MGS Tested: WOMEN’S PERFORMANCE GLOVE 2021
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MGS Tested: WOMEN’S PERFORMANCE GLOVE 2021

MGS Tested: WOMEN’S PERFORMANCE GLOVE 2021
FootJoy Contour FLX
Under Armour Cool Switch
Inesis 900 Rain
Cobra Pur Tech
Bionic Stable Grip (Natural Fit)
Best Womens Performance Glove 2021
FootJoy Contour FLX

The best women’s performance glove in 2021 is the FootJoy Contour FLX. If you want a consistent fit from glove to glove, the Contour FLX has you covered. Its soft leather remains strong and supple during your swing.

  • Best Women’s Performance Glove
  • Excellent size consistency
  • Extremely soft leather
  • Flexible mesh lining
  • Slightly tight around the fingers
Under Armour Cool Switch

If you want the most flexible glove on the market, the Under Armour Cool Switch is for you. It’s the most comfortable glove tested in 2021. Throw in good grip and you have yourself a top performer.

  • Most comfortable glove
  • Top-notch grip
  • Most flexible glove
  • Fit is spot-on
  • Fits slightly long in fingers
Inesis 900 Rain

Are you an all-weather golfer? If so, choose the Inesis 900 Rain. Its overall perfect fit, thanks to its microfiber technology, ensures you get the same glove every time you buy. There’s no slipping during the swing and, when wet, it becomes even grippier.

  • Best rain glove 2021
  • Fits true to size
  • Overall comfort
  • Substantial grip
  • Thicker material than most
Cobra Pur Tech

The Cobra Pur Tech glove has mesh material that allows your hand to breath on those hot days. Its soft leather ensures good grip and feel no matter the conditions. The consistent fit contributes to its good overall performance in 2021.

  • Breathable mesh material
  • Soft leather
  • Consistent fit
  • Tight on the palm
Bionic Stable Grip (Natural Fit)

The Bionic family has performance as their main concern. The Stable Grip has added padding on the pressure areas to help golfers who suffer with arthritis. The Stable Grip has soft leather to make it feel much like a second skin.

  • Reinforced padding where needed
  • Flexible glove all-round
  • Soft leather
  • Some lost feeling between hand and club

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2021 Women’s Performance Glove Buyer’s Guide

Do you use the same golf glove as the professionals? If so, it might not be the right one for your game.

There are many big-name brands the professionals use. However, it’s very likely they are being paid to wear that brand. On the other hand (sorry), there are other companies that focus solely on golf gloves and, frankly, some are better than the bigger OEMs.

People also believe a golf glove is a golf glove is a golf glove. Not true. First off, there are two categories: premium and performance. The difference lies in the leather, feel, construction and durability.

And so, with that explanation, we will dive into what makes the Best Women’s Performance Glove in 2021. We broke down each glove to their fundamentals and ranked them accordingly.

Whether you’re looking to buy a new glove today, looking for some buying advice or just want a closer look at what’s on the market, this guide will help you find the right premium glove to fit your needs—and your hand.

WINNER – FootJoy Contour FLX

If you’re looking for a glove that is close to a premium-feeling glove but lasts longer, look no further than the FootJoy Contour FLX for its consistent overall performance. This women’s performance glove stood out across multiple key metrics, making it the Best Women’s Performance Glove of 2021.

  • 1st in fit
  • 2nd in comfort
  • 1st in feel
  • 1st in grip
BEST RAIN GLOVE - Inesis 900 Rain

BEST RAIN GLOVE - Inesis 900 Rain

The Inesis 900 Rain glove came out on top for the rain category. The Inesis 900 grippy material is not only works well in wet conditions but also works well in hot humid conditions. Throw in a comfortable fit while being flexible and you have a top performer in the women's performance glove test.

EXPERT TIP - Glove fitting?

Your glove is the only thing between you and the golf club. It should fit properly. A new glove should start with 1/4" of Velcro exposed. It's going to stretch. In addition to sacrificing performance, a glove that's too big will also be less durable. Ultimately that means poor sizing isn't just costing you performance; it's costing you money.

Other Notable Performers

Titleist Players Flex: The Titleist Players Flex glove molds to your hand. Its flexible mesh material on the pressure points allows the glove to flex with your swing. Throw in good grip and comfort and you have a solid performance glove.

FootJoy WinterSof: Do you play golf in cold conditions for half the year? If so, the WinterSof double glove allows you to keep swinging while staying warm. Unlike most gloves, it doesn’t have a Velcro closure, allowing you to just slip it on and focus on your shot instead of fiddling with your glove.

Features That Matter

Comfort

Some golfers prefer thinner material that allows for more connection with the club. Others are happy to trade a bit of feel for the durability that a thicker leather often brings. Generally speaking, the best women’s performance gloves tend to be thicker than the premium gloves we tested. We still test each glove to ensure there aren’t any poorly placed seams or excess material that can cause discomfort or decrease durability.

Gloves like the Under Armour Cool Switch and FootJoy Contour FLX are great examples of comfort.

Fit

A properly fitting golf glove should be snug across the palm and fingers but somewhat restrictive when clenching your fist. There should a quarter-inch gap remaining on the Velcro closure pad after you’ve secured the glove. Also, when it comes to sizing, some brands are not consistent. One large glove may not be quite as “large” as the next. Not only should you look for a glove that fits properly but serious golfers should gravitate towards brands that can consistently reproduce the exact same-sized glove.

Gloves that had the best fit are Under Armour Cool Switch, Inesis 900 Rain and FootJoy HyperFLX.

