I have used the Roeckl Chester Grip Gloves for about 3 months and I am really liking them thus far. I reviewed another pair of Roeckl gloves which were the Madrid Gloves, and I wasn’t too fond of them as they did not last.
The Chester Grip Gloves come in an array of colours:
They retail for around 160AED / 44US$.
||6 – 11
||wrist band with CARELESS CLOSURE, TOUCHSCREEN COMPATIBLE
The Roeckl Chester Glove combines grip technology with the latest in riding fashion. This classic glove is made from ROECK-GRIP, a very fine synthetic leather with an excellent grip, supple, breathable and elastic. This glove fits like a second skin, giving you exactly what you need: a real feel of the reins.
Touch screen compatibility provides optimal convenience as you won’t have to remove your glove to use your smartphone. These slim and stylish gloves have textured palms for grip and VELCRO® brand back closures with subtle branding. Easy-care.
I got my gloves in the Charcoal colour, and in a size 7. The touchscreen compatibility is surprisingly very responsive. I actually do have another pair in White which I only keep for dressage shows. They fit my hand really well and have a light feeling which I appreciate with the hot weather here. The classic look and simple detail make these gloves a timeless purchase.
They are flexible and have great solid grip, without compromising the feel. I personally favor short cuff gloves as they allow for more flexibility, which these gloves provide. I love the black piping with the grey. I find that it contrasts very well and matches anything you or your horse wear.
With time, the gloves did get looser and looser around the fingers. I am not sure why this is the case, it seems a bit strange. Even so, they are still functioning really well with no holes or deterioration in the material. The inner palm area seems to custom fit me still and is very well intact with again, no signs of deterioration.
Strings have been coming out of place but I just cut them off. No stitching has come apart yet, I think they were just loose from the beginning.
Note: I still did not try washing them. They may shrink back to normal size around the fingers if I do. I will keep you updated.
|• Wide range of colours + sizes
• Great grip
• Classic look
• Short cuff
|• Loose stitching
• Stretches out (within 3 months without washing)
Verdict: I love them. I would definitely recommend a pair and you are bound to find the colour you like with the many options available. I know Roeckl does many different types of gloves; some last and some don’t, but these seem to hold up well.