Kakadu Golf Glove Review

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Kakadu golf gloves offer great feel and superior wet-weather performance through the use of kangaroo leather.

Introduction

I’m starting to believe there’s a rule that says, “If you make a glove from kangaroo leather, you have to give it a funny name,”  Names aside, Kakadu’s kangaroo golf gloves offer all the things you want from a glove: comfort, grip, and durability.

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Durability

As you can see in the graphic above, kangaroo leather is reputed to be one of the toughest materials available.  Having used kangaroo gloves before, I can certainly attest to its superior life span.  The PluggedInGolf team has been using Kakadu gloves for a few months and have yet to report a single issue.  Moreover, there isn’t even an indication of tears or holes to come – the gloves still look practically new.

Kakadu provides some interesting information about why kangaroo leather is so good HERE.

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Feel

You might expect that a leather which is stronger and more durable would also be thicker, but you’d be wrong: kangaroo leather is not only tougher but thinner than cabretta.  This means that in addition to great longevity, Kakadu gloves offer great feel.  Anyone who golfs knows that increased sensitivity in your hands is critical, particularly when hitting delicate chips and pitches.

The one critique I heard from a tester related to heat.  He felt that the Kakadu glove was hotter than others that he has used.  This could be related to his glove being black instead of white, so if heat is a concern, opt for white.

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Grip

Durability and feel are great, but they obviously don’t mean much if you can’t hold on to the club.  Thankfully, this is not a concern with Kakadu gloves.  In dry conditions, Kakadu provides grip equal to any traditional glove.  In wet conditions, Kakadu separates itself by maintaining its grip instead of becoming a slippery mess like most gloves.  This means that you can wear your Kakadu glove in rain or shine, negating the need to carry a separate set of rain gloves.

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Value

At $25 per glove, a Kakadu glove is a little more expensive than your typical golf glove, but there is a clear reason for the higher price.  Kakadu’s kangaroo gloves last longer than other gloves and perform better in the rain, all without sacrificing feel.

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Conclusion

If you’re sick of tearing through gloves after a couple rounds or tired of carrying separate gloves for wet conditions, I would strongly recommend checking out Kakadu golf gloves.  These gloves are made from 100% kangaroo leather which is stronger, lighter, and thinner than traditional leathers.

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Matt Saternus

Co-Founder, Editor In Chief at PluggedInGolf.com
Matt is a golf instructor, club fitter, and writer living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Matt's work has been published in Mulligan Magazine, Chicagoland Golf, South Florida Golf, and other golf media outlets. He's also been a featured speaker in the Online Golf Summit and is a member of Ultimate Golf Advantage's Faculty of Experts.

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