pair of inners and they were just so soft & supple from the off, obviously the palm was thinnner that top end and finger protection was basic but for the cost very good. Last year I used OLE model and by far the best & most comfortable.

I have the OLE wicket keeping gloves in sale section if your after a decent set for the odd occasion
Title: Re: "Best" keeping gloves
Post by: edge on February 02, 2019, 11:45:16 AM
I'm also in the part time keeping boat and use Red Ink gloves - not a clue how they compare to top end stuff but they're plenty good enough, kept my rock hard hands safe keeping against 75+mph last season. Nice and comfy and well protected. Also see they're available new on eBay for £22.50!
Title: Re: "Best" keeping gloves
Post by: mohawks94 on February 02, 2019, 11:51:05 AM
I've gone through a few sets coaching and occasional keeping. Best I've had were the @Neon Cricket gloves from a few years back. Regret selling them. If the current Neon gloves are the same quality then they'd be worth every penny.
Title: Re: "Best" keeping gloves
Post by: Coach on February 10, 2019, 11:32:34 PM
Old school kookaburra silvers or super greens for me.

Of the modern era GN & Kookaburra seem to be setting the pace
Title: Re: "Best" keeping gloves
Post by: Mfarank on February 11, 2019, 04:48:01 AM
Iv only kept in a couple of social fixtures and used my teammates Puma Brendan Mccullum edition keeping gloves. Dont know exactly what model but theyr black in color. They felt and played like a dream!