For: Condor Outdoor Combat NOMEX Gloves (Tan/Large)Product Information:
I've had these gloves for about half a year now and they've seen some pretty heavy use. I chose these because I was looking for a glove with the coverage and breathability of a standard Nomex flight glove and the strength and flexibility of a leather glove without all the ridiculously unnecessary padding. These fit the bill perfectly. I'm very impressed with the construction and design of this glove, I'd say about 98% of the glove is reinforced with double stitching, double stitching where it matters by the way. I'm no expert at leather or anything but it appears to be of good quality, I use these gloves as work gloves sometimes, chopping and carrying wood, handling the weed eater, catching hot brass that flies out of my .308, and then of course airsoft, frantic reloads, constantly roughly rubbing them on Picatinny rails, etc, etc, etc. The leather has no major signs of wear on it at all hehehe, The Nomex is just... Nomex, I haven't tried catching it on fire yet, ain't had any problems with it. The elastic at the beginning of the glove keeps the 'sleeve" pretty snug on your arm, I like the "sleeve" type gloves 'cause I think it gives more protection from BBs, and it does if you think about it logically, plus I just think this style of glove looks bad butt. I don't know if you've ever been shot in the wrist area but if you have, you know it FREAKING HURTS, so, I appreciate the extra protection, and it just looks bad butt... did I say that already? Now lets talk about the wrist strap. Obviously the wrist strap is made to provide the glove with a more secure and comfortable fit, which it does, it's just your standard Velcro adjustable cuff adjuster. The whole cuff of the glove has a thin layer of padding inside by the way just so you know, very comfortable. Speaking of padding, let's talk about padding, we are aren't we? Yes. There's one pad on the lower part of the palm near "the big thumb muscle". For added comfort when gripping pistol grips and applying palm strikes I reckon, may interfere a tiny bit with inward thumb movement but yoo's wearin'a glove man, so what the heck. Next, there's a bit of padding in the knuckle area, not to much though, but enough to protect you from a knuckle shot which REALLY FREAKING HURTS. I'm really picky with my knuckle padding. Too much and I go crazy, too little and I go crazy, just right and I'm sane. Possibly. Now let us talk about flexibility, as with all leather gloves, these will feel very stiff and uncomfortable when you first put them on, this is because they need to go through a thing called the "break in period" in order to achieve maximum flexibility. To break in the gloves all you have to do is wear them, I recommend putting them on for atleast once everyday, just make tight fists, wiggle your fingers, handle your rifle, or whatever. A good sign that gloves are broken in are nice wrinkles on the folding parts of the leather. I have my gloves on my desk as I type and they're as limp as a boned fish. A good glove is a wrinkled glove. Let's talk about color, the color of these gloves are very similar to coyote brown, not coyote tan, BROWN. Goes nice with MultiCam, MARPAT, etc. In fact, it seems to go well with everything, in my opinion or course. Well I guess this concludes my review, I hope I helped somebody in some way. I absolutely love these gloves, maybe you will also if you choose to buy them. Thumbs up to Condor for making this thing and selling it to AirsoftGI so they could sell it to me. Note that this is MY opinion of this glove, yours may be different, MY opinion is not written in stone. By the way, please make sure you purchase the correct size, if you haven't measured your hands, DO IT.
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My left hand glove had a slight defect, the machine missed a few stitches on the cuff near the base of the adjustment strap, didn't effect gloves performance and I haven't had a problem with it so no big deal.