Brian's brings the insanely popular G-NETiK glove to the masses with the new 5.0 catch glove for 2014. Though the glove is made internationally to bring costs down, 90% of the materials sourced for construction are equal to or the same as those found on the domestically made G-NETiK Pro trapper. And with Brian's unmatched one-year limited warranty, you can be confident that the construction quality and performance will meet the high standards that Brian's has set in these areas over the past several years. We've compared the G-NETiK Pro and the 5.0 catch gloves side by side, and we could barely tell the difference.
One thing is for sure - this glove was made to catch pucks. The G-NETiK 5.0 catcher features a one-piece cuff and thumb design, which features a steep thumb angle to funnel pucks directly into an ultra-wide, double-T pocket. The pocket design and glove face are so efficient, in fact, that you can probably catch most pucks without having the close the glove at all. Should you insist on closing the glove, the natural 35 degree "thumb to forefinger" break closure snaps shut with ease, with little break in required. And, because the palm padding is on the outside of the glove (and on the sides of the break), each glove features a pro beef palm that all but eliminates stingers.
The backhand features a wide cuff opening with segmented backhand padding for full coverage and protection. Over the wrist, Brian's has designed a unique 360 degree floating wrist strap that is lined with a "No Slip Grip" material. The floating cuff allows the goalie to tightly cinch the glove down while allowing him/her full freedom of movement at the wrist. With this design, presenting the full face of the glove to the shooter has never been easier or more comfortable. The palm is also lined with the No Slip Grip (which gets tackier as it gets wet), and the mesh finger stalls are lined with X-static material - an antibacterial lining made of silver fibers which kills 99.9% of bacteria that it comes into contact with. In short - no more glove stink!
- One Piece concave "Finnish Style" thumb and cuff design
- Pro-Beef padding on outside of palm - and not in the break of the glove - allows for ultimate protection and closure
- X-Static airknit finger gussets kill bacteria and keep glove from smelling bad after use
- Ultra-wide pocket
- Deep double-T web
- Reinforced, widened top
- 35 Degree, thumb to forefinger type closure
- "No-Slip" SBA internal palm improves grip when wet
- Nash internal palm
- Wide cuff opening
- Floating, 360 degree wrap around wrist pad with pull cinch strap and locking buckle
Want to learn more? Check out our Brian's G-NETiK 5.0 Review Blog!