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Tactical gloves for every situation

30. listopadu 2023Hints and tipsRadek MládekReading time 4 minutes

Nowadays, the military market is full of low-quality tactical gloves that will fall apart after the first action. So how to choose a quality glove that will stand up to really tough conditions? We have prepared some hints and tips to follow when choosing new equipment.

Why are gloves important?

Nowadays, soldiers no longer go into battle carrying a sword, halberd or mace. With the progress in weaponry, weapons became not only far more effective, but also much more sophisticated and more demanding to operate. The modern soldier needs free fingers to pull the trigger, release the safety, or disassemble and clean the weapon in the field. It is therefore completely understandable that today's firearms would be very difficult to control without gloves that do not restrict the movement of the hand.

Of course, tactical gloves were not created just to be a nice fashion accessory on your hands. Gloves protect your hands from abrasions, cuts, pinched skin and other injuries that would spoil your shooting experience or even endanger your health. An important feature is that thanks to sweat drainage, your grip and grip will be firmer, the butt of the rifle will not slip, and all the pine needles and dirt in the world will not stick to your hand. With quality gloves, you don't have to worry about your fingers, palms and knuckles, your hands will be completely safe.

Tactical gloves M-Pact. Source: Rigad

Tactical gloves have protective elements on exposed areas. They are designed so that the glove does not restrict movement.

All gloves are the same. Or not?

Nowadays, it is increasingly difficult to distinguish high-quality products from low-quality products. There are a lot of imitations floating around the world that look good at first glance, but start to tear at the first action and eventually fall apart completely. Remember that tactical gloves protect your hands, which you need for most daily tasks. For that reason alone, it is important to think about whether you want to save money on your hands or give them the necessary comfort they deserve.

Key features of tactical gloves

If you are not directly an expert in choosing gloves, do not despair, we have prepared several features for you to focus on when choosing.

High quality material

Similar to quality backpacks, clothing, bags and other military equipment, the material from which the gloves are made plays a major role here. Quality gloves are usually made of leather, synthetic leather or extremely durable nylon fibers. The material used is one of the most important aspects of the glove as it holds the entire construction together. In the case of a poor-quality base, the glove will simply fall apart very quickly. It is therefore important to pay close attention to the type of base material when choosing.

Freedom of movement

You simply have to have sufficiently sensitive and mobile fingers in the gloves. Heavily armored gloves may be good for fencing, but in the modern world their use is severely limited. Your hands won't really thank you at the end of the day if you buy gloves with little flexibility and strength. It is therefore important to consider all the pros and cons.

Tactical gloves Magpul. Source: Rigad

Tactical gloves should not only stand up to any situation, but also maintain maximum sensitivity of the fingers. Therefore, pay attention to, among other things, the quality of the material.

Protective features

Additional protection for the knuckles, fingertips and the back of the hand are other aspects that indicate the gloves' higher quality. If you work in a really demanding environment, there are also gloves that are hardened virtually everywhere where it does not hinder the user's movement.

Padding

Padding of the palm, fingers and knuckles is an important component of any glove. Padding makes your gloves fit better, better absorbs shock and generally increases your comfort during use. After all, there's nothing worse than being squeezed and chafed by ill-fitting gloves.

Inserts and accessories

Additional materials are important mainly for reasons of comfort and higher performance. Special inserts, stretch patches, strengthening seams or reinforcements significantly contribute to a longer glove life, greater comfort and thus to your overall satisfaction.

Additional features

Sometimes additional features can come in handy, such as panels integrated into the thumb area, thanks to which you can wipe away sweat much better. Some models also have specially designed fingertips that allow you to operate your mobile phone without removing your gloves.

Examples of quality gloves

If, despite our recommendations, you are still unable to choose quality gloves, don't despair, we have prepared a few tips that you simply can't go wrong with.

Magpul gloves

Magpul gloves are a symbol of quality and comfort. They are equipped with a number of new and innovative features that will delight not only shooting fans, but also supporters of more demanding adrenaline experiences. We have prepared for you two extremely high quality models from this American company.

Patrol 2.0 gloves

Key features of Patrol 2.0 gloves:

  • excellent sensitivity
  • second generation glove design
  • made of real leather and nylon
  • goatskin palm provides maximum durability
  • padded knuckle protection
  • the back of the hand is equipped with a stretch panel
  • elastic wrist band
  • compatible with touch screen

If you're interested in the Patrol 2.0 gloves, check out our video for a detailed review. 

Technical 2.0 gloves

Technical 2.0 gloves are another great achievement from Magpul. The gloves provide sufficient protection against abrasion or, for example, burns from a hot barrel. At the same time they maintain the highest possible sensitivity.

Key features of the Technical 2.0 gloves:

  • made of nylon, neoprene, suede
  • do not restrict fine motor skills
  • tapered index finger for easy trigger pull
  • thumb, forefinger and middle finger can be used to control touchscreens

Mechanix gloves

Mechanix gloves are one of the best products on the market. Mechanics, racers, athletes, soldiers and other members of the armed forces trust their hands to them. We have prepared a small overview of their best products.

Mechanix Wear M-Pact 3 gloves

Mechanix Wear M-Pact 3 gloves are extremely durable gloves that protect hands from injury and contamination while providing the user with the highest possible comfort and mobility.

Key features:

  • durable materials: spandex Kevlar, Clarino leather, Lycra
  • gel lining
  • Kevlar knuckle protection
  • internal finger reinforcements
  • exceptional grip
  • compatible with touch screen

You can also take a closer look at the Mechanix Wear M-Pact 3 gloves in our video here.

Oakley gloves

Our journey for quality gloves will end at the American company Oakley, which produces tactical gloves for every situation.

Factory Pilot 2.0 gloves

Factory Pilot 2.0 gloves are a new and upgraded version of the original gloves ordered from the company by the U.S. Department of Defense. The gloves differ from the previous model mainly by the palm part of the gloves, which is newly made of leather and is supplemented with a micro-ventilation system, thanks to which your hands will not get hot.

Key features:

  • special surface treatment for a secure grip
  • goatskin palms
  • durable finger and knuckle protectors
  • compatible with touch screen
  • Airprene moisture wicking liner

We strongly believe that now you won't get lost when choosing quality tactical gloves. We've added direct links to exceptional gloves throughout this article so you can order yours in just a few clicks.

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