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SOF Select 24 – Mechanix Wear

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

Mechanic Wear showed us their TAA Precision Pro High-Dexterity Grip Glove – Covert. It’s a mouthful but will all make sense as we walk through the features, it will all sense.

TAA means they are trade act compliant; in this case manufactured in Laos. While not Berry compliant, TAA compliance means you can still use certain government procurement methods to buy them like Government Purchase Card and GSA. Precision Pro is the model and these are cut for dexterity with hourglass finger profiles.

The Grip Glove is best explained with the photo above which shows Mechanix Wear’s Padlock Silicone Grip technology. The gloves are also touch screen compatible. Finally, the color is Covert which is a fancy term for Black.

Offered in XSmall – XXLarge.

www.mechanix.com/us-en/all-work-gloves/HDG

FirstSpear Friday Focus: Operator Glove

Friday, April 19th, 2024

• Increased Durability While Maintaining the Benefits of Merino Wool

• Maximum Manipulation for Peak Performance Feel of Essential Weapon Controls

• Touch Screen Thumb and Index Finger

• FirstSpear High Dexterity Leather (FS-HDL) Palm

• Improved Breathability, Low Water Uptake, and Soft Drying

• Digital Texture Enhances Grip

• No Melt, No Drip Materials

• Inherently Anti-bacterial Odor Suppression

• Strong and Technically Advanced, Remains Comfortable and Flexible

• Use In Conjunction with OOG for Higher Durability and Toughness

When maximum manipulation and tactility are required while protecting your digits consider the Operator Glove (OG) first! Comprised of the most technologically advanced materials and modern construction details no corner is cut in this design.

The advantages in OG materials and construction is that these gloves almost feel like you are not wearing them, touch screens for your PDA’s & Tablets can be utilized while they are on and your hands remain protected. The OG is inherently flame retardant by design.

In order to achieve this amazing level of peak performance, the Operator Glove utilizes extremely light, high-performance materials. These gloves should be expected to perform exceptionally well through a standard train up and deployment.

Visit FirstSpear to find America’s premier tactical gear and equipment.

APEX Protective Launches Two New Gloves

Monday, November 27th, 2023

For Immediate Release

Unleash Dexterity & Technology for APEX Performance

Louisville, Colorado – APEX Protective, LLC. announces the release of their new High Dexterity Multi Sport Gloves, the 1.0 High Dexterity Glove and 2.0 Cold Weather Glove.  

Adrian Hovey, former Operations Manager at SKD Tactical, LLC., says of his new venture:

“We’re proud to finally launch our 3 year long endeavor to source the best designs, materials and production partners for touch screen compatible, high performance sport gloves. Having previously worked with an industry leader in tactical gloves, we didn’t have the normal teething pains associated with launching a new glove line.  Although much of our product development was delayed during the pandemic, we’re now producing at full steam and selling directly to our customers through our partners at Amazon.”

We’ve looked at the competition and found them wanting – tired of trying to perform fine motor skills with auto mechanic gloves?  Check out our tactically inspired, modern high dexterity gloves, available on Amazon Prime.

Happening right now, enjoy our exclusive 25% OFF SSD discount for the next 3 days!!! Just enter code 25SSDRULEZ at checkout.

1.0 High Dexterity Glove

2.0 Cold Weather Glove

Whether you’re a passionate athlete or a weekend warrior, the APEX Protective 1.0 and 2.0 gloves are your perfect companion to excel in any pursuit and are designed to elevate your athletic performance across various disciplines.  

Read more:

The APEX Protective High Dexterity Multi-Sport 1.0 Gloves are engineered to offer an unparalleled level of precision and dexterity. We meticulously engineered them to provide unmatched versatility and performance. Crafted with premium materials, they offer a combination of fit, grip, durability, and comfort that’s unrivaled. From football to hiking, cycling to shooting sports, and everything in between, these gloves are tailored to meet the demands of your favorite activities.

The APEX Protective High Dexterity 2.0 Cold Weather Gloves are designed to offer windproof warmth without compromising dexterity. Never before has a 3 season Cold Weather glove offered so much fit and  dexterity.  Crafted with premium materials, they offer a combination of fit, grip, durability, and comfort that’s unrivaled. From football to hiking, cycling to shooting sports, and everything in between, these gloves are tailored to meet the demands of your favorite activities.

