5 Best Pool/Billiard Gloves [Reviews & Buyer's Guide]

Best Pool/Billiard Gloves (Review)

Best High End

Longoni Black Fire 2.0 Billiard Pool CUE Glove Review

Longoni Black Fire 2.0

Best Mid Range

PREDATOR Billiard GLOVE Review

PREDATOR Billiard GLOVE

Best Inexpensive

MIFULGOO Man Woman Elastic 3 Fingers Review

MIFULGOO Elastic 3 Fingers

Last Updated: 4th Oct, 2019

Now that you're getting serious about your Pool game, it's probably a good time to look for a Pool (or Billiards) glove. While the community is divided whether these gloves actually help or are just a mere show-off, I feel they're a godsend especially if you've a clammy skin like me.

I haven't played without a glove in a really long time. I simply hate using talcum powder or washing hands every now and then during the match. With gloves, my strokes are more fluid, consistent and accurate (relatively).

Pool gloves offer a distinct advantage over playing bare-handed, though the primary benefit is to improve your grip on your cue. A better grip will allow for more control over your shots, and leave you a lot less prone to miscues or slipping. The gloves are particularly helpful for playing with a closed bridge, but it also helps with open bridges.

Not everyone chooses to play with a billiard glove, but most players will recommend them – especially in high heat or humid environments.

Do you sweat when you play? Don't be embarrassed if you do! It's extremely common, especially in warm competition environments, or when you might be a little more nervous than usual. Perspiration causes you to lose grip on your cue, regardless of how good it might be. Shooting with a pool glove, you completely negate the risk of ruining your shot, making for an all-round more predictable and enjoyable experience!

The problem is knowing which gloves to use. A quick look online will show an impossibly large range of gloves, all of which seem to do a great job – so how do you know which ones to buy?

Good news - we've scoured the internet in order to find the best selection of pool gloves for any need. Take a look at our top recommendations below.

After trying and playing with dozens of pool gloves, we think the Longoni Black Fire 2.0 is the best out there for most players. The plush elastic fabric conforms to your hands, while the breathable and well-ventilated design keeps your hands sweat-free at all times.

The eye-catching design, coupled with superior grip and comfort, is bound to take your game to the next level.

Best Billiard Gloves Reviewed

The 5 Best Pool Gloves


1. Longoni Black Fire 2.0 Billiard Pool CUE Glove (Left/Right)

Best of the Best (Pro Pick)


Longoni Black Fire 2.0 Billiard Pool CUE Glove Review

Specs:

  • Size Available: Small/Medium/Large/X-Large
  • Price: Under $40

Our professional-grade pick is the Longoni Black Fire 2.0 – A high quality and innovative glove designed to bring the best out of your game. Regardless of whether you are right or left-handed, this glove offers a comfortable fit. It comes in a range of sizes and is a great choice for any skill level.

The glove itself is made from what Longoni calls 'Techno Fibre' fabric, which ensures that the glove is not only breathable but soft and comfortable to wear. This makes it a great choice for longer games, as it doesn't become uncomfortably warm, and dissipates the sweat quickly. A great feature of this glove is that it is also machine washable, and dryable for easy cleaning. It also boasts an adjustable wrist strap to cater for those awkward in-between sizes, as well as separated fingers for the most amount of control and maneuverability.

The gripping pad is made of a very high-quality microsuede, which further increases your level of grip and stability.

If you're a competitive pool player or planning to become one and are looking for the very best billiard glove, your search ends here.

What We Liked
+ ​​Pro-quality glove
+ Maximum control, grip and stability
+ Fits any size
+ Great for any skill level
+ Extremely comfortable

Watch Out for
- Only comes in one color
- The wrist strap is slightly larger

2. ​PREDATOR Billiard GLOVE (Left/Right)

Runner Up


PREDATOR Billiard GLOVE Review

Specs:

  • Size Available: Large/X-Large
  • Price: Under $35

A very popular choice on the market is the Predator Billiard Glove, likely due to its recognition as a household name - especially amongst pool fans.

As with the top pick - Longoni, the Predator is designed to provide a greater degree of accuracy and control over your game. The smooth fabric helps to increase your shot control and reduce friction between your hand and the cue, which, in turn, encourages a smooth or steady stroke. This is especially desirable in intense situations.

The glove is made from Lycra, which is a breathable material. It will keep your hand comfortable and dry throughout the game and will mold to the shape of your hand for added freedom. The wrist strap is supported with a Velcro closure, which firmly secures the glove in place.

If you're looking for a competitive grade Billiards glove which light and durable, the Predator Billiard Glove is definitely worth taking a look at. 

What We Liked
+ Competitive quality
+ Molds to your hand for added comfort
+ Securely attached via Velcro
+ Friction free
+ Appealing design

Watch Out for
- Available in only one color
- Limited size options

3. MIFULGOO Man Woman Elastic 3 Fingers (Left/Right)

Value Pick


MIFULGOO Man Woman Elastic 3 Fingers Review
Specs:
  • Size Available: Medium/Large
  • Price: Under $10

A great value option for those looking for a quality glove at a wallet-friendly rate is the Mifulgoo Unisex gloves. It is made out of high-quality fabric, is functional and comes at a very reasonable price.

The fabric is not as good quality as the two gloves listed above, though it is breathable and elasticated. This makes it very comfy and a great fit for anyone or any size.

This glove offers a great deal of flexibility and comes with an exposed middle fingertip, whilst enclosing your index finger and thumb. You will have excellent grip and a lot of freedom to move and position your hand.

