Metal protection around the digits prevent many forms of abrasions and minor impact injuries around the joints. Lighter fabric and rubber padding keeps the upper sides of the hand protected without restricting movement. Available in multiple colors.
Gloves are not waterproof nor insulated for cold weather use.
Lightweight, rubber padding covers key joints such as the knuckles. Protects hand from minor crashes and typical bumps/scrapes. Lighter armor makes it easier to manipulate the digits. Rugged build with excellent grip.
Gloves lack the proper protection for extreme or dangerous activities.
Full clad goatskin armor offers full hand protection without the weight and rigidity of harder plastic or rubber armor. Gloves offer full range of motion for the finger for better grip when necessary. Ergonomic design.
Armoring may start to fade or tear after repeated extreme use.
Plastic backing gives the most amount of protection while still retaining some good amount of motion in the fingers. Palms are covered with light fabric for better grip and protection of the underside. Mesh construction on the back is breathable.
Full plastic cladding can feel heavy and hot in warm weather or during extreme activities.
Hard knuckle protection can take more impacts that standard lightweight glove options. Velcro wrist makes it easy to adjust and secure the gloves onto the hands with little effort. Comes in many sizes and colors.
Glove sizes tend to run on the smaller side than advertised.
If you participate in activities that put your hands at risk – such as motorcycling or motorcross – then you’ll likely want to invest in a pair of armored gloves. These gloves have hardened plastic or sometimes even metal on the outside to protect your hand during collisions. While sometimes this means your movement is restricted, that shouldn’t be the case with a quality pair of gloves. But because they don’t have much stretch, you’ll want to make sure you get a pair that fits well. A thinner pair of armored gloves is good for paintball as well.
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