…why you should choose your equipment from the uhlsport AQUA range in wet conditions.
Summer’s over, the weather’s getting worse. The fair-weather footballers can stay at home. Now it’s time for wet grass and slippery balls.
Sure, some goalkeepers love to fall into the mud after their parades and leave the pitch completely dirty. The artificial grass keepers don’t have these moments, but even here training sessions and matches in the wet provide a special attraction and fun factor.
Regardless of the ground and the personal preferences of a goalkeeper, rain complicates goalkeeping. And to help here, there is the AQUA series from uhlsport. A range of gloves and textiles specially developed and optimised for wet conditions.
Why you should equip yourself in the AQUA style?
There are five good reasons:
The uhlsport AQUA foams contain special additives that support the adhesion of the palm in wet conditions. The gloves therefore always have extremely strong grip – regardless of whether it rains or snows. The foam is even better if it integrates the “High Grip” particles of the SUPERGRIP – like the AQUAGRIP does. This combination definitely takes the grip to a higher level. And what many don’t know: the AQUAGRIP is therefore an absolute top surface even in dry weather.
No matter what grip and design, one thing is important with gloves and textiles: it has to be comfortable. Because only those who feel comfortable can tickle the last percentage points out of themselves. Most AQUA gloves are available in the very popular and tight-fitting Half Negative Cut, some professionals also like to choose the Rollfinger Cut. The waterproof textiles protect the upper body from wetness and keep it warm at the same time. So no matter whether on the hand or on the body – with the right AQUA equipment you will perform even better.
No water film on
the palm of the hand
A decisive factor in bad weather is definitely the absorption power of the foam. If it is soaked with water, a film of water forms on the palm of the hand. Result: the ball slips off the glove and the grip is done. This does not happen with gloves with AQUA palms such as the AQUASOFT. The water is optimally processed, the glove retains its grip. That’s why Bundesliga keepers like Oli Baumann rely on the grip. Special models such as the AQUASOFT OUTDRY even guarantee dry hands thanks to its extraordinary technology, no matter how wet it is on the pitch.
While a goalkeeper has to wear his jersey in the game and is just as drenched in rain as the rest of the team on the field, he can equip himself better in training. With the specially made rain vest for goalkeepers there is the optimal solution. The jacket is personally inspired by our uhlsquad keepers. It guarantees maximum freedom of movement and the absence of pockets as well as the front cord minimize the risk of injury during pike and landing. The corresponding AQUA gloves, which round off the outfit optically and functionally in the best way, will match this perfectly.
Logically, gloves and outfit are dirty after a training session or a game in wet conditions. Especially the combination of rain and natural grass often leaves visible traces on the equipment. The AQUA gloves can easily be washed out and do not suffer from too much water – after all, they are made for this. Dirt can be carefully rubbed out of the wet glove. Apparel like the goalkeeper’s rain jacket are waterproof anyway, can be washed off easily and are quickly ready for use again.
Now it’s up to you to go perfectly equipped into the wet seasons. Are you ready?