Receiving a sample of a new product is always exciting here at Golfhacker. Testing it is always even better. When we got our hands on the new HIRZL Trust Hybrid plus it gave us a great excuse to hit the fairways.
HIRZL have recently decided to enter the golf market following a history of cycling glove manufacture. The move from bikes to golf makes complete sense. As a cyclist, you have a great deal of trust in your grip on the handlebars, after all, that grip allows you to control the bike. The same idea applies to golf. We don’t wear gloves to look cool, we wear them to allow us to grip the club.
We took the HIRZL Trust Hybrid plus to Pryors Hayes Golf Club, just outside Chester, for a test run. It was a gloriously sunny afternoon which did create an issue...but we’ll come to that later. Made from tanned kangaroo leather the glove was comfortable. But the real question was how well would it grip?
HIRZL use the same GRIPPP technology on their golf glove as they do on their other gloves. It certainly showed on this blissfully sunny afternoon as there were no issues with the grip what so ever. The only issue was the player when it came to stray shots. This is possibly the best grip on a glove I have ever seen and felt.
The key marketing promise that HIRZL stated was that this glove is also perfect is the wet conditions also. Needless to say, the heavens did not open, the rain never came. So this part of the test on the course was done completely in the dry. However, I was already a fan.
For the first time ever I was slightly gutted that there was no rain. I was desperate to see how the glove would perform in the changing conditions. The press release from HIRZL claimed that the glove “only gets better when the weather is wet.”
So it only seemed fair to test that too. The next day I went to the driving range. Although I got some weird looks as I poured bottled water all over the glove it wouldn’t stop me. This, in my opinion, was the real test. Most gloves perform well in the dry, this was the part I was interested in.
With the glove now wet how would it perform? That can be answered with one word...Brilliantly! Although it must be pointed out that my golf grips were dry (Unlike when the rain starts) and perhaps, pouring water on a glove was far from scientific. The glove held up to its claims. I felt just as comfortable with my swing with a wet glove as I did when it was dry.
Dry or wet, this glove has the ability to adapt to the changing situations golfers face. It might be a good idea to treat yourself and throw away your wet weather glove. This one is great.