A properly fit glove should provide maximal freedom of movement and agility for easy stick handling.
Padding covers the upper surface of the finger, hand, wrist and lower forearm.
The elbow pad and glove should meet to provide protection to the entire forearm, wrist and hand from slashing.
The glove should be made of light flexible material.
Leather gloves may be durable but they are also heavy to wear and take longer to dry.
If buying used gloves ensure that the palm and fingers are intact.