Glorious 3XL Review

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Glorious 3XL Review


Gaming with a top tier gaming mouse on a subpar mousepad  (or no mousepad at all) is the equivalent of driving a tricked out sports car on flat, worn out tires. It might work, but it’s far from ideal. Getting the right pad is essential to unleashing your true potential, doubly so when you’re playing FPS games.

We here at ProSettings are dedicated to helping you be the best gamer you can be, and in order to help you pick out the best pad for you we’ve sent over a lesser known (though popular among enthusiasts) mousepad to our reviewer.

Read on to find out what he has to say about the Glorious 3XL.

Finding a mousepad that suits you and your playstyle can really enhance your overall gaming experience.
Glorious 3XL Review Mousepad

Glorious 3XL First Impressions


The first thing that you immediately notice about the Glorious 3XL is that it’s absolutely massive. You might think you’ve seen large mousepads before but none of them hold a candle to the absolute unit that is the 3XL. It’s over one meter long and its height surpasses the width of most pads at over half a meter high. Is that overkill? Well, no. Not to me at least, but more on that in the ‘performance’ part of this review.

The 3XL comes rolled up in the package and it lays flat immediately, which is obviously thanks to the sheer size of it. The base consists of a textured rubber which does a really good job of staying in place (something I very much noticed when I tried to wrestle the pad underneath my two monitors) so you can rest assured you won’t ever have an issue with slippage.

The pad is finished with high quality stitched edges all throughout and a small white Glorious logo on the bottom right corner of the pad. The logo itself is raised a bit (so it’s not ingrained in the pad) but it’s so small and out of the way that you won’t be bothered by it under any normal circumstances.

SPECS:
  • Stitched edges
  • Medium – fast glide
  • Length: 122 cm / 48 in
  • Height: 61 cm / 24 in
  • Thickness: 3 mm
Glorious 3XL Mousepad Review Thickness

Performance


The Glorious 3XL is large enough to comfortably host a full-course dinner party for up to three people, so it’s an absolute dream for low sensitivity players. I’m a low sens player myself and the feeling of having an infinite amount of mousepad space really is something special.

That feeling would all be for naught if the glide was rubbish though, and thankfully it’s not. The 3XL feels a bit coarser to the touch than some of its equal speed counterparts, but it has a super slick glide with a surprising amount of stopping power. That’s not to say that the pad feels slow or overly murky and controlling, because it doesn’t.

Executing big flicks on the pad doesn’t feel like a struggle at all, and the somewhat coarser feeling helps a lot with stopping at precisely the right point to get that montage worthy dome shot.

The surface also handles the variety of sensors I’ve thrown at it with no hiccups at all. That’s to be expected from any self respecting gaming mousepad though.

The 3XL’s main selling point is obviously the sheer size of it, but is it a gimmick or something that’s actually useful? That’ll  depend on your ingame sensitivity (and your desk size) but for me it’s alright. I like the look of it, that’s obviously entirely subjective, but using a mousepad this large also ensures that you have a completely even surface to move your mouse around across almost your entire desk. On top of that it’ll also make sure that your keyboard isn’t slipping away during intense gaming sessions.

Is it absolutely necessary to get the biggest mousepad in the world (at least according to Glorious)? No, it’s not. Not at all. Do I enjoy using it? Yes. 

Glorious also produces smaller pads, by the way, so if you like the sound of all this but want a smaller package you’ve got that option.

Glorious 3XL Review Texture
The Glorious 3XL's texture in closeup

Conclusion & Recommendation


I have to admit that I hadn’t thoroughly checked out Glorious PC Gaming Race until a few months ago. Some people might not expect it from a company named after a Reddit meme, but Glorious produces one of the better cloth gaming pads I’ve used throughout my gaming career.

The 3XL offers a medium-fast glide with a nice amount of stopping power due to its slightly rougher texturing. It’s a stylish plain black pad that’s finished off with high quality stitching as well, so there’s not a lot to dislike about this product. The feeling of the pad might not be for everyone, and its rather thin design means that it won’t cover up any major inconsistencies on your playing surface, but then again you probably shouldn’t be playing on those surfaces either way.

