With 2016 wrapped up, we wanted to look back and give you our top 5 list of lacrosse gloves that came out in 2016. Gloves are an underrated, essential part of lacrosse. They can help give you the grip and feel needed to score that last goal, or to lose grip of your stick and lose the ball. You want to make sure you have the gloves that feel comfortable, protect you and also give you the perfect grip and you can not go wrong with any one of these. Our list consists of the Epoch Integra, Warrior Evo Pro, Maverik MAX, Brine King 5, and STX Surgeon 500

5.) Epoch Integra

EPOCH Integra Lacrosse Glove

The Epoch Integra is made with new Phase Change Technology that allows you to perform your best at any climate. Proactive textile technology has the ability to absorb, store and release heat for optimal thermal comfort. Epoch's signature carbon fiber technology is visible on the outside of the gloves to improve padding and protection. To go along with that, Tri-Layer Dual Density Foam Stacks is strategically placed to absorb impact energies from checks.

4.)Warrior Evo Pro

Warrior Evo Pro Lacrosse Glove

For ultimate fit and comfort, the Warrior Evo Pro is calling your name. Made with BOA Closure system, it allows you to customize your fit with adjustable cable tensions along the top hand padding. Authentic Pro Palm+ provides a comfortable grip and feel on your shaft and Cage Flx system eliminates restriction on the backhand and also ventilates your glove for a cool feel.

3.) Maverik MAX

Maverik MAX Lacrosse Glove

The Maverik MAX is made with Shark Gel inserts to offer maximum thumb protection without sacrificing mobility. Dura Stretch Panels along the knuckle line bring in a broken in feel from day one, allowing you to dominate right away without any discomfort. Synthetic Suede Palms allow you to have maximum feel and grip of the stick at all times. Made with Flow Cool venting, your hands can stay nice and cool throughout the hottest weather.

2.) Brine King 5

Brine King V Lacrosse Glove

Most gloves smell awful after a couple games, especially a rainy day, but not the Brine King 5's. The ventilator fresh liner keeps your gloves dry and odor free! Made with Ax Suede palm with mesh inserts give you maximum feel of your shaft but is also water resistant to allow you to keep your grip at all times. Skylight protection gives you maximum impact absorption to go through checks like its nothing, and also offers an extreme lightweight feel.

1.) STX Surgeon 500

STX Surgeon 500 Lacrosse Gloves

The STX Surgeon 500 gloves are made with a Ax Suede Palm to give you the natural feel of your stick. STX's own Climate Control on the back hand allows for venting to keep your hands cool during the hot days, but also has enough room to throw a hand warmer in the glove for those freezing games. These gloves are made out of deflective, carbon fiber-reinforced thumb blocks to give you maximum protection and with Iso Thumb Tech, it gives you a great comfort and fit of a glove.

With the start of the 2017 season coming around, you will need to step your game up. Like I said before any one of these gloves will give you the ideal comfort, protection and grip you need to help you accomplish that. There are many more gloves out there, but we feel these 5 stood out the most out of the 2016 releases.