Puma Calibre 4000 GEL Wicket Keeping GlovesStarting at £37
The Puma Calibre 4000 GEL Wicket Keeping Gloves are a short padded wrist wicket keeping glove with a standard Puma T-bar at the thumb which conforms to ICC regulations. There is “anatomic construction” as well as additional gel palm conditioning. On the outside there is finger protection and a high visibility striped palm with improved grip technology.
It is highly visible indeed! According to Puma:
The Calibre range from Puma refers to mental capacity and a high degree of excellence. It has been developed to make a bold statement, with bright colours that stand out from the crowd and define the best in product and performance…. Ensure any edge from a batsman is gobbled up with these superior, flexible and strong gloves.
The lime green and turquoise striping really does take a bit of getting used to and for this reviewer at least, the gloves were stubbornly flat – difficult to curve around a ball to catch, and they really didn’t form a welcoming pouch that a pair of full size gloves in a more traditional style would. Obviously, that’s just a personal opinion and the under-13s loved them!