When I first saw the UA Highlight Football gloves I thought they looked really interesting. The first thing that jumps out at you is the elongated wrist portion of the glove. This uses Under Armour’s CompFit technology. Really it is just a longer wrist, but it does make the glove feel like it fits a little better than other gloves. Another feature that the extra wrist coverage provides is extra area for the tacktified surface. Where it normally ends at the palm, the stickiness extends a little bit down the wrist. While this might help you catch the ball, the real benefit is holding on to the ball after you catch it. The nose of the football has a little extra area to stick to on your wrist, so we found it a little better for fumble avoidance.
These football gloves really look cool.
I really like the different colored index finger and the extended wrist has a nice look that is different from most gloves on the market. Like the review of the UA F3 Full Fingered Football Glove, we noticed how sticky these gloves are and we had high hopes for them.
These football gloves are not cheap. The pair we got cost $60 at our local sporting goods store. That is quite a bit of money to shell out for athletic equipment, but maybe it’s worth it if you can perform better on the football field. These are the kind of things that don’t matter for pros or colleges, because they aren’t paying for their own gloves. But for a guy who plays in a flag football league on the weekends, or a single parent who wants their child to have good football gloves and good football shin guards, price is always a factor. When it comes to football gloves, my opinion is that they are all quite good when compared to wearing nothing. If you can’t afford these gloves, there are plenty of cheaper options that will give you much of the same advantages as the UA Highlight gloves we tested.