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Warrior Riot Lacrosse Gloves

Warrior Riot Lacrosse Gloves
LGR Rating
4
Avg User Rating
3.88889
(3.9/5)
of 9 reviews
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Review

Brand:
Position:
Grade:
Glove Size:
Overall:
4
Comfort:
5
Grip:
4
Protection:
4

Flying quietly under the radar are the Warrior Riot lacrosse gloves. These gloves are mainly known for their detachable cuffs, which they provide two of for colour customisation, but their features don't stop there. Single layered palm design, solid hand and finger protection, additional pinkie protection, mesh inserts in the palm and water proof exterior all come together to make a great case for these gloves.

Comfort

When we first picked up these gloves they felt surprisingly light. We wondered whether this was because we got the 12" size because they felt so tight. But no, they're 13" and are supposed to be tight when you first wear them. They loosen up quick, once the elastic on the sides of the fingers starts to move. The leather initially felt soft and started to move nicely soon after. You'll not have to wait long to break these gloves in.

There's a couple of mesh vents on the palms and a larger mesh piece near the base of the thumb. These combine well together to keep your hands well ventilated. The leather palm feels very pliable and effortlessly moves with your hand.

The great thing about gloves which are tight around the fingers is that they obey the movement of your fingers. We could effortlessly curl our fingers and wiggle them, with the gloves complicity following along.

Protection

The Warrior Riot lacrosse gloves are a little short in terms of how far they run past your wrist. We don't like this in particular, but this seems to be the general trend of gloves these days. Shorter, smaller, tighter and compact. The wrist guard has the standard 3 pad protection on the back with split to allow for the backward flex of your wrist. The two outer pads nearly touch, which equates to nearly a double layer of padding on the back of the wrist.

The outer shell of the glove feels very tough. You only need to squish the big blocks on the back of the hand or fingers to feel the firmness. You're certainly not left wondering if the padding is any good.

Looking specifically at the fingers, the Riot does have the extra pad on the side for your little finger. The padding on the back of the fingers is smartly placed so that your knuckles are directly below a pad. That's great to see. Your index finger is a little exposed on the side, but no more than most other gloves. It would be good to see a brand come up with an innovative idea for this part of the glove.

And last of all on the finger protection, the tight fit of these gloves leave very little chance of your fingers flapping around and popping out from underneath a pad. So while the tight fit may be a bit awkward or uncomfortable at first (we didn't mind it), it's worth it in the long run to put up with it.

The switchable cuffs are adequate in size to protect the back of your wrist. Our concern with the removable cuff is just that; it's removable.  Fixed cuffs do tend to fit the glove a little better. When stitched in they're less prone moving and exposing the back of your wrist. But these cuffs are pretty firm so there's probably not much chance of that.

Grip

The single layered palms give you a great feel of the shaft. No doubt about it. They feel really soft and at time it feels like you have nothing on. There aren’t any specific attachments to your fingers or palms for extra grip, but you don't need any.

We didn't feel there was any need to tape our bare aluminium shaft but it you like a real grippy feel, you could apply some.

General Wear and Tear

The exterior of the Warrior Riot gloves is water proof and very durable. No problems there.

Single layered leather means it's fractionally thinner which can mean it could wear through quicker. But it really doesn't look like it on the Riot's. We were fortunate enough to get a look at a pair that's about 1 year old.

We were unable to find any defects in the palms at all. The integrity of the leather was still intact and hardly any signs of wear and tear. The only sign of wear we could see was some pilling around the webbing of the thumb, and even that was minor. These gloves were used by a face off guy in often wet conditions, so big thumbs up to Warrior for their work here.

Leather palms don't like the wet, so to ensure your lacrosse gloves do last, you'll need to put them somewhere where they’ll get adequate air flow to dry out. If the palms do dry out and get stiff, massaging them softly and gently will loosen them up. Grabbing your stick straight away with crusty palms is a sure way to chop them up.

Summary

What we love about our job is that every once in a while we are pleasantly surprised by the quality of some lacrosse gear. The Warrior Riot lacrosse gloves are one of these. In the past these gloves have not received widespread appraisal, but we think they're a great performer right up to the top level. If you're looking for a new set of gloves, be sure to check out the Warrior Riot's.