If you’re a bit turned off by having a magic carpet sized mousepad on your desk you can always go for one of the smaller sizes, so if you like what you’re reading about the pad you should really consider it. It’s a winner in my book.

Thanks for Reading

28 Comments on “Glorious 3XL Review”

    1. I haven’t tried the new QcK yet but if I had to compare the original QcK to the Glorious I’d say the QcK is a bit faster, but not by a lot.

  1. All I can say is that this is pretty much the best mouse pad I’ve ever used. Even If I have my keyboard at it’s normal position I still have plenty of room for my mouse. I highly recommend buying this mouse pad but if you have any questions feel free to ask!

  2. I’m a low sens user looking for a good large mousepad. I’m torn between this, HyperX Fury S Pro XL and the Zowie G-SR. Which one do you think is best?

    1. I personally liked the 3XL best between those three. If you don’t want the huge size you can always get the 3XL in a slightly smaller size.

  3. Hello! Im looking to pimp up my setup, Do you think that this pad would ruin the look? or improve it in some way. I play CS:GO at 1.42 senitivity 450dpi.

    My other gear is the Ducky ONE 2 TKL with Whitekeycaps + Steelseries Sensei 310

    Thank You!

    -Carl

  4. From reading this review I get the impression that the feel of this pad is similar to the feel of the g-sr. Is that true ? I currently own a g-sr and am looking for a mouse pad like this but desk size.

    1. Sort of, it’s got the same textured feeling as the G-SR to me, though the latter is way more controlling. I haven’t yet tried anything with quite as much control/stopping power as the G-SR but if I had to pick a pad that comes the closest feel-wise I would personally say the 3XL, yeah.

  5. hey great review there 😀 i’m actually considering to buy this mousepad i’m a low sens player i have the ” Asus ROG Sheath ” right now it’s a blast of a mousepad but i kind need more space ( 400 DPI , ingame sens 1.2 ) . i wanted to ask doest it have the same feeling and glide as the Asus sheath ? thanks

    1. I have never personally used the Asus ROG Sheath. You can’t go wrong with the Glorious 3XL though if you are looking for a bigger mousepad.

    1. Our team plays a wide variety of games but we do all have our favorites. My main competitive game at the moment is Overwatch. What mousepad you prefer is entirely up to you (I don’t know what you like in a pad, for example) but you can take a look at our mousepad guide for CS:GO if you want an overview of what the pros are going for.

  6. Since u said it’s a medium-fast glide. And I am using hyperx fury s pro rn, will they feel similar? thank you

    1. Yes, most cloth pads have a very similar glide, and things like the climate you live in can make a pad feel slightly different for you than it does for me. In any case; I do think that the 3XL has a slightly more consistent glide than the Fury S Pro.

  7. you said that it’s faster than the hyperx fury s which i find very, very fast but at the same time you compared the 3XL to the Zowie GSR black. did you type wrong by chance?

    1. In a comment reply I compared it to the texture of the Zowie G-SR, because I was asked about it. I didn’t say it’s as controlling though, but I might have worded that a little confusingly, my apologies. In any case, the 3XL has a medium-fast glide, but it also has a plenty of stopping power, as I said in my conclusion. The G-SR has a controlled glide and plenty of stopping power, so apart from the texture looking similar and the stopping power being roughly the same they’re pretty different pads.

      Also, in my opinion the Fury S isn’t super fast, definitely not after the initial ‘coat’ wears off. But these things can vary depending on the climate and humidity where you live, and how clean the pads are and so on, so it could definitely be different for you. In any case, the 3XL is one of my personal favorite pads, but since it’s so huge and I go play games at another location at least once weekly I just can’t be bothered to pack that massive mat up each and every single time. If you’re considering it I can only recommend it though.

  8. how would you compare this mouse pad to the Logitech G840? Does the stitching on this mouse pad get in the way or rub your arm at all? I have been using the Steelseries QCK heavy and I can agree there isn’t much to help you stop on your shot except you, I would like more stopping power but without it being to the point that the mouse is hard to push from the start. I use hyperglide feet as well.

    1. The stitching didn’t personally bother me at all. I really love the glide of the Glorious cloth pads, but it sounds like perhaps the Razer Gigantus could also be something that could interest you.

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