Cold Weather Work Gloves Overview

Mechanix Wear gloves have been around for all most 20 years.  They got there name or their start in 1991 when they were used by pit crews in the Dayton 500, hence maybe the name.  Over the years they have grown and become one of the leading manufacturers of personal protective equipment for the hands.  They make gloves for mechanics, military, emergency response teams, and yes for the construction industry.  Gloves play a vital role in protecting a user’s hands.  They can protect from small scratches and small particles, to large puncture wounds and even fire protection.

For this review we are looking at the Mechanix Wear Cold Weather gloves, model number MCW2-08-010.  The shell is made from a heavyweight fleece with a wind resistant lining.  The cuff sports a Neoprene for a better fit.  One item we like the best is the palm which is made of leather.  The leather provides a superior protection and is a great material for grip.  These gloves are designed for Climate Zone 2 and used in weather from 0-32F.

Cold Weather Work Gloves Review

For a review it is hard to show certain features, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to cover them.  For one thing we tested a pair of large gloves.  Now I usually wear a large, while these did fit nice, they wear a tat tight on my hand.  When we gave them to an outside crew to look over, we did hear another user state the same issue.  So one thing if you are ordering these gloves, you might want to go up one size.  However, they had a great feel to them, and while they are cold weather gloves which tend to be a little bulky, they were not too bad, so I wouldn’t loose control while wearing these gloves.  The overall dexterity was still very good.  As noted the wrist is made from a Neoprene and uses an integral elastic wrist band seal which did keep the cold air out.  We used these gloves while we were unloading cement, studs and other materials from a trailer.  The leather palm let us grab the materials very easily.  We didn’t have a problem picking up any of these materials and getting a good grip.  The wrist closure did prevent the snow and wind from entering the gloves.

Final Thoughts on the Cold Weather Work Gloves

This is a great glove as it provides cold weather protection, wind protection and personal protection.  While it does prevent the user from having great dexterity compared to warm weather gloves, considering all the cold weather gloves we tested, this is a great buy.  They are very comfortable, provided us with great protection and we were still able to pick up screws and smaller items to complete a project.  Over the years we have tested many types of these gloves, and the Mechanix Wear gloves have been the best cold weather gloves for the price.