TYR Tactical

Mechanix Wear Special Project American Sniper


For American Sniper, Mechanix Wear recreated four discontinued models of their gloves that were used by US Military personnel during the Iraq war: Core-Four Original, FastFit, M-Pact, and M-Pact 2.

If you’re wondering, Mechanix Wear doesn’t have any plans to bring these gloves back to market. If anything else, it serves as a reminder on how brands have progressed since the start of the war.



13 Responses to “Mechanix Wear Special Project American Sniper”

  1. Thomasjane says:

    They cared so much about authenticity that they re-made discontinued gloves but then they put a Ops Core VAS shroud in the pic?

    • Danke says:

      Mechanix wear is approached by the producers to supply gloves.

      Mechanix wear looks back at what was in use and sees that it’s no longer in production.

      Mechanix wear restarts production (costs a tonne to do that) to build a few pairs of gloves for the movie.

      Mechanix wear doesn’t get script approval or to visit the set and play queer eye on all the other kit.

      They probably didn’t even get a pair of tickets out of the deal.

  2. CV76 says:

    I can’t stand their gloves, the stupid things peel apart.

    • T says:

      Really? Never had a pair fail on me, or heard of them having issues.

    • mike says:

      performance gear vs endurance gear. performance gear is asked to do hectic things and do them well, but at the cost of endurance. endurance gear is asked to hold together over the long haul often at the sake of performance and comfort.

  3. Jeff Clement says:

    Huge fan of the Original mechanix gloves–bought a few pairs when things started getting “fancy” so that I’d have me for the long haul. It’s either that or the Camelbak ones.

  4. bulldog76 says:

    i still use fingerless weight lifting gloves but hey im old school like that LOL

  5. Dellis says:

    Anyone else use baseball gloves? I had a pair from when I attempted to go to batting cages….then transitioned to shooting range. I can hit steel plates a hell of a lot better than that damn baseball!! They are colorful though…but after some break in they grip nicely.

    I have some of the Mechanix gloves but my daily carry gloves are the PIG Alpha gloves

    • T says:

      The Alpha gloves seem to be the closest “tactical” thing to baseball gloves, which I also like for shooting, only problem is most of them are in fairly bright colors.

  6. Sean says:

    I’m a big fan of the SKD PIG Alpha gloves. I first started using them about 2 1/2 years ago, and never looked back. They’re beyond comfortable, and the double-joint articulation in the trigger fingers of the gloves are unlike anything else I’ve experienced in any other glove I’ve tried.

  7. CapnTroy says:

    I wish that I would have bought a case of the old gray SW Motorsports Vent CT gloves when they were available…