In the game of lacrosse, sticks go flying. And when hands get in the way, injuries can occur. This makes a good pair of gloves designed specifically for lacrosse an important piece of equipment to invest in. And that goes for players of all skill and experience levels.
In this guide, we present seven of the best lacrosse gloves for different positions, including faceoffs specialists. We even include a pick for your young players just getting into the popular sport.
So, for added protection on the back of the hand to adjustable cuffs to fine-tune fit, any one of these gloves will help take your lacrosse game to the next level.
Our Top Picks
From middies to defense, one thing’s for certain — our picks fit like a glove.
|Best Overall: STX Lacrosse Surgeon RZR Gloves.
Surgeon RZRs are light and flexible with good protection and excellent ventilation.
|For Attackers: Epoch Integra LE Lacrosse Glove.
Made from tri-layer dual density foam, Epoch Integras are the best lacrosse gloves for attack.
|For Defenders: Brine King Superlight 2 Lacrosse Glove.
Brine King Superlight 2s are long lasting gloves with great articulation and protection.
|For Midfielders: Warrior Burn Lacrosse Glove.
Providing plenty of support, Warrior Burn gloves break in quickly, helping middies with their grip.
|For Goalies: STX Lacrosse Shield Goalie Glove.
STX lacrosse shield gloves have reinforced protection where goalies need it the most.
|For Faceoffs: Maverik M4 Lacrosse Gloves.
Offering more volume in the fingers and backhand in close quarters, Maverik M4s are the best for faceoffs.
|For Youth: Champro Sports Lrx7 Lacrosse Glove.
Because young lacrosse players grow and change, Champro Lrx7 gloves have adjustable lace and split cuffs to adjust the fit.
A Closer Look: Best Lacrosse Gloves
Protect your hands with any of the lacrosse gloves we reviewed in our ranking.
1. STX Lacrosse Surgeon RZR Gloves
The best lacrosse gloves overall.
Brand: STX | Fit: Tapered | Palm: Super-Flex | Materials: Foam | Price: 💰💰💰💰💰
Available in five colors and designs, Surgeon RZR lacrosse gloves are the best in our ranking. They have fewer stitch lines and better tactile response, and great blocking in several key contact zones — especially in the thumb and in the back of the hand. And all that’s accomplished without sacrificing any flexibility.
Fans of the gloves say they’re soft on the inside, but hard and protective on the exterior, with excellent flexibility. Don’t miss the tapered fit for better ventilation. These are the best gloves one player has ever worn, with great feel for the stick, putting more power behind your shots. And overall, the grip is great for a number of positions, and the gloves are also super lightweight.
- Feel amazing
- Mouth guard loop
- Tuckable Velcro closure
- Break in slowly, some say
- Thumb a little uncomfortable
2. Epoch Integra LE Lacrosse Glove
The best lacrosse gloves for attack.
Brand: Epoch | Fit: Extended Cuff | Palm: One-Piece | Materials: Tri-layer Dual Density Foam | Price: 💰💰💰
With try-layer dual density foam and a one-piece palm, the best lacrosse gloves for attackers are the Integra LE gloves from Epoch. What the gloves offer an attacker is improved range of motion and added protection in the wrist due to the extended cuff. The dense polyethylene layer at the top of these gloves works effectively, protecting against impact and stick checks.
And overall, they look great and feel good, based on feedback from attackers. There’s also the traditional finger gussets that many players expect from Epoch. And these gloves come in a good range of sizes. Also notable, the Ax Suede in the palm area keeps hands dry while playing.
- Good feel
- Definitely recommend, great deal
- Not much support for thin wrists
- Velcro wrist attachment a bit too big
3. Brine King Superlight 2 Lacrosse Glove
The best lacrosse gloves for defense.
Brand: Brine King | Fit: Floating Cuff | Palm: Textured Nash | Materials: TruVents | Price: 💰💰
With a floating cuff providing even better protection around the wrist area, the Brine King Superlight 2 is the best lacrosse glove for playing defense. Offering great articulation and protection, the Superlight 2s are very lightweight and comfortable to wear, according to reports.
We like the textured Nash palm, providing better feel and confidence for the stick in close-contact defensive play and faceoffs. And the TruVents keep your hands temperature regulated in high-intensity game scenarios.
