OCR & GO Grip Enhancers

  • Product Review
  • 14 Dec 2020
  • Alan Moore



OCR & GO Grip enhancers 


One question that always pops up on our Facebook page is what gloves or should I wear gloves 


Well should you wear gloves is a personal preference, I have worn gloves from time to time and still do depending on the race and its obstacles, why do I wear them- my first point is it protects my hands from constant gripping of obstacles and prevents grazes and blisters forming from constant gripping and swinging, secondly the right club can give extra grip and in wet weather when there are penalties for obstacle failure that can be vital 


So, what are the right gloves – well last week the team at UKOCR gave these a test 





Last year we tested the original OCR & Go grip enhancers (Gloves to us mere mortals) and we felt they were just as good as the hands but in the dry, but when it comes to wet obstacles, they enhanced the grip, but one of the biggest things we liked was how they fit and how they protected the hands from blisters and cuts and we have been using them in competitive events like spartan since 

So, when they brought out a new model, we just had to give them a try 

So, we put them straight up against the original pair 

The first thing we noticed is the material has changed 

The original was more a thin leather, this feels more like a thin chamois 

One of the things I don’t like about gloves in the main is that I can't find any to fit me, they fit but they don’t fit, the moment they get wet or even sometimes when they don’t then they just seem to sag and when you grab something there is always a little give before they grip but these are tight and the material thin, and thin is good, as it feels like a second skin and offers a great feel, giving a precision grip, no slide and no sag just instant grip 

So as far as gloves go I’m going to score both gloves against bar hands on a multitude of materials I tested them on 

⚡⚡⚡ Works perfect 

⚡⚡      Grip compromised 

⚡           Slippy Banana 

X              Be better off just doing the burpees 

The dry test 

Material / gripping 

Bare hands 

Old Gloves 

New gloves 

Wood 

⚡⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡⚡ 

Steel 

⚡⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡⚡ 

Rope 

⚡⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡⚡ 

Resin Rig hold 

⚡⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡⚡ 

 

Wet test ( we just sprayed the gloves with water) 

Material / gripping 

Bare hands 

Old Gloves 

New gloves 

Wood 

⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡⚡ 

Steel 

⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡ 

Rope 

⚡⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡⚡ 

Resin Rig hold 

⚡⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡⚡ 

 

Saturated test ( we dipped them in a bucket of water) 

Material / gripping 

Bare hands 

Old Gloves 

New gloves 

Wood 

⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡⚡ 

Steel 

X 

⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡ 

Rope 

⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡⚡ 

Resin Rig hold 

⚡⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡⚡ 

 

Muddy  test 

Material / gripping 

Bare hands 

Old Gloves 

New gloves 

Wood 

 

 

⚡⚡ 

Steel 

X 

X 

 

Rope 

X 

 

 

Resin Rig hold 

⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡ 

⚡⚡ 

 

*now there is a caveat on these results, the muddy test was done with non-muddy obstacles and as we caked up the obstacle in mud the this resulted in everything get an X 

**Now as an extra brucey bonus . I took these gloves on a run  in zero degree, wet and wind weather and I'm not sure how but the keep the hand super worm – so great just for running in too 


OCR & Go do 2 models Red and Blue and both perform the same as above ( new glove ) 

Both versions come in at just under £19 per pair and if you wear gloves we think they are worth it

Check them out here


 



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Alan Moore

Alan Moore

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