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MY REVIEW - Golf Gloves [HIRZL, BIONIC, G FORE , Mac Wet!]


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So - as in the topic - I went through A LOT of golf gloves. So here is my subjective opinion.

 

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Most OEM's like Ping, Callaway, FJ - I've never been a massive fan. They never fit me very well.

 

I'll focus on the 4 that stick out for me.

 

HIRZL - ( http://www.hirzl.com/index.php/en/golf-en)  not sure if you know the brand; but I used them before in other sports so thought I'll give them a chance.

They run a little big to their size, so my usual M/L was rather big - so I went for an M. Fit was good, they're rather on the 'thicker' side thanks to the Kangaroo -grip- leather. It also has a bit of a rubbery feel to it, so depending on whenever you like it or not it may be the best thing since sliced bread ... or not :) 

I thought I'll note that they do grip pretty well when wet too - which for me in the UK is a big deal.

They last for a very, very long time.

 

BIONIC GOLF - ( http://www.bionicgloves.com/product/3203) - Run true to size (M/L for me). I've had a wrist injury so I found it as additional support to practice during my recovery. Only the Performance one is USGA conforming. 

Talk about THICK golf glove :) They have special 'ridges' to help hold the grip and promote a 'light' grip. It also promotes a way later release, so it may be a suitable glove for those with early release issues.  For me - as I don't really have any issues with grip - I lost quite a bit of feel, and produced a lot of pushes. And I ended up gripping with much more force as a result of the thickness/lack of feeling for the grip.

They're definitely something to try out if you haven't - as it can tremendously help your game.

They also last forever. A LOT longer than regular glove.

 

G/Fore - ( https://www.gfore.com/men-shop/men-s-collection-glove-4188.html) Those are super thin, super well fitting gloves. Run true to size again, and even feel 'tight' but after a few shots they're like second skin. They are in a lot of different colours - the problem with it is that they tend to run. So if you don't want to have a purple hand after a round - i'd advise against them :) They're also pretty useless with moisture. Like all Cabaretta gloves I guess. and if you have a tendency of putting your gloves into your bag straight after a round - they will be ruined as they become hard and uncomfortable. Let it air dry on the side of your bag.

They don't last super long ( around 15-20 rounds for me)  and are on the more expensive side. But the quality is amazing.

On a side note - the customer service and buying G/FORE stuff in the UK directly from them is an utterly s*** experience :) 

 

MACWET - ( https://www.glenmuir.com/catalogue/macwet-gloves-pairs/) Love those. For dry conditions, especially when super cold and I need to wear 2 gloves those are my goto. In the rain - they're not the greatest, but they hold up OK. They have amazing feeling, are super comfortable and would be my glove of choice if not the price (£30) and the fact they they last around 10 rounds (that's around 3 weeks for me).

 

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So - as in the topic - I went through A LOT of golf gloves. So here is my subjective opinion.

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BO0nf0-BA-y

 

jyvbFc6.jpg

Most OEM's like Ping, Callaway, FJ - I've never been a massive fan. They never fit me very well.

 

I'll focus on the 4 that stick out for me.

 

HIRZL - ( http://www.hirzl.com/index.php/en/golf-en) not sure if you know the brand; but I used them before in other sports so thought I'll give them a chance.

They run a little big to their size, so my usual M/L was rather big - so I went for an M. Fit was good, they're rather on the 'thicker' side thanks to the Kangaroo -grip- leather. It also has a bit of a rubbery feel to it, so depending on whenever you like it or not it may be the best thing since sliced bread ... or not :)

I thought I'll note that they do grip pretty well when wet too - which for me in the UK is a big deal.

They last for a very, very long time.

 

BIONIC GOLF - ( http://www.bionicgloves.com/product/3203) - Run true to size (M/L for me). I've had a wrist injury so I found it as additional support to practice during my recovery. Only the Performance one is USGA conforming.