The pivoting wrist cuffs are a nice feature for many players, for playing both catch and field play, or even for both shooting and cradling. These gloves lasted throughout the entire career of one high school lacrosse player, offering solid protection and a good fit, according to one report.
- Double duty for bike polo
- Great price, awesome gloves
- Protects every part of your hand
- Run a little small
- Lining bunches up a bit
- Could offer better protection between finger cushions
4. Warrior Burn Lacrosse Glove
The best lacrosse gloves for middies.
Brand: Warrior | Fit: Bone System Backhand | Palm: Pro | Materials: TruVents | Price: 💰💰💰
In the game of lacrosse, midfielder is the most versatile position of all — doing a little bit of everything: offense, defense and more. Because of this, we like Warrior Burn lacrosse gloves for middies.
Low profile and less bulky than other gloves, Burn gloves offer just as much protection, with a TotalFLX+ cuff, Impax LT compression molded foam backhand and an AX suede, moisture-wicking palm.
Feedback from lacrosse players calls Warrior Burn great gloves, with superior palms compared to other glove brands. Middies and faceoff specialists like them in particular, although they’re not the best for extra wide hands.
Otherwise, they’re flexible, with great range of motion in the hands and wrists, and they’re also easy to take off and put on, we learned.
- Keeps hands cool
- Few different colors
- High marks for quality and value
- Run small
- Snugger than most
- Bit better for skinny hands
5. STX Lacrosse Shield Goalie Glove
The best lacrosse gloves for goalies.
Brand: STX | Fit: Reinforced Back Hand | Palm: Single-Piece Nash | Materials: Fixed Thumb Guard | Price: 💰💰💰
And finally, the best lacrosse gloves for the goalies are the Shield goalie gloves from STX. The thumb guard on these gloves is fixed with a reinforced back hand and single-piece nash palm, with additional protection added to strategic areas where goalies need it the most.
Otherwise, these are very nice gloves that fit well with a solid thumb guard: perfect for goalies, according to reports. These have a reduced cuff length, giving goalies improved range of motion in their wrists.
And while wearing the gloves, a player’s other four fingers remain flexible, allowing for quick hand position adjustments, we found out.
- Excellent fit and finish
- Good thumb protection
- Feel safe while wearing them
- Limited color choices
- Bit pricey for young players
- Limited to the goalie position
6. Maverik M4 Lacrosse Gloves
The best lacrosse gloves for faceoffs.
Brand: Maverik | Fit: SHARKGEL Padding | Palm: Ax Palm | Materials: SHARKGEL | Price: 💰💰💰💰
If you play lacrosse you’re well aware how important faceoffs are. But if you’re new to the game, faceoffs — which are a little like a jump ball in basketball — happen at the beginning or after points are scored. In these close quarters, LAX sticks go flying, with the potential to injure a player’s hands, fingers, knuckles and wrists.
According to our research, the best gloves for faceoffs are the Maverik M4s. With 37.5 Technology Liner, ax suede palms and SHARKGEL padding, these gloves are well-ventilated with extra padding in the fingers and in the back of the hand — just where a faceoff specialist needs it the most.
But don’t just take our word for it. According to faceoff specialists, these gloves are awesome, with excellent quality and a great fit. A must-have, according to one report.
- Good ventilation
- As described, A+
- Good range of motion in the thumb
- Velcro “subpar”
- Pretty expensive
- Could be more durable, some say
7. Champro Sports Lrx7 Lacrosse Glove
The best lacrosse gloves for youth.
Brand: Champro | Fit: Split Cuffs | Palm: Vented Microfiber | Materials: Segmented Microfiber | Price: 💰💰
Kids just getting into lacrosse need gloves, too. And parents want to make sure their children are truly committed to the game before spending a bunch of money on gear. For this reason, we call the Champro Sports Lrx7s the best lacrosse gloves for youth.
With vented microfiber palms and a segmented design, these well-reviewed and affordable gloves have a segmented design for better protection. Also notable, the split cuffs on the Lrx7s are adjustable to a player’s preferences. But they’re also adjustable as kids grow, with sizes ranging from double-extra-small to youth large.
Otherwise, these are nice, good-quality gloves that many consumers would buy again, based on feedback. Some do caution, however, that even the large size is meant for children, and that they definitely won’t fit most adults.
- Adjustable lacing
- Double-extra small sizing available
- Only one color
- Not for grown-ups
- Better padding out there, some say