TaylorMade Stratus Tech Glove

We test the TaylorMade Stratus Tech glove out on the golf course.

TaylorMade Stratus Tech Glove
Golf Monthly Verdict

The TaylorMade Stratus Tech is a solid midrange glove. The leather is well-positioned and it’s a little bit thicker than in some other gloves so it will be more durable. The overall durability is excellent, although you do lose out on a little feel because of the thickness of the synthetic material. The grip is secure and it’s very comfortable.

Reasons to buy
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    Secure and comfortable fit, excellent durability, secure grip even when your hands get sweaty.

Reasons to avoid
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    The synthetic material could be a little thinner, no stretch panel across the knuckles.

Kit Alexander tests the TaylorMade Stratus Tech Glove over a number of rounds to review its comfort and durability.

TaylorMade Stratus Tech Glove Review

The Stratus Tech is a mid-range glove for TaylorMade and is available at a lower price point than the Tour Preferred and Stratus Soft models. It’s made from a combination of Hypertec synthetic material and leather.

The majority of the glove is made from that synthetic material, which is thicker but also more durable than leather. It’s also cheaper, so it helps to bring the price of the glove down.

We found one down side the the TaylorMade Status Tech glove was that there wasn't as much stretch in the knuckles as you might find in some other gloves.

The leather sections are on the inside of the palm and the thumb. This is actually a bit less leather than you often see on gloves that combine synthetics with leather, because there’s isn’t any on the fingers.

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The feel is decent in the fingers, but there is an obvious pay-off when compared to thinner and softer leather. On the flip side, this glove is impressively durable and it will take a lot of use before you start to see any wear in the fingers that could affect your grip and performance.

The palm of the TaylorMade Stratus Tech glove is especially durable thanks to the extra padding seen here. There is a payoff in that it isn't fully leather, but the durability can't be questioned.

There are a good number of perforations across the back of the glove to help it maintain breathability and the Hypertec material does create a good grip when your hands get sweaty.

The fit feels very secure and comfortable, but the lack of a stretch panel across the knuckles means it does wrinkle up when you have your hand flat, although that won’t affect performance at all.

Kit Alexander

Kit Alexander is a golf broadcaster and journalist who commentates and presents for the DP World Tour, PGA EuroPro Tour and Rose Ladies Series. He has over 15 years’ experience of magazine and television work in the golf industry and is a regular contributor to Golf Monthly.