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Best Hockey Gloves 2018

Whether it’s your first time shopping for gloves and you have no idea where to start or you’re looking for the ultimate glove guide to confirm your deep-seeded brand loyalties, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how our pros shape up today’s crowded glove market.

1. Bauer Vapor 1X

The Vapor 1X’s are today’s most popular glove at the professional level. Over 16% of NHL players wear them. But why are they so popular?

Vapor 1X’s are not only one of the most flexible gloves you’ll find on the market today, but they’re also -- according to Bauer -- the fastest drying glove made to date. Looking for a glove that will enhance your stick skills but also dry fast enough so that your Mom doesn’t have to smell your bag the whole car ride home? These are your gloves.

2. CCM HG12

CCM’s recent work with the HG12’s has gotten a lot of praise both at the professional and amateur level. They’re incredibly flexible, with seven separate padding panels on the back of the hand, combined with a lightweight, traditional, three-piece protection over the fingers.

3. Warrior Covert QRL

The Covert line has proven to be Warrior’s most popular high-performance glove line over the past few years. Warrior loves advertising the Covert’s “floating cuff” feature, and for good reason. The Coverts are the choice of approximately 9% of all NHL players today, so you know you’ll be in good company with these ultra lightweight gloves.

4. CCM CL Pro

CCM’s name for its CL glove line describes the product perfectly: “Crazy Light.” With a tapered fit and extremely flexible top hand padding, these gloves are practically broken in right out of the box.

5. Warrior Dynasty AX1

If you’re a defenseman, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better glove than these Warriors. They’re the perfect fit for your classic blue-liner bruiser. They have a traditional padding style with four rolls and are ultra protective against any shots you might take to the hand.

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