Mechanix Wear MGV-55-009 Original Vent Glove, Covert, Medium
Mechanix mgv-55-009 md; orgnl vent glve covert [PRICE is per PAIR]
Beat the heat wherever your mission takes you. Extremely hot or humid conditions can cause sweaty hands leading to loss of valuable control. Don’t let the heat get to you with The Original Vent glove. It’s designed to perform in the hottest weather and minimize heat build-up with a breathable mesh top and fully perforated synthetic leather palm.
From the Manufacturer
Beat the hottest weather. Extremely hot or humid conditions can cause sweaty hands leading to loss of vital control. Avoid this problem with the Original Vent Glove. It’s designed to perform in the hottest weather while minimizing heat build-up. Single-layer air-mesh allows airflow through the top, while the perforated synthetic leather palm and air-mesh cuff keep it cool all the way around. Keep your cool with the Original Vent Glove.
- Form-fitting mesh lets cool air in and minimizes heat build-up.
- Perforated reinforcement panel on the thumb increases durability.
- Vented reinforcement panels are strategically placed for comfort and protection.
- Nylon cord loop provides convenient glove storage.
- Machine washable.
I first ran into these in Iraq, and they’re straight wonderful. I use them for labor, pull ups, weightlifting, mechanical work, and pretty much anything where I want my hands to remain dainty and callous free. I only bought my second pair (these ones) after my old ones FINALLY fell apart after being tortured for a year and a half. Approve.
These are very nice gloves. I like the Mechanix line, but really wasn’t thrilled with the repeated logo in white on the normal gloves. These have the same logo, only it is, as the description says, covert. Still readable, but not garish.
I know it’s redundant to say they fit like a glove, but that expression got it’s origins from things that fit perfectly. I have compared these to other work gloves, such as Stanley, but those all had seams that just hit the wrong places and would eventually make my fingers or fingertips sore. These gloves fit like a second skin. A slightly thicker second skin, but just the same.
While I can’t exactly type out an email with them on, I can still use a keyboard without pressing four keys at once. They protect your hands very well, yet I can still pick up a dime off of the floor with them on.
The are vented, as stated, but they are still black and leather. You hands will still get a bit warm. But warm beats the heck out of the “hot” from similar products. Oh, and they’re washable, too.
I suggest going to a brick and mortar store to try them on to get your size then come back here for a better price. If you don’t need them right away, pop ’em in your cart and wait for the price to go down. I did and one day they dipped in price five bucks and a couple of clicks later, they were mine.
I bought these gloves to protect my left hand in 3 gun competitions from the heat of my AR and my shotgun. These gloves protect my hands well and are thin enough to not affect my dexterity. I like the covert black so it doesn’t scream MECHANIX. I have used gardening gloves, other cotton gloves, and neoprene gloves. All of these significantly affected my dexterity. These gloves do not. I bought these vented gloves immediately after using the regular coverts since I wanted something cooler in the summer. They seem to wear fairly easily, but I’m okay with buying a a pair every 4-6 months if needed since they work so well.
I use the load 2 method to load the shotgun in competition, which requires flipping over the shotgun and cradling / grabbing the barrel with your left hand. These gloves protect my hand from the heat easily. They start to get hot after shooting 50+ shells rapidly, but you won’t get burned. After 75+ it gets uncomfortably hot, but still no burns.
Both these and the regular coverts work great. I prefer the vented covert gloves unless I am shooting a lot very rapidly.