After a few years on the market, Adidas retired the all-gray/all-black Adidas EQT baseball gloves and replaced it with the 2017 Adias EQT Series:
2016 Adidas EQT Series vs. 2017 Adidas EQT Series
While the older EQT models were known for almost plasticky leather, this year’s EQT models have leather that feels like real steerhide leather, even though the leather is actually Cowhide leather.
The bland patterns are gone with the 2017 Adidas EQT series, exchanged for bold patterns with unique web designs.
Sharp black and dark gray colorways replace the either all black or all gray designs. Now, all models can be used to pitch, unlike before.
Comfort is key; the 2017 EQT models are very comfortable with an improved Deer Tanned Cowhide liner.
- The new one-piece wrist design with the off-centered logo is slick. No more weird patch on the wrist.
The new EQT’s are rather heavy compared to most of its competitors.
The 2017 models come very stiff, just like the 2016 models, giving you plenty of time to form the glove to how you like it.
The price remains the same – $220. For this price, you will have to ponder how much you want one.
All of the 2017 Adidas EQT Series Models
Adidas came out with eight models, and there is a model for each position on the diamond.
2017 Adidas EQT 11.25″
This 11.25″ model comes with a one-piece web- meaning it will have one of the shallowest pockets on the market. This model has an interesting finger pad, the material looks like a special texture. Shop this model here.
2017 Adidas EQT 11.5″
2017 Adidas EQT 11.75″
This is the same 11.75″ model that I saw Carlos Correa wearing, with the sick laced cross web. Like Correa, you could use this at short or possible at third, if you are a fan of the cross web there. Shop this model here.
2017 Adidas EQT 12″
This 12″ model is the pitcher’s model, and comes with a two-piece web and finger hood for maximum grip concealment. Shop this model here.
2017 Adidas EQT 12.5″
The 2017 Adidas EQT 12.5″ is the same size pattern with the same web as the Wilson KP92. This model will be good for someone looking for a sturdy web that can still form a deep pocket. Shop this outfield model here.
2017 Adidas EQT 12.75″
The 2017 Adidas EQT 12.75″ is the flagship outfield glove, with the 12.75″ size and H-web being the most popular size/web combo in the outfield. Shop this model here.
2017 Adidas EQT 1b Mitt
The 2017 Adidas EQT 1b Mitt is 12.5″ with the single post web, making it a perfect size for a mitt: not too big, but not too small. Shop this 1b model here.
2017 Adidas EQT Catcher’s Mitt
The 2017 Adidas EQT Catcher’s Mitt is 32.5″, making it on the smaller side of mitts, but if you like the length of say a Wilson PUDGE or Rawlings SP13, you will like this model. Shop this model here.
While I am not sure about the 2017 Adidas EQT Series, I think the models are intriguing and probably deserve a buy, especially since some of the models are exclusive to Adidas (like the 2017 Adidas EQT 11.75″).