If you haven't participated in any work related, athletic, or recreational activities that require gloves you may not be privy to the intricacies, benefits, and disadvantages inherent to their use. From athletics to hard labor and everything in between including law enforcement and military use gloves play a crucial role. Gloves can offer protection from the negative effects of extreme environmental conditions such as sunburn and frostbite. They can protect the soft tissue of the hands when using ropes and tools. Some gloves are even fire retardant or feature reinforced knuckles to prevent "boxing fractures" when striking. Gloves are often used for climbing, mountaineering and rope work. Many law enforcement officers prefer to use gloves to protect their hands from being punctured by contaminated needles during searches, or cuts from edged weapons in possible altercations with armed suspects. It is essential to judge a pair of gloves by their intended use and how well they hold up to the tasks in which they were designed for.
Our initial impression of the pig fdt alpha touch gloves was that they were very light, breathable, and well made. They were so light in fact, we were initially skeptical if they would hold up to hard use along the scope of their intended purpose. Although they are a good overall pair of gloves, they were almost definitely designed for everyday use by law enforcement officers. If they were in fact designed for police officers, then the design along with the product is an incredible success. Police officers in general need a glove that provides a high amount of dexterity balanced with a high amount of protection to the hands.
These gloves fit the hand extremely well and offer incredible manual dexterity with barely noticeable seams and no excess of material. They are thin and light enough to retain touch and feel during pat downs or searches yet offer very good protection to the hands in contrast to their minimalist design. The unique seams are sewn tighter than any we have previously encountered on tactical gloves. Fit and finish is clean and aesthetically pleasing, while the subdued grey and black color is well suited to use in urban environments and/or at night. They even have silver sewn into the fingertips so the user can operate touchscreen electronic devices with the gloves on. We did some limited rope work while testing these gloves, as well as firearms drills, and combatives with and without weapons. They were obviously not designed for climbing, mountaineering, or rope work, but held up surprisingly well for said purposes. They won't last long for repeated fast rappels or in slashing/stabbing knife attacks but they could save your life in either emergency situation versus having no gloves at all. Where they excel is in firearms and weapons manipulation. You won’t be able to use your gloves as an excuse for a fumbled mag change anymore if you’re wearing a pair of these. Again they offer a good degree of protection without losing the ability to operate by feel. We recommend these gloves to law enforcement and military professionals.
Lightweight, streamlined, well-made, high-dexterity, well ventilated, durable, compatible with touch-screen electronics.
Not well suited for cold weather environments.
9 out of 10 bones
*Single Layer Multi-Piece Palm- Designed specifically so that only one layer of material contacts your shooting grip.
*Sensitized and Isolated Trigger Finger- The thinnest available Clarino™ material available, only on the trigger finger for ultimate sensitivity.
*Selective Forschette Material- Inside forschettes are ventilated for maximum wicking. Outer forschettes are Clarino for durability.
*Low Profile Hook Closure- Reduces abrasion on clothing.
*Flex Joints- Enhanced flexibility and ventilation on each finger.
*Dual Flex Joint Trigger Finger- Providing maximum flexibility where you need it most.
*Silver Conductive Thread- Maximum reliability for touch screen use with no loss in tactile dexterity (Alpha TOUCH model ONLY).
*Bar-Tacked Para Cord Pull Loop... YES, NOW BAR-TACKED..
*Short Cuff- Lightweight comfort and convenience.
*Micro Suede Nose Wipe- Fights against cold-weather drip.
*Ventilation holes in Palms and Fingers- Increased wicking.
*Isolated Edge Padding- Protection without compromising the shooting grip.
*Wrap-Over Finger Tips- Provides additional comfort and protection for finger nails.
*Stretch Ballistic Nylon 1000D Padded Knuckles- Stretch ballistic nylon reduces pressure on the seams, thin padding takes the edge off of impacts.