Slazenger cricket batting gloves 2013 review

Slazenger cricket batting gloves

Slazenger cricket batting gloves

Slazenger Panther cricket batting gloves

Protection Rating: Club

Construction: PVC

Profile: Sausage Style (6 Piece)

Weight (Pair): 350g / 11.7oz

Palm: Calf Leather Palm with

V Ventilation

Finger Protection: Cotton Filled High Grade

PVC Finger Rolls on Top and Bottom Hand

Side Protection: NA

Thumb: Two Piece Angled Cut Thumb

Gusset: Air Flow System

Lining: NA

Strap System: 50mm Single Sided

Sweatband

 

slazenger panther cricket batting gloves

slazenger panther cricket batting gloves

Quality : 1

Comfort : 1

Protection : 1

Score of 3/9

To be honest…not an awesome set of cricket batting gloves, but when we were in school we all used gloves exactly like this and i think these gloves are great for just that…a school or club kit where children are going to be using them…they will be cheap so if they dont get looked after that wont be an issue. If you are playing adult club cricket then you want better gloves than this..

Slazenger Xlite cricket batting gloves.

Protection Rating: International

Construction: Test Match Quality Korean PU

Profile: Multi-Flex Chamber (15 Piece)

Weight (Pair): 300g / 10.3oz

Palm: Grade A Sheep Leather

Palm with V Ventilation / Grey Indian Pittard Wear Patches

Finger Protection: Reinforced Ultra-Flex HD Foam Chambers / Shaped

1500K Armour Protection

on Lead Fingers / Braided Fibre Insert Casing

Side Protection: 3 Piece Top Hand Side

Bolster / 1 Piece Bottom Hand Bolster

Thumb: Two Piece Angled Cut Thumb

Gusset: Air Flow System

Lining: Soft Fill Towelling with Comfort Foam

Strap System: 50mm Double Sided Sweatband / New Low Profile Slazenger Embossed Quick Release Straps

Slazenger Xlite cricket batting gloves

Slazenger Xlite cricket batting gloves

Quality : 2

Comfort : 2

Protection : 2

Score of 6/9

Pretty good / solid set of gloves…not sure any international players will be wearing these as the top hand protection is quite average but overall these gloves are good and gets the nod from me…the bottom hand blowing finger protection is international quality and these batting gloves do offer some good comfort and good flexibility….im thinking….serious club / county cricketer for these gloves and they are also nice and light..

Slazenger Pro cricket batting gloves

Protection Rating: County/Premier Club

Construction: Action PU

Profile: Hybrid Sausage/Chamber

Style (9 Piece)

Weight (Pair): 297g / 9.6 oz

Palm: Grade A Calf Leather Palm with V Ventilation

Finger Protection: Crosslink Foam Sausage

Style Fingers with Split 3rd and 4th Finger

Chambers / 2 x Armour- Tec V4 Protection on Lead Fingers

Side Protection: 3 Piece Top Hand Side

Bolster / 1 Piece Bottom Hand Bolster

Thumb: Two Piece Angled Cut Thumb

Gusset: Air Flow System

Lining: Soft Fill Comfort Foam

Strap System: 50mm Double Sided

Sweatband / New Low Profile Slazenger Embossed Quick Release Straps

slazenger pro cricket batting gloves

slazenger pro cricket batting gloves

Quality : 2

Comfort : 1

Protection : 2

Score of 5/9

These gloves fit snug but lack some flexibility in the fingers…This is definitely a mid range set of gloves. Material quality is average but will be perfectly fine for club level cricketers who are on a budget..

Slazenger Ultra cricket batting gloves

Protection Rating: Club

Construction: Action PVC + PU

Profile: Hybrid Sausage/Chamber

Style (9 Piece)

Weight (Pair): 343g / 13.7 oz

Palm: Calf Leather Palm with

V Ventilation

Finger Protection: 2 x Finger Plates for

Additional Protection on Lead Fingers

Side Protection: 3 Piece Top Hand Side Bolster

Thumb: Two Piece Angled Cut Thumb

Gusset: Air Flow System

Lining: Cotton

Strap System: 50mm Single Sided

Sweatband / New Low Profile Slazenger

Embossed Quick Release Straps

slazenger ultra cricket batting gloves

slazenger ultra cricket batting gloves

Quality : 1

Comfort : 2

Protection : 2

Score of 5/9

This is a ” club ” set of cricket batting gloves so dont expect top of the line…These gloves are comfortable and i like the flexibility in the fingers.. They also look pretty cool..They have a full leather palm and some average added protection on the bowling fingers..overall a sold pair of club gloves. They are also a little heavy..

Slazenger Test cricket batting gloves.

