Good quality adult softball gloves are hard to come by these days. It can be hard to find the right combination of features and benefits that can suit every player’s needs for each position on the field.

Luckily, the Mizuno GPM1403 Premier 14-Inch Adult Softball Glove has it all. It comes with a good shock-absorbing system to keep your hand comfortable and protected, a securing strap, lightweight padding material, and is made from leather that is durable and efficient at the same time.

Features

  • 14” size with Arched Tartan Web
  • Full-grain leather with mesh inserts
  • Parashock palm padding
  • Powerlock strap
  • Open-back design

Advantages

The Mizuno GPM1403 Premier 14-Inch Adult Softball Glove has a 14” length that can accommodate most adult hand sizes. It comes with a unique Arched Tartan Webbing that is unlike most conventional softball glove webbings available. It’s also matted in a dependable utility pattern, so you can be confident that the glove will keep up as you develop your skills and gameplay ability. It also ensures that despite its low cost, the GPM1403 will last a long time.

Aside from its unique and durable construction, the glove is also made up of full-grain leather. It’s well established that most of the tougher and more durable softball gloves are made of genuine leather, so this is an important feature contributing to the GPM1403’s lifespan. Additionally, it comes with mesh inserts which make for lighter weight play.

The glove helps provide you more freedom and energy, allowing you to focus only on the game rather than trying to hold up a heavy softball glove. Its lightness also means you can move more quickly for fast catches and speedier throws while cutting down on wrist strain.

Despite its lightweight material, the Mizuno GPM1403 is easy on the palm since it comes with a special Parashock palm padding to protect you from the ball’s impact, whether you’re catching a fly ball or fielding a routine grounder. Your hand is both adequately protected and unstrained.

The glove also comes with a polyurethane Powerlock strap that ensures it stays secure on your hand all game long. You don’t need to worry about it slipping off, shifting sideways, or fitting poorly, especially if you are playing in a more competitive fast-paced game.

The GPM1403 really does have a fit like the proverbial glove, and after using it a while, it starts to feel like an extension of your body.

And finally, adding even more to the glove’s flexibility, the GPM1403 comes with an open-back design that accommodates different sizes and shapes of hands. Regardless of whether your hand is on the “meaty” or the “bony” side, the GPM1403 has got you covered.

Disadvantages

Although most user reviews were overwhelmingly positive, a few particular buyers thought that the leather material used for the Mizuno GPM1403 was not actually the highest quality, despite the premier claim on its product labeling.

The leather quality and the feel may not match the original Mizuno gloves that came in years past. It could be because the leather was not properly broken in.  If you don’t have enough time for this, you might want to invest in a softened leather glove.

Verdict

The Mizuno GPM1403 Premier 14-Inch Adult Softball Glove generally has all the features you need from a basic softball glove.

It is lightweight thanks to its mesh padding; it’s shock absorbent to protect you from hard impact; it comes with a strap that snugly secures it to your hand even when you’re in motion; and it is made of fine-grain leather that lasts a long time, even with regular use.

Whether you’re a professional player, or simply an enthusiast, the Mizuno GPM1403 Premier 14-Inch Adult Softball Glove has got your catching needs covered.

For Further Information…

If you want to see some additional information on the glove’s features, check out the video review below:

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