Mechanix Wear has announced the introduction of a new line of Tactical Specialty (T/S) gloves designed for members of the military and law enforcement agencies. The new Tactical Specialty gloves are “designed to perform in a range of high-risk scenarios”, so five unique styles are offered for a variety of purposes.
Before we discuss each of these new models, we should look at what they have in common. All Mechanix Wear T/S gloves are equipped with touchscreen-compatible material throughout the fingertips and the palm, enabling the wearer to access smartphones and tablets without removing the gloves. All gloves also offer a form-fitting design and index finger profile intended for use with firearms.
The Recon model is constructed with 0.6mm hair sheep leather, allowing for maximum dexterity and grip. Three-dimensional patterning fits the hand's natural curvature. MSRP: $43
The Pursuit CR5 glove offers cut resistance on the palm and fingers, thanks to an internal layer of Armortex material. This meets the requirements of the CE Level 5 standard for blade-cut resistance, and protects the wearer from sharp objects. MSRP: $36
The Tempest glove offers flame-resistant goatskin leather and Nomex construction, meeting ASTM D6413 & NFPA 1971-07 ratings for flame and heat resistance (as required by the U.S. Military). MSRP: $70
The Breacher is molded with a one-piece Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) knuckle guard for impact protection, as well as smaller guards on three of the fingers. The trigger finger lacks these reinforcements, so it can fit smoothly through a weapon's trigger guard. MSRP: $85
Similar to the Tempest, the Azimuth is constructed with flame-resistant goatskin leather and Nomex, and meets ASTM D6413 & NFPA 1971-07 ratings. Unlike the Tempest, the Azimuth features an extra-long fire-resistant gauntlet cuff, as well as EVA foam padding to protect against impacts on the knuckles. MSRP: $80
For more information on the Mechanix Wear T/S gloves, visit Mechanix.com.