Key Features:

Enhanced Grip: Our gloves feature a specialized grip technology that ensures a secure hold on sports equipment, enhancing your precision and control.

Breathable Comfort (1.0 Only): Designed with advanced ventilation, these gloves keep your hands cool and dry during intense workouts, preventing discomfort and fatigue.

Built Tough: Made to last longer than your dad’s favorite dad jokes, our gloves will be your trusty sidekick for many games to come.

Versatility: From outdoor adventures to indoor training, our Multi-Sport Gloves are adaptable to various environments and conditions.

Optimized Fit: Designed to conform to your hand’s natural contours, our gloves offer a second-skin fit for maximum control and agility. They look pretty darn good, too.

Minot AFB Develop Prototype Gloves for Extreme Cold Temperatures

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AFNS) —  

Minot Air Force Base’s innovation cell, also known as Atomic Spark, brought another innovative solution to the mission.

Atomic Spark is an agency that accelerates grassroots innovations within Minot AFB, providing both a voice and conduit to turn powerful ideas into operational capabilities. The newest innovative solution brought forward to the cell … gloves.

“Innovation can start with any Airman; they are the subject matter experts and know how to solve the problems,” said Capt. Matthew Matuszak, 91st Missile Wing Atomic Spark director. “Atomic Spark helps refine and elevate the Airman’s idea so that it can be seen by a decision maker.”

With frigid winter temperatures that can reach 50 below zero, Airmen working outdoors are exposed to extreme weather. This makes gloves an essential item in the winter. The standard-issue gloves currently used by many Airmen may protect them from the elements but don’t offer the dexterity and movement needed to perform duties easily. A custom, heated glove was identified as a potential solution by the 54th Helicopter Squadron during a recent IGNITOR outreach project with their unit. Commercially-available gloves did not offer the right amount of dexterity, comfort and insulation required by the mission.

“You can’t effectively employ your weapon system or the hoist if you can’t feel your fingers in the winter,” said Staff Sgt. Mathew Brown, 54th HS flight engineer. “The previously issued version had some limitations, so it was determined that an improved glove was needed.”

These issues were brought to the IGNITOR group, a working group whose goal is partnering with Minot AFB units to identify feasible contractual, facilities or process improvement solutions to tactical problems.

The IGNITOR group saw the need for a custom heated glove opportunity that spanned several career fields across both the 5th Bomb Wing and the 91st MW. Atomic Spark brought the idea for custom heated gloves to base leadership and assisted with drafting the required documents to request innovation funds at the Air Force level. As a result, custom heated gloves are now being developed to not only help Airmen assigned to the 54th HS, but all base personnel working in extreme weather conditions.

“It can be difficult to get good training in ambient temperatures of 20 below zero or lower if you’re only thinking about how cold you are so anything that can help you focus on the task you’re accomplishing in the aircraft only makes you and your squadron better,” Brown said.

Minot AFB’s custom glove proposal was selected by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. as the recipient of a portion of his Momentum Innovation Fund. The next step in the process involved the 5th Contracting Squadron soliciting and awarding a contract prior to the winter.

The Atomic Spark and IGNITOR teams at Minot AFB have shown no signs of stopping their streak of innovation, having acquired over $45 million in Small Business Innovation Research funding in just under two years. These funds allow Minot AFB to identify small businesses that can provide solutions to the warfighter in a faster, more efficient manner.

“Atomic Spark is critical to Team Minot’s innovation goals, having been extremely successful obtaining Department of Defense innovation funds,” said Lt. Col. Stephen Kroft, 5th CONS commander. “The partnership between Atomic Spark and IGNITOR has been a key factor in turning Team Minot into a hotbed for innovation.”

Atomic Spark and IGNITOR have more than 40 projects currently in the works. Custom heated gloves won’t be the last innovation coming from Minot AFB as Airmen work hard to improve not only the base but the Air Force as a whole.

