X Spann Golf Gloves
A Great Idea that Misses the Mark
I purchased three of these gloves, and after trying one on I was extremely optimistic. High quality, soft leather, comfortable fit, and the back was breathable and comfortable, minus the velcro strap. The fit was snug and tight, didn't restrict movement at all, and the rubber "grip" inserts and suede leather on the last two fingers felt great when I held a club.
Unfortunately, my optimism was short-lived after my first round out on the course with the glove. The glove was very difficult to take off and put back on, due to how tight it is at the opening. I remove my glove to putt, and after the first or second time removing the glove, the material on the back began to tear at the seams. Even though it is almost a mesh the black fabric on the back got hot in the sun quickly, causing my hand to sweat a little more than usual. When I finished my round, I noticed a large, painful blister where my pinky finger meets my palm, due to the seam running along the base of the last two fingers to integrate the two suede leather fingers with the rest of the smooth cabretta leather. By the end of the round, there were a couple large holes on the back of the glove, and a rip along a seam where the thumb pad meets the palm, caused by taking the glove off and putting it on. By the end of one 18 hole round, the glove was more or less unplayable (other than maybe becoming a practice glove), due to rips at the seams and stretching nearly a whole size.
My results with this glove were disappointing- my initial reaction to the glove was very optimistic, but, unfortunately, it just didn't perform how I had hoped on the course. This is very unfortunate, as I had high hopes for this glove, but unfortunately Callaway has some serious kinks to work out on this one before I would consider buying this glove again. As it is now, the design is not up to par functionally.
Please refer to the two photos I have included, both taken after playing one 18 hole round with a small bucket of balls prior to warm up. Not the condition I would expect after 18 holes of golf with a glove, and I did not abuse or treat the glove any differently than I would any other glove I have worn previously.
November 13, 2014
Was worried this glove would feel loose compared to those with the velcro closure. Fits very snug and after a few rounds still fits just as snug as the first one.
March 11, 2013
Played this glove for the first time in a tournament. I enjoyed the ease of being able to take it on and off without any difficulty. Held up very well. Gave great feel on each shot throughout the round. Looking forward to playing more rounds with this glove and buying some more.
March 4, 2013
Fantastic and Frustrating
Fantastic: this is flat out the most comfortable glove I have ever worn: soft, supple, more breathable than most - literally like a second skin. Gorgeous.
Frustrating: when I put it on i feel like a someone lying on the floor pulling up the zip of a pair of jeans that are too small. It is near impossible. And taking it off is twice as bad - after a hot round you feel like cutting them off like Springsteen's jeans.
I have no idea what to think about it: for its primary function its a 5, but i could easily give it zero!
If you putt in your glove and never take it off all round (like me), then this is for you.
October 15, 2014
Great features but bad design
Loved the glove but found it uncomfortable by the 4th and 5 th fingers where there is a seam sewn into the glove. The glove pinches my hand when I grip the club. Otherwise the slip on design is really cool. Seems durable and I liked the fit except for the seam.
September 24, 2013