DC Kits You Out – Gloves

DC has chatted with the #ballers over at EP Sports to bring Britballers a guide to purchasing their own football equipment ahead of the season kicking off.

We’ve split our guide by each core bit of kit, and also by loose purchasing brackets to help you select the best tools to compete whether you’re a seasoned veteran, or a Rookie still unsure whether Britball is the game for you!

Today we look to straddle the line between utility and #swag – with a great piece of kit to both help you play better… and look better to boot!


Gloves are not essential (if you don’t care about swagging out!) but a large majority of players wear them, they come highly recommended.

They are generally split into three types; receiver, padded receiver and lineman.

Receiver gloves will have very sticky palms (just don’t go there!) and very little protection on the back of the hand. They’re typically used by wideouts and defensive backs.

Padded gloves usually have sticky palms and some sort of padding on the back of the hand, and are designed for players likely to get their hands on the ball, but need a bit more protection – running backs, linebackers, etc.

Lineman gloves, which as the name suggests are designed for both offensive and defensive lineman, have the best protection but not much stick on the palms.

Pro tip: A separate pair of gloves for training keeps your game day gloves fresh.

New member of the #BritballNation and not sure American Football’s your jam? Let’s start you out with a few great value options to hide the fact you’ve ‘fallen a little behind’ on your gym sessions.

Receiver

Under Armour F5 (£32.50):

Super sticky palms. Heatgear compression fabric gives unrivalled comfort and fit.  Extremely good value for money.  No matter what your team colours there is an F5 to match!

Padded

Wilson GST Big Skill Football (£34.99):

Most economical padded receiver glove available. Breathable stretch poly and seamless protective padding combined with the Wilson TackTach 3D Big Skill Palm.

Lineman

Wilson MVP TackTech Lineman Gloves (£29.99):

Most economical lineman glove on the market. Allows you to afford both gloves AND an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Value Pick

Adidas Digicamo (£27.50):

 

You’ve gotten through that rookie year and been bitten by the Britball bug – or perhaps you knew this was the sport from you right from the outset? Either way, these upgrades step up the price a little, but also the quality and comfort offered.

 

Receiver

Nike Vapor Jet 4 (£44.99):

The most popular receiver glove currently around. Wide range of colours means you can match your mits to your kit!

Padded

Under Armour Fierce VI (£44.99):

Lightweight padding coupled with great mobility offers you a great balanced of grip, flexibility and protection in almost any game situation.

Lineman

Nike D Tack 5 Lineman (£62.50):

One of the best lineman gloves in recent years and currently the most fashionable lineman glove around.  One of the few lineman gloves that is available in a range of colours.  Offers good protection and breathability.

Value Pick

Adidas Adizero 5 Star 6.0 (£42.50):

Awesome value for a top receiver glove. Multi-directional stretch fabric provides elite flexibility where players need it most and GRIPTACK palm provides an unparalleled grip in all weather conditions. Huge range of colours to match your uniform.

You’re set on #Britball4Life and want the best quality kit available. Protect yourself while putting others on their butts and pulling shapes in the end zone as you swag it out in the same gear the pros are stepping out in on Sundays.

Receiver

Nike Vapor Knit 2 (£57.50):

The most popular receiver glove currently around. Wide range of colours means you can match your mits to your kit!

Padded

Nike Superbad 4 (£54.99):

The ultimate multi-purpose glove combines extra sticky Magnigrip and protective padding.  This glove is so versatile that it can be worn at any position and is available in a wide range of colours making this one of the most dynamic digit protectors on the market!

 

Lineman

Cutters S931 Force 2.0 Lineman (£69.99):

Cutters the Force combines significant protection with a lightweight comfortable fit. The palm features strategically placed C-TACKTM Material for increased grip along with a padded palm patch for protection when blocking and tackling

Value Pick

Cutters S451-SE Rev Pro 2.0 Special Edition (£44.99):

The Rev Pro 2.0 Football Glove is the perfect combination of performance, fit, and durability. The Special Edition S451 offers players a range of camo and digital camo options for some added Swag points.

 


EP Sports are a British American Football supplier that pride themselves in having the most knowledgeable staff in Europe when it comes to American Football equipment

EP are a company built by #Ballers FOR #Ballers, with their staff having a combined experience of having played and coached football for well over three decades at some of the highest levels in Europe. Joe and his team at EP Sports hold stakes in two Swedish National Championships, one European Champions League win, a Britbowl, a Norwegian National Championship and three UK Divisional Championships.

EP currently offer the largest range of American Football product in the UK and one of the largest in Europe, working with top brands including Nike, Under Armour, Schutt Sports, Rawlings, Adidas, Wilson, Douglas Pads, Cutters Gloves, Shock Doctor, Riddell, Xenith and many others.

Their combination of football experience and years working with top brands allows them to provide customers with the best advice and knowledge on football equipment in the UK. Their aim is to put players and coaches in the best position to win before they step onto the field.

#PrepareToWin

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Nick 'Willy Tee' Wilson-Town hails from the South West where he's spent the last decade bouncing around various teams at the university and senior level. He came to fame on the now departed unofficial forum thanks to his regularly irreverent Uniball predictions and general 'BUAFL wafflage'. Follow him on twitter @WillyTee1