When Roeckl reached out to me and asked me if I wanted to do a review of their riding gloves in exchange for a free pair, I responded that we already own and love Roeckl gloves and I’d be happy to do a review. I asked if they would they be willing to sponsor a giveaway on the blog and they agreed. Disclaimer time: Roeckl is sponsoring a giveaway and a lucky reader will win a free pair of gloves. I was not required to write a review. All opinions are my own
We all know I have a saddle pad hoarding problem, but I’ve never talked about my glove hoarding problem on the blog before. I have a lot of gloves. I have, according to my husband, an unnecessary number of gloves.
This isn’t even all of my gloves. It’s just the ones in my tack room. There are more in the trailer and in my show bag. Part of the reason I have so many gloves is the same reason I have so many saddle pads – all the pretty colors. But the other reason I have so many is that they’re cheap and fall apart really fast.
Meanwhile my husband owns three pairs of gloves in total: one for shows, one for winter, and one for everything else. He’s more of the spend more on something nice and then it lasts forever type. He wears his gloves for years. Because his every day pair gets dirty from barn chores, I insisted he get a new pair for showing. About a year ago, he chose the Roeckl Grip as his show pair and they’ve held up really well over time.
They’ve held up so well, that this year he bought the Roeckl Grip Winter when we stopped at a tack store while on vacation. Although I’ll walk around in 5 layers and complain about being cold when it’s 60 out, as soon as I start riding I get hot fast. I also hate thick gloves when riding. Although I stuck to my regular gloves this year, I fully plan on getting a pair of these gloves when we move to a state with real winters. The Roeckl winter gloves are thin and soft while still being warm.
After admiring his and longingly petting so many pairs of Roeckls in tack stores, finally decided to ditch the cheapies and try getting a pair of quality gloves that would actually last. As pretty as the Roeckl Grips are, I decided to get the Roeckl Mendon gloves. Because I wear my gloves all the time (even on long trail rides and endurance rides), I like them to be as lightweight and breathable as possible. The Mendons have the same soft ROECK-GRIP® palm as the grips, but the backhand is a mix of mesh and perforated fabric.
They are so thin and lightweight that they’re fairly close to feeling more comfortable on than nothing. I kinda just wore them around the house when they first arrived. They’re also touchscreen compatible, which is an absolute requirement in gloves for me. I check the touchscreen compatibility of gloves in the store before I buy them and will put anything back that doesn’t work on my phone and watch. You seriously couldn’t pay me to wear gloves that aren’t touchscreen compatible. We don’t even have cell service at our barn so it’s not like I’m spending a lot of time on my phone. I mostly just want to be able to use my camera. Luckily, these work just fine for pictures, texting, and all other screen usage.
I’ve had these gloves for over a month now and I really like them. Although Levi has spent a lot of that time trying to be a pasture pet, I have worn them for a few rides including schooling, cattle sorting, a trail ride, and two schooling shows. Although they’re not really show gloves, the coloring is subtle enough for a schooling show. Honestly, the only thing I’d really complain about is the logo on the pinky. It’s flexible and doesn’t effect the fit or comfort of the gloves, but it’s a little obvious for me. Then again, I spend time with my seam ripper pulling logos off all of my new equestrian gear before using it, so I might not be normal.
As I mentioned in the beginning, Roeckl has offered to giveaway a voucher for a pair of Roeckl gloves of your choice. This is such an awesome prize; I wish I could win it myself. I’d really like a pair of Roeckl Grips for show gloves too! To enter, check out Roeckl’s catalog and leave a comment on this blog with which gloves you’d pick if you won. Make sure you complete the Rafflecopter to record your entry.
I’ve been wanting to try some Roeckls for awhile; I’d get the Madison in Marine!
Would love a pair of Roeckls doesn’t look like any of them come in teal 😂 but the black/silver Laras would be my licl!
My autocorrect is the absolute worst
I really wanted a pair since they work well on web reins. The style was 3308-250, but the Grip looks similar. I nearly bought the winter gloves this past week.
I love Roeckl gloves! They are the only gloves that truly fit my hands. I would love to win the Lara!
I’ve been wanting to try Roeckl’s for awhile but I always balk at the price. Really’ it would probably be cheaper to invest in good gloves instead of destroying multiple cheap pairs every year! I think I’d like to try the Madison’s.
I like the Lonas!
I have a pair in navy that I love, tho they’re starting to wear out
I love the look of those Mendons!
Need a new winter set so the Wago in Navy looks nice
My eye is definitely on the Madison. Cool design, touch screen friendly, and machine washable? All things I need in my life. 🙂
Grip Pro for me! I got my first pair of Roeckl’s last year as a gift (because I was too cheap to buy for myself) and they are far and away my favorite pair of gloves. Just superior in every way…
I love this brand of gloves. They last forever. My choice is the grip pro (white)
my gloves always end up as gardening gloves. by accident, i swear. doh!
Confession…I’ve never ridden in gloves outside of winter/cold weather gloves. I think I’d like the Madisons though, they look nice.