Talk about THICK golf glove :) They have special 'ridges' to help hold the grip and promote a 'light' grip. It also promotes a way later release, so it may be a suitable glove for those with early release issues. For me - as I don't really have any issues with grip - I lost quite a bit of feel, and produced a lot of pushes. And I ended up gripping with much more force as a result of the thickness/lack of feeling for the grip.

They're definitely something to try out if you haven't - as it can tremendously help your game.

They also last forever. A LOT longer than regular glove.

 

G/Fore - ( https://www.gfore.com/men-shop/men-s-collection-glove-4188.html) Those are super thin, super well fitting gloves. Run true to size again, and even feel 'tight' but after a few shots they're like second skin. They are in a lot of different colours - the problem with it is that they tend to run. So if you don't want to have a purple hand after a round - i'd advise against them :) They're also pretty useless with moisture. Like all Cabaretta gloves I guess. and if you have a tendency of putting your gloves into your bag straight after a round - they will be ruined as they become hard and uncomfortable. Let it air dry on the side of your bag.

They don't last super long ( around 15-20 rounds for me) and are on the more expensive side. But the quality is amazing.

On a side note - the customer service and buying G/FORE stuff in the UK directly from them is an utterly s*** experience :)

 

MACWET - ( https://www.glenmuir.com/catalogue/macwet-gloves-pairs/) Love those. For dry conditions, especially when super cold and I need to wear 2 gloves those are my goto. In the rain - they're not the greatest, but they hold up OK. They have amazing feeling, are super comfortable and would be my glove of choice if not the price (£30) and the fact they they last around 10 rounds (that's around 3 weeks for me).

 

Hope you enjoyed the little read-through! :)

Nice post. I'm a very big fan of Hirzl but they're nowhere to be found in the US now. Not sure what's going on with them. I was fortunate to pick up a pair of Kakadu gloves when I was in Australia earlier this year. They wear as long if not longer than Hirzl and are made of kangaroo leather as well. However be forewarned they run a full size smaller. So my typical XL needs to be a XXL. They don't have a store in the US, however, for about $8. USD they'll ship from Australia. Both Hirzl and Kakadu wear 2-3 times longer than regular gloves.

 

I've also used Bionic, they do last a bit longer than other traditional gloves like FJ, but I do find the palm (which is padded) on a couple of gloves I had wore through quickly.

 

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Nice post. I'm a very big fan of Hirzl but they're nowhere to be found in the US. Not sure what's going on with them. I was fortunate to pick up a pair of Kakadu gloves when I was in Australia earlier this year. They wear as long if not longer than Hirzl and are made of kangaroo leather as well. However be forewarned they run a full size smaller. So my typical XL needs to be a XXL. They don't have a store in the US, however, for about $8. USD they'll ship from Australia.

 

 

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Hey Tony, thanks!

 

I'd suggest ebay. I dont think anyone would bother counterfeiting them to be honest. Had a quick look for you and there is an abundance of them on your side of the pond :)

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So - as in the topic - I went through A LOT of golf gloves. So here is my subjective opinion.

 

jyvbFc6.jpg

 

I'll focus on the 4 that stick out for me.

 

Hope you enjoyed the little read-through! :)

Awesome! Stuff like this is why I love this site! I also am a Hirzl fan. They're really good, IMO.

Might have tried the G/Fore; now, I'll pass. Probably would have NEVER tried a Bionic. Now, I'll most likely give one a go!

 

Thanks!!

 

 

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Thanks for sharing your review.

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I've tried a lot of golf gloves and the Bionic Relaxed Fit is my jam. I love it. I only need to replace them if I get in the mood for a new glove but they fit a consistent size over the course of multiple seasons of use.

 

I've even got 2 still in my bag (in addition to the gamer) as back up gloves in case things get wet.

 

 

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Hey Tony, thanks!

 

I'd suggest ebay. I dont think anyone would bother counterfeiting them to be honest. Had a quick look for you and there is an abundance of them on your side of the pond :)

Tried eBay and just about every other site. You can find odd sizes like small or cadet, but if you're a lefty in an XL there's no hope. What I also find strange is that there is no distributor for them (now) in the US.

