The FDT-Alpha (full Dexterity Tactical) Glove from Patrol Incident Gear (PIG) was designed from the ground up as a tactical shooting glove; offering a combination of features that have not been available together on one glove until now.
The Ironsight Glove from the Outdoor Research Government Programs Division is a light weight, quick-drying, highly breathable, hot weather combat glove. It has non-slip grip pads on the fingers and palms, which is a feature I’d love to see on more gloves.
The Waterproof Flyer’s Glove and Cold Weather Flyers Glove from Masley Enterprises Inc., don’t look too different from the issue Nomex flight gloves at first glance. But looks can be deceiving, as they’re both waterproof combat gloves, and provide better protection from the elements than the issue flight gloves. Their Handlogic glove sizing system enables the customer to choose a glove that offers the best fit for their particular need.
The Tactician AR is based on the Cam SV glove pattern (reviewed previously), but is an all-leather glove instead of a leather/softshell combination.
Flashpoint Gloves – The Flashpoint Glove is a light weight NomexÂ® fabric and FR leather glove intended for breathability in hot conditions while providing FR protection, dexterity and comfort.
In previous writeups, I’ve focused mainly on the garments offered in the Arc’teryx LEAF (Law Enforcement and Armed Forces) line. Featured here are some items from the LEAF line of gloves, which are models that are also available from their commercial line.
It’s been more than four years since Camelbak acquired SW Motorsports Gloves, and formed their Government-Military Glove division. Up until this year, the product offerings were pretty much what SWMS had before the acquisition. For this year, some of the models have been re-designed and a couple of new models added.
The Argonaut Glove is a reinforced glove meant for cool conditions. The back of the Argonaut is made of breathable, water-resistant PolartecÂ® Power ShieldÂ® fabric, which is quick-drying, abrasion and wind resistant. The palm, knuckle reinforcements and wraps over the tips and sides of the thumb, index and middle fingers are made of DWR-treated water resistant leather.
The Crossbow is a short cuff, vented version of the Longbow. Like the Longbow the Nomex fabric for the glove body was specifically developed by Massif for OR Gear gloves, and is called Wolverineâ„¢. It’s a 4-way stretch Nomex, with bonded double layers. The outside layer is the smoother Elements soft shell face fabric and the inside layer is the soft CoolKnit.
When I first saw the Overlord Glove prototype in November last year, the first thing that struck me was the unique look of the distinctively-shaped leather panels/components of the glove. The second thing I thought to myself was “I gotta have a pair of these”. So began the process of bugging Mike and Michele at OR Gear every couple of months wondering when the Overlords would finally come out. In tan, too, of course.
The Overlord gloves are designed as a replacement for the summer flyer’s glove – a lightweight, technical weapons-handling glove for patrolling and combat with the emphasis on ‘weapons-handling’. The Overlord is constructed of Massif Wolverineâ„¢ 4-way stretch, double-bonded layer Nomex for fire-resistant protection, and digital textured leather on the palms, fingers and panels. Kevlar thread is used, with all exposed seams double-stitched.