Mechanix Wear is a worldwide recognized brand
for duty gloves.
Among the large Mechanix product line( they have
gloves for any specific tasks) we chose the
Padded Palm glove because of its design,
features and price.
What is it?
the name implies the Padded Palm is a glove,
part of the Hardware series, that offers
moderate palm padding and integrated ribbing
providing an extra degree of protection against
abrasion and impact.
Though not specifically designed as a shooting
or a hunting glove we found that its
characteristics may fit well in both tasks while
the price seems “just right”
The glove is constructed with a mesh padded back
and wrist for optimal protection and flexibility.
Spandex and Tricot lining provide some extra
comfort. The palm features contoured dual
thickness inserts and an anatomically shaped
area enhanced with Clarino Dura-Fit synthetic
After some break in period (we used the glove
while driving) the glove started to fit really
On the range the padded palm provided good
insulation to crossbow vibrations for the hand
supporting the front crossbow grip. The
synthetic Leather palm also offers a very good
grip with the right amount of friction on the
crossbow body. You may just want some more
sensibility on the finger trigger but most
crossbows have trigger weight measured in pounds
so it is just a matter of personal preference
not a real necessity.
The black mesh on the back of the glove does fit
well with your camo outfit , if you are obsessed
with total camouflage you may remove the two
stickers with the glove brand and name. The
light gray palm during hunting will be wrapped
around crossbow grips so this is not an issue.
We have used the Mechanix padded palm gloves for
some six months now and does not show any sign
of wear , just the palm is becoming a little
dirty but the glove is machine washable.
A very good general purpose glove that may be
your choice for shooting and hunting in warm
climates, lacks some specific shooting features
but also lacks the high price tag.