 

 

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Tried eBay and just about every other site. You can find odd sizes like small or cadet, but if you're a lefty in an XL there's no hope. What I also find strange is that there is no distributor for them (now) in the US.

 

 

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I've reached out to them, maybe they can point you in the right direction!

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Awesome! Stuff like this is why I love this site! I also am a Hirzl fan. They're really good, IMO.

Might have tried the G/Fore; now, I'll pass. Probably would have NEVER tried a Bionic. Now, I'll most likely give one a go!

 

Thanks!!

 

 

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Thanks! I have not been playing for long, but I've struggled so much trying to find equipment and clothing I like... Most reviews are useless (for me at least). So I hope mine will help someone even a little :)

There is A LOT more coming lol so stay tuned! :) Especially clothing! 

 

I've tried a lot of golf gloves and the Bionic Relaxed Fit is my jam. I love it. I only need to replace them if I get in the mood for a new glove but they fit a consistent size over the course of multiple seasons of use.

 

I've even got 2 still in my bag (in addition to the gamer) as back up gloves in case things get wet.

 

 

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Hah! Unfortunately not USGA approved, and I play with huge sticklers :( 

And yes, they do last forever. Mine lasted me ~3 months or so (40 rounds?).

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Tried eBay and just about every other site. You can find odd sizes like small or cadet, but if you're a lefty in an XL there's no hope. What I also find strange is that there is no distributor for them (now) in the US.

 

 

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They came through and said their new distributor is: 

 

https://www.zeit4golf.com:-) And they have lefty XL's ! :) 

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Awesome! Stuff like this is why I love this site! I also am a Hirzl fan. They're really good, IMO.

Might have tried the G/Fore; now, I'll pass. Probably would have NEVER tried a Bionic. Now, I'll most likely give one a go!

 

Thanks!!

 

 

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15-20 rounds is way too long!

I use a gloves for 4-5 rounds max then i chuck it, once the softness and tackiness is gone so is the glove..

so durability isn't really important.

Srixon zstar is my favourite...

 

 

 

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15-20 rounds is way too long!

I use a gloves for 4-5 rounds max then i chuck it, once the softness and tackiness is gone so is the glove..

so durability isn't really important.

Srixon zstar is my favourite...

 

 

 

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Well, the Bionics don't really lose softness / tackiness. 

 

I also play 3/4 times a week, so changing gloves that often would mean what, an extra $1000 a year on gloves? :-) 

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Thanks! I have not been playing for long, but I've struggled so much trying to find equipment and clothing I like... Most reviews are useless (for me at least). So I hope mine will help someone even a little :)

There is A LOT more coming lol so stay tuned! :) Especially clothing!

 

 

Hah! Unfortunately not USGA approved, and I play with huge sticklers :(

And yes, they do last forever. Mine lasted me ~3 months or so (40 rounds?).

 

I didn't know USGA had regulations on gloves. Welp, I guess all my rounds are illegal because I love the Bionic.

 

Am willing to try the Hizrl if I can find one of the wild colors at a good price.

 

 

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They came through and said their new distributor is:

 

https://www.zeit4golf.com:-) And they have lefty XL's ! :)

Just checked their site they're sold out on XL RH gloves.

 

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For those looking for some Hirzl gloves, Rock Bottom golf has some.  Might be able to find some coupons for free shipping to help with the cost.   

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Just checked their site they're sold out on XL RH gloves.

 

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Talked to someone in-house, said gloves coming through customs so check back next Friday.

 

 

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Talked to someone in-house, said gloves coming through customs so check back next Friday.

 

 

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Cool! thanks Kieldog.

 

 

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I'm a big fan of the hirzl gloves. Things are indestructible and are the best glove for sweaty hands/hot humid summers I've used, no comparison really.

 

 

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Still waiting for Zeit4golf to update their inventory. No RH XL gloves yet.

 

 

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Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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