We have to give Mechanix credit for making gloves look cool. Even their Flash-laden website exudes polish and style. It would be real easy to hate them for it — except that, in our experience, their gloves whoop ass. The new padded construction glove looks like it carries on the tradition.
The black mesh on the top of the hand and the light gray on the bottom would make for a crappy mechanic glove — however, we suspect the padded palm area and the grippy pads on the fingertips slide this into a construction-type role, which it looks aptly suited for.
The pricing looks about the same as many others in the Mechanix line at around $19. It’s a small price to pay for hands that don’t get torn up, but I’m a bit on the sissy side when it comes to that sort of thing.