T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves review

T1TAN Alien Electro Goalkeeper Glove Review

T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves reviewThe T1TAN Alien Electro is an innovative, unique goalkeeper glove intended for game use. It features professional level materials such as Gecko Grip latex, a neoprene body, a latex abrasion zone, and more for an affordable price of around $70 USD. We put them through their paces to find out how they hold up in goal.

Tech Specs

T1TAN’s Alien Electro goalkeeper gloves feature 4mm of Gecko Grip latex on a negative cut with latex gussets (the material in between the fingers). The thumbs are double wrapped with latex, meaning latex wraps over the top and under the bottom of both thumbs for greater ball control. On the lower palm, a latex abrasion zone made of tough latex protects the soft palm from abrasion and makes it easier to put on the gloves.T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves reviewThe glove’s body is made of neoprene and is completely exposed on the backhand. Over the knuckles, you can find a lightweight, silicone punching zone that gives you extra grip when punching the ball away. T1TAN went with silicone that was transparent so you can still see the unique design of the glove through the punching pad. Talk about attention to detail!T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves reviewFor the closure, a shortened elastic wrist strap allows you to adjust the fit of your gloves while an extended length neoprene cuff and latex tab make it easier to slide your hands into the gloves. This elastic wrist strap is not what you’re probably used to seeing, though; it only wraps around the wrist once, but it’s still plenty stretchy and decently adjustable.

The T1TAN Alien Electro goalkeeper gloves are available in sizes 6-11 for approximately $70 USD or £54.99/59,99 € here.T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves review

The Verdict

After several weeks of testing T1TAN’s Alien Electro goalkeeper gloves, I must say I am very impressed with them. For the remainder of this review, I’d like you to keep in mind that these gloves cost just $70 USD (not $100+ like the big brands charge). For a game glove with the amount of professional materials and the amazing construction that it has, this glove truly is a bang for your buck. I know $70 is not exactly “cheap,” but in comparison to the Adidas Predator Pros (which are extremely similar to these gloves and cost $50 more), they are quite affordable for the value they provide.T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves reviewT1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves reviewIn terms of the grip and durability, the 4mm of Gecko Grip latex performs very well. I found it to be extremely similar to contact latex, a professional level latex found on many top tier gloves from adidas, Nike, and Puma. The grip is incredible; you always feel like you a have a secure hold on the ball when making a save. This latex is quite durable, too. I haven’t noticed any noticeable rips yet (I’ve only worn these in games on natural grass) and the latex abrasion zone protects the most rip-prone area of the latex palms, the lower part of it, so that’s a plus. It’s impressive to find a feature like that on a $70 glove (it’s not rare as several other independent glove brands include it, but it’s still an awesome touch, and this one is actually more intricate than the others).T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves reviewOnce you peel the protective plastic off of the palms, it’s best to pre-wash the gloves to wash off any chemicals put in the latex for storing and shipping the gloves; this will help improve the grip and the life of the latex palms. You should also wash the gloves in lukewarm water after every game to get the dirt off and prolong the life of the latex.T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves reviewIn terms of the cut, the negative cut fits very snug on your fingers. It’s not too tight or uncomfortable, though. I noticed that the fingers are a bit longer in length on this glove than on the Blue Beast glove; I’m not sure why, but it’s not very noticeable during play (it’s only noticeable when putting them on). The latex gussets and double wrapped latex thumbs are a nice touch as they increase latex-to-ball contact. Those are two more subtle yet important features that make this glove even more of a bargain than it already is.T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves reviewAs for closure, the elastic wrist strap is shorter than what you’d normally expect, but it’s still very stretchy and allows you to adjust your fit (if you like wrapping it loose, though, that’s not really possible since the shortened strap must meet both points of velcro to be considered as “wrapped around,” and the loosest fit achievable, where the strap meets both velcro points, is quite snug, albeit comfortable). The extended length neoprene cuff, essentially an extension of the neoprene glove body, fits very comfortably on my wrist and paired with the helpful latex tab stitched onto the end of the cuff, makes getting the gloves on very easy. These gloves are easy to put on and take off, although not as easy to put on as the Blue Beast gloves since the neoprene isn’t as stretchy as the Mechano material found on the Blue Beast gloves.T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves reviewThe backhand and glove body material, neoprene, offers a very snug, comfortable feel on hand. There’s a lot to love about this glove, but the neoprene glove body takes the cake for me; it’s lightweight, flexible, and extremely comfortable on hand. The silicone punching zone is a nice touch as it allows you to punch the ball away with extra grip; this is the grippiest silicone I’ve ever come across on a goalkeeper glove—it feels squishy and sticky, almost like gel.T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves reviewIn terms of the fit, the Alien Electro offers a close to the hand, second skin fit. The fit is snug but not overwhelmingly so, so as long as you don’t have very thick hands, these should fit you well (just note that neoprene is not very stretchy). These gloves fit extremely similar to the adidas Predator Pro gloves that cost a whopping $120 USD.

