Adidas Ultimate Leather Glove

We test out the adidas Ultimate Leather Glove over a number of rounds on the golf course...

Adidas Ultimate Leather Glove
(Image credit: Elliott Heath)
Golf Monthly Verdict

A welcome addition to the adidas range that rivals any other premium leather cabretta glove.

Reasons to buy
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    Classic styling in this 100% cabretta leather glove that feels soft and premium.

Reasons to avoid
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    Did scuff up on the palm after a few rounds.

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We test out the adidas Ultimate Leather Glove over a number of rounds on the golf course...

Adidas Ultimate Leather Glove

New for 2021 is adidas' Premium Leather golf glove, allowing fans of the three stripes brand to match their apparel and shoes to their glove.

We've seen Sergio Garcia wear an adidas glove for years out on the PGA and European Tours and now golfers can pick up their own.

The 100% premium cabretta leather offering feels and performs like a premium glove with a soft feel, comfortable fit and excellent grip.

The fit is certainly slightly smaller compared to a more expensive premium glove we have been testing, which is looser around the top section of our hand towards the wrist.

Both gloves were medium and the adidas offers up a more snug fit, which we liked.

Coming in at £15 in the UK, it is in that higher bracket price point but well below some of the most expensive offerings, making it good value for what you get.

One area where it does differ its more expensive competitors is the fact that it has no air holes underneath the fingers, although we did not notice any difference in breathability.

Our hands did not get sweaty or lose grip whilst wearing the glove out on the golf course.

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With adidas traditionally staying away from the premium leather glove category, it is certainly a unique glove to own away from the more traditional brands.

Many people will enjoy that and it certainly appeals to fans of the brand.

Having used the glove for five rounds, we did begin to notice some slight scuffing towards the top of the palm.

We've also noticed this with other brands we have tested, though, so it could simply be that our tester's grip pressure is too tight.

The thumb also began to slightly scuff, although nowhere near as much as on the palm.

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x