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The 2nd generation True A4.5 Junior Hockey Gloves are a revamped version of the inaugural release of this glove. The A Series glove line from True Hockey is a traditional fitting glove, designed to fit close to the players hand.
The True A4.5 Glove features a Pro Nylon Material. This material is lightweight, and helps protect against abrasions you face in the game of hockey.
The fingers of the A4.5 Glove are a 3-piece, split finger design. There are two separate breaks to mimic where your finger joints break. This gives you freedom and mobility when controlling your stick.
Backhand & Finger Protection
The back rolls and fingers are constructed with high-grade EPP foams with PE inserts. You will also find side pinky finger protection of the same material, for added protection from pucks and sticks sliding up your stick, or slashes to the side of your hand.
This years True A4.5 Glove features a TRUEFLEXX+ hinged thumb design. This thumb is a one-piece hinged design that gives you flexibility and mobility, giving you better stick grip.
The cuff on the A4.5 is an ergonomically designed flexible cuff that doesn’t feel bulk when worn, and promotes mobility.
Palm Material & Gussets
True has changed the palm on the A4.5 glove to an Ax Suede with an overlay the gives abrasion coverage in the palm and thumb area of the glove. The gussets are a lycra type material that is quite stretchy.
Sizes & Colors
The True A4.5 JR Hockey Gloves are available in sizes 11” and 12”, and are available in the following colors; Black, Black/Gold, Black/Orange, Black/Red, Black/White, Navy, Navy/Gold, Navy/Orange, Red, and Red/White/Blue.
|Backhand Protection||High Grade EPP Foam with PE Inserts|
|Cuff||Ergonomic Flex Cuff|
|External Material||Pro Nylon|
|Finger Design||3-Piece Split Fingers|
|Finger Protection||High Grade EPP Foam with PE Inserts|
|Palm Material||Nash Palm with Ax Suede Overlay|
|Pinky Finger Protection||High Grade EPP Foam with PE Inserts|
|Sizes||11” - 12”|
|Thumb Design||TRUEFLEXX+ Hinged Lock Thumb|
|Weight||275g (JR 12”)|
|TRUE Junior Hockey Gloves Sizing Chart|
|Age (years)||8 - 11||9 - 12||11 - 14|
|Height (ft)||4'3" - 4'8"||4'7" - 5'0"||4'11" - 5'4"|
|Weight (lbs)||60 - 90||70 - 100||80 - 110|
|Hand Length (in)||4.5" - 5.0"||5.0" - 5.5"||5.5" - 6.0"|
Player Glove Sizing
Sizing Before Purchase
To ensure you're purchasing the proper sized glove, one simple measurement using a measuring tape is all it takes to accurately find your size. Place the tip of the tape measure at the top of your middle finger (or which finger is longest) and measure all the way down to the bottom of your palm. Record this measurement and multiply by two. This will be roughly the size of glove you need. Compare your height, weight and age to the charts provided on each model as well to find your best fit.
If you are including growing room in the glove for a young player, always round the measurement up to the next whole number (ex. 3.2” x 2 = 6.4” -> 7”).
When sizing for true size (no growth room) using the above measurement, round measurements less than 0.5 down to the next whole number. If the measurement ends in .5 or higher, round up to the nearest whole number.
When looking for a glove you must first decide what style of glove you like better. This is purely personal preference, and usually pertains to what the player has worn in the past. We have divided all the gloves we carry into three different fits; THS-1, THS-2 and THS-3.
A loose, traditional fitting glove will feel widder around the hand. These gloves typically have 4 protective rolls on the backhand and can use thicker low density comfort foams in the liner to snug up the inside of the glove.
A tapered style glove combines the fit of a traditional and anatomical style glove. This style will offer a snug fit in the fingers and up through the palm of the hand, but widens at the cuff of the glove to allow for better mobility.
A tighter fitting anatomical glove reduces negative space and feels like a second skin. Anatomical gloves fit tighter around all aspects of your hand, and you may notice the tight cuff reduces some mobility around the wrist comparitive to the other fit styles.
Sizing after Purchase
To ensure a proper size once you have received your gloves, you will want to take a look at two things. One – make sure the your fingers are all the way in the finger slots but not pressing into the gussets on the end, a good fitting glove will leave your fingers so that they are just able to brush the tips of the gussets. Two – make sure thr palm of your hand is not spilling over the end of the glove palm material onto the inner cuff. Keep in mind the moment you first receive your new gloves will be the smallest the glove will ever fit. Over time and with prolonged use, the foams will compress and the leathers will stretch marginally expanding the size of the glove marginally.
If you are sizing a glove to include growth room for a player, have them place their hands in the glove with their palms facing up. To determine if a glove is too big, have the player place their hand inside as they would if they were playing. Next, take your index finger and determine how much additional room is between the top of their palm and the edge of the cuff. Typically you want no more room than the width of your index finger. Then have the player press their fingers against the palm so you can see the outlines, make sure their pinky finger is at least 3/4” of the way into the pinky slot. To determine if the glove is too small, take your fingers and feel along the inner cuff of the glove just after the palm material. Make sure the player’s palm is not spilling over the material and onto the cuff. Next take a look at the fingers of the glove, you want the player’s fingers to fit in each finger slot, but they should not be pressed up against the edge or touching the gussets.
A quick way to test for a proper fit is to pick the stick up off the ground by the shaft, if this cannot be done easily, the glove is probably too big.