What's new? How much does it cost? And how does it perform? Jack Backhouse brings you the low down on the new Skins Golf Cabretta Leather golf glove
Skins Golf are a new brand looking to change up the glove market by offering funky designs on a tour standard leather glove.
Straight out of the packet, you can feel the quality of the leather, so how did we find it? Find out in our Skins Golf Cabretta Leather golf glove review.
Skins Golf Cabretta Leather golf glove review: NCG Summary
These gloves are a great fit and extremely durable; why wouldn’t you want to add some style to what’s a historically boring piece of golf equipment?
This glove offers you everything you’d expect from a tour standard cabretta leather glove and looks way better too.
- Quality leather
- Smart in all different designs
- Plenty of size options
- May upset some traditionalists (this might also be considered a pro)
Skins Golf Cabretta Leather golf glove
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There’s something about opening the packet and putting on a fresh leather glove that gives you the feeling that things are about to get serious. You don’t put on a new glove just for any old social knock, do you? Slipping your hand into a cabretta leather glove that’s ever so slightly too small, knowing that it’ll stretch perfectly to your hand size, is a special moment you have before a round.
Golf gloves are boring, right? They are generally always white, and the gloves that aren’t white are really just not cool; I think we can all agree. But with golf’s recent surge in popularity, new brands are popping up, injecting fun and style into the game that we haven’t previously seen a lot of.
Skins Golf are one of these new brands; born in 2022, they are on a mission to introduce style, creativity and charisma into cabretta leather golf gloves. I wasn’t totally sure this was possible until I received 3 in the post, but I stand corrected.
I am fairly particular about gloves; they have to be quality leather, appropriately sized for my tiny hands, and durable. As soon as I took the Skins Golf Cabretta Leather golf glove out of the packet, I knew I was never going to wear another glove brand again.
Made from AAA cabretta leather, these gloves are the same quality you would expect from your more mainstream golf brands top of the range tour glove. They’re really soft and will mould to your hand shape and size perfectly after a decent practice session or warm-up.
The issue brands have had when trying to make a ‘cool’ glove is that they move away from white leather completely, and they basically write off all the golfers, like me, who would only wear white. Skins Golf, however, have added patterns and designs subtly to the trim of the glove so that we still have the white leather glove feel and look, just with some added panache. I love it.
On Course Testing
I’ve worn these gloves for a couple of months now, and so I am in a great place to comment on how the gloves play and last over a period of time. I’ve worn the same glove for probably over 10 rounds now, an I’ve not worn through it, and it has kept its shape really well.
Normally with a leather glove, I find that after a few rounds, the fingers can become baggy, or for some reason, the thumb loses its shape and twists; this does not happen with a Skins Golf glove.
I’ve even worn it on wet, drizzly days at my home club Sand Moor in Leeds (the weather has been terrible in the UK for what feels like 3 months), and it has survived getting wet, then dry, then wet, then dry really well. It still has grip and hasn’t lost its shape at all, which is amazing!
I really like these gloves and am fairly confident anyone who tries one will too. There are loads of styles to choose from on the website, and if you get some, expect to receive compliments.
Fit: True to Size/Small/Large
Value for Money: 9.5/10
Skins Golf Cabretta Leather golf glove review: The Details
Sizes: S/M/ML/L/XL in men’s and women
Colours: 9 different styles available
More info: Skins Website
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