Mechanix work gloves vs. Brine lacrosse gloves
First is the Mechanix Original Glove. They say it’s all purpose and I’d agree. The thing I like most about this glove is how it fits my hand. It fits. I have large hands and the fact is most gloves do not fit my hands. With most gloves, when I curl my fingers the part of the glove that should be over my knuckles is down around where a ring would be if I wore rings. And then when I open my hand a spread my fingers out I can feel how much the glove restricts my hand and movement of my fingers. But with the Mechanix Original Glove in size XL none of that happens so this is a glove that I have sought out over the years. Most of the time I buy more than one pair at a time so I know I’ll always have a pair.
For bike polo I like them because they are light and protect well from the small cuts and scrapes hands will get in a game. I have to mention the palm, it’s one of the things I like most about this glove. The palm, from all five finger tips, side to side, and down to the wrist is one piece of Clarino Synthetic Leather. There are no seams or even stitching between my skin and mallet. Just a simple layer of synthetic leather that has never made me feel there was too much or not enough grip. Also the price on this glove is in the right range for my budget $20 -$25 depending what store I find them. And yes they are imported.
Next I want to show a glove my teammate Paul just picked up. I think I might get some for myself because I’m looking for more protection out of my gloves. Right now I’m just getting past a serious hand injury that happened the last time I was in Madison, WI. I was playing without my regular gloves and it would not have mattered if I were because what happened is I bent all my fingers backwards much farther than they wanted to go. Because of that I’ve been off the court for the most part but I just can’t not play at all. I’ve played a few game here and there but with my hand hurting I see the need for more support from a glove along with more protection.
Last week Paul showed me his re-up on lacrosse gloves, the Brine MP Instigator Glove. His are sized at 13″ and fit my hand pretty well. I didn’t know this but the gloves are measured from finger tip to wrist guard, and most glove are offered in 10″, 12″ or 13″. I tried them out for a minute and I think I’m gonna spend the $40+ dollars to order a pair from lacrosse.com. As for this particular glove the MP stands for Mikey Powell and they are only available on lacrosse.com but if you look around you’ll see that there are many lacrosse gloves to chose from. And yes these are imported too.