customer review

ProKennex Pure 1 Racquetball Gloves

Comments: Love this glove! Before using this glove, I used a budget glove (Head Renegade) with a variety of grips and wraps and was generally satisfied.  On a whim, I decided to spend a little more and try this glove.  I really liked it.  I later switched to the Python racquet grip.  Great, great combination.  There is zero slippage, but it's also not tacky, so switching between forehand and backhand grips is seamless.  Love this glove! Added info.  As a bald racquetball player that sweats a lot, I have always worn sweatbands and would always sweat through quite a few of them, especially in a tournament.  In searching for solutions for that issue, I happened across Arrid Extra Dry Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant Cream and tried it. . . on my head before racquetball games.  It worked really well on my head.  Since it's a cream, it has to be applied by hand.  By sheer luck, I applied the anti-perspirant using my left hand as I'm left-handed.  Well, understandably my hand sweats a lot less.  The result is that one glove (no liner) lasts me through three nearly non-stop hours of intense racquetball play.  Serendipity!  I also don't need to have six (or more) of these $20 gloves that I love hanging on my bag.  I'll do just fine with two, or three if I want to splurge. All said, you'll find no better combination than this glove paired with a Python grip.
From: Jeff, Richmond, TX, USA, 09/16
Skill-level: B-C 

Comments: Recently purchased this glove in XL due to the reviews of it being oversized. Personally I think the glove is true to size and was too small for my large hands. I would certainly get the 2XL if I were to purchase again. After about 3 league matches and one class it has developed a hole in the palm. The glove is still usable but the hole is disappointing.  It may have prematurely failed due to how tight it was but still unfortunate.  Other than this I do like the feel. 
From: Ryan, WI, USA, 01/16
Skill-level: B 

Comments: The Pure 1 glove is super on grip but quality control varies glove to glove regarding fit.  Some are tighter than others.  Some have short finger or thumbs but I use them anyway.  I would buy it just for the superb gripping factor alone.
From: Robert, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA, 09/15
Skill-level: A+ 

Comments: Excelente guante, me arma perfecto en mi mano. Anteriormente utilizaba otras marcas y con el tiempo el cuero se endureca­a. El cuero de estos guantes mantiene su suavidad. Estoy muy contento con este modelo y voy a comprar mas.  
From: Augusto L., Ecuador, 06/15
Skill-level: B 

Comments: This glove was cut very weird. I have been using Head Ballistic XL. Its ok, no complaints. Thought I should try a few others before ordering 6 of the Head gloves. Received the glove today and it is cut weird. The fingers are slightly too short and very tight(tight is fine). The weird part is that the thumb is about 1/4 inch too long. It is going back. 
From: Dave, Garden Grove, CA
Skill-level: C 

Comments: I recommend this product to any one by it her or his, if your hands sweating a lot and want a nice grip, this is the right glove ( improve your game ), I play between 5-10 games a day and they are really good.
From: Alfredo L., Tuscaloosa, AL, USA, 12/14
Skill-level: C-B 

Comments: Wow, these are really nice gloves. They are clearly well-made--they have double stitching throughout--and the materials are high quality. The leather is also both amazingly supple and "grippy" at the same time. They feel great on my hand. I haven't used every racquetball glove out there, but I'm very happy with these.
From: Mo, Oakland, CA, USA, 03/14
Skill-level: Beginner-intermediate 

Comments: I got this glove on an exchange after using a Python glove for one day and it ripped during the first game. RbW had great customer service to allow me to exchange it for a different glove.  I asked them about this glove and they said they loved this glove so I gave this one a shot. It has been an outstanding glove.  The quality if this glove is the best I've personally seen since I have been playing.
From: Ox, Eglin AFB, FL, USA, 10/13

Comments: Excellent glove!!! does not slip when wet, works in a very amazing way either you use a wrap or rubber grip, excellent breathability, long lasting materials PK guys created for me the best glove so far...
From: Greg, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 10/13
Skill-level: Open 

Comments: Excelente agarre no se moja con sudor duradero.
From: Mike, Alajuela, Costa Rica, 06/12

Comments: This is the best glove I have ever does not get slippery when wet and provides the grip I need. They last a very long time. When I have to get another glove this will be the one I choose.
From: John, Davison, MI, USA, 03/12
Skill-level: advanced

Comments: The guys of RBW recommended this glove to me at an IRT tournament in Colorado Springs 5 years ago, never turned back!
From: Don, Parker, CO, USA, 03/12
Skill-level: A

Comments: Best glove I've ever owned, period.  Great comfort, excellent tack when combined with my Head IRT Pro Grip. Stayed dry for 4 games (1.5 hours).
From: Austin, OKC, OK, USA, 02/12
Skill-level: C Player

Comments: Best glove I've tried so far, it's my favorite. Great grip, breathable and it dries fast (doesn't stink up like some other gloves). The material is not thick, so it's very comfortable.
From: Jesse, Long Beach, CA, USA, 06/11
Skill-level: REC

Comments: This has been my favorite glove overall for a few years.  I always try new / different gloves, but end up coming back to the Pure 1.
From: Rick, Atlanta, GA, USA, 10/09
Skill-level: B

Comments: Great, tacky glove. Sticks extremely well to the Vision II grip!
From: Rick, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, 06/09
Skill-level: C player

Comments: What a great glove this is! Breathable, dependable when you need the grip, and fits well on the hand. I also noticed it dries very quickly compared to other gloves I have used. I'll be sticking with this one for a while.
From: Steve, OH, USA
Skill-level: B

Comments: Never going to use another glove again. The best glove. Period. If you've never used it, try one. You'll love it.
From: Chase, TX, USA

Comments: All around best glove out there. Provides great grip for your racquet, and also feels great.
From: Ethan, TX, USA, 10/08
Skill-level: B

Comments: This glove feels awesome on your hand, and it also has an extremly good grip on your racquet.
From: Ethan W., TX, USA, 09/08
Skill-level: B/C

Comments: Great when dry, I sweat through easily. Keep at least 7.
From: Thomas, 05/08
Skill-level: A

Racquetball Warehouse Play Tester: Kyle Merritt

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Comments: Great grip while they're dry. I will go through a couple of these in a tournament because of palm moisture. Best glove out there when they are dry.

Comfort 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Comments: This glove is soft and ergonomic with no rubbing or slipping inside. The leather stretches nicely to fit your hand.

Breathability 1 2 3 4 5 6-7 8 9 10
Comments: It is individual but my hand seems to sweat through these in 2-3 games.

Durability 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Comments: I easily get 15-20 games out of each glove. I do rotate about 6-10 gloves on my bag at any time.

Overall Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Comments: I love this glove and will continue to stay loyal until they stop making it.

Would you consider purchasing this glove? Yes
Would you recommend it to a friend? Yes

Racquetball Warehouse Play Tester: Ben LoBue

Grip 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Comments: Great grip from soft and textured leather.

Comfort 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Comments: The most comfortable glove I have worn yet.

Breathability 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Comments: You would expect to sacrifice breathability with comfort but not with these. They breathe well for me but I do not sweat excessively.

Durability 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Comments: The gloves are well made and will take a good amount of abuse before needing to be replaced.

Overall Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Comments: The gloves do not offer a lot of protection (no extra padding), but have the best out of the package comfort of any glove I have tried.

Would you consider purchasing this glove? Yes
Would you recommend it to a friend? Yes

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