 

 

User Reviews

  • Too weak and you feel every check

    review posted by
    1
    (1/5)
    Good:
    comfortable and feel great
    Bad:
    padding is totally weak, poor protection, not durable at all
    Overall:
    I've had these for 2 months and I'm just getting over my second swollen hand. The protection isn't that great on any part of it. Then at training the material on one of the fingers ripped. They felt great when I put them on, that's why I bought them. But they suck.

    Hope this review helps someone.
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  • Really good gloves for attack and midfield

    review posted by
    4
    (4/5)
    Good:
    lightweight, flexible and can use in all positions
    Bad:
    not that durable, palms wore a bit
    Overall:
    These glove protect my hands really well. I play attack and midfield, depending on who we're playing against, and they're great in both positions. I like them because they're light and aren't big. They're not that durable, the fabric looks abit worn after a season and the palms have started to wear out. But other than that these are great.
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  • A really good affordable glove.

    review posted by
    5
    (5/5)
    Good:
    grip, padding, soft feel, ventilation
    Bad:
    they can't be cheap for no reason
    Overall:
    The grip is great. I got these gloves instead of the Zoom's they're a lot lighter. Plus they're comfortable and have good padding and protection on the hands and fingers. They customisation with the cuffs is cool, they have some sick colors. These are by far the best gloves I've ever worn.
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  • Great gloves with a lot of cool features for midfielders

    review posted by
    5
    (5/5)
    Good:
    light and flexible, break in quick, I like the colours
    Bad:
    maybe a bit short
    Overall:
    The Riots are so light and flexible. I play midfield so that matters a lot to me. They took no time to break in, like after our warm ups they were broken in. The protection is outstanding and so is the grip. I hope they last for a long time because I love wearing them. The switchable cuffs are cool, but a bit gimicky.

    I would definitely recommend these!
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  • When I first go them I wore them all the time, they're that good

    review posted by
    5
    (5/5)
    Good:
    comfy, flex, light, they feel great, cool
    Bad:
    nothing whateva
    Overall:
    These are so sick and totallyy comfortable. I got them the other day and I love em so much I wear them around the house. They'e so comfortabe and the flexibility is good too. The two cuffs are cool, but I only use 1. The protection is good enough too. All up, awesome gloves.
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  • Really good and I can't believe how cheap they are.

    review posted by
    5
    (5/5)
    Good:
    light, comfortable, take no time to break in, not expensive, customisable
    Bad:
    nothing
    Overall:
    I love these gloves so much. They take no time to break in and are pretty much ready to go. They fit tight like a ski glove and are really comfortable. They are so worth the money, especially coz you can customise them without having to shell out for a custom pair.

    The protection is good too, especially at the price they go for. Git 'em.
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  • So cheap for what you get.

    review posted by
    5
    (5/5)
    Good:
    2 cuffs, cheap, feel great on your hands, flexible
    Bad:
    finger padding could be better.
    Overall:
    You get 2 cuffs and at the price these are such a bargain! They're comfortable to wear and feel sturdy without being inflexible. Mine broke in fairly qucikly which loosened them up a bit more. There's enough padding on the back of the hand for those big slashes, even with the air vents.
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  • Terrible protection and fall apart way too soon.

    review posted by
    1
    (1/5)
    Good:
    cheap, loght, break in quick
    Bad:
    protection, durability
    Overall:
    I've had these glove for not ever 1 season and there's aleady holes in them. Mine are really comfortable, but don't protect too well. I can feel checks and the hard checks really hurt. They're ok for the price, but if you're looking for something to protect well and last more than a seson these are not the gloves for you.
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  • Good andd really lightweight

    review posted by
    4
    (4/5)
    Good:
    light, comfortable, durable, breathability
    Bad:
    protection isn't the best
    Overall:
    These gloves are so light and comfortbale. They're really well ventialted and keep my hands cool. I play attack and they're really slick. The protection isn't the greatest but I knew that when I bought them. I needed something that I couldn't feel when playing.

    The cuff is a good idea, but should really matter. These are comparable to the superlights. Pretty basic, light and comfortable without all the bells and whistles weighing them down.
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