Mechanix gloves are a popular topic here at Toolmonger. We like their excellent protection, improved grip, and Robocop aesthetic, but there’s an offering coming that’s more up Spiderman’s alley. The spiny knuckle ribbing and web-like hex grid over the heavy fabric of their soon-to-be-released MRT 0.5 M-Pact gloves wouldn’t be out of place on a Marvel villain’s hands, but there are some new tricks beyond looks built into these gloves.
They use a new material called TPR for the finger grips (visible here), a feature shared with only one other pair of gloves in the lineup — Safety Oil Rigger HDs, also not yet available. The Rigger HDs are made from high-visibility fabric with patches of 3M reflective tape, so frantic nighttime arm-flailing in the headlights of an oncoming truck is guaranteed to get some attention.
Given the already-excellent grips on Mechanix gloves, it’ll be interesting to see how the new TPR material pans out. With prices for the MRT 0.5s at $45, and Rigger HDs at $57 from Mechanix themselves (comparable to other models in the lineup) it shouldn’t take long after the release date to see a pair of these taking hits in the real world.