Lots of products claim to shed light on the task at hand without tying up both of yours — hanging lights, standing lights, and even lights that clip on to things. Mechanix offers an even simpler solution: sew the light right into your work glove.
Its batteries are replaceable and it’s got a seven-minute automatic shut-off to keep you from having to replace them too often. The light and batteries are housed in a waterproof rubber pouch that should keep the light from harm if — perish the thought — you get liquid or goo on the gloves.
The glove portion shares many of the attributes of the original Mechanix glove, like concealed interior seam stitching and a molded TPR (Thermal Plastic Rubber) wrist closure. It additionally features padded/lined Spandex knuckle and finger panels and a synthetic leather palm to protect against wear.
My only concern is size. It seems like I’m always trying to put my hands in some small space or another under the hood, and I’m not sure I’m willing to give up even a little bit of clearance. I also wonder how easy it is to clean grease and gunk off the light. That said, it looks pretty slick.
Street price begins at $18.