Brand new for 2018, Warrior Sports has unveiled their fourth iteration of the Ritual line dating all the way back to the Ritual G1 which debuted in 2012. Building off of the massive success of the G3, the G4 is built to bring ultimate performance, function and durability all while being the lightest gear on the market.
Starting internally, the G4 glove is stock with HD foams all throughout the glove to provide ample palm protection, yet still keeping the snappy shut and feel that goalies loved in the G3. Aiding in the closure of the glove, Warrior has kept the AxyFlex system in the T of the glove which has the ends of the T feed deep into the perimeter of the thumb and fingers side of the glove. Despite the T system remaining the same, the T itself has been trimmed down ever so slightly along the perimeter and even stiffened up along the Spine to give the best overall shape and visual presentation that Warrior could offer.
Moving through to the backhand of the glove, Warrior has revamped the backhand design to resemble a connection much like the GT. This allows the goalie more adjustments internally and along the outside closure as well. However, when you open the glove you will notice a cleaner look with more adjustments across the back of the hand and fingers.
The G4 Intermediate glove will come with removable palms which will allow the goalie to keep their glove feeling and smelling fresher throughout its tenure. However the connection point between the palm and back of the glove has been increased and actually makes the glove feel tighter on the hand.
If you are a goalie who is looking for the lightest glove on the market, coupled with a game ready feel and removable palms, the Warrior Ritual G4 Intermediate is the glove for you.