A hook and loop closure is used to secure the glove, making it a bit less secure than the Predator option. It still offers a secure fit but not as good as our top picks. Additionally, the glove is reversible, and fits either hand.

We recommend this glove for anyone who is looking to try and get a feel of a Billiard glove without significant investment.

What We Liked
+ Various color options
+ Reversible for either left or right hand
+ Elasticated and Flexible
+ Beginner friendly
+ Ideal for practice

Watch Out for
- Limited size range
- Loose threads can irritate your fingers
- Not as breathable as the Predator or Longoni glove

4. Triangle Dreamz Hot n Cold Billiard Glove

Best Design


Triangle Dreamz Hot n Cold Billiard Glove Review

Specs:

  • Size Available: One size fits most
  • Price: Under $20

If you're looking for a functional glove with a flair of style and attitude, we present you the Triangle Dreamz Hot n Cold glove. It features a beautiful printed image of an 8-ball, set on a background of ice and fire. With these gloves on, you're sure to grab eyeballs wherever you play. It looks quite hip and trendy.

Aside from the unique design, these gloves are a great mid-level entry on this list. It is made from soft, elasticated spandex, so will fit your hand comfortably. They are not, however, breathable, so after a while, they will lock the sweat against your hand and could become difficult to use.

The glove can be ordered as either a right-handed or left-handed glove, and one size will fit most players.

What we Liked
+ Original, unique and stand-out design
+ Stretchy and secure
+ Great fit
+ The design doesn't crack or fade
+ Made in the USA

Watch Out for
- Not breathable
- Not as high quality as the other gloves on this list
- No size range, and no definitive measurements

5. ​Anser M050912 Man Woman Elastic Kycra 3

Budget Pick


Anser M050912 Man Woman Elastic Lycra 3 Fingers Show Gloves Review

Specs:

  • Size Available: Medium/Large
  • Price: Under $10

The Anser glove is a fantastic representation of how a budget product can offer great quality. Whilst not as professional as the Longoni or Predator gloves, this is still a decent breathable, elasticated glove that can offer a vast increase in control.

The price point is the most attractive aspect of this glove. It is well suited for all skill-level players while low cost makes it especially interesting for new players, or anyone simply looking to 'try out' a glove.

This is a reversible glove, meaning it can be used in both left and right hands. With an exposed middle fingertip, ring and pinky finger, this glove offers maximum flexibility to your bridge hand. The glove is made of a very similar material to the Predator glove, with a Lycra fabric and an adjustable Velcro wrist strap.

The Anser M050912 is an excellent choice for those on a strict budget looking for their first serious billiard glove.

What We Liked
+ Reversible, can be used for either left or right hand
+ Breathable and comfortable
+ Stretchy to secure a perfect fit
+ Offers a good amount of control
+ Very low price point
+ Great for all skill levels
+ Available in multiple colors

Watch Out for
- Not as durable as the other gloves on this list
- Minimal size range
- Very thin
- Stitching may come loose after minimal use

Buyer's Guide to Billiard Gloves

Listed above, are five of the best billiard gloves, based on our research and trials. All of them offer unique and desirable advantages, but you still might be in two minds over which glove is right for you.

A buyer's guide will help narrow this selection down – we’ll discuss the various criteria that outline exactly what you should be looking for before you make any purchase.

​Price


The price is always a crucial factor, though it is less of an issue when purchasing billiard gloves, as they are all (within reason) relatively cheap.

You should still, however, set yourself a budget. Do you want to spend under $10? Between $11-$20? Or maybe you’re looking to spend up to $30, or even $40!

You should consider your skill level when setting your budget – it makes more sense for a professional or advanced player to spend more money, than a new player who may not appreciate the same benefits. With that said, a new player can certainly benefit from a more expensive glove, though this is down to personal preference.

The price you pay will naturally affect the quality of the glove, which we’ll look at in the next section.

​Cheap Vs Expensive


So what’s the real difference between a cheap or expensive pool gloves?

The main things that differ are the build quality, and the overall performance. Let’s look at the build quality first:

A cheaper glove will be made of a cheaper material, which presents the following issues:

  • It may tear/rip easily
  • The seams might come undone
  • It might not be made of breathable fabric
  • It may be uncomfortable to wear

A more expensive glove will resolve these issues, as it will have better build quality, ensuring a more comfortable fit and a longer life.

In terms of the overall performance:

  • More expensive gloves but offer a better fit and comfort
  • Cheaper gloves have less flexibility, resulting in less control
  • The expensive gloves generally have gripping pads, which the cheaper gloves lack.

All in, expensive gloves will generally provide a better fit, more flexibility and more control, as well as innovative gripping pads.

Anything Else


The last thing to consider would be whether you play left or right handed. This refers to your bridge hand, or the hand you intend to use your glove on.

The cheaper products are usually 'reversible,' meaning that it will work equally well on both hands. The more expensive gloves are usually equipped with pads, and can only be worn on the specific hand they are made for.

Make sure that you purchase either a reversible glove, or one that is made specifically for your bridge hand! Some of the gloves on this list might only be suitable for a left or right bridge hand, such as the Predator Billiard Glove.

You should also consider the size you need, as this might further narrow down the products available to you. These gloves are usually sized between small to x-large, but certain brands will only offer certain sizes.

Conclusion

To sum everything up, there are so many quality pool cue gloves available, at some incredibly attractive prices.

Due to the low price of the 'professional' grade gloves, such as the Predator and Longoni, most players may prefer to use them as an all-purpose practice and performance glove.

Kevin James
 

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