Product Review: DKP Pro Edition Black Batting Gloves

Following my product review of the Gray-Nicolls Hypernova 2000 batting gloves and the comment I made about not being sure I would use them for T20 and that I had considered some Black Cricket Batting Gloves I was kindly and surprisingly sent a pair of DKP Pro Edition Batting Gloves.

For clarification they were a gift from a mate not from DKP so this is very much a personal view point.

I will say thought that having never heard of DKP before I am semi in love with their product range already and have no hesitation in suggesting you take a look.

As fate would have it they arrived the same day as another mate showed me his Gray-Nicolls ‘Member Only’ Black Batting Gloves (was tempted but thankfully they have sold out!) so I was able to do a quick comparison. Although £10 cheaper these were as good in my opinion, but so much equipment is that it really is a case of either preferred brand or budget I think.

My Review

Price: £89.99

Loved the look and feel and the protection is great. If anything are a little snug (will stretch) so if you wear inner gloves you may want to work on stretching them a little.

These WILL BE my T20 gloves this season ……. honest!!

I do like the Black & Gold look, has a very T20 feel to it, and the quality, protection and comfort are great.
Good all round protection, but for me I would prefer a little extra protection on the end of the thumb and the insert in the thumb makes for a rather tight and slightly noticeable fit, but think will bed in with use.
Still have mixed thoughts on white palms (ditto white straps on batting pads) but I get why the do it and these are very soft, supple and comfortable.
A Pro Level batting glove is very much like any other but do like this extra protection on the two fingers on bottom hand.

Manufacturers Product Description

The DKP Pro Edition navy and black cricket batting gloves containing pittards leather palm with anti-wear on palm and heel maximising comfort and durability when at the crease. 

The Pro Series gloves oozes class with no compromise on comfort or protection.

  • An ergonomic hybrid design with “shark-tooth” splits and traditional lead fingers
  • Developed using the highest quality materials from lightweight high density impact foam to finest quality Pittards leather for superior comfort and fit.
  • Premium Pittards leather palm provides exceptional feel, grip, durability and moisture management.
  • Interlocking finger design with split ‘V’ design effect for flexibility and freedom of movement.
  • Ultra-light HDF (High Density Foam) for impact shock absorption with fibre-shield inserts and soft fill which provide a high level of impact resistance.
  • Additional impact bars on side and thumb combined with Gel Zone technology.

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