Last summer I got my hands into a pair of completely black Powell Lacrosse Switchback gloves. After a summer of field games and a winter season of box I’m ready to review these gloves and let you know my thoughts on
The Switchback stock gloves are available in a classic all black or a snazzy all white, but teams can also place custom team orders, with a lot of options available. This summer we saw Poland and Denmark wearing
When you first put the gloves on they fit nice and snug. They are not bulky in the least, and provide excellent range of motion immediately. There are small gaps between padding in certain areas to allow for the added movement and increased comfort, but at no point over the last six months have I felt that my hands were exposed. The fingers and thumb allow for excellent range of motion and dexterity, but they also sit firmly on top of your fingers, just as they should, so protection is never compromised.
There is a fine line between the extremes of comfort or protection, and
When it comes to really connecting with your stick, the
Every aspect of the Powell Switchback lacrosse glove is a testament to function. Quite simply, these gloves work wonderfully. What takes these gloves to the next level is that they function so well AND feel so good on your hands. I’m always looking for a pair of gloves that protect my hands incredibly well, but I’m also looking for gloves that don’t get in my way and almost allow me to forget I’m wearing gloves at all. The Switchback gloves have passed every test I’ve thrown at them, and they’ve done so with flying colors. If you’re looking for a pair of gloves that gives you everything you need, and nothing you don’t, I’d highly recommend this product.
I have a lot of gloves in my collection, and there a number of different pairs I’d happily wear, but for the last six months I’ve been grabbing the all black