What Are I-Web gloves?

Baseball gloves come in many different styles, including different webbing types. I-webs are similar to H-webs but with one less lace across the webbing. I-webs are used for every position on the diamond with the exception of pitcher and catcher. Typically preferred by infielders, I-web gloves give users a great closing glove for enhanced performance while fielding. Here are some of the better I-web glove out there.

Geaux Series I-Web

RCS Custom Series

Honor the Game Series

I-Web gloves
I-Web gloves
I-Web gloves

Brand

Marucci

Rawlings

Marucci

Marucci's Geaux youth model is great for kids just starting to get into the game. It's not a necessarily complex glove making it ideal for kids looking to craft their performance on the infield.

The glove's great leather lasts for seasons on end and will keep its form as well. It's a tough glove, which makes it perfect for the youth level.

I-Web gloves

Marucci Geaux Series I-Web gloves

PROS

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    Approved patterns and Pro web designs
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    Scaled fingerstalls designed for a secure fit on youth players
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    Split finger welting
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    Conventional open back which distributes weight evenly
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    Soft steerhide leather shell

CONS

  • Youth model
  • Small fit

A personal favorite of mine, and my current glove, the Rawlings RCS Series is an impeccable glove with a sweet design.

Just a 10% player break in, the RCS come to your door game ready. An 11.75″ design, the RCS feels a bit smaller on the hand, giving users amazing feel around the diamond.

The RCS features a trapeze web with a strong web, for any ground ball or pop fly. Offered in a variety of color schemes, it’s hard not to like the RCS.

Full grain leather shell covers the glove, giving a pristine look on the field. This glove enables users to show off their sense of style with the glove on their hand. Rawhide lacing creates a durable pocket, and a comfortable feel.

Additionally, the palm and index pockets limit the sting on hard ground balls and throws. This I-web is definitely a must see for its price.

Marucci Geaux Series I-Web gloves

Rawlings RCS Custom Marucci Geaux Series I-Web gloves

PROS

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    Conventional back features a wide opening above the wrist
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    Modified Trap-Eze is an extremely strong web with great ball snagging functionality for all positions
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    Full grain leather shell material
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    Unique pro pattern designs
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    Very sturdy
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    Modeled After Authentic Rawlings Pro Patterns
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    Rawhide lacing for extra strong and durable protection
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    Custom design without the custom price tag
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    Lasting structure design, limited wear and tear

CONS

  • Some users didn't like the smaller feel of this glove

The Marucci HTG (Honor the Game) series compliments their original Founder’s series, but with an added element.

The HTG series incorporates Pro Designs, including the new H-web design. With each glove skilfully and hand individually hand crafted, the

HTG series is a premium glove for any infielder looking for an H-web model. While the open back provides closure and improved durability and weight, the soft cowhide palm lining provides a supple feel for better comfort and break in.

Behind all of its great technology and looks, the HTG is an 11.75″ design which will help you achieve excellence at any infield position.

I-Web gloves

Marucci Honor the Game Series I-Web gloves

PROS

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    Skilfully handcrafted to the likening of each individual
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    Breaks in fairly quickly, but keeps it’s shape over time
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    Excellent durability thanks to cowhide leather
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    Open back distributing the gloves thick leather evenly
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    Premium Japanese tanned, USA-A-grade steerhide shell leather provides a more game ready feel with superior durability
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    Individual custom fit
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    Split gray finger welting
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    Individual custom fit
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    Big League-preferred thin heel padding for better feel and break-in

CONS

  • Very thick glove, some had complaints about the heavier feel
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