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Gray Nicolls 2017 Batting Gloves Review

November 27, 2016

Gray Nicolls 2017 Batting Gloves Review

Gray Nicolls Legend Batting Gloves 2017

The Gray Nicolls Legend is the top of the range classic glove made for Test level performance. Since most batting injuries are on the hands it is essential to have a glove that is both high in protection and yet light and comfortable to wear. The Legend provides the protection through a series of interlocking V designs which has high density lightweight foam to absorb impact.


In addition the Legend has side and thumb impact bars with gel protection as these are vulnerable areas for the batsman. The comfort element for the Legend is provided by premium grade leather palms which provides exceptional feel and moisture control. The interlocking design also allows for flexibility and comfort. Legend comes only in adult sizes of large, medium and small.

Gray Nicolls Prestige Batting Gloves 2017

Gray Nicolls Prestige gloves come in at around half the price of the Legend but like the Legend is rated as Test level. It has the traditional pre-curved fingers which has soft fill for comfort. The lead fingers of the Prestige have an additional fibre shield and the thumb and finger has a gel cap to give additional protection.


In addition, the Prestige has sponge between the fingers and the bat handle to prevent injuries when the finger is squeezed against the handle. Comfort in the Prestige range comes from side ventilation to remove moisture and sweat bands on the wrist area. The palm is made from soft leather. This glove comes in large, medium and small sizes and also youth size.

Gray NicollsSelect Batting Gloves 2017

Gray Nicolls Select is rated as a Club level glove. It is a more basic glove than the Legend and Prestige which, along with the Select,  makeup the Classic range, but like the Prestige it has curved fingers which are soft filled.


The Select, also like the Prestige, has a fibre shield on the lead fingers. There is side ventilation and sweat bands to provide comfort. This glove has leather palms for comfort. Sizes available in Youths, Medium and Large.

Gray Nicolls Velocity XP1 Batting Gloves 2017

The Gray Nicolls Velocity XP1 Test gloves are rated 5 stars for protection, comfort and lightness. The key feature of the Velocity XP1 Test glove is the three interlocking levels of protection for the fingers consisting of 39 interlocking sections. This gives the Velocity XP1 great flexibility with maximum protection. In addition there is a fibre shell  on the fingers and the thumb is of the same design with three sections for flexibility and protection. The Velocity XP1 Test also has a three section side impact bar with gel protection. For comfort and grip the gloves have a palm made from the highest quality Pittards leather.  The Velocity range sports a green and yellow colored trim with a black and white checkered wrist band. These gloves come in M size only.


The Gray Nicolls Velocity XP1 800 glove is aimed at players of a high standard. It is rated five star for lightness and four stars for comfort and protection. It has a 29  multi section, pre curved, split fingered design with a three section thumb. There is a two finger fibre shield overlay for protection. The Velocity XP1 800 uses X-lite foam to reduce weight while keeping a high level of impact protection which is enhanced by the use of a side impact bar. The palm is made from sheepskin leather. this glove comes available in Youth and Mens Medium sizes.

The Gray Nicolls Velocity XP1 500 glove is aimed at the club player and rates three star for protection and comfort and four stars for lightness. The glove is pre curved multi section split finger design. There is also a first finger shield incorporated. The Velocity XP1 500 uses high density foam and traditional padding for protection. The palm is made from sheepskin leather to give great feel and comfort. This glove is available in both men's and youth sizes.

At the Academy level Gray Nicolls have the Velocity XP1 100 glove. It has a 14 section, pre-curved foam and cotton fill design. Aimed at the younger player the Velocity XP1 100 has a comfort and protection  rating of two stars and a lightness rating of 5 stars. There is a sweatband for moisture control and the palm is made from calf leather. This gloves is available in mini, small junior, junior and youth sizes.

Gray Nicolls Predator 3 Batting Gloves 2017

In the Gray Nicolls Predator glove series the Predator 3 1500 is top of the range. It is rated as five stars for protection, comfort and lightness. These are the gloves rated suitable for Test players. It has 32 pre-curved interlocking sections on the fingers built from X-Lite High Density Foam. The thumb is built in three interlocking sections. On the Predator 3 1500 the first two fingers are protected by a fibershield casing. In addition there is a three sectioned side impact bar with gel protection. The palm of the Predator 3 1500 is made from Pittards high quality leather for feel and comfort and there is a sweatband on the wrist. The Predator 3 1500 comes in small and medium sizes only.


The Predator 3 1000 glove is rated as five star for comfort and lightness and four stars for protection. They are rated as being suitable for the Test and County level player. Like the 1500 the Predator 3 1000 has 32 pre-curved interlocking sections and the first two fingers are protected with a fiber shield casing. The gove contains soft fill for comfort and protection. The thumb also comes in three interlocking sections  and there is a 3 section side bar for added protection. The Predator 3 1000  has a palm of sheepskin leather for comfort and grip and sweatband for moisture control. The gloves come in size small, medium and large.

The Predator 3 600 is rated 2 star for protection, 5 star for lightness and 4 star for comfort. These gloves are designed for Club or County level players. The Predator 3 600 has 24 interlocking sections with X-Lite High Density Foam and a soft fill. The Predator 3 600 also has a 3 section side protection. The palm is of sheepskin leather for grip and comfort and a sweat band in black and white for moisture control. This glove comes in small junior, junior, youth and mens sizes.

The Predator 3 450 is a glove aimed at the amateur club player. It has full length pre-curved protection on the fingers with a 15 section high density foam fill. This model is rated at 5 star for lightness, 3 for comfort and 2 for protection. The palm of the Predator 3 450 is made from calf leather and there is a sweatband on the wrist area for moisture control. The Predator 3 450 comes in sizes small junior, junior, youth and mens sizes.

For the Academy level players Gray Nicolls have produced the Predator 3 250 which has a 2 star rating for protection, 2 stars for comfort and 5 stars for lightness. The gloves have a 22 section, pre-curved finger and thumb design, filled with foam and cotton. The gloves have calf leather palms and a sweatband around the wrist area.  The Predator 3 450 comes in sizes small junior, junior, youth and mens sizes .

Gray Nicolls Supernova  Batting Gloves 2017

The Gray Nicolls Supernova Test batting glove is the top of the range in the Supernova series. It has a sixteen section high density foam design with a fibre shield for protection and flexibility. On the Supernova Test gloves the thumb is protected with a three section design and an impact bar made from XRD foam. The palm is made from high quality leather. The Supernova Test comes in small medium and large men's sizes.


The   Supernova 900 is aimed at the first class cricket level. It has the traditional pre-curved fingers with fibre shielding. The thumb area is perforated to allow for moisture control. The Supernova 900 combines high density foam with traditional padding to form a dual layer protection and has soft fill for comfort. The blue and black colour give the gloves an elegant appearance.

Supernova 500 is the club level glove from Gray Nicolls There is a fibre shield on the first two fingers which is combined with a gel protection and a sponge underlay on the fingers and thumb. The Supernova 500 has the airflow system and a side sweatband for moisture control and comfort. The palm is made from leather. 

The Supernova Academy is aimed at the junior level player, It has soft fill on the pre-curved fingers and a fibre shield on the first finger.

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