Protection Rating: County/Premier Club

Construction: Action PU

Profile: Hybrid Sausage/Chamber

Style (9 Piece)

Weight (Pair): 357g / 13oz

Palm: Calf Leather Palm with V Ventilation

Finger Protection: Crosslink Foam Cut

Sausage Style Fingers with Split 3rd and 4th

Finger Chambers / 2 x Armour-Tec V4 Protection

on Lead Fingers / 2 x Finger Plates for Added

Protection on Lead Fingers

Side Protection: 3 Piece Top Hand Side Bolster

Thumb: Two Piece Angled Cut Thumb

Gusset: Air Flow System

Lining: Soft Fill Comfort Foam

Strap System: 50mm Double Sided

Sweatband / New

Low Profile Slazenger

Embossed Quick Release Straps

slazenger test cricket batting gloves

slazenger test cricket batting gloves

Quality : 1

Comfort : 1

Protection : 1

Score of 3/9

Slazenger say these are county or premier club level gloves….i would disagree…i would say these cricket batting gloves are still club level…at county you probably need international level gloves so that would not be these…although i play club level and use international level gloves..I really like the overall quality of these gloves but find there isn’t enough flexibility in the fingers and they are also a little heavy.

Slazenger Elite cricket batting gloves

Protection Rating: International

Construction: Test Match Quality Korean

PU

Profile: Traditional Pre-Formed

Sausage Style (9 Piece)

Weight (Pair): 369g / 13 oz

Palm: Grade A Calf Leather

Palm with V Ventilation /

Grey Indian Pittard Wear Patches

Finger Protection: Traditional HD Foam

Sausage Fingers with Extra Protective Wrap /

4 x Armour-Tec V4 Dual

Protection on Lead Fingers / 2 x Finger Plates

for Added Protection on Lead Fingers

Side Protection: 3 Piece Top Hand Side

Bolster / 1 Piece Bottom Hand Bolster

Thumb: Two Piece Angled Cut Thumb

Gusset: Air Flow System

Lining: Soft Fill Comfort Foam

Strap System: 50mm Double Sided

Sweatband / New Low Profile Slazenger

Embossed Quick Release Straps

slazenger elite cricket batting gloves

slazenger elite cricket batting gloves

Quality : 2

Comfort : 2

Protection : 2

Score of 6/9

Getting closer..but still not quite international level…i mean come on. these wont stand up to being wrapped on the gloves by Dale Steyn. Still a good set of gloves but really only club level.Lacks a bit of flexibility on the fingers..

Slazenger Pro Tour cricket batting gloves.

Protection Rating: International

Construction: Premium Quality Leather

Profile: Traditional Sausage Style

Weight (Pair): 437g / 15.2oz

Palm: Grade A Sheep Leather

with V Ventilation

Finger Protection: Triple Layer Full Finger

Protection / 2 x Wrapped Finger Plates with HD

Foam Cut Strips on Lead Fingers

Side Protection: 3 Piece Top Hand Side

Bolster / 1 Piece Bottom Hand Bolster

Thumb: Two Piece Straight Cut

Thumb with ‘Genuine Leather’ Stamp

Gusset: Air Flow System

Lining: Soft Fill Comfort Foam

Strap System: 50mm Double Sided

Sweatband

slazenger pro tour cricket batting gloves

slazenger pro tour cricket batting gloves

Quality : 3

Comfort : 2

Protection : 3

Score of 8/9

Traditional international level full leather cricket batting gloves…..i think that pretty much sums up how i feel about these gloves….Nice …i like them. good protection, great quality, just a touch stiff due to the full sausage fingers but thats what you get for maximum protection…The only negative would be the weight, but international level cricketers can deal with that.

Slazenger Ultimate cricket batting gloves

slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

Protection Rating: International

Construction: Test Match Quality Korean PU

Profile: Multi-Flex Chamber (16 Piece)

Weight (Pair): 310g / 10.8 oz

slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

Palm: Carbon Fibre WR100X

Pittards Leather Palm with V Ventilation

Finger Protection: Reinforced ‘Shark Tooth’

HD Foam Chambers on All Fingers / Shaped

1500K Armour Protection on Lead Fingers

Slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

Slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

Side Protection: 3 Piece Top Hand Side

Bolster / 1 Piece Bottom Hand Bolster

Thumb: Two Piece 1500K Angled Cut Thumb

slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

Gusset: Air Flow System

slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

Lining: Soft Fill Towelling with Comfort Foam

Strap System: 50mm Double Sided

Sweatband / New Low Profile Slazenger

Embossed Quick Release Straps

slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

slazenger ultimate cricket batting gloves

Quality : 3

Comfort : 3

Protection : 3

Score of 9/9

Its simple…BUY these gloves if you want some Slazenger gloves…These ultimate batting gloves are just that…The ultimate…They use synthetic materials to keep the weight down and materials like Carbon Fibre to maximize protection of the bowling fingers and thumb. If i was to have slazenger gloves these would be them.

So my overall thoughts of the new 2013 range is that they are pretty good.Maybe not quite as good as maybe the SG gloves as those are possible the best as far as value for money is concerned but these slazenger gloves will be close…I am still yet to see the prices of these gloves and that may be the deciding factor..Overall a good solid range with something for everybody.

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