By Airman 1st Class Alexander Nottingham, 5th Bomb Wing Public Affairs

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Fast Rope Mitt

Friday, July 28th, 2023

Looking for a minimalist glove that won’t burn through your hands during those intense fast rope insertions? Look no further than the Fast Rope Mitt (FRM). Not only does it fold flat for easy transport, but its advanced two finger pattern allows for quick access to your trigger finger as soon as you hit the ground. This fast rope glove puts all other gloves to shame. Don’t believe us? Give it a try and feel the difference in quality American “roper” cow leather and ultra-high performance Kovenex.

Visit FirstSpear to find American Made kit and accessories, Built For The X.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Operator Glove

Friday, June 9th, 2023

When maximum manipulation and tactility are required while protecting your digits consider the Operator Glove (OG) first! Comprised of the most technologically advanced materials and modern construction details no corner is cut in this design. The trigger finger of the OG has an advanced patent pending design that will still give excellent transmission of trigger feel, magazine release and other key weapons functions.

The advantages in OG materials and construction is that these gloves almost feel like you are not wearing them, touch screens for your PDA’s & Tablets can be utilized while they are on and your hands remain protected. The OG is inherently flame retardant by design.

In order to achieve this amazing level of peak performance, the Operator Glove utilizes extremely light, high-performance materials. These gloves should be expected to perform exceptionally well through a standard train up and deployment.

Features:

• Increased Durability While Maintaining the Benefits of Merino Wool

• Maximum Manipulation for Peak Performance Feel of Essential Weapon Controls

• Touch Screen Thumb and Index Finger

• FirstSpear High Dexterity Leather (FS-HDL) Palm

• Improved Breathability, Low Water Uptake, and Soft Drying

• Digital Texture Enhances Grip

• No Melt, No Drip Materials

• Inherently Anti-bacterial Odor Suppression

• Strong and Technically Advanced, Remains Comfortable and Flexible

• Use In Conjunction with OOG for Higher Durability and Toughness

• Core-Spun Merino Wool with Nylon Core Back of Hand with 100% Pittards Digital Goatskin Palm

Check out FirstSpear to find American Made kit and accessories, Built For The

DEVCORE to Showcase New Products and New Collaboration with Drift Dry USA at SHOT Show 2023

Friday, January 13th, 2023

Huntington Beach, CA, January 13, 2023 – DEVCORE, a leading tactical softgoods brand and division of ABX Group Inc, is excited to display new products at the 2023 Shot Show in Las Vegas, Nevada and announce its collaboration with Drift Dry USA, high end manufacturer of gear and accessories for the outdoor and dive markets. Visitors may visit Booth 61411 at the Venetian Expo to see all the latest products.

To serve those who require high performance hand protection in cold weather conditions, DEVCORE will be showcasing its Summit Combat Glove, Summit 3 Finger Mitten System, and Summit Combat Snow Gaiters. Both the Summit Combat Glove are designed to work together, giving users versatility to accommodate operational needs. The Summit Combat Snow Gaiters have already been issued to various military units due to the superior design and weather protection.

DEVCORE is also excited for its collaboration with Drift Dry USA, to bring co-branded and co-designed products to the market.

“Drift Dry USA has a history of designing and manufacturing some of the most innovative apparel and accessories for the outdoor market. We are excited to work with them to take the DEVCORE and Drift Dry brands to the next level with new products to satisfy the needs of the most demanding users in the military, first responder, and other users, ” says Brian Miller, CEO of DEVCORE.

DEVCORE + Drift Dry USA products will leverage the expertise and experience from both teams and utilize cutting edge materials for its future products. Samples of Drift Dry products will be available at the DEVCORE booth and serve as a preview for the near future.

Please visit www.devcoregear.com

ABX Group Inc
5912 Bolsa Avenue, Suite 208
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(800) 710-3650

contact@abxgroupinc.com

Mechanix Wear X Varusteleka Present The Original Gloves In Finnish M05 Camo

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Varusteleka worked with Mechanix Wear to produce their classic Orginal Gloves in Finnish M05 camouflage.

Featuring a seamless palm made of 0.8 mm synthetic leather infused with touchscreen technology, the back of the hand is breathable and form-fitting TekDry. Made exclusively for Varusteleka, they bear the Särmä TST logo.

Available August 31st.

www.varusteleka.com/en/product/sarma-tst-mechanix-the-original-gloves-m05