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Mechanix Wear Releases OD Green Original, FastFit, and M-Pact Tactical Gloves

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Los Angeles, California – September 4th, 2018 – Mechanix Wear, Inc. introduces The Original®, FastFit® and newly designed M-Pact® in OD Green, expanding their line of tactical gloves for military and law enforcement professionals.

“Olive drab walks the line to provide the perfect shade between foliage and dark earth tones to conceal the wearer in temperate regions. We are excited to add this classic color-way to our expanding line of tactical hand protection,” Kenny Safford, Product Design Manager.

The Original redefined. Now equipped with touchscreen capable synthetic leather, nylon carrier loops for storage, and breathable TrekyDry® performance material to keep users cool and comfortable in the field.

Versatility is king. A new generation of FastFit tactical gloves are upon us. Take control with high-dexterity 0.6mm synthetic leather and stay connected with full touchscreen technology in the palm of your hands. The FastFit delivers an unmatched fit with TrekDry evaporative cooling material technology, and rugged carrier loops for storage in the field.

Make an M-Pact. The newly designed M-Pact® dissipates more blunt force impact energy than ever before with a newly designed Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) exo-skeleton that meets EN 13594 impact standard. The newly designed exo-skeleton features improved ergonomics for better overall dexterity and finger manipulation. Stay connected in the field with rugged 0.8mm synthetic leather infused with touchscreen technology and D3O® palm padding to reduce hand fatigue when you’re fully engaged.

“We are particularly excited about the newly designed M-Pact glove, which offers our users CE-rated impact protection against blunt force injuries,” Safford states.

The expansion of OD Green follows our continued pursuit to provide military, law enforcement, and shooting sports enthusiasts with effective hand protection solutions.

Learn more about Mechanix Wear Tactical gloves on Mechanix.com.

A7 Releases their new Instructor Tactical Gloves

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

A7 Defense & Aerospace introduces the all new A7 “INSTRUCTOR” gloves. A7’s Instructor gloves utilize the same platform as A7’s Gunfighter™ tactical gloves, yet are bright red to increase visibility for non verbal communication, signaling, and instruction. The bright red color allows the gloves to be easily seen from anywhere on the range and also allows an instructor to be easily identified.

A7 Instructor gloves are made from the highest quality materials available and are designed for high dexterity, extreme grip, comfort, and durability. A7 Instructor gloves are low profile with tops made of a breathable 4 way stretch material and palms and thumb cradle made of a proprietary silicone webbing that is extremely durable yet breathable, yet provides extreme grip even when wet.

-Bright red for visibility, signaling, and quick identification
-Breathable top made of 4 way stretch material for additional comfort and a custom fit
-Proprietary silicone webbing on the palms that provide a sure grip even when wet yet is breathable, durable and provides a high degree of dexterity.
-Reinforced thumb cradle for durability and positive control.
-Double stitching for added durability.
-Highly sensitive touch-screen capability on the index finger, middle finger, and thumb.
-Pull tabs for easy donning.
-Machine washable


Rampart Range Day 18 – Mechanixwear Introduces OD Green

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

By mid-summer, Mechanixwear will have their three most popular models, Original, Fast Fit and Impact in the new OD color.

Mechanixwear gloves are available through Rampart Corp.

Warrior West 18 – Wiley X Orion Glove

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

This is Wiley X’s answer to the GI flight glove. The Orion Glove is NAVAIR & US Army approved as well as US Air Force Safe-to-Fly certified.

It is made from a Nomex/Kevlar knit and Sherman skin leather, making it at least 4x more durable than the issue glove.

Available in Coyote and Foliage Green, sizes Small – 2X-Large.


Vertx Launches New Glove Line for 2018

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Cincinnati, Ohio – Vertx®, a leading manufacturer in low-profile apparel and gear, announces the launch of a new cutting-edge tactical glove line designed to further support the Prepared Professional™. This new line of gloves consists of four innovative styles including the VaporCore™ Shooter, Rapid LT, FR Assaulter and FR Breacher.


With more than 175 years of experience in the military and tactical world, we combined expertise and research to develop a new line of gloves that would meet our standard of quality, provide superior functionality and address some of the top needs expressed by today’s customer base,” said Justin Roberts, Vertx Brand Manager.

