Picked up myself a 895 Pro Catcher and 870 Pro Blocker today. Was a great sale at my local shop. Only had them on the ice for one session that for some reason everyone was shooting low so they didn’t get much use the first time out. Will update after a longer period with a more detailed review so this is more of a first impression.
So, so comfortable to wear. Has a 590 feel to it which is my most natural break so that helps but I don’t think I’ve ever had a glove that felt like such a pillow on the inside. Closes like a dream and that’s without any break in what so ever. Has a beautiful deep skate lace pocket that the puck just dies in. Had a couple times that the puck didn’t want to get out of it as I’m sure it was as comfortable in there as my hand but as I’m not the biggest puck handler I don’t think that will really affect my game too negatively.
Did a mod to this piece right away and removed extra protection from the index finger as it was getting in the way of my stick. Need to put the lace back in as you can see the holes in the one picture but that is just aesthetics. One thing I noticed while playing was that the glove was really tightly connected but as I looked at it, it has an adjustable strap that loosens the connection to the finger protection and once I adjusted that it felt great. Well balanced and very light.
I love that both pieces have a large opening to make room for the chest protector arms and that they won’t get caught up on them.
I obviously can’t speak on the durability but the build quality is top notch and rivals any piece I’ve had from the big boys so I’m not expecting to have any issues in that regard. If you have questions let me know!