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SPES Heavy Gloves-Red Lobster - Medium/Large
SPES Heavy Gloves Red Lobster

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6/26/21 **These is a heavy backlog on these due the hand crafted nature of the glove. When not in stock, plan for extra delays up to at least 2 months from time or order.

Price: $254.00

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Heavy gloves "Red Lobster Limited" Level 2

Features different from standard Lobster gloves from SPES:

- plastic thumb cover - available on this model only
- 800N puncture resistant fabric. You can find this fabric on back of hands and cuffs
- cuffs have plastic shields rather than just padding
- more upgrades listed below

Please note!! Only available in M/L size at this time

These HEMA gloves combine safety (a feature which SPES "Lobster" gloves are famous for) with innovative solutions and a new design of this HEMA gear.

To increase the level of protection, this model of SPES gloves was made of 800N puncture resistant fabric. You can find this fabric on:

• back of hands
• cuffs

HEMA gloves of this type cover all fingers with thumbs, which have new, better design. This element gives extra protection on sides and front of fingers. It lowers the risk of injury during training and HEMA tournaments. What is more, outer parts of hands and fingers are covered by overlaying shields made of polypropylene plastic.

Cuffs in these HEMA gloves, among 800N puncture resistance fabric and new type of plastic shields, have very important comforts, easing the process of putting the gloves on hands and mobility during sparring:
• they are narrower, easier to put on
• they are lighter and more elastic, not hindering the movement during fight, especially with a longsword
• they have additional ribbing, helping in fitting a glove to a hand shape
• there is an adjustable leather strap with a buckle on the wrist

See Sizing tab for more information.
  • The outside part of the palm and fingers are protected by the overlapping plastic elements made of polypropylene. Polypropylene has high resistance to cracking, which guarantees a higher durability.
  • The 11cm fabric cuff is reinforced by six plates covered with leather in order to protect the wrist bones.
  • A leather belt with buckle enables manual adjustment of the glove at the wrist for a better fit.
  • The inner part of the gloves is covered with synthetic leather.
  • The quilting on the gloves provides additional amortization against strikes to the hand.

Why is it worth choosing SPES gloves?
- new, built up shape of the thumb
- back of hands and cuffs of these HEMA gloves have 800N puncture resistance certificate
- cuffs have 3 polypropylene covers with a ribbing and leather strap
- inside is made of perforated synthetic leather, ensuring a proper air circulation and more secure grip
- dedicated to any type of arm, both heavy and light
- designed for both beginning and advanced users during training and HEMA tournaments
- unique design

Material: Natural leather, Synthetic leather, Cotton, Polypropylene

Weight: 1.4lb each, 2.6lbs/pair / (0.63kg each 1.16kg per pair.)

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 17 Write a review »

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5 of 5 Very impressed September 15, 2021
Reviewer: Lee Craven AVKDF.com from Palmdale, CA United States  
Bought these as loaners for our club. Everyone loves them. Spes heavies with solid thumb protection!

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5 of 5 September 15, 2021
Reviewer: Yanpeng Song from Berkeley, CA United States  
Got extra protection on the thumb, and lighter on wrist compared to SPES heavy lobsters

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5 of 5 September 14, 2021
Reviewer: Derek Lindros from Annapolis, CA United States  

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5 of 5 September 9, 2021
Reviewer: DIANA CARTER from Broken Arrow, OK United States  

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2 of 5 Not as good as I thought August 30, 2021
Reviewer: Nicky S. from Seattle, WA United States  
I owned a pair of SPES heavies for years, but were of need of a replacement. The originals were great, except for the thumbs and looking at the Red Lobsters, it seems as if they solved that problem. However the wrist plates on these gloves are not well designed, they flew off the first time I wore them. I lost a rivet in the left gauntlet the second time I used them. The elastic that holds the wrist plates just comes apart too easily, even after being repaired. Super disappointing for how much I played for them. I wish I could have the thumbs on these with the old style of wrist plates on the SPES 1.0s. Will be looking for a better solution for hand protection.

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