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Don’t let them get cold or injured

Typical ice hockey conditions are hidden within its name. This game, whether played in an arena or outside, will always be played on ice and therefore in colder temperatures. Of course, players rarely even notice this fact. Ice hockey is a fact and active game and players rarely get cold. Maybe only the most bored goalie can get occasional shivers from the low temperatures.

Hockey is a famously violent game. High speed crashes, falls and contact between players is common. That is why you need appropriate protective equipment for different parts of your body.

For both of these problems, there is a common solution – appropriate and professional ice hockey gloves. These gloves are highly specialized and suitable for all conditions and situations one might experience on a hockey field. Without gloves, broken palms and fingers might be one of the most common injuries in the game. No mistake – they still are common, only not that serious, thanks to the protection.

What can I choose from

Size. Just as with most of the protective equipment we have at HockeyPoint, ice hockey gloves are divided between different age groups – junior and senior gloves. These are, of course, different in size, but it varies wildly between age groups as well. Everybody has their own comfortable size, that is why we have gathered gloves from sizes XS to XL. It is important that hockey gloves fit well, so we don’t recommend experimenting with sizes.

Brand and color. When it comes to hockey equipment, a lot of players try to find the same brand for all their equipment. If that is your thing – you have come to the right place. We have hockey gloves from CCM, Bauer, Jackson, Reebok and others. If you have a favorite color – you will most probably be able to find it here as well. Most hockey gloves are dark by default. Having tacky gloves that are an eye catcher would be a disadvantage to the player, but they may have some colorful nuances, so gloves that fit for your color style can be easily found. 

Palms. For ice hockey gloves there are not many things to add. They are just as functional as they need to be. But for those times, they may feel uncomfortable, too big or already worn out, you can buy additional inner gloves – palms, to help you restore the quality of your glove. If you usually share gloves with other players, this is a great way to think about hygiene, while sharing gloves.

How much should I put aside?

 Just as with a lot of other hockey equipment, there is quite a big price range for hockey gloves. Most affordable gloves start from just under 40 EUR, but most expensive around 150 EUR. The only major difference between these products – thickness. Cheaper products are not as thick as more expensive hockey gloves, therefore they may offer less protection in dangerous game situations. We suggest considering this when you are buying gloves for training sessions or the real games.

  1. Key Features of Hockey Gloves

a. Protective Padding

Hockey gloves feature protective padding that covers the backhand, fingers, and wrists to protect against impacts from sticks, pucks, and other players. The padding is typically made of foam and reinforced with plastic inserts for added strength and durability.

b. Comfort and Flexibility

Hockey gloves are designed to be comfortable and flexible, allowing players to move their hands and fingers freely while still providing ample protection. Many gloves feature a moisture-wicking lining to help keep hands dry and reduce sweat buildup.

c. Palm Materials

The palm of a hockey glove can be made from a variety of materials, including leather, synthetic materials, and mesh. Different materials offer varying levels of durability, grip, and feel on the stick.

  1. The Importance of Proper Fit for Hockey Gloves

Selecting the right size and fit for hockey gloves is essential for ensuring optimal protection and performance on the ice. Gloves that are too loose or too tight can be uncomfortable, restrict movement, and leave players vulnerable to injury. To find the correct size, measure the player's hand from the tip of the middle finger to the wrist, and refer to the manufacturer's sizing chart.

When trying on hockey gloves, consider the following:

  • The gloves should fit snugly but not be too tight, allowing for freedom of movement and flexibility.
  • The fingers should reach the end of the glove, and the tips of the fingers should not touch the end of the glove.
  • The wrist cuff should fit securely, but not be too tight, to prevent the glove from slipping off during play.
  1. Price Points for Hockey Gloves

Hockey gloves are available at various price points, ranging from €40 to €200. The price typically reflects the quality of materials, level of protection, and additional features offered by the gloves.

  • Entry-Level (€40-€80): Entry-level hockey gloves offer basic protection and are suitable for recreational or beginner players. They typically feature a simpler design and fewer advanced features.
  • Mid-Range (€80-€120): Mid-range hockey gloves provide a balance of protection, comfort, and advanced features. These gloves are suitable for intermediate and advanced players who require a higher level of protection and performance.
  • High-End (€120-€200): High-end hockey gloves offer premium protection and are designed for elite players who demand top-of-the-line features and materials. They often incorporate advanced technologies, such as lightweight materials, enhanced ventilation, and improved mobility.


Choosing the right hockey gloves is crucial for ensuring both safety and comfort on the ice. Understanding the key features of hockey gloves, the importance of proper fit, and the various price points available can help players make informed decisions when selecting their gear. Investing in high-quality, well-fitting hockey gloves can significantly enhance a player's hockey experience, allowing them to play with confidence and focus on improving their game.