Oh wow, those gloves looks so pretty. If I could win one I’d likely buy a second pair because having leather winter gloves sounds appealing, especially living up north.
But I would definitely want the Mendon 3301-274, that purple color is fantastic and I’m always down for breathable, especially with heat and humidity.
For winter I really like the looks of these: Roeck-Grip Winter 3301-527 in Anthracite!
I too love them! I’d try the Madrid!
I love the clean classic look of the Manchester gloves!
They’ve been on my “things I’ve drooled over” list for a while now, but I’ve not been able to justify new, pricey ones while I’ve still got several pairs to go through. But I would definitely give the nod to the Mendons — as cool and light as possible.
I have a pair of the Chesters (now the Rock Grip I think) for showing that I love. I would adore another pair for schooling/cross country and it would be the Lara in black/silver.
I need some brown gloves. I think I would pick the Mendon in mocha. But I reserve the right to change my mind!
How are you supposed to choose?!?! So many good ones!!! But I think I narrowed it down to the Madrid in Marine size 8 😉
I have never tried Roeckl gloves, but I could definitely use a new pair of white gloves to show. I would choose the Madison in white!
I’d love a pair of Roeck-Grip Pro in white:)
I love Roeckl gloves, they’re the best! I’m split – the Lisboa are so cute because SHINY, but I also love that Malta would go with my brown boots so well!
As a side note, I hate obvious logos on my stuff too. A Sharpie permanent marker works great to cover up brand logos on black, as my saddle bags (Stowaway, which love, but not the white logo on black) will attest. Back to your contest…
I’ve always used SSG and recently got a pair of Heritage to try out. I’ve never tried Roeckls.
I love Roeckls, they’re actually my favorite (and I hate gloves). If I could pick, I’d love the Lona model in mocha/gold
Thanks for the opportunity!
I love these gloves!! Would love to get another 🙂
I’m a big Roeckl fan, too, I may or may not have 3 pairs in my current rotation. I kinda want the Laila for summer, though!
I’d get the Milas because they are simple and understated everyday gloves I would get a lot of use out of.
I love petting these gloves whenever I’m in a tack store, I just haven’t been able to bite the bullet on the price tag. I really like the look of the Lonas!
I would love to get the Lona’s in Navy!
That pile is #glovegoals. I think we’re similar in the hoarding inexpensive, pretty stuff department. I have some Nobles in a berry color, which is pretty but matches absolutely NOTHING that I or my horse wears. For my lesson this week I wore the beautiful (expensive) pair of Hamley orangey-tan leather gloves my SO (who is also one of those ‘buy expensive stuff that lasts’ people) got me. When I watched the video I was like OH DEAR those gloves do not look good with a dark dressage kit. So I’d go with some very versatile Lonas in black/white.
Roeckls are amazing! I would pick the Roeck-Grip in caramel. I think that color would look amazing in the SJ ring with my navy coat and light brown boots!
I love Roeckls – I have a white pair for showing and several pairs that I’ve worn out. They last about 2 years for me. I was like you, I had piles of cheap gloves, but once I put on a pair of Roeckls, I was hooked for life! I live in Bakersfield, the hottest part of California, and I still wear them in the heat. They just don’t heat me up like the cheaper gloves did.
I love Roeckls! I’ve definitely been converted. I have a pair of white summer gloves and a navy pair for showing, but would love the two-tone Roeckl gloves! I’ve been wanting those for a while….
I would love the Mendon gloves because purple is my color and Mendon is the name of the town where I live.
The Madrid gloves in grey! I have been eyeing those for awhile now, but have been stuck on the price.
I would love to try the Mendon!!
I’d go with the Roeck-Grip — looks classic with techy updates 🙂
I like those Mendons! I’ve started taking driving lessons and I need a pair of gloves, but am still shopping around.
The Mendons are very much my speed as well – light and touchscreen compatible! Thanks for hosting this giveaway
I’d get the Lisboa Anthacite ones
Roeckl is the best! I would want to try the Lona ones.
I have a few too many pairs of Chesters, that I love… but those Mendons in Berry would look so
Pretty with my horse!!!
Love their gloves, I own 3 pairs of chesters which I think are called the roeck grip now. They used to have a summer glove that I wanted to try but I can’t figure out their new line of gloves very well.
I have a pair of them and absolutely love them. I’d probably get another Roeck-Grip pair so that I could have one for show and one for schooling.
I love my Roeckl gloves. They are nice and light and fit well to my hand without extra fabric bunching up. I believe I have the basic grip model. If I won, I’d probably get Mendon in berry for a fun color!
Thank you for the opportunity! I would love a pair of grips 🙂
I love Roeckl gloves and would like a pair. thanks
I like the Madrid
It’s a hard choice, and I narrowed it down to the Monaco or the Foxton, but since my husband liked the Monaco best, I would pick those. Thank you for the opportunity!
I like the Lonas!
I would pick the Rockels
I would pick Mendon.
I like the Mendons. These are some really nice gloves. Thank you for sharing!
I would pick Mendon in purple
I have a friend who will love to know about these, thanks for sharing!