After recently reviewing T1TAN’s Blue Beast glove and now the Alien Electro, it’s clear to me that T1TAN is pioneering a new generation of goalkeeper gloves. They are far from “traditional” goalkeeper gloves with simple designs and full latex backhands that have flooded the market for years. These gloves are a breath of fresh air for young and old goalkeepers alike; I highly recommend checking them out if you’re in the market for a new pair!T1TAN Alien Electro professional affordable game goalkeeper gloves review

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T1TAN Blue Beast professional affordable soccer goalkeeper gloves review

T1TAN Blue Beast Goalkeeper Glove Review

T1TAN Blue Beast professional affordable soccer goalkeeper gloves reviewA new game glove from popular German goalkeeping brand T1TAN, the Blue Beast is equipped with professional level materials and offers a snug, second-skin fit. We put them to the test to see how they perform and if they’re worth the $70 price tag. 

Tech Specs

T1TAN’s Blue Beast goalkeeper gloves are intended for game use due to the professional level materials they’re made of. They feature 4mm of Gecko Grip latex on a negative cut with wrapped fingertips for unprecedented ball control. They also feature latex wrapped thumbs for increased latex-to-ball contact.IMG_4841On the backhand, their new punching zone is made of ultra-light silicone and the body of the glove is made of Mechano material for a lightweight and comfortable feel. An elastic double wrap wrist strap allows you to customize the fit of your gloves while an extended length elastic cuff and latex tab make it easier to slide your hands into the gloves.

The T1TAN Blue Beast goalkeeper gloves are available in sizes 6-12 for approximately $70 USD or £54.99/59,99 € here.IMG_4850

The Verdict

T1TAN’s Blue Beast goalkeeper gloves offer a close to the hand, second skin fit. They fit extremely similar to the popular adidas Predator Pro gloves that have been on the market for over a year now. They feel solidly built but also very flexible, lightweight, and comfortable to wear. The fit is snug but not overwhelmingly so, so as long as you don’t have very thick hands, these should fit you well.IMG_4862The negative cut with wrapped fingertips fits very snug on your fingers. It’s not too tight or uncomfortable, though; I enjoy the fit of this negative cut. The only thing I don’t like is the extra room in the pinky fingers; there is excess space at the top and on the outer side of the pinky fingers. All of my other fingers filled out the glove’s fingers well except for the pinky. Also, I wasn’t a fan of how short the glove’s fingers are; the glove’s finger crotches, or the base of the glove’s fingers, are higher up than where my actual finger crotches are. I found this to be weird since my fingers aren’t abnormally long for my glove size; I’d actually consider them to be on the shorter side, yet I still found excess space in between the base of my actual fingers and the base of the glove’s fingers. This isn’t a huge deal, but it’s a bit noticeable when you’re wearing the gloves.IMG_4860During testing, I found the 4mm of Gecko Grip latex to have a very impressive grip. It performs very similarly to contact latex, a well-known latex found on many professional level goalkeeper gloves from Nike, adidas, and Puma. For a glove costing around $70, that’s a very impressive latex to have; the big brands charge almost double that for their gloves with contact latex. Not to mention, the latex abrasion zone is a nice added feature as it makes the most commonly ripped part of the palms more durable so it’s less likely to rip. T1TAN is all about offering professional quality goalkeeper gloves for affordable prices, and that’s definitely holding true with their Blue Beast model.IMG_4866Once you peel the protective plastic off of the palms, it’s best to pre-wash the gloves to wash off any chemicals put in the latex for storing and shipping the gloves; this will help improve the grip and the life of the latex palms. I’ve tested the Blue Beasts in many games and I noticed that the Gecko Grip latex has held up very well; there are no noticeable rips or signs of deterioration anywhere. I only recommend these gloves for games considering the incredible grip they have; it wouldn’t make sense to use a professional level latex in training (unless you’re a professional player, of course).IMG_4847As for closure, the elastic double wrap wrist strap is very stretchy and allows you to choose how tight you want your fit. The extended length elastic cuff fits very comfortably on my wrist and paired with the helpful latex tab stitched onto the end of the cuff, makes getting the gloves on very easy. These gloves are really easy to put on and take off.IMG_4856The backhand material, Mechano fabric, provides a very comfortable feel on hand. The material is thin and lightweight and has a bit of padding underneath it for backhand cushioning. The silicone punching zone is a nice touch as it allows you to punch the ball away with power without feeling the effects of doing so. In crafting this glove, T1TAN included everything a goalkeeper glove could need without adding unnecessary items, resulting in a simple, effective goalkeeper glove.IMG_4870If you’re after a goalkeeper glove with a second skin fit, an impressive grip, and a relatively affordable price tag (many other independent goalkeeping brands offer extremely similar gloves for similar prices, although compared to adidas’ Predator Pro gloves, these are nearly the same and $50 cheaper), the T1TAN Blue Beast goalkeeper glove is the glove for you. If you’re interested in purchasing a pair, click here.IMG_4831