As some of you may have noticed from my rant against Mechanix a while back, I’ve given up on the stalwart of tactical gloves and moved on to newer pastures. My deployment to Kenya seemed like the perfect opportunity to kill two birds with one stone, and go for a look at a utility glove (Delta) and a more combat orientated one (Alpha).
I measured my hands with the guide provided and settled on a medium. Fitting with both pairs is quite snug, which is given as a warning on the website, but there is some stretch in them.
If you did find yourself filling out medium Mechanix then I’d recommend going for a large in PIG. The stitching in the ends of the fingers promises ” Wrap-Over Finger Tips- Provides additional comfort and protection for finger nails.” which, I’m happy to report it does… I think. Which is to say I’ve not had any problems with my finger nails associated with the gloves.
Design wise, well PIG have gone against the current trend with manufacturers. There are no reinforced knuckles, no rubber bumpers on the fingers. Just gloves that fit well, allow you full dexterity and look understated and pretty sexy. The logo on the Deltas is a pretty beautiful touch, it’s a shame they didn’t stick it on all of their gloves.
The materials used in both sets are a hard wearing, quick wicking material that offers more than adequate protection from the day to day life of the bush. The Alphas come with 1000D nylon reinforced knuckles and finger tips, which is more of a durability feature than one that inspires you to breach a building with your fists.
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Article originally published on Kitpest and written by Samlongshankswatt