All four gloves share similar features including articulated pre-curved fingers that provide exceptional fit and dexterity necessary for comfort and functionality. Strong hook and loop wrist closures ensure a secure fit and double needle topstitch reinforcement in all key areas maximizes the gloves life-span.

The gloves mimic human skin through the use of natural goatskin suede, enabling a better sense of touch. The middle finger and thumb also include conductive touchpoints for use with smartphones and other touchscreen technology.

In addition to the gloves’ shared characteristics, each style has a unique set of key features. The VaporCore™ Shooter has active particles permanently embedded within its fabric that allows the glove to dry five times faster, keeping the hand cool and comfortable. The Rapid LT incorporates an expertly constructed lightweight

design, pairing the suede with a two-way fabric providing free range of motion. This glove also benefits from color fastness, retaining its original color wear after wear. The FR Assaulter and FR Breacher both benefit from flame resistant qualities, as Kevlar® thread knitted throughout the pieces provide excellent durability. The FR Breacher also provides knuckle protection, guarding the back of the hand from harsh environments and general wear and tear.

For more information regarding the new tactical glove line, visit www.vertx.com.

A7 Kinetix Low-Profile Tactical Gloves

Thursday, March 8th, 2018


A7’s gloves do not compromise on quality or durability and are made with the best materials available: flame-resistant Nomex® reinforced with A7’s BIO-FLEX™ armor and Gila Skin™ textured and super tough nylon.


– Available in desert tan, tactical black and foliage green
– BIO-FLEX™ flexible armor across the knuckles and on all fingers
– NOMEX® fire-resistant fabric on the top of the gloves
– GILA SKIN™ super tough textured nylon palm for durability and grip
– Touch screen capability for the index and middle fingers and thumb
– Reinforced contact areas for increased durability with extra trigger finger padding
– Pull tab for easy donning and tightening
– Quick tightening strap (BIO-FLEX durability).


FirstSpear Friday Focus – Operator Glove Sneak Peek

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

The FirstSpear “OG” is a 100% US Manufactured Shooting Glove, selected by a US Special Operations Command element as issued handwear.


Utilizing a unique core spun nylon US Merino Wool sourced directly from Open Range LLC and FS High Dexterity Leather (FS-HDL) with Touch Screen Compatible Thumb and Trigger Finger the OG gives inherent “No Melt No Drip” protection in addition to the natural anti-microbial properties of Wool. The design of the glove features an almost effortless flex that makes for comfortable grip during long shooting sessions. The OG puts protection where the SF Shooter needs it and keeps the overall function light and flexible. The FS-HDL is a Goat Skin, textured to provide enhanced grip during the tanning process this goat impregnated with carbon that aids in not only shedding water but once water saturation has happened keeps the gloves soft and flexible after they dry.

For the FS-OG, the US Merino is spun around a nylon core. In this manner, the glove is a low luster product with the next to skin comfort Merino Wool while still retaining burst strength of the nylon. This material will not shine or reflect in the field even when wet. During field trials with Army SF it was found that the initial Black dyed wool used in the test sample OG’s was too hot in the Summer Sun. For this reason FS and Open Range developed three color formulations specific to this new fabric. The first FS-Commando is a light greenish hue and has FS-HDL dyed to match it, the second FS-Sand is close to light Coyote Pantone 80132 with its own matching FS-HDL and finally FS-Manatee Grey which has not yet received a NSN assignment.

With production under way, delivery of the first FS-OG’s is beginning in late March.

Within its Commercial “Hands On” Product Line, FirstSpear will still be stocking its Non-Berry: Operator Inner Glove (OIG) and Operator Contact Glove (OCG) both of which have several of the OG’s features but in two different weights (OIG is slightly lighter and OCG is slightly heavier) however the Berry Compliant OG will also be in stocking inventory to support growing SOF & DoD needs.



Friday, January 26th, 2018

Blackhawk is offering the FURY Prime (left) and FURY Utilitarian (right) gloves.

They are both touch screen compatible with silicone grip palms. Available on Grey, Black and Coyote.