Product Review: Tredstep Ireland Trainer Pro Gloves

Welcome to EN’s Product Review series! Who doesn’t love shopping, especially when the object of your search is new gear for yourself or your horse? As an enthusiast of all products equine, I LOVE trying out new gear. Please join me as I narrate my personal journey of trying out all of the products featured. While I will make no recommendations, I hope you have fun reading about my many adventures of trying new products, and that hearing about my personal experiences helps you on your own quest for new gear. Go Shopping.

Tredstep logo on the cuff of the Trainer Pro gloves - Photo by Lorraine Peachey Tredstep logo on the cuff of the Trainer Pro gloves - Photo by Lorraine Peachey

As the seasons change, my wardrobe changes with it. Recently, we’ve been getting a sampling of some crisp weather that feels a little like Fall–so I’ve been tempted to start pulling out my sweaters and skinny jeans.

Oh, and of course much more importantly, my cooler weather riding attire.You may recall me mentioning my tendency to rush out for a ride, while sometimes just plain forgetting to grab a pair of gloves to wear (even though my hands tend to protest this type of oversight). Well, my hands have gotten roughed up enough with blisters over the years for me to learn my lesson. Most of the time, anyway.

The Trainer Pro gloves include a Flexigrip design, which is actually a patented flexion design that is between the fingers and palm - Photo by Lorraine Peachey

The Trainer Pro gloves include a Flexigrip design, which is actually a patented flexion design that is between the fingers and palm – Photo by Lorraine Peachey

So I’ve started to keep my gloves with my helmet, because I NEVER go riding without it. Now when I get ready to head out to ride, it’s just a matter of picking the gloves sitting on the shelf next to my helmet, so that my hands are protected as well as my head. And my hands seem thankful for that.

Gloves are something else that change seasonally for me – whilst the warm days of summer lingered, I seemed to gravitate towards Tredstep Ireland’s Summer Cool gloves. Now that the days are cooling down, I’m started to pack away some of my warm weather staple pieces in favor of some pieces that can better handle cooler temperatures.
The neoprene cuffs of the Trainer Pro gloves curve nicely around my wrists to offer a nice and secure fit, thanks to their anatomical shape - Photo by: Lorraine Peachey

The neoprene cuffs of the Trainer Pro gloves curve nicely around my wrists to offer a nice and secure fit, thanks to their anatomical shape – Photo by: Lorraine Peachey

Since early this year, I’ve been riding in the Trainer Pro gloves from Tredstep Ireland. They have helped to see me my hands through the chilly days of last winter (that I’m still trying to forget), the wet weather of spring, the sporadic not-quite-as-hot days of summer, and now during the crisp fall weather that is starting to set in.

The Trainer Pro gloves have a nice fit when I pull them onto my hands. The neoprene cuffs curve nicely around my wrists to offer a nice and secure fit, thanks to their anatomical shape. And with the help of the closure tab that I can pull across the cuff and Velcro, I am able to adjust the fit so that it is just right for my wrist. The neoprene material that the cuffs are constructed of feel smooth against my skin. Plus, a Tredstep logo adds a little style to the function as well.
 I've also found that the Trainer Pro gloves have been comfortable to wear in a range of temperatures - Photo by: Lorraine Peachey

I’ve also found that the Trainer Pro gloves have been comfortable to wear in a range of temperatures – Photo by: Lorraine Peachey

In the past I would sometimes shy away from the thought of gloves, because I disliked the thought of the loss of any traction or grip on the reins. However, in my experience, I’ve found that the Trainer Pro gloves not only function well for me–they are also comfortable in a range of conditions. The gloves include a few different technologies that help to make them quite versatile.
The Trainer Pro gloves include a Flexigrip design, which is actually a patented flexion design that is between the fingers and palm. In my experience, I’ve found that the Flexigrip helps to give me a good amount of flexion in my fingers. And the amount of flexibility that I have allows me to have a nice amount of control on the reins.
A flexible feel with a controlled grip. A comfortable level in a range of outside temperatures. And an better grip in wet conditions. That's why I've definitely found the Trainer Pro gloves to be versatile for me - Photo by: Lorraine Peachey

A flexible feel with a controlled grip. A comfortable level in a range of outside temperatures. And an better grip in wet conditions. That’s why I’ve definitely found the Trainer Pro gloves to be versatile for me – Photo by: Lorraine Peachey

I’ve also found that the Trainer Pro gloves have been comfortable to wear in a range of temperatures. The Climatik technology used allows the fabric of the gloves to support thermo regulation. Which is just a fancy way of saying that they help to keep my hands feeling like they are at a consistent temperature.

But perhaps one of the coolest features of the Trainer Pro gloves, in my humble opinion, is the Wet-Tec technology incorporated into the design. Wet-Tec is a micro-fibre that actually helps to increase the amount of grip and traction in wet conditions. So instead of gloves slipping on the reins, I can actually get a more secure grip when my hands get wet.

A flexible feel with a controlled grip. A comfortable level in a range of outside temperatures. And an better grip in wet conditions. That’s why I’ve definitely found the Trainer Pro gloves to be versatile for me.

Tredstep Ireland’s Trainer Pro gloves have a retail price point of around $39.99.

Go Flexible Gloves that Grip (Especially When Wet!).  Go Tredstep Ireland.  Go Eventing.

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