If your gloves fit well and comfortably and perform in a wide range of conditions, odds are better you'll wear them during your shift. On patrol, you never know what you'll need protection from. More than just cold weather gear, duty gloves shield your hands from scrapes and blows, and provide better grip than bare skin when it's wet or sweaty outside. Think of gloves as an essential tool no matter the time of year.
9mm gloves from 10 Zero are comfortable in all weather conditions because they're made with Zeus Clarino material, which is resistant to both heat and cold. Stretch Spandex provides additional comfort and a snug fit. The gloves also feature hook-and-loop closures, snag-resistant seams and double stitching, and are machine washable. POLICE and SHERIFF identification logos can be added. 10 Zero 9mm gloves are NTOA member tested and recommended and come with a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee.
New 5.11 Tactical gloves, built tough by Ironclad, are designed for dexterity, fit, and durability. Tac-A2 all-around duty and tactical gloves feature Tactical Touch precision fit fingertips as well as a synthetic suede palm, gussets and pull tab, and synthetic leather grip pads. Neoprene and Velcro wrist closures with watch cutout make for a secure fit. A sweat wipe panel on the thumb and a breathable stretch nylon back panel are practical features. At $24.99, Tac-A2 gloves are an excellent value for all-around patrol gloves.
Blackhawk's CRG-1 Cut Resistant Patrol gloves from the company's Warrior Wear line have a neoprene and spandex shell with a Kevlar-reinforced palm for toughness that also makes them cut resistant. The trigger finger and thumb have non-slip pads called contact points for increased grip. The pull tab on each glove makes them easy to pull on, and allows them to clip easily to a carabiner for safe keeping. Velcro closures allow you to adjust the gloves for a snug or loose fit and for easy on and off.
Damascus Protective Gear
Damascus' #MX50-Q Viper gloves feature digital leather palms and are lined with USA-made Razornet MAX. This Damascus proprietary blend of yarns includes stainless steel fiber to provide highly cut-resistant duty gloves. The Viper is CE tested and exceeds the Euro Standard maximum Level 5 cut performance. You'll also be further protected by AlphaSan antimicrobial liners.
EOTAC's Vickers Glove was designed with substantial input from Special Forces operator and instructor Larry Vickers. Smart design elements include light padding on the back of the hand and reinforced finger knuckles. Also, the web between the forefinger and thumb is reinforced so these gloves can be used to fast rope in a pinch. A combination of kidskin and Nomex protect your hands in fires or when moving sharp objects, while the kidskin provides great tactile ability.
The ULD100 from HWI Gear is a duty glove designed to be worn comfortably all day. The ergonomic palm is constructed with high-grade aniline goatskin for superb comfort, dexterity, and tactility. The back is constructed with a moisture-wicking, breathable Spandex knit material that offers a comfortable, flexible fit. The special contour cut design and premium materials make for all-day comfortable hand protection.
Oakley's SI Tactical FR Glove was made for the military, so it had to meet special requirements. This fire-resistant glove features rugged pittards fire-resistant leather palm and topside reinforcements, anatomical protective knuckle plating covered with fire-resistant leather, and two layers of Nomex to protect the back of the hand and fingers. A single Velcro closure provides secure and easy closure. The SI Tactical FR Glove also complies with the following testing standards for flame resistance: ASTM D6413 and NFPA 1971 Section 7.7.3.
The Wiley X DURTAC glove features injection molded thermoplastic knuckle and individual finger protectors for superior impact and abrasion resistance. The design also includes a durable synthetic leather palm, an ergonomically shaped palm patch, and a reinforced thumb. Heavy-duty Lycra gussets wick away moisture and ventilated fingers and an Air Mesh on the back of the hand increase airflow. A silicone print on the thumb and index fingers provide increased grip while a neoprene cuff and a molded, easy-grip TPR closure keep out dust and debris.