Grip

If you don’t wear a glove, this guide isn’t for you. (Duh, why have you read this far?) Why do most professionals wear a glove? Gloves are tackier than skin, particularly in humid conditions, and help maintain a consistent connection to the club. A glove that preserves that connection will help you to feel confident in every swing, knowing that you’re not going to lose control of the club.

Grip is obviously important in a glove but how does it perform in wet or sweaty conditions? A rain glove like the Inesis 900 Rain can really help get some extra grip when wet. In sweaty conditions, the FootJoy Contour FLX performed well.

THE BEST WOMENS PERFORMANCE GLOVES 2021 - FEATURES

ProductSizesMaterialColorsGlove Hand
BIONIC PERFORMANCE GRIP

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S-XLCabretta Leather2L
BIONIC STABLE GRIP (NATURAL FIT)

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S-XLCabretta Leather1L
COBRA PUR TECH

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S-XLCabretta Leather2R/L
FOOTJOY CONTOUR FLX

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S-LCabretta Sof Leather1L
FOOTJOY WINTERSOF

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S-LSure-Grip1R/L
INESIS 900 RAIN

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S_XXLWet Suede2R/L
INESIS RESISTANCE

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S-LPolyuremaide1R/L
INESIS SOFT

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S-LSheepskin2R/L
MIZUNO COMP

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S-MLSynthetic1L
PALM ALOHA

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S-XXLSynthetic1R/L
PING SPORT

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S-XLCabretta Leather1R/L
TITLEIST PLAYERS FLEX

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S-LCabretta Leather1R/L
UNDER ARMOUR COOL SWITCH

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S-XLLeather3R/L
WILSON STAFF CONFORM

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S-LCabretta Leather1L
WILSON STAFF FIT ALL

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One Size Fits AllMicrofiber Synthetic2L

More Tips

  • The best women’s performance gloves tend to be constructed of thicker leather. If you want the thinnest leather, get yourself a premium golf glove.
  • Sizing can vary significantly between manufacturers. Even if you know your correct size, if you’re thinking about changing to a new model, try before you buy.
  • The quality of  closures is not consistent across all brands. Look for gloves that secure tightly and stay tight. The performance of lower-quality closures will degrade over time. A glove that doesn’t remain secured is worse than useless.
  • While style preferences vary, finding the proper fit is a necessity. A properly fitted glove offers maximum performance, comfort and durability.
  • Golfers with wide palms and comparatively short fingers should consider cadet-sized gloves. Unfortunately, not all models are offered in cadet sizes.

How We Test

We're here to help you find the perfect performance glove to fit your needs.

To do that, we employ a thorough and fully independent testing process that leaves no feature unexplored, no display unchecked, and no stone unturned.

Our Metrics

Performance gloves are tested head to head with rigorous protocols.

The metrics we consider when rating performance gloves include Fit, Comfort, Feel, and Grip

THE BEST WOMENS PERFORMANCE GLOVES 2021 - RESULTS

ProductFitComfortFeelGripTotal
FOOTJOY CONTOUR FLX

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1st2nd1st1st96
UNDER ARMOUR COOL SWITCH

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1sr1st4th3rd95.5
INESIS 900 RAIN

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3rd2nd4th1st94
COBRA PUR TECH

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6th2nd1st5th93
BIONIC STABLE GRIP (NATURAL FIT)

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3rd8th3rd5th92
TITLEIST PLAYERS FLEX

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6th7th6th8th90
FOOTJOY WINTERSOF

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3rd2nd14th10th88
PALM ALOHA

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8th8th11th1st87.5
WILSON STAFF CONFORM

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8th9th6th8th86
INESIS RESISTANCE

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7th2nd10th14th85
INESIS SOFT

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10th9th6th9th84.5
PING SPORT

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10th14th14th5th83
BIONIC PERFORMANCE GRIP

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9th14th11th11th81.5
MIZUNO COMP

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13th7th9th14th80.5
WILSON STAFF FIT ALL

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15th11th6th3rd80

The Best Women’s Performance Gloves of 2021 – FAQ

Q: How much do I need to spend on a glove? 

A: We found great options for golfers looking for value as well as those looking for performance. If you want top-notch performance and consistency, expect to spend between $15 and $25 . The best-performing gloves in 2021 in our testing were the FootJoy Contour FLX, Under Armour Cool Switch and the Inesis 900 Rain.

Q: How do I know when a glove fits correctly?

A: It’s a cliché perhaps but a glove really should fit like a second skin. There should be no extra material on the palm, fingers or the top of the hand. A glove is going to stretch. A new glove should fit snugly with a quarter-inch of Velcro still showing on the closure pad when secured. Take a look at this fitting guide for help.

Q: Do I need to wear a glove?

A: A glove is, to a degree, personal preference. Certainly, there are some who pride themselves on playing bare-handed. While that approach can save a significant amount of money over a lifetime, it should be noted that the best players in the world all wear gloves. A properly fitted glove will help to ensure a consistent connection with the club regardless of heat, humidity, sweat, etc.

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      Jim O'Neill

      3 years ago

      Didn’t see a comment for this – a lot of women wear a ring on their left/glove hand. Which one of these would fit/wear the best for the wives in the audience?

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      shawn grinstead

      3 years ago

      Great review. I hate a crapy glove. One thing I have experienced is that some of the synthetic gloves actually don’t keep your hand warm in cooler weather actually seems to make my hand colder. Don’t know why just does.. I was curious to see the Kirkland glove was not part of this..

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      Lindasy

      3 years ago

      Love that Under Armour is #2 since it is my favorite glove. But not sure they are producing it anymore. Can find left hand SM in stores and they are hard to find online. :-(

      Reply

      Harry Nodwell

      3 years ago

      Hi lindasy,

      Check out the link and you might find your size. Fingers crossed

      Reply

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