A step up from its predecessor, the STX Cell 5 glove has improved flex and cuff design. Our Pro's really like the ventilated palm design, for great grip and superior ventilation. The C3 Cuff system is pretty legit! The dangle strap allows players to grab a drink without having to drop your gloves. And the pullback velcro tab allows the player to secure the cuff out of the way during play. They added a new feature, Guard Lock which is a strap that secures your mouth guard when you are not on the field. We are highly recommending these gloves as on of the top picks for advanced youth all the way through college.