- Totally light glove. The Brine King Superlight lacrosse gloves are just that, very light. These are totally light; close to 6oz which is once more… very light! Brine has been able to significantly reduce the weight by replacing the primary cloth with lighter varieties.
- Good little finger protection. Boasting a number of outstanding features, the King Superlight lacrosse gloves do approach safety seriously. The little finger coverage is upgraded with additional pad on the side. It is good that Brine has not ruled out this attribute in their pursuit to make the glove super light-weight, and also as it is very common on gloves these days.
- Awesome feel and break in quickly. One exceptional characteristic of these gloves is the grip. It’s very comfortable, has a nice texture and is ready to go from the start. When actively playing with a taped handle, the grip was extremely good; and I believe maybe a bit too good. These gloves just require a handle that has a small level of grip, if any. The King Superlight gloves feel great once you first wear them. The break-in period is almost nothing and in no time they have adjusted for your hands. The thumb was a little bit stiff at the beginning, but massaging it loosened it up. The palm material did well in the wet. Certain gloves do lose a bit of grip in the wet and it’s great to discover that these still function well.
- Hands remain cool and dry. The palms and the fingers of the Superlights feature two main venting regions. Adding to that to keep your hands dry are the mesh inserts in the palm which improve air flow. The mesh sections in the fingers also boost additional air-flow. Brine has integrated a moisture managing liner inside the Superlights that is meant to absorb excessive sweat. In high performance equipment, these liners are a common component and function effectively. I’m surprised to find it in gloves at this price point. Moisture wicking fabrics do smell after some time, but what gloves don’t?
- Don’t extend very far past your hand. The King Superlights don’t run much more past your wrist, but this appears to be the norm for all the gloves at the moment. This lower profile design seems to be extremely popular, but I do not really like how short they are. One benefit, however, is the fact that your wrist mobility isn’t really restricted in any way.
- General protection is so-so. The shock absorption at the rear of the palm and fingers will be the primary talking point for these gloves. The cushioning on the King Superlights is okay, but not what you will call excellent. The protection on the top-line gloves is extremely solid, but when I squash the pads of the Superlights there simply was not the same stiffness or hardness. I did feel hard slashes right through the gloves and that was not from hard slashes. I could have been hit with more force. You’re surely going to notice the checks if you play in a league that slashes hard. This reduction in protection may be a outcome of the lightening endeavours, but let’s pray not.