We talk about CSGO weapon skins all the time. However, if you think we forgot about that one, very important yet quite different piece of CSGO inventory I’m here to disappoint you. We know all there is to know about gloves.
CSGO Gloves – In Depth
Gloves in CSGO are a part of the equipment, an element of clothing. Traditionally, to uphold the competitive nature and balance of the game, they are a purely visual element and do not amplify any statistics. CSGO gloves are visible to both the player character/spectator as well as from the perspective of a third person. Moreover, similarly to all other weapon skins, CSGO gloves have exterior wear quality randomly attached to them and considered as ultra rare CSGO items which are designated by stars next to the CS GO gloves names.
We’ve picked 5 best CSGO gloves from all possible variants and styles available currently in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
Sport Gloves | Vice
One of the most eye-catching and colorful models for athletic, durable gloves. A mixture of black with vivid pink and blue craved by many CSGO players and skin collectors. Can be dropped from Clutch Case introduced in February 2018. If we talk about the price, Sport Gloves | Vice are very, very expensive. Because of how rare they are, no one saw Factory New for quite some time, but it would surely be worth around $2000 or even more.
Specialist Gloves | Fade
These bad boys, stylized after fade series came to game in Clutch Case in February 2018. Designed for security detail, army and SWAT, these CSGO gloves shine in multicolored metallic accents so characteristic for Fade CSGO skins. Price? Just around $4000 for the Factory New, if you manage to find one, that is.
Sport Gloves | Amphibious
One of the more popular choices of gloves skins in CSGO, these blue and white sport gloves are both eye-catching and durable. For CSGO gloves, they are not so expensive – around $400 for Well-Worn or Field-Tested version. Of course, Sport Gloves | Amphibious Factory New cost $3000 per pair, so if you unbox one its a lottery won.
Moto Gloves | POW!
A quite bulky CSGO gloves with guard knuckles that were built to withstand impact and friction from any unlucky motorcycle rides. At the same time, hardened knuckles can help beat the opponent into submission. They are colored with bright orange, red and brown comic book onomatopoeia. This particular model is one of the cheaper among all of the CSGO gloves skins as Field-Tested wear of Moto Gloves | POW! can be found for $400 or even less.
Hand Wraps | Overprint
These CSGO gloves said to be “preferred by hand-to-hand fighters” protect the knuckles and wrists and are perfect for punching. Hand Wraps | Overprint take their name from the black tape hand wraps being printed over with rubberized geometric patterns in blue. Pricewise, they are in rather in the middle of all CS GO gloves, so Minimal Wear is usually worth around $450-$500. Of course, Factory New are very hard to find, so they may cost over $1000 per pair.
Where can you get CSGO gloves?
Unfortunately, it is completely impossible to drop one of the CSGO gloves skins through weekly in-game drops. Their simply too expensive and too rare CSGO skins to be found through weekly drops. To get one you have to either buy one from the market or invest in some cases from which you can drop them. In case of CSGO gloves, there are two cases that should interest you: Glove Case and Clutch Case. Both cost the same $0,03 but the contents differ. Wheras the Glove Case has generally more expensive, best CSGO gloves skins, Clutch Case has better, more popular thus more expensive normal skins such as M4A4 | Neo-Noir (up to $500 for StatTrak Factory New) or USPS | Cortex. The CS GO gloves are extremely rare drop, so you will be seeing a lot of other weapons drop during your hunt for any CSGO gloves, therefore it may be better to pick a case that has more expensive skins.
Buying and selling CSGO gloves
If you want to sell a pair of CSGO gloves, you can do this either on Steam Community Market, on third-party markets or services such as Skinwallet. Each of these choices has it’s positive and negative aspects.
Steam Community Market offers the highest prices among all of the choices, but all money you earn that way lands in the SteamWallet of your account. This means you cannot pay it out in any way. You can only spend your funds on other skins from Steam Community Market, card packs, Steam games or Steam Gift Cards.
Third-party markets have lower prices but the cash you earn this way is available outside the Steam ecosystem through numerous payout options, from Paypal to cryptocurrency of your choice. The most problematic part is a considerably high number of scam attempts. Moreover, listing all your offers can be quite time-consuming. Someone also has to accept your offer for you to get any money.
If you need the hard cash quick and easy, Skinwallet is the best choice. Even though you may be able to barter a higher price with your own manual listing, Skinwallet offers your instant payment. Moreover, we don’t ask questions – if you came to us and you’re ready to accept the offer we made the deal in done. To properly sell CSGO gloves on Skinwallet, you have to set your Steam inventory to public, log in to Skinwallet with your Steam account and fill in your Trade URL and go to the deposit page. Now you just need to pick which gloves skins you want to sell and proceed to the transaction. To proceed, click on the green button in the security pop-up window. This is the safest way to complete the transaction as you will be redirected straightly to that particular trade in Steam. Check the details of the trade and accept it when you’re ready. The money will be added to your Skinwallet account balance in a few seconds.
If you want to buy new CS GO gloves, you have basically two ways of doing so. First is to go through the Steam Community Market. This is probably the safest way to buy anything. However, it surely isn’t the most efficient. The prices on the Steam Community Market are usually around 20% higher than at any other places, markets, and websites. You will have to also pay the transaction fee, so it’s an extra 15% on top of an already high price.
Alternatively, you may go to one of the third-party markets and look for an interesting CSGO skins offers. Moreover, from my experience, the rarer qualities of CSGO gloves appear more often at the third-party markets rather than on Community Market. This may have something to do with money being usable outside Steam.
Should you consider buying CSGO gloves?
Unfortunately, there is no one answer to this question. If you just have money to spend and want to rock a particular model of CSGO gloves go for it. No one will stop you. However, if you want to look at buying the best CSGO gloves as a form of investment you will have to ask yourself a few questions. Do you have a lot of money for a long term investment? Practically all gloves skins rise in price at a slow but stable pace. This means they can be worth a lot more after a year or two. Due to the high initial cost of CSGO gloves, even if the gain will be 7%-10% per year, you will surely fill the change in price. However, remember, that funds will be frozen for a long time and if you change your mind mid-way, you may lose on your investment.
We talked about gloves skins and which are considered the best. We also discussed their prices, what are 5 interesting examples of both stylistic choices and price range and talked a bit about trading CSGO gloves. If you have any questions, be sure to